Dust Collector
Dust Collector

Every industry pollutes the atmosphere in some way or the other.  The Governments across the world over are coming down heavily on industries which pollute. It is mandated that industries should have duct collectors which will clean the air at the source of pollution. It is also mandated that the health of workers in high pollution units should have safeguards. To combat these situations, there are many companies which are now focusing on installing dust collectors. Their primary work is to collect the dust and remove them from the system. In addition, they also help in keeping the work environment healthy and safe. Since there are many brands selling the same product, you need to check for the various parameters before shortlisting one.

Tips for choosing dust collectors: 

Styles of collectors 

Dust Collector
Dust Collector

Different kinds of dust collectors are available for different industries. The kind of collector you use depends on the kind of dust produced in the industry.

Kinds of dust 

Dust is of a different kind. The kind of dust that is produced has to be tested, and regulations laid down by the government have to be followed. The hazard that the dust in your industry poses will decide the size, style, and the kind of dust collector you require.

  • Some industries produce very fine, powder-like dust. This kind requires a special kind of collector.
  • In some industries, the dust is a big-grained and has a harsh feel.
  • If the dust is toxic, it needs a collector that can handle toxicity.
  • Corrosive dust cannot be handled by the same kind of collector that handles powder-like dust.

A point that carries great importance is the place and amount of dust that is generated. The equipment has to be manufactured according to needs. If the kind that is needed is not available, then equipment which is available has to be modified to suit that particular kind of dust.

Placement of dust collectors 

Dust Collector
Dust Collector

Whether dust is generated in the entire factory or at one point, it will help you to decide the place where the collector has to be situated. In some cases, the dust collector can be placed inside the facility itself. If there is more than one point from where dust is generated, the collector has to be placed in a central position.

Collector capacity 

The volume of dust in cubic feet will determine the load capacity of the dust collector you must install. The amount of time the dust collector has to run each day is another factor that will influence the choice of the collector. If your dust collector has to run for twenty-four hours every day, the high capacity and high-volume dust collector is required.

Expenditure on dust collectors 

Apart from buying and installing them, dust collectors cause expenditure in the form of running costs and maintenance. Running costs translate into power bills. These can escalate according to the kind of collector installed.

There is also the variable cost of periodically cleaning the dust collector itself. Filters are used in most dust collectors. After a certain number of hours, these filters become ineffective and have to be replaced.

Dust Collector
Dust Collector

Apart from the filers, parts also wear out fast and have to be replaced. While maintenance is being carried out, other arrangements have to be made so that air quality is maintained. This is another additional cost.

The regulations must be met to control air pollution, or the polluters will have to pay the penalty.


Before buying a dust collector, you must analyze your requirement and budget. Since the price of the same can vary from brand to brand working on the pricing while shortlisting the company will help you crack a better deal. The above-mentioned parameters can be your guideline to make the right decision while buying a dust collecting system.