The Value of Dust Collection Management

The Value of Dust Collection Management

Dust collection management is one of the main investments that those in the timber industry must face in the near future.   In fact, Timber Processing Magazine (, which conducts research on industry production, supply, and investments, notes that many facilities will need to plan for additional equipment needs above and beyond those they have already planned for.

Areas where facilities may need to plan for investments include:

Dust collection management

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  • Loading equipment
  • Drying kilns
  • Planer mill sorting and packaging
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyers
  • Dust control

Because of the extremely combustible nature of wood production dust and OSHA’s increasingly strict regulations on combustible dust collection management, dust collection equipment is one of several investments that companies in this industry may need to consider.

Modernization of equipment is often essential to streamline production and materials handling. According to the surveys conducted by Timber Processing Magazine, almost 75% of facilities rated their return on investments in 2015 as “good” or “excellent”.

When considering where to put that investment, dust control equipment should definitely be top on the list. Processing more product creates more dust, and nothing can shut your production down faster than a malfunctioning dust collection system or, worse, a fire.

Even if your current dust collection system is handling your dust adequately, equipment such as explosion isolation valves, spark arrestors, and backdraft dampers can be a valuable investment in fire and explosion prevention. Wood processing dust has its own unique demands on dust collection and fire suppression systems, and an experienced systems engineer should be consulted to make sure equipment is optimized for your particular application.

Good news for the timber industry is also good news for manufacturers who produce equipment for this industry. This recent report makes it clear that this industry is alive and well, and that companies are likely to see long-term benefits from investments they make in new equipment.

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Common Industrial Dust Collection System Problems: Cartridge Filter Failure

Common Industrial Dust Collection System Problems: Cartridge Filter Failure

Does checking up on your industrial dust collection system cross your mind daily? Probably not. In fact, it is probably the least of your worries unless, of course, the  dust collector system is running poorly.

Imperial Systems DeltaMAXX Replacement Filters are cost-effective and highly efficient replacement nanofiber dust collector filters. We serve most all brands of industrial dust collectors.

Some common issues that relate to industrial dust collector filters we have come across are:

  • Companies are tired of having to change clogged filters several times a year. Which means the system goes down causing production problems.
  • Not being a top priority of the customer service department as well as dealing with long lead times can be straining to your business relationship.
  • Premature filter failure can cause you to go back to buying from the OEM.

At Imperial Systems we work hard to please all of our customers. Whether you’re purchasing the minimal amount of filters or an abundance of dust collector filters. We expect to hold our relationships intact and give you confidence in our company.

Check out our Case Studies and Testimonials for more reviews of our manufactured dust collection equipment.


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