Are You Meeting NFPA Dust Collection Standards?

Dec 24, 2014

The image of sparks flying is so compelling that it is often used as an idiom or catchphrase.  To some, it means that tensions have mounted to the point of an altercation.  To others, it may mean relational chemistry: an electrical connection between two people.  In the metalworking business, though, sparks flying means production.  Work is getting done.   But could these sparks also represent danger?  If you don’t have an NFPA dust collection system, sparks can pose a threat to your workers, equipment, and business.  Learn how to get that danger under control with Imperial Systems today.

NFPA Dust Collection Standards

NFPA dust collectionThe NFPA dust collection standards that apply to your metalworking business will vary depending upon the sort of work you do.  Depending upon the type of metal you use—as well as the different processes it goes through and other supporting products involved—there may be different specifications you are required to meet.  Overall, however, NFPA dust collection standards are aimed at ensuring that tiny particulates do not accumulate in the shop or its air in order to prevent the danger of combustion.  Even aside from the added danger of sparks, some materials’ dust can combust spontaneously; if you are working with these, it is even more imperative to research and follow the recommended guidelines for safety.

CMAXX Dust Collector System

One of the best places to start when looking for a dust collection system which is NFPA compliant is the CMAXX dust collector system from Imperial Systems.  This cartridge dust collection system is a high performing option which uses a pulsing filtration system to filter unpleasant, and potentially harmful, dust into the hopper before returning safe and clean air into the shop.

Not only is the CMAXX NFPA compliant and effective, it is also one of the most efficient systems on the market.  With 10% more filter media than other same sized vertical cartridge collectors and 20% more internal area around the filters, its performance can’t be beat.  And with advanced PD technology, you get up to twice the filter life of the industry standard, ensuring that you do not have to continually spend time and money cleaning or replacing inefficient filters.

Imperial Systems

Imperial Systems is one of the top dust collection equipment manufacturing businesses in North America.  With strong dedication to quality, safety, and value, you can have confidence that the system you receive from us will keep your shop safe and efficient without breaking the bank.  For more information about our products and services, contact us today.