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Dry Dust Control

Dry dust is produced and emitted during machining processes like cutting, grinding, sanding, drilling, etc., and during the packaging and processing of vitamins, minerals, flour, herbs, and pharmaceuticals. When high volumes of dust are transmitted in contained areas there are high risks of safety and health injuries, chemical hazards, and cross-contamination issues.

The most recommended way to control dry dust is at the source by drawing it through a local dust collector. Once the contaminated air has been captured, it's filtered and cleaned resulting in surgical-grade cleaned air that is redispersed into the facility.

An at-source solution is highly recommended because it offers the lowest cost of ownership, is the most effective way to capture particulate, and it uses minimal energy consumption.


A proper dust collection system allows air to be drawn from each machine and moves air volume through ductwork to collect dry dust and other airborne particulate. There are many factors to consider when choosing a dust collection system including are you dealing with wet or dry dust? While both wet and dry collectors provide the same result, there are unique application differences that make them well-suited for various types of dust and collection.

Dry dust collection is generally more cost-effective and efficient in removing small-large particulate that is non-combustible like aluminum, wood, and food dust. The efficiency of a dry dust collection system relies on the filter and filter media, the air pressure, the particulate size, and the type of combustible dust.

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