of just over 30,000 cfm.
If they were laid end to end,
the duct pipes of the two new
dust collection systems would
extend “well over two miles,”
“We have practically changed
out every piece of pipe in this
plant,” Rask said. “We had to.
One of the principles of going
to hooking one pipe per piece of
equipment is that you go from
a lot of larger diameter pipes to
smaller diameter pipes. We used
to have pipes that were 36 inches
round; now I think our biggest is
Crystal Cabinet has about 150
different pieces of equipment,
each with its own dedicated
duct piping and blast gate and
connecting to the overhead dust
chain conveyor system.
“The conveyor system, though
new to us, was a no brainer,”
Nierengarten said. “It’s a very
simple concept. When a piece of
equipment generates dust, it gets
sucked into the chain conveyor
where it loses its velocity due the
conveyor’s chamber being larger
than the dust pipe. The larger
particles settle to the bottom and
get conveyed and scraped into a
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Running this thing is much easier
You are going to spend the money anyway....
the question is what do you have to show for it.
Crystal’s new Hocker dust collection
system has a total connected
horsepower of 485 versus 650
with the old system, but it efficiently
services all of the equipment.