Three Key Considerations When Choosing a Dust Control Service

Sep 17, 2014

Whether metalworking is the heart and soul of your business or just one facet of your larger manufacturing process, the fact remains that dust is an issue you have to deal with.  There are so many choices on the market, when you are looking for a dust control service; it can be hard to know where to begin!  As you compare different services, it is important to know which questions to ask to help you narrow down your choice.  So, the dust control experts at Imperial Systems have compiled a list of important questions and considerations for choosing your dust control service.

How Efficient is the System?dust control service

Typically, your dust control service will come in the form of a filtration and collection system that will be set up in the shop.  Air filled with dust, fumes, and other pollutants will enter and pass through tightly woven filters. The heavier dust particles will then either be caught in the filter or drop into the hopper below, allowing clean and healthy air to return to the shop.  The efficacy of this setup is largely dependent upon the filtration efficiency.  After all, it is only removing the largest bits of dust, you are only cycling contaminated air throughout the shop.  So, you probably want to look for something like the highly efficient CMAXX Dust Collector System with its DeltaMAXX filters.  These have a MERV 15 filtration efficiency–the best in the industry.

How Often Will it Require Maintenance?

In addition to this question, you will also want to include is follow up: how difficult is the maintenance and keeping of this dust control service? Check to see what sort of access you have to the internal parts of the system; a tool-free, heavy duty filter door will cut down on your service time.  Additionally, make sure that the design is conducive to a longer filter life.  A vertical cartridge design and total pulse distribution across the media filter will increase the system’s cleaning power while simultaneously extending the life of your filter.

What Kind of Service Comes with the System?

When you purchase a dust control system, it is also important to consider the ongoing service that comes with it.  Can the business you are working with provide support in selecting and adapting a system to suit your metalworking shop’s particular needs?  Are they able to ship your product soon, even within 24 hours?  If it does require work, do they have a field crew available to safely and efficiently restore your system to working order?  The answers to these important questions can make a huge difference in your experience with any dust control services.

For more ideas about choosing a dust control service, contact the dust experts at Imperial Systems today!