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Need help with dust collector design

Need help with dust collector design

Need help with dust collector design

I have this prison job that calls for a maintennace training facility with dust collector.
dust collectors are not excatly what I do on every day basis.
My guideline says somewhere that I need a 4000 CFM unit, and that's it.
What are the do's and don't of a dust collector design? This unit will be outdoors, under a canopy.
Which type should I go with, we are training some jail birds to learn woodworking for their re-insertion into society.

Any tip will be greatly appreciated, especially on the OSHA side of things.


RE: Need help with dust collector design

Long time back, when I was searching for some information on industrial dust collectors, I came across this excellent site that particularly deals with woodshop dust collectors. I remember seeing one excel spreadsheet also, for design calculations.


RE: Need help with dust collector design

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RE: Need help with dust collector design

Dear Sir.

The site below offers professional dust collection equipment and services... thay also have Dust Collection Experts Live Support to answer questions on their website (monday through friday)


Good luck with your project.

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Sales Manager
NORDFAB Quick-Fit Ducting Systems

RE: Need help with dust collector design

That's about a 12"Ø main @ 5000 fpm depending on the number of off-legs you'll need for pick-up points and without all of the details you could figure a blower to handle the cfm at the stated fpm and a static presure of about 14-16 inches.  Google for woodworking dust collection systems and you'll find many different configurations from single stand alone systems to mains and off-legs like we do.

John J Almeda
Aircon Corporation

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