Dust collection systems have been in use at plants in all industries in a myriad of applications around the world. However, all too often the system operation is sub-optimal due to a variety of issues with design, lack of maintenance, and over-use. The premise seems simple, yet even with a properly designed air mover, mistakes in design can lead to duct plugging, leaks, and system imbalance.
In this webinar, Eric Maynard, senior consultant and the director of education at Jenike & Johanson, discusses the five most critical things to get right when you implement a dust collection system at your plant. These items include:
- Determine the proper minimum conveying velocity
- Use balance-by-design branch layout
- Properly size the air mover
- Avoid common duct/piping design mistakes
- Don’t forget about the air/solids separator
Maynard received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During his 21 years at Jenike & Johanson, he has designed handling systems for bulk solids including cement, coal, limestone, plastic powder, food products, and pharmaceuticals. He is the cement industry specialist at Jenike & Johanson, as well as the technical specialist for dust explosions and powder electrostatic behavior. He routinely lectures on the storage, flow, and pneumatic conveying of bulk solids for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) continuing education series, private companies, in-house courses, and the Powder & Bulk Solids Conference.