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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 a new dust collector installation

When a new dust collector installation occurs, the installation may alter hood and duct flow rates. Therefore, it is imperative to consider the installation’s effects, in order to reduce worker safety risk and ensure continued compliance with environmental regulations. We explain what to consider before undertaking a new dust collector installation, such as: Whether adding…

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…

Placing Collection Points for Industrial Dust Collection Systems

Industrial dust collectors generally have multiple collection points—also called pickup points. Determining where to place these collection points in your facility should be based on several factors, from the type of material being collected to workers’ health and wellness. By choosing optimal locations for localized dust collection, you are likely to maximize system air flow,…

Industrial dust collection design strategies for optimal industrial airflow

Industrial dust collection systems should be designed for optimal industrial airflow. Each type of industrial collection system—dust collection and fume collection—has unique requirements for optimized airflow. Benefits of proper industrial airflow by dust collection type Dust collection systems: Proper airflow contributes to high air quality and a clean work environment. Fume collection systems: Proper airflow…

Maintain proper industrial airflow for dust collection systems

A dust collection systems airflow can be optimized to reduce waste and extend the life of the facility and equipment. The correct airflow also contributes to worker safety and productivity by minimizing potentially harmful materials in the environment. The importance of optimal industrial airflow Proper airflow is an important element of any dust collection system….

Introducing NFPA 652: New OSHA-Adopted Standards for Combustible Dust

NFPA introduces NFPA 652 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established a new combustible dust standard, NFPA 652, which was adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The new standard impacts many industries, including chemical, wood processing, metals and agriculture. NFPA 652 improves uniformity to the industry-specific combustible dust standard and defines…

Mechanical Separation

CYCLONE DUST COLLECTORS AND CLASSIFIERS To remove heavy particulates from air streams, such as in cabinet or furniture making, IVI uses mechanical separation filtration. Two common mechanical separation devices are cyclone dust collectors and classifiers. IVI designs these devices to fit any application to meet pressure drops and space requirements. CYCLONE DUST COLLECTORS Air enters…

Why pick a design/build solution

Frequently Asked Questions 1) What is a design/build solution? IVI’s design/build solution is a turnkey industrial ventilation solution as the entire project is completed under one roof from the beginning designs, to the fabrication and installation of an industrial ventilation system. A design/build solution offers the opportunity to have the project’s specifications planned by the…

Reduce Energy Demands with the Right Industrial Fan

The efficiency of an industrial ventilation system’s fan can reduce an organization’s overall energy demands significantly. An industrial fan’s performance depends on the industrial ventilation system’s design and layout, the type of fan selected, the system requirements and proper maintenance of the fan after installation. During the design phase of an industrial ventilation system, the…

Industrial Ventilation Fan Selection – Part 1

A fan is the primary air moving device in an industrial ventilation system. Industrial ventilation fans are categorized into three groups: axial, centrifugal and special types.  In addition to matching the required airflow and pressure considerations, the air stream characteristics, operating temperature, drive arrangement and mounting should be considered when selecting an industrial fan. Types…

Industrial Ventilation Fan Selection – Part 2

As explained in “Industrial Fan Selection – Part 1” a fan is the primary air moving device in an industrial dust collection system. Part 1 defines fan types and ideal applications. In Part 2, the primary considerations for selecting the right fan are defined. However, as recommended in the Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended…

How to select a hood for an industrial ventilation system

The primary goal of an industrial ventilation system hood is to capture and transfer environmental contaminants. A hood’s size and shape is designed specific to its end application but is typically classified within the enclosing hood or exterior hood category. Hood Types Enclosing hoods: An enclosing hood will completely or partially surround the point where…