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Typical Rubber Dust Generating Processes

  • Tire manufacturing
  • Tire recycling
  • Tire retreading
  • Rubber manufacturing
  • Rubber recycling
  • Automotive parts production

Special considerations for rubber dust:

  • Oils
  • Heat
  • Hydrocarbons

Rubber grinding applications pose multiple challenges for industrial dust collectors. Oils in the rubber are typically the biggest problem. In horizontal cartridge collectors, the filters get saturated and the pleats fail. Heat is also an issue as hot pieces of materials can lay into the horizontal cartridges and burn the filter media. Rubber grinding dust has an explosive nature, and there are also hazards having to do with the hydrocarbons being released.

Rubber Automotive Belt and Tire Grinding Installation

Farr Gold Series Units and Cyclones on Rubber Automotive Belt and Tire Grinding at Dayco Automotive.

The Farr Gold Series offers the best solution for dust and fume collection in rubber grinding applications. With its vertical cartridge design, oil is not prone to soak the media. Vertical, wide pleats allow easier discharge of both fine rubber dust and large rubber particles. The Farr Gold Series offers an optional spark trap inlet design and explosion vents. HemiPleat® High Efficiency (HE) filters capture the smoke associated with the rubber grinding process.