By Ed Ravert, United Air Specialists, Inc.
The design and location of a dust collection system's hood, ducting, collector and fan can collectively add sufficient static pressure requirements to the point where larger, more expensive to operate motors are necessary to maintain
effectiveness. Optimizing these areas can make it possible to use smaller, more energy efficient brake horsepower motors. The electrical savings potential for a simple dust control system can be at least $2,000 per year, and significantly
more for larger systems.