Dust Collection System Design
Dust Collection System Design can be complicated with the
many factors that must be considered when in the design process. Systems vary
in size from smaller dust collection systems that use a single-stage vacuum
unit to large systems that utilize a two stage system which separates larger
particles from fine dust using a pre-collection device. To design a dust
collection system to work efficiently and effectively, engineers at IC
Mechanical consider factors such as the location of the dust producing
machines, the desired location of the unit, obstructions, and floor to joist
measurement. In order to properly
understand the function of a dust collection system, one must familiarize themselves
with a few terms, including:
CFM – Air volume in cubic feet per minute, estimates of air
flow volumes necessary to adequately handle dust collection.
FPM – Velocity of Air in feet per minute
SP – Static pressure, friction is the dust collection system’s
enemy this can inhibit airflow and create power demands on the system.
VP – Velocity Pressure
Calculations with these measures must be properly finalized
before purchasing ductwork for your Dust Collection System Design. IC Mechanical’s engineers have experience in
Dust Collection System Design in many applications and industries.
Visit our portfolio page for some examples of our dust
collection system design.