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Dust Control in Industrial Operations
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Dust Control in Industrial Operations

1-Day Workshop: A practical & regulatory guide to industrial dust suppression. Build you knowledge of the legislative requirements, fundamental design concepts & tools used to manage, maintain, operate & evaluate dust collection/ suppression systems & associated equipment

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Build an understanding of applicable OH&S and environmental statutory regulation
  • Discover your existing system and equipment capabilities and limitations
  • Appreciate what upgrade considerations can be considered for existing systems and equipment
  • Review selection and design imperatives for new and existing baghouses, wet scrubbers, fans and other dust technologies
  • Identify base design principles for reticulated ductwork systems and collection hood design principles
  • Recognise requirements and limitations of equipment, maintenance and operational systems
  • Participate in a trouble-shooting session of existing systems and equipment

About the Course

Fugitive dust emission and management is a key consideration in industrial operations.

Industries seek to maximise output from their production line and enhancing productivity and capital efficiency. There is an ever increasing need for management to ensure the operation remains sustainable.

This one day intensive training course will update your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of fugitive dust control from legislative requirements through concept and detail design to the operation and maintenance of dust control systems.

Take away best practice principles and procedures that will improve your current operations and future plant expansions. The course is designed to be interactive, practical, and permit discussion and analysis of problems encountered on participants’ specific operations.

With ever increasing pressure to ensure environmental and occupational health compliance, it is increasingly important to ensure that personnel (ranging from managers and supervisory staff through to maintenance and operational personnel), have a sound understanding of applicable
legislation and technologies available. This will ensure high levels of compliance.

Who Will Benefit

Course Level: Intermediate
Recommended Pre-requisite: Nil

  • All those responsible for OH&S and environmental compliance in terms of air quality within the facility and surrounding atmosphere
  • Engineers and supervisor staff responsible for incorporating new equipment and systems which have the potential to generate fugitive dust
  • Supervision, maintenance and operational staff who are responsible for the operation and or maintenance of dust collection/suppression equipment, including baghouses, wet scrubbers, cyclones, fans and associated ductwork systems

A CPD Course

Use this course to help fulfil your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) educational requirements to retain your professional/chartered status. Contact your relevant association to learn how

Course Outline

Environmental considerations

  • Occupational health and environmental legislation
  • Available technologies
  • Collection equipment and performance outcomes

Dust suppression and dry filtration

  • Dust suppression
  • Dry filtration (baghouses)
    > Design fundamentals and concepts
    > Filtration velocities (air to cloth ratios)
    > Filter pressure drop as a key indicator

Operations and maintenance

  • Reverse pulse (bag) cleaning system operation and principles
  • Filter media selection
  • Collected waste disposal
  • Maintenance

Wet scrubbers

  • Design concepts and types
  • Waste disposal and recirculation

Design principles and limitations

  • Ductwork system design concepts and limitations
  • Collection hood and enclosure design
  • Hood capture velocities
  • System balancing


  • Fan types and applications
  • Fan laws
  • Exhaust stack emission monitoring

Troubleshooting discussions

This will analyse existing systems and equipment and provide useful insights into how to make changes that will improve your operation

On-site & in-house training

Deliver this course how you want, where you want, when you want – and save up to 40%! 8+ employees seeking training on the same topic?

Talk to us about an on-site/in-house & customised solution.


Still have a question?

Sushil Kunwar
Training Consultant
+61 (0)2 9080 4395

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