How Much Does a Dust Collector Cost?
Summary: Small dust collectors for applications up to 1,000 CFM airflow cost between $100 up to $5,000 USD. Pre-fab dust collection systems such as a bin vent or cartridge type collector cost between $10,000 and $80,000 USD and accommodate airflow volumes between 2,000 and 10,000 CFM. Custom baghouse dust collectors or multiple module bin vents or cartridge collectors range between $50,000 to $1 million USD and more.
Dry dust collection systems remove airborne dust generated during manufacturing or industrial processing. Examples may include woodworking, bulk powder processing, or food production. Dust collectors range in size from small, portable units to extensive turnkey systems engineered for large industrial facilities.
A small dust collector able to handle up to 750 or 1,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of airflow can cost between $100 up to $5,000. These small, retail units are ideal for ventilating two to three pieces of equipment such as a saw, sander or planer for a small woodworking or metalworking shop. They require the dust collector to be set up extremely close to the collection point which reduces static pressure and in turn fan size. Small units are readily available at an online retailer or home improvement store.
Larger, commercial applications, such as school woodshops, metalworking facilities, sandblasting, chemical processing, food processing, cement production, energy production, mining, foundries, and many others require systems to ventilate large scale processing equipment. These dust collectors are designed to handle a much larger dust load, and meet higher airflow and/or temperature requirements. Pre-fabricated dust collection systems such as a bin vent or cartridge type dust collector can accommodate airflow volumes between 2,000 and 10,000 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Units can range in price between $10,000 – $80,000 depending on the size of the unit, filter media, and the fan size.
Custom turnkey, dust collection systems that require complete engineering of the system and ductwork, such as one or more pulse jet baghouses, or multiple modular bin vents and cartridge collectors can range between $50,000 – $1 million dollars or more. The price of your dust collection system is determined by several variables outlined below.