Apart from being a superior form of structural integrity from a manufacturing point of view, bolted dust collectors are more likely to have long term issues. Depending on the metals, oxidisation and rusting can occur at the bolted joint. The bolts could also become a projectile in the event of an explosion. Inspecting these and replacing will add to the annual servicing costs and decrease the ROI of the collector.

Because various products/ dusts have different properties- hygroscopic, acidic or alkaline, particle size, shape, etc, different filter media may be required. Dust particle size is usually measured in microns (1/1000 of one millimetre).

The most common reason why ducting in a dust collector blocks is because there is not enough velocity of the air moving through the duct. This is a good indicator that the ducting was not designed properly, or modifications after installation are having a detrimental effect.

A dust collector from DCS with proper maintenance and care will last excess of 20 years. Filter will need to be changed in that time, depending on the dust characteristics. Many of our systems are still in operation well after this time.

Yes, All mechanical equipment needs servicing. Just like your car, a dust collector has mechanical/moving parts and requires servicing. A regular servicing plan can avoid larger and expensive problems.

Yes, All DCS dust collectors are manufactured at our facility in Narangba, Brisbane. We also source our steel and components from local business. We believe that the best way is the Australian way for the future of our kids.

No, PVC is a very large safety issue within dust collection systems. PVC conduit is a polymer made from Poly (vinyl chloride) which can be a considered a plastic (depending on who you ask). So when you have large quantities of air moving past this material it builds up static electricity. If this is not earthed and allowed to build up, the static electricity can cause a spark in the ducting. This is especially important to industries that are working with combustible materials such as timber or paper processing mills. If you add a spark to a combustible material and high volumes of air, a catastrophic explosion may occur with the right ratios.

The main difference is a shaker dust collector shakes the filters to dislodge the dust, and a pulse dust collector uses high pressure air to blow the dust out of the filters. Shaker type collectors ideally need to be shut down to clean properly and often struggle with removing fine dust causing the filters to become “blinded”, because they do not push the dust out of the pores of the filter. A reverse pulse collector can clean on line and is far more efficient in dut collection.

Yes, many dusts are combustible. Dust from cellulose, grain, nuts, timber, flour, carbon based dust (coal, minerals), Sugar, Lucerne, and many, many more. Damage from explosions can be minimized by a robust welded casing with properly designed explosion relief panels. For any flammable materials DCS limit the chance of a static spark and subsequent chance of explosion with the use of anti-static filtration media.

Signs to look for when purchasing a dust collector are, the quality of the build,the thickness of the panels and if they are bolted or welded, corrosion protection, control valves and solenoid valves. Also has the dust collector been designed for a particular project or is it a ‘shelf product’ that will do the job? Is the collector Australian Made to Australian standards and conditions?

Explosion vents are important to mitigate the effects of an explosion when handling dust from any combustible material. The explosion vents reduce the overall impact and can direct the blast away from key infrastructure and personal.

Extended surface filters, as the name implies have 3-4 times the filter area of an equivalent sized bag. This means that the dust collector size can be reduced, and consequently the cost of the dust collector.

Not if you want your system to work properly. Pleated filters have a much larger surface area and are designed to have a certain amount of air moving through the filters (cloth ratio). By changing from pleated to bag filters this cloth ratio is dramatically increased, and at best will result in very short bag life, or blind very quickly. In some circumstances, the capacity of an existing collector can be extended with pleated filters.

Because many dusts have the potential to explode under certain conditions, it is preferable to install the collector outside the work space to create a safer working environment. All DCS dust collectors are designed to be weatherproof.

A clear inspection port allows you to see at a glance if there is a problem due to (a) the bin not being emptied, (b) leaking rotary valve if fitted, and (c)to avoid having to open the collector to be sure that no large foreign objects have been drawn into the collector. (We have pulled caps, towels, newspapers and long slivers of laminate and timber out from hoppers).

The only sure way to seal a door/ access cover is to pivot it so that pressure on the seal is applied evenly all around. The same principle is used for water tight doors in ships for the same reason. It takes a bit more effort, but the result is worth it.