What Volume Dust Collector do I need?

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

The Right Volume

The most important considerations to factor in to 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. 

How to Measure 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 your new dust collector, here are some variables to consider carefully.

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

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

 A Guide to Dust Collector Volume

Do you have more questions and need some help? Our equipment specialists are also available at 888-221-0312.

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How to Get the Right Dust Collector for your Application

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