Air Flow Conversion Calculator for Metalworking


Dust collecting requires an important decision for all operations. That decision involves an appropriate air flow conversion calculator.  This is because companies in the metalworking industry produce large quantities of dust in the process of their labors. Quality fume extraction and dust collection requires the necessary equipment to ensure that these particles will not cause health hazards for employees. When investing in your equipment, you will of course have to consider what size the dust collector needs to be.

Air Flow Conversion Calculator

The dust collector should be large enough to contain the fumes and dust coming from your process machinery and small enough to fit the machinery without creating gaps in your operations. The dust collector should also be able to handle static pressure loss,  a major concern in dust filtration.

The Perfect Air Flow Conversion Calculator

An air flow conversion calculator will allow you to determine the appropriate size for a dust collection filter. You simply input several numbers in order to find out the volume of air within a given space.

You must calculate the number of air changes per hour (ACH), and take into account the amount of particles and fume are present for removal. Applications of the calculator may include:


  • Detonation
  • Plasma
  • Thermal
  • Cold
  • Wire arc


  • Grinding
  • Torch cutting
  • Arc gouging
  • Soldering
  • Robotic welding
  • Plasma cutting
  • Sanding

After you’ve input the numbers needed for your calculations, an Imperial Systems representative can take you through the steps of locating the appropriate equipment for your needs.

One metalworking product that is commonly needed, for example, is the CMAXX Laser Dust and Fume Extraction System, which counteracts gases produced by cutting. By connecting with a laser or plasma cutting table, this extraction system will help you to minimize cost that would otherwise be required with ductwork.
To use our air flow conversion calculator, click here. To give us a call, dial 800-918-3013.

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