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Designing a Dust Collection System: R&D Lab Makes the Invisible Visible

The performance of a dust collector or industrial ventilation system depends on the type and size of particulate, collection points, humidity and more. Every industrial plant is different. Therefore, not only do various scenarios have to be taken into consideration when designing a dust collection system, but calculations should be tested to ensure system performance….

Designed for Precision: IVI Adds Custom Laser Cutting Capabilities

When it comes to custom metal fabrication, customers demand quality parts, competitive pricing and reliable, quick turnaround times. Laser cutting has become the industry standard for producing high-quality parts quickly and accurately. IVI’s investment in a fiber optic laser has expanded our sheet metal fabrication services. With the addition of our 4.0 kW Mazak Optiplex…

How to Tackle Dust Collector Bag Replacement

Changing dust collector bags is one of the least desirable jobs of industry maintenance. Crawling into the collector is not only dirty business, it also requires you to take caution against exposure to the dust—sometimes harmful dust—that’s been collected in the baghouse. But, to keep your facility clean, healthy and comply with air quality regulations,…

How to Reduce Vortex Shedding [Video]

IVI has design experts to help you reduce the effects of vortex shedding. Structural Engineer Cory Holmes, P.E., explains how to reduce vortex shedding on industrial ventilation stacks.

Benefiting from Engineering Design [Video]

Industrial ventilation design engineering provides many benefits. Vice President Darwin Struensee discusses the benefits that a design engineering solution brings to an industrial ventilation system project. Learn how an in-house team of engineers and designers benefit projects of all sizes.

Industrial Exhaust Stack: From Spec to Stack

A significant amount of pre-planning must take place when designing, fabricating and installing exhaust stacks as part of your industrial dust collection system. Exhaust stacks are often part of an overall plant model, which determines the volume and exit velocity of air that can be discharged and the minimum elevation for that discharge. Building codes…

Balancing an industrial dust collection system

Achieving optimum airflow through an industrial dust collection system is done by balancing the system. Balancing involves adjusting the dampers to provide proper airflow to individual pickup points. It’s important to understand how your industrial dust collection system is performing and how to accommodate the ever-changing effects on the system through balancing. Why balancing your…

How to Avoid a Combustible Dust Explosion [Video]

The buildup of combustible dust can present hazards to your employees and facility. In this video, IVI Project Engineer Doug Schauer discusses the ingredients that lead to a combustible dust explosion, industries most at risk for dust explosions and how to protect your facility. See how IVI can help through its design, build and install…

Planning for an industrial dust collection system redesign

When industrial dust collection systems are changed, the change may alter hood and duct flow rates. Therefore, it is imperative that the effects of the changes are taken into account to reduce risk to worker safety and ensure continued compliance with environmental regulations. Reasons to plan an industrial dust collection system redesign Facility managers may…

Setting up and troubleshooting your pulse controller

Baghouse filters are cleaned when compressed air is blown into the filter to release dust buildup. A pulse controller times the burst of compressed air that is used to clean baghouse filters, a practice that improves baghouse efficiency and increases bag life. Types of pulse controllers Pulse controllers come in two types—a simple timer and…

Baghouse maintenance for industrial air quality

Industrial baghouse maintenance contributes to longer bag life, better efficiency and lower operation costs. A critical component in baghouse efficiency is properly maintaining its filters. Why baghouse maintenance is important Increasing efficiency With proper maintenance, the dust collection system as a whole will function more efficiently and have consistent air flow. That’s because it takes…