Inventory the Process
Dust collection always begins with the process.
Understanding how dust particles are generated is the 1st round in determining possible modifications.
We first determine (inventory) the
- Hood design necessary to “contain” or “control” the generated particles
- Required airflow to capture all fugitive emissions based on the hood design
- Total required airflow and static (vacuum) pressure for all pick-ups
Next, we look at the:
- Existing duct design
- Design and effectiveness of the baghouse/s
- The exhaust fan performance and capabilities
Based on the above information we can then determine a plan of action.
Then, we can determine a plan of Action
- Speeding up or slowing down the fan
- Changing the style of filterbags
- Reworking a few hoods
- Shutting off or opening up various blast (slide) gates or dampers
Much more dramatic changes might include:
- Complete reworking of ducts and hoods
- Replacement of the fan or dust collector
From Frost’s point of view, we want to offer you choices. Choices are based on knowing:
- What you have
- What you need
- What you can do
We often say that 1-year capital projects can often be made 3-years long. This helps in allocating and obtaining funds.