NEPA 664 Compliant Wood Dust Collector


AQUEST CORPORATION was called upon by a Connecticut manufacturer of bio-pellet fuel to provide a fully NFPA 664 compliant dust collector system. The facility’s briquetting operation generated a large quantity of wood dust and wood flour, both of which are highly combustible (i.e. high Kst and Pmax values). Aquest provided a turn-key cartridge dust collector system, which included the following ancillary components: cyclone separator with deflagration isolation (not pictured, located inside building), properly sized interconnecting ductwork to maintain 4,000 ft/min minimum transport velocity, multi-zone spark detection and suppression system, explosion isolation, and high-speed abort gate for return air, which provided a tremendous energy savings.