What Volume Dust Collector do I need?

Do you have a new Dust Collector project in the works and need some help determining the volume for your application?

With your new project, one of the most important considerations you will need to factor in to a new dust collector is making sure the airflow or volume of the system is efficient at capturing dust and the system volume is right for your application.

If the volume of your system is too low, your system will not filter dust as efficiently which can impact production, air quality and shorten the life of your collector.  If the volume of your system is too high, your energy consumption costs will be higher and you may disrupt the process of your application. 

Dust collector volume is measured in cubic feet per minute or CFM.  CFM is a measurement of airflow especially related to air conditioning, heating and ventilation environments like those requiring dust collection.  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, and even very similar environments can require vastly different volume. To determine the right volume capabilities for your new dust collector, consider some of the following variables carefully.

  1. How are you collecting dust?
  2. What is the size of the duct being used to collect the dust?
  3. Cubic feet of the work environment
  4. New Dust Collector Installations: Calculate Volume

For more in depth information on each variable, you can download our full guide on Dust Collector Volume. The guide comes with a volume chart that can be useful when you are determining volume size for your new Dust Collector project.

 A Guide to Dust Collector Volume

Our equipment specialists are also available to answer any questions, and you can contact us at 888-221-0312.

Related Resources:

How to Get the Right Dust Collector for your Application

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