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Hood Design Optimization for Effective Dust ControlHood Design Optimization for Effective Dust Control

Hoods can be the most important part of a dust collection system

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 16, 2021

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Diane Cave P.Eng, regional manager of Eastern Canada, Element6 SolutionsImage courtesy of Element6 Solutions

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific, Diane Cave P.Eng, regional manager of Eastern Canada, Element6 Solutions, will present "Hood Design Optimization for Effective Dust Control" as part of Powder & Bulk Solids' DryPro webinar series.

In many dust collection applications there is often little thought given to the final collection point: the hood. Hoods can be the most important part of the system; if the hood is located poorly or designed inadequately, then the system will not collect the dust effectively. 

The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of the following:

  • Why hoods are important

  • How hoods affect the system collection

  • Hood locations

  • Basic design of common hoods

Cave has spent the past 16 years working with the design, installation, and retrofitting of dust collection systems in industries ranging from sawmills and grain installations to food and beverage and specialty chemicals. Her expertise covers all aspects of dust collection systems from troubleshooting system issues to upgrading systems to meet current codes and standards. Cave has also assessed hundreds of dust collection systems for combustible dust hazards using the latest NFPA codes and standards. She can also provide advice and design experience for explosion protection systems, vessel retrofits, Pred verification, and static bonding and grounding. Cave has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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About the Author(s)

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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