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Woodworking Dust Collection

Field Profiles

1. Ambient Air Cleaning

Application: Ambient control of airborne wood dust generated from worktable hand sanding. Horizontal air pattern generated by air cleaners entrained airborne dust. Ambient shop air dust load was reduced and air destratified.

Filtration Equipment: Two Airflow Systems Model F70R 3/4 hp, 115v 1 ph; One Airflow Systems Model T-140 "T" Style Ambient Air Cleaners

Special Equipment: F70R units utilize extended surface pre-filter plenums; both models use unit-installed manometer pressure gages.

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Wood dust / MDF dust

CFM/Static Pressure: Model F70Rs each = 2500 cfm; model T-140 = 3000 cfm

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate—Prefilter pads changed monthly, main filter bags cleaned and reused several times(3-6) and changed annually

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: 2" Disposable Polyester Prefilter Pads; Reusable Tex-Wood Main Filter Bag

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2. Crafts/Skills Shop—Baghouse

Application: Military Base Crafts/Skills Shop generated heavy dust loads from projects and custom fabrication projects. Existing cyclone collector was outgrown for application airflow need and dust discharge capability. New baghouse system provided 100% tool use dust collection and rotary valve (air lock) provided options for dust storage capability. Clean air was returned to shop through a HEPA after filter. Significantly improved employee/operator health protection and dust handling met safety standards and reduced shop operational costs.

Filtration Equipment: One Continuous Duty, Reverse Pulse, Baghouse Dust Collector; One Twin Cities Blower 50 hp TEFC Motor with Outlet Damper and Inlet Box; One 16” Diameter Rotary Valve

Special Equipment: One HEPA After Filter.

Location: Wyoming

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwood, softwood and MDF

CFM/Static Pressure: 11000 cfm @ 14” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy—Two to five dumpsters/week

Filter Velocity: 8 fpm

Filter Type: 16 oz Polyester Felt

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3. Cyclone Collector

Application: Plant upgrade involved changing from individual bag type dust collectors to a new central system that contained dust at one central point and provided adequate airflow to tools. Cyclone style dust collector selected due to generation of larger sized dust particles.

Filtration Equipment: Donaldson/Torit Cyclone Dust Collector Model 36-30-FB-SH-RAL; 12 Bag Open After Filter; Donaldson/Torit 16AN Rotary Air Lock; Integral 30 hp TEFC Radial Blower; Easy Duct Clamping Duct Work

Special Equipment: N/A

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwood, softwood, MDF wood dust from machine tool operation

CFM/Static Pressure: 8000 cfm @ 14” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy—Two to three dumpsters/week

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: After-filter Bags—10 oz Felted

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4. Door, Window and Trim Manufacturer—Baghouse

Application: Door, Window and trim manufacturer built new plant and upgraded dust collection system from numerous, individual, portable type collectors to a new central system. Central system powers all tools simultaneously, contains dust at one dumpster source and via use of the spark detection/suppression system, returns tempered air to the facility.

Filtration Equipment: Donaldson/Torit Modular Baghouse Model 162MBT8; Two Meyer HD12 Rotary Air Locks; One AirPro Fan & Blower Co Model IEAH 451, 100 hp; Factory Electrical Control Panel with Soft Start; Easy Duct Clamping Ductwork

Special Equipment: GreCon Spark Detection/Suppression System with RB-4 Abort Gate

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwoods, soft woods, MDF

CFM/Static Pressure: 16500 cfm @ 23” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy—One to four dumpsters/week

Filter Velocity: 8 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura-Life 10 oz Media

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5. Door/Window Manufacturer—Baghouse

Application: Door/window manufacturer relocation project upgraded dust collection system to self-cleaning bag house type and provided increased airflow, cleanable duct work. Use of GreCon spark detection/suppression system allowed for return of tempered air to shop.

Filtration Equipment: Donaldson/Torit Modular Bag House Model 81MBT8; Donaldson/Torit 12AN Rotary Air Lock; Factory Electrical Control Panel; AirPro Fan & Blower Co Model IEAH261; Easy Duct Clamping Ductwork

Special Equipment: GreCon Spark Detection/Suppression/Abort Gate

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Soft wood, hard wood, MDF

CFM/Static Pressure: 7400 cfm @ 12” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate—One to two dumpsters/week

Filter Velocity: 8 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura Life 10 oz Material

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6. Door/Window Manufacturer Central System—Baghouse

Application: Door/Window manufacturer required upgraded central dust collection system for new facility. New system provided increased airflow to machine tools, centralized dust discharge to one point and via use of spark detection/suppression system, filtered air was returned to the facility.

Filtration Equipment: Donaldson/Torit Modular Baghouse Model 81MBT10; Donaldson/Torit Model 16AN Rotary Air Lock; Fan Equipment Model 4 ½ BCS, 40 hp; Factory Electrical Control Panel

Special Equipment: GreCon spark Detection/Suppression System with RB-4 Abort Gate

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwood, softwood, MDF

CFM/Static Pressure: 10000 cfm @ 18” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy—One to three dumpsters/week

Filter Velocity: 10 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura Life 10 oz Material

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7. Facility Maintenance Shop

Application: School district maintenance facility required upgrading of existing dust collector system. This project involved replacing two shaker-type units. Duct connections were made to existing system in floor of shop.

Filtration Equipment: One Torit Model 30-10 Cyclone Style Dust Collector with 8-bag After-Filter; 16AN Rotary Valve and Surge Hopper

Special Equipment: Easy Duct Clamping Duct System

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Wood dust mix

CFM/Static Pressure: 4200 cfm @ 8" s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy—One-half to one dumpster per week

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: After-filter 10 oz. Polyester Felt

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8. Millwork Plant

Application: Millwork company generated large amounts of hardwood dust from the operation of multiple molding machines and wide-belt sanders. The new RF156 is shown on the left along with an additional Torit Model 128HP dust collector and blower system installed approximately 10 years prior. The combined systems handle the full load of dust production.

Filtration Equipment: One Torit Model 156RF10AN Round Style, Continuous Duty Bag House Dust Collector—Standard collector design uses low-pressure reverse air to clean filter elements; One Torit Model 16AN Rotary valve; Blower, Hartzell Model A03-9-303BA with 50 hp Motor, Vibration Isolators and Access Door

Special Equipment: Torit 156-RF10 fitted with explosion venting and ladder pack; Hartzell Blower uses Inlet Damper

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwood dust, shavings and sanding dust

CFM/Static Pressure: 21000 cfm @ 11" s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy—Dust is discharged from Torit collector directly into trucks

Filter Velocity: 10 fpm

Filter Type: One Hundred Fifty-Six 16-oz. Polyester Felt Oval Filter Bags

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9. Millwork Plant Expansion—Baghouse

Application: Millwork manufacturer expanded facility with new molders and other CNC machinery which generated heavy loads of dust/chips. RF style collector handled heavy loads with combination cyclonic and bag filtration. RF collector does not use plant compressed air to clean filters. Overall new system increased airflow to tools and simplified material collection.

Filtration Equipment: Donaldson/Torit 276RF8AW Round Style Baghouse Dust Collector; Donaldson/Torit 16 AN Rotary Air Lock; 100 HP BI Type Fan; 7.5 HP Material Transfer Fan; Factory Electrical Control Panel with Soft Start and Interlocks for Start Up/Shut Down Sequence

Special Equipment: N/A

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Harwood/soft wood

CFM/Static Pressure: 30000 cfm @ 14” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy—Three roll off dumpster system loads dust from machinery

Filter Velocity: 8 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit 16 oz Polyester Felt

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10. Millwork Production—Round Baghouse

Application: Millwork production from CNC machine tools, molders, wide belt sander and other wood working tools generated significant amounts of dust. Plant modernization project upgraded original cyclone/shaker after system to continuous duty system. Dust material transferred pneumatically through closed loop system to roll off dumpster.

Filtration Equipment: One Torit Model 232 RF10AW Round Style, Continuous Duty, Medium Pressure Reverse-Pulse Baghouse Dust Collector; One Torit Model 16AN Rotary Valve; One Hartzell Blower Model A-03-1-403BC Argt 1 w/100 hp TEFC Motor; Outlet Damper; Belt Guards, BC Wheel; One Hartzell Blower Model S05-9-192MH Argt 10 w/7.5 hp TEFC Motor and Material Handling Wheel One GreCon Spark Detection/Suppression System

Special Equipment: Custom Electrical Control Panel, including Soft Start for 100 hp Motor and Interlocks for Start Up/Shut Down Sequence; Closed Loop Material Handling Blower transfers dust from collector hopper to roll off dumpster.

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwood, softwood, MDF

CFM/Static Pressure: 35000 cfm @ 21“ s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate—Approximately one to three roll-off dumpsters/month.

Filter Velocity: 10 fpm

Filter Type: 16 oz Polyester Felt

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11. Sawdust Material Handling System

Application: Millwork company replaced/upgraded sawdust material handling system from discharge of combination cyclone/bag house dust collection system. System was modified from open loop design that caused collector hopper bridging from material back up due to worn air lock wipers and from damaged spiral piping from disassembly of clogged ductwork. New system is of closed loop design with increased hp to keep material transported at high velocity for transport. Air locks are now on negative pressure thereby eliminating issue of clogged hoppers and clamping ductwork is easy to disassemble in the event of a clogged line.

Filtration Equipment: One AirPro Fan & Blower Co Model IPEW 191 10 hp Industrial Blower; Material Handling Wheel; Clamping Ductwork

Special Equipment: Automatic Diverter Valves

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Sawdust

CFM/Static Pressure: 2200 cfm @ 1.5” s.p. (New transport duct velocity @ 5500 fpm)

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy – 1 40 cu. Yd. dumpster/day

Filter Velocity: N/A

Filter Type: N/A

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12. Wood Working Medium Density Fiberboard Round Baghouse

Application: Store fixture manufacturer upgraded European made, shaker style dust collector with increased capacity continuous-duty dust collectors. New system improved overall airflow and handle heavy loads of dust from CNC machine tools. RF series collectors self-clean without the need for plant compressed air. Spark detection/suppression system allowed for filtered air to be returned to facility.

Filtration Equipment: Two Donaldson/Torit 124RF12AW Round Style Self-Cleaning Dust Collectors; Donaldson/Torit Rotary Air Locks; GreCon Spark Detection/Suppression Systems with Abort Gates

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Hardwood, softwood, MDF

CFM/Static Pressure: Each system = 10000 cfm @ 12” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate to Heavy—One to three dumpsters weekly

Filter Velocity: 8-10 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura Life 10

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13. Woodworking Shop

Application: Middle School woodworking shop remodel project involved shop relocation and machine tool replacement. New tools were of mini design with 3”-4” diameter connection points which required increased blower pressure capability. Unimaster collector provided required flow, auto filter shaker simplified unit maintenance and source capture tool connections isolated operators from dust build up. Ambient air filters handled dust generated away form dust collector duct connections.

Filtration Equipment: One Donaldson/Torit Unimaster UMA 252 Intermittent Duty, Bag Filter Dust Collector with Auto Filter Shaker; Two AFS Model 1000R Ambient Air Filter Units; Clamping Ductwork

Special Equipment: 10 HP Blower Pack

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Wood Dust

CFM/Static Pressure: 1600 cfm @ 10” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate

Filter Velocity: 6.5 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura-Life

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14. Woodworking Shop Remodel / Upgrade

Application: High School Woodworking shop remodel/upgrade project required larger dust collector and new duct system to handle increased machine tool load. New Unimaster dust collector auto filter shake simplified collector maintenance, reduced shop maintenance and protected students/instructor breathing zones. Clean air was recycled.

Filtration Equipment: One Donaldson/Torit Unimaster Model UMA 450, Intermittent Duty, Auto Filter Shaker Bag Filter Dust Collector; 10 hp Blower; Clamping Ductwork.

Special Equipment: Explosion Venting

Location: Wyoming

Type of Dust/Smoke: Wood Dust

CFM/Static Pressure: 3600 cfm @ 11” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Moderate 1-2 drums/month

Filter Velocity: 7 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura-Life

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15. Woodworking Shop Upgrade

Application: Middle School wood shop dust collection system upgrade. New UMA-450 replaced outgrown/worn Torit Size 24 Cyclone Style dust Collector. New woodworking tools required increased airflow and new shop layout required new duct system. Heavy class project load generated significant dust loads which required use of Rotary Valve for hopper discharge. New system allowed for 100% tool use, air lock simplified dust removal from system and increased airflow to shop contained dust at source thereby protecting students and instructor. Clean air recycled.

Filtration Equipment: One Donaldson/Torit Unimaster Model UMA450 Intermittent Duty, Bag Filter Dust Collector, including TBI-10 Blower Pack; Clamping Ductwork.

Special Equipment: Donaldson/Torit Model 12AN Rotary Valve

Location: Colorado

Type of Dust/Smoke: Wood Dust

CFM/Static Pressure: 3600 cfm @ 11” s.p.

Dust/Smoke Load: Heavy – 1 dumpster/week

Filter Velocity: 7 fpm

Filter Type: Donaldson/Torit Dura-Life

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