In response to worker complaints related to outdated ductwork and collection systems, a leading supplier of raw materials for the injection molding industry called upon Air Purification Inc. to help alleviate the dust problems associated with mixing, melting and grinding their raw materials into finished goods.
One key to solving the customer’s problems centered around finding a hood system that would collect the dust from the mixing and grinding stations, while providing for easy installation and duct runs to the Micro Air collector mounted outdoors. By utilizing custom, slotted backdraft hoods and clamped-together ductwork, we re-engineered all the workstations to provide for easier dust pickup within the facility. With the new duct design, it was determined the CFM needed was 18,000 at 12” of static pressure, which correlated to a need for a dust collection system containing 36 filters. Again, space was an issue outside since we were replacing an old undersized unit. The new dust collector had to fit in a location roughly 7 feet wide by 14 feet deep.
By building a custom collector, we were able to build upwards rather than outwards, using a custom intake and exhaust plenums to minimize the overall footprint and stay within the space constraints. Thanks to our efforts, all worker complaints have stopped and dust is no longer escaping from the dump bins.