A close-up of powder/ bulk material. An example of bulk powder storage.

Powder/Bulk Materials Dust Control

During the handling and processing of powders and other dry bulk material, dust becomes easily disturbed and can contaminate the airstream if uncontrolled. Overexposure to powder handling dust can irritate airways, cause allergic reactions and respiratory illness, and worsen existing lung conditions. Without proper dust collection, large volumes of dust can settle on equipment resulting in faster wear and more frequent maintenance, which increases the cost of operation. Crushed, powdered, and fine dust present their own unique set of problems.

Because powder handling and processing spreads dust quickly, employers should evaluate the work processes, cargo handling, and problem areas before choosing a dust collection solution. By capturing and removing powder and dry bulk material dust, you can help prevent injury risks, equipment malfunction, and lost production time.

What Powder Handling Processes Create Dust?

  • Big bag handling
  • Bag dumping
  • Material weighing
  • Size reduction
  • Bulk storage
  • Conveying
  • Feeding
  • Bulk bag loading & unloading
  • Reactor feeding
  • Big bag filling & discharging
  • Crushing
  • Grinding
  • Dosing
  • Mixing/Blending
  • Hose Connector

Using a blower to develop negative pressure, dust collectors draw contaminated air through a series of filter media until it's clean. The blower in a dust collection system must be the proper size to guarantee that the required airflow is met and to combat pressure drops and losses.

Once the air has been filtered and clean, it can be safely released back to the work environment or exhausted outside, away from the facility, to ensure that employees are safe, equipment is properly functioning, and overall production is improved! Dust collection systems are made to accommodate a full range of applications faced with powder and other dry bulk material dust challenges.

Air Cleaning Specialists created Dynamo Dust Collectors to provide a high-quality solution for industrial facilities faced with the dangers of powder handling dust. Each detail of our dust collection systems has been hand-selected by industry experts to meet NFPA and OSHA requirements. Contact our specialists to learn more or to get started on your free quote!

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Dynamo Dust Collector shown installed in an industrial facility to remove fine dust and other harmful particulate.

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