What Volume Dust Collector do I need?

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An introduction to dust collector volume. Includes topics such as how it effects your dust collection system, the different variables that effect volume, and more. In addition, you can download a free “Guide to Dust Collector Volume” chart that can be helpful for your next project.

Do you have a new dust collector project in the works and need help determining the volume? Our introduction to dust collector volume can help with that.

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The Right Volume

The most important consideration to factor into a new dust collector is making sure the airflow or volume of the dust collector is efficient at capturing dust and is right for your application.

For instance, if the volume of your system is too low then your system will not filter dust as efficiently. As a result, your production, air quality and life of your collector can be shortened.  Similarly, if it is too high then your energy consumption costs can be higher and you could disrupt the process of your application. 

Measurement of Volume

You measure volume in cubic feet per minute or otherwise known as CFM.  CFM is a measurement of airflow related to air conditioning, heating and ventilation environments. In dust collector applications CFM measures the amount of air per minute that can be moved from a space.  

Work environments vary dramatically from one another based on several variables. Even very similar environments can require vastly different volumes. To determine the right capabilities for a new dust collector, here are some variables to consider carefully.

  1. How are you collecting your dust?
  2. What is the size of your duct being used to collect the dust?
  3. What is the cubic feet of your work environment?
  4. Calculating volume for new installations.

Do you need more detailed information? Download our full guide to dust collector volume below. In addition, it comes with a chart that can be helpful for your new dust collector project.

 A Guide to Dust Collector Volume

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