many factors to consider in regards to total cost of ownership, utility savings are one of the easiest to benefit from. Consider an example.
Recirculation of Clean Air
In some applications, it is possible to recirculate air that has been through a dust collector back into a facility. This means that in colder climates, heating costs can be reduced by using recirculated air that has already been heated through various industrial processes. Welding areas, especially those in an environment with a heigh ceiling, can use this arrangement to good effect. For example, one factory installed a modern dust collector in their welding shop, and as a result, no longer had to turn the heaters on in winter. That saved $80,000 to $100,000 (USD) per year! Of course, you should study the applicable laws, safety considerations and installation requirements as you consider such a possibility for your own facility. Even when hazardous dusts or fumes are being collected, it may be possible to recirculate clean air into your facility when a polishing HEPA filter is in place.
|An industrial dust collector collecting fumes from high-ceiling welding environment.|