“Off the shelf portables for explosive environments just would not do the job.”
Dust control and source capture of fugitive dust often require a portable unit to access multiple processes within a pilot pharma facility. Mobility to get into tight spaces is a necessity.
Space does not always allow for a site dedicated dust collector. Our client needed a dust collector to collect fugitive dust from mixers, test cells and batch weight stations located throughout their plant. The unit construction was required to meet acceptable sanitary and anti-static standards. Additionally, the unit design needed to include explosion protection options as the materials being handled were potentially explosive.
Hazardous Location Class 1 Division 1 Portable Dust Collector
Portable dust collector, NEMA 7 Controls, sanitary and anti-static design.
At the client’s request, SysTech designed and commissioned the manufacture of a custom portable dust collector sized at 750 CFM, to meet the specific requirement of the EXP Class 1, Div. 1 environment and would capture airborne dusts generated at weigh stations and mixers.
The unit was built for the environment and included a six (6) inch diameter flexible extraction arm, high efficiency pulse clean cartridge filter cleaner, NEMA 7 controls, 3 HP, 1 Ø EXP motor, cast aluminum pressure blower, 99.97% HEPA final filter and sealed collection pail, all stainless steel construction and mounted on a moveable frame with anti-static casters.
The unit was fabricated and assembled with the following features:
- All 316 stainless steel construction
- High efficiency pulse clean cartridge dust collector
- Six (6) inch diameter flexible grounded extraction arm
- NEMA 7 controls
- 3 HP, 1 Ø EXP motor
- Cast aluminum pressure blower, AMCA A
- 99.97% HEPA final filter
- Sealed collection pail
- Anti-Static casters
Modifying “off the shelf” products allowed us to provide a solution to meet the needs of the client.