Food Processing Dust Collection

The food processing industry deals with special challenges for dust collection. Some applications require food-safe materials. Others have dust that can be difficult for standard filters to handle. Almost all food processing applications deal with dust that is extremely combustible.

Examples of processed food include:

  • Cereal grains
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Rice powder
  • Potato powder
  • Spices
  • Non-dairy creamer
  • Powdered milk
  • Cocoa powder
  • Corn meal and starch
  • Peanut meal
  • Nut shells
  • Powdered egg white

All these materials are very flammable and can cause a dangerous explosion. Food processing machines require dust collection equipment to prevent accidents. Transport, storage, and mixing processes in the food processing industry are areas where dust explosions often occur.

Food processing equipment where dust collection may be needed includes conveyor belts, food packing machines, mixers and blenders, shelling machines, bucket elevators, and storage areas.

The CMAXX dust and fume collector is modular and can be adapted for each food processing facility. A CMAXX collector can be centrally located, with hoods that collect dust from food handling machines. A CMAXX spot filter system can be placed on conveyors, silos, blenders, and other points of heavy dust production.

Food processing dust collection may require special types of equipment and filters. Some applications require equipment made of stainless steel. Others require filters that are designed to handle sticky, fibrous, or abrasive dust. The CMAXX and DeltaMAXX cartridge filters can be adapted for all food processing industry needs.

Please see the case studies below for some examples of how Imperial Systems has been able to help other companies with their food processing dust collection needs.