AQUEST CORPORATION helped a manufacturer of graphite bearing components with a custom dust collection solution. Aquest designed and installed a cartridge-style dust collector with a heavy-chip knockout to capture large- and small-graphite trimmings in full compliance with all OSHA and NFPA dust collection standards. The collector was equipped with backdraft damper, deflagration relief venting, exhaust silencer and HEPA return air system. Aquest provided expert design of custom machine-mounted exhaust hoods and properly designed interconnecting ductwork to achieve sufficient transfer velocity to prevent material from settling out of the airstream inside the duct. The system provided superior air quality and reduced machine downtime.