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Industrial Air Pollution Control

Rising environmental concerns and stringent emissions regulations have made it necessary for industries that produce massive amounts of dust particles and ambient gases to implement robust air pollution control systems in their operations. 360 Industrial Solutions specializes in manufacturing, installing, and maintaining fume abatement and dust collection systems designed with your specific needs in mind.

We provide top-notch air pollution control systems and solutions that effectively eliminate a range of soluble organic compounds in the air. Our highly experienced team of engineers uses modern tools and cutting-edge technologies to provide reliable ductwork systems that effectively capture air in your facility and send it through a filtration system.

Fume & Dust Abatement Services

Dust collection systems rid the air of contaminants in a range of industrial settings. The system forces air through robust filters that remove contaminants, impurities, and other undesirable elements. Once the air has met predetermined emission standards, it is expelled outside or recycled.

Dust collection systems use a set of components to rid elements produced in a typical industrial production setting from the air. The following are the basic components of a dust collection system:

Ductwork: The ductwork is a system of ducts designed to draw air away from the machine creating pollutants. The ductwork is the primary consideration when engineers are designing a dust collection system. Properly installed and well-maintained air ducts are crucial in controlling air pollution in industrial settings.

Blower: Blowers or fans direct industrial air emissions into the air pollution control equipment. The blower pulls the contaminated air into the ductwork and away from the environment. It then pushes the air into filtration and cleaning systems where the pollutants are removed. The two most common blowers are centrifugal fans, which use wheels in a housing, and axial fans, which use propellers.

Dust filter: A dust filter is a type of filtration media designed to collect and remove particulates and contaminants such as chemicals, pollen, microbes, and dust from the air passing through it. The air-to-cloth ratio determines the quality of the filter. It indicates the amount of air that flows through one square foot of filter. Lower ratios mean higher quality filtration. There are several types of air filters, including fabric, sintered metal, ceramic and more.

Filter cleaning system: Dust collection systems get filled and clogged over time due to the build up of particulates on the dust filters. There a different types of filter cleaning systems. Some methods are equipped with a pressure sensor that measures the static differential on the filter and releases built-up particulates on demand when levels become too high. Other systems send signals when the pressure on the filters reaches unacceptable levels so operators can take action and prevent collection failure.

Receptacle: After the contaminants have been removed from the filter, they go into a receptacle container for collection and safe disposal. A receptacle can come in various designs, including an enclosed box, drum, bag, rotary valve, and screw conveyor.

Dust collection systems are designed to remove a range of materials and particles from the air, including:

  • Gypsum
  • Felt
  • Glass recycling
  • Carbon
  • Spice dust
  • Molybdenum
  • Metal chips
  • Sawdust
  • Cement
  • Clay
  • Paper dust
  • Rock dust
  • Cosmetic powders
  • Shot blasting

Applications of Dust Control Systems

Many industries produce dust, gases, overspray, and other particulates and could benefit from a dust control system. Some of the industries include:

  • Plasma cutting 
  • Welding 
  • Seed and grain operations 
  • Woodworking 
  • Food processing 
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • And more

Best Practices

When evaluating the performance of a dust collection system, your focus should be on emissions and exposure to harmful materials. It is best practice to hire an industrial hygienist to evaluate your system by performing the following tasks:

  • Audit your facility and test the air that your workers breathe to determine the concentration of contaminants in their environment.
  • Examine the duct system to determine whether you have a logical network of ducts that convey dust and fumes effectively. 
  • Audit the facility to locate the fugitive dust sources and inspect your ventilation hood.

Environmental Standards

Fume and dust collection systems must adhere to environmental standards and regulations on quality. These include:

  • NFPA: NFPA guidelines are a set of standards that define the proper handling of combustible materials, venting procedures in case of fire, and explosion control protocol.
  • EPA: The EPA acts in accordance with the Clean Air Act‘s National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Particulate Matter and reviews air quality standards consistently.
  • MSHA: MSHA governs mine safety under the Continuous Personal Dust Monitor certification system, requiring mines to apply for recertification every three years by way of an in-person examination to ensure proper sampling and maintenance.

Superior Dust Control with 360 Industrial Solutions

360 Industrial Solutions has over three decades of experience and specialized expertise in providing pollution control solutions that meet the needs of complex industrial environments. Whether you need a brand-new system or to repair an existing one, our team of highly experienced designers can develop custom air pollution control systems that meet the specific needs of your facility and the regulatory requirements of air pollution control. Contact us today to request a quote.