Industrial Dust Collection and Centrifugal Fans

Most dust collection systems require an industrial fan to supply the process air. This is one of the applications we support most often, usually in collaboration with our manufacturer’s reps and the dust collector OEM. The rep plays a vital role in ensuring optimal technology and specifications for the application in question.

Our reps from Glacier Technology frequently work on dust collection applications, and they were kind enough to share their insights with us for you. Here are some valuable nuggets from our conversation.

Glacier Technology Insights on Dust Collection Fans

Focused on industrial air filtration and OEM fans, Glacier Technology provides the best-engineered solutions, products, and services to the industrial manufacturing community in the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota).

Glacier founder Scott Clausen and industrial sales engineer Brian Gordon weighed in on everything from primary industries using dust collection, to dust collector fan technology, arrangements, accessories, and more. An expanded page with all those details is coming soon. But Glacier’s insights on a few key considerations serve as the perfect sneak peek.

Dust Collection Fan: Minor Component, Major Impact

Industrial fans are our business, and as noted above, not much happens without them. But as a component relative to an overall dust collection system within an industrial operation, they are actually not the primary focus for the OEM or for the end-user.

We know. Hard to believe not everyone thinks about fans all day every day! That’s all the more reason to highlight a few key areas of impact that can make or break your application:

Fan Efficiency and System Costs: Selecting the wrong fan can have a snowball effect on operational costs, so high-efficiency fan options that can accommodate higher airflow volumes and tighter spots in the plant are a valuable way to keep system costs in check and create a snowball of cost savings instead.

Fan Quality and Market Requirements: Market requirements for elements like food safety, spark resistance, and sound levels can influence fan specs for dust collection applications. High-quality custom design capability is essential in these cases to prevent potentially catastrophic failure.

Fan Installation and Application Accommodations: As dust collectors depend on fans, fans depend on key accessories that enable them to operate optimally and efficiently in any given application. That can mean adding things like VFDs, inlet boxes, and other customizations based on application engineer experience.

“AirPro shines in high-efficiency fans and design quality, especially at volumes above 15,000 cfm and cases where there’s a certain quality dictated by the market. They offer a great selection of accessories and wheel varieties that can handle dust collection applications with higher pressure and in general, often allowing reduced horsepower and a smaller fan footprint.” -Brian Gordon, Glacier Technologies

Learn More About Dust Collector Fans

We want to thank our rep partners at Glacier Technology for their contributions to our dust collection application overview. They are in the field every day working directly with customers on their dust collection systems and specifying the right dust collector fans for the job. To learn more from Glacier, visit their website or contact them at 877-575-1842.

If you have questions about industrial fans for dust collection or any other application, call 715-365-3267 or contact us, and one of our engineers will connect with you.

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