Understanding Dust Collectors for Concrete Plants

FESCO Direct offers a complete line of dust collection and suppression equipment. Sometimes understanding the difference in dust collectors and determining the most appropriate equipment for your application be difficult. The easiest way to select and size a dust collector for your application is to contact our experienced engineers, discuss your project and let them assist.

For the “Do It Yourself” types, I will try to offer some additional insight on the different dust collectors we sell and considerations when selecting a dust collection or dust suppression system.

The first major consideration in selecting a dust collector is what will the dust collector be used for? The most common uses for dust collectors are on the tops of silos, where a plant discharges into a truck or plant mixer, and cement batchers. Most concrete plants will use a combination of different dust collectors in different locations, but it is possible for a plant to use a centralized dust collection system to collect dust from all locations to a single location.

Once you have identified the type of dust collector you need you can look at the different dust collectors. You can find our most popular dust collectors atfescodirect.com/concrete-plant-accessories/dust-collection/ but we offer many other styles of dust collectors on featured on the webpage. Again, the best way to select and size a dust collector is to contact our experienced staff engineers for assistance.

Our most popular dust collectors include the “Dry Batch – Concrete Plant Dust Collector” for collecting dust around ready mix trucks, the “Hopper Top – Weigh Hopper Venting Filter” for cement batchers, and the “Silo Top – Silo Venting Filter” is popular for cement and fly ash silos. Another popular option is the “RECOFIL – Pneumatic Conveying System for Automatic Recovery of Dust” that actually blows your recovered dust back onto your storage supply or batcher actually saving you money. Once again, it is important to understand we have a variety of dust collection equipment not listed on our website, and each dust collector has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Our experienced staff is available to help you evaluate your project and make the proper recommendations.

Once the proper equipment for your project is selected you will have to properly size the dust collector for the system. A dust collector is sized base on a variety of factors that may include the type of material being collected, the area it is being collected from, and in the case of a silo the number of fill pipes is important. If a dust collector is sized too small for the application, the filters will plug quickly and the seals could actually be blown off the vessel, or in case of a load out system it may simply not work as expected or required.

Sizing a dust collector too large is definitely the safest move, but you can waste money unnecessarily and in the case of a ready mix truck dust collection system even loose the occasional hard hat when walking underneath.

Learn more about our dust collectors at http://fescodirect.com/concrete-plant-accessories/dust-collection/ or give us a call or email to discuss in greater detail.

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