Industry Articles

Use these articles to learn more how proper dust collection techniques can protect you, your employees, and your business.

Newest Publications

Keeping Dust out of Non-Manufacturing Spaces in Industrial Plants
Keeping Dust out of Non-Manufacturing Spaces in Industrial Plants (pdf)
Pressurizing with dust collection offers an effective, often overlooked approach to keeping dust in check to protect workers and plant equipment. This article explains the concept of pressurization, describes the industries in which it’s most applicable, and offers a guide on selecting equipment to achieve the best results.
Air Filtration: Fresh Start
Air Filtration: Fresh Start
The workplace atmosphere plays a large role in the overall manufacturing process. In step with workers’ well-being in mind — and a boost to morale — a clean and efficient workplace can make a positive impact on the bottom line.
Combustible Dust: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Combustible Dust: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of an industrial plant, and one of the likeliest locations for an explosion is in the plant’s dust collection system. A range of problems can contribute to explosion risk, but some common denominators exist.
Keys to Complying With Combustible Dust Standards
Proper Air Filtration - See No Evil, Hear No Evil (pdf)
Noise and haze can add stress unnecessarily to already taxed welders and machine operators. Why inhibit their productivity when all that’s needed is a well-designed and properly installed air-filtration system—precisely the case at this agricultural-equipment OEM.
Keys to Complying With Combustible Dust Standards
Keys to Complying With Combustible Dust Standards - Part I
Explosion risks exist in many areas of a plant, but one of the most common locations is the dust collection system. How do you know if your dust collector complies? What do you do if it doesn’t?
Keys to Complying With Combustible Dust Standards
Keys to Complying With Combustible Dust Standards - Part II
This article examines fire and explosion technologies, general housekeeping practices and the benefits of using a dust collector with high vessel strength.
Wells Concrete
Gold Series® Dust Collectors Bring Clean Air, Energy Savings To Concrete Plant (pdf)
Find out how Wells Concrete combined clean air and energy savings using the Farr Gold Series Dust Collector.
Fugitive Silica
Dust Collector Captures Fugitive Silica Dust (pdf)
Read how this paving stone manufacturer solved their fugitive silica dust problems, which were creating an unsafe work environment for its employees.
Surrogate Testing
Using Surrogate Testing to Determine Selection and Performance of Contained Dust Collection Systems
Learn how a pharmaceutical manufacturer, dust collection equipment supplier, and certified independent laboratory employ surrogate testing techniques.
Clean Plasma Cutting
Clean Plasma Cutting
A shipbuilder finds that the Farr Gold Series dust collector is effective at removing the microscopic particles in plasma cutting smoke for their operation.
What Does It Cost to Own Your Dust Collector Filters?
What Does It Cost to Own Your Dust Collector Filters?
A Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculation helps businesses to determine which filters to select for a dust collection application.
How Well Do You Know Your Dust?
How Well Do You Know Your Dust?
The importance of dust testing has changed, and the implications are significant. Explosibility testing is used to determine if a dust is combustible, while bench testing pinpoints numerous dust properties.
Five Ways New Explosion Venting Requirements for Dust Collectors Affect You
Five Ways New Explosion Venting Requirements for Dust Collectors Affect You
This article sums up what you need to know about the new NFPA 68 standard on explosion venting for combustible dusts.
Asking the Right Questions About Cartridge Dust Collection
Asking the Right Questions About Cartridge Dust Collection
Choosing the best system for a given application involves research and attention to detail. This article reveals what in most cases will be the system of choice.
Company Finds Cartridge Dust Collectors to be the Gold Standard
Company Finds Cartridge Dust Collectors to be the Gold Standard
An international seed company works with an engineering firm to install a new dust collection system in one of its facilities.
Trends in Pleated Filters
Trends in Pleated Filters
Choosing the right pleated cartridge filter can improve your cartridge collector's dust capture efficiency, help it operate more reliably, and reduce its energy and maintenance requirements.
Why Does the Gold Cone Work So Well?
Why Does the Gold Cone Work So Well?
This paper explores each of four benefits that the pleated filter cone in the middle of the Gold Cone cartridge has.

Classic Compositions

Dust Collection in Plasma and Wire Spray Operations
Dust Collection in Plasma and Wire Spray Operations
The story of how one company that was experiencing problems collecting metal dusts from a plasma and wire spray operation reduced downtime and disposal costs.
Clearing the Air with Cartridges
Clearing The Air With Cartridges
A new cartridge dust collection system is helping Thermal Ceramics significantly improve the air quality in its ceramic fiberboard manufacturing plant.
Fabricator Case Study: Containing Limestone Dust
Fabricator Case Study: Containing Limestone Dust
Camfil APC worked closely with Air/Pro to customize dust collectors as needed to fit Indiana Limestone Co., Inc.'s unique requirements.
Recirculating Air From Dust Collectors
Recirculating Air From Dust Collectors
When using recirculating dust collection systems to control indoor air quality (IAQ), keep equipment clean, and/or recover high value process dusts, special safety and performance concerns must be addressed.
Collecting and Testing Dust
Collecting and Testing Dust
By identifying dust characteristics properly, you can determine the right type of collector and filtration media for your needs and determine the size equipment you need for optimal energy savings and operational efficiency..
Understanding Your Dust: Six Steps to Better Dust Collection
Understanding Your Dust: Six Steps to Better Dust Collection
This paper takes the mystery out of the dust collector selection process by explaining how to analyze your application needs and dust characteristics.