Ecogate On-Demand Control System
On-Demand Dust Collection refers to the smart, energy-efficient approach to managing dust, fume, and mist extraction in industrial manufacturing. Unlike traditional systems that run at full capacity regardless of actual need, On-Demand Dust Collection systems dynamically adjust the ventilation based on real-time demand from workstations–lowering your electricity costs and increasing your systems’ performance.
The Science Behind The Savings
How do the Ecogate systems achieve such remarkable energy savings? The key lies in harnessing the Fan Law. Fan power is directly proportional to the cube of the air volume; thus, in a theoretical example, halving the air volume results in the fan's electricity consumption being reduced to a mere 12.5% of its full air volume value.
Formula: Power Consumption ∝ (Air Volume)^3
Now imagine 30% of workstations are idle. By reducing air volume to 70%, Ecogate lowers your power usage to just 34.3% of full capacity.
Formula: (0.7)^3 ≈ 0.343
The result? You save approximately 65.7% (about two thirds) on energy costs for ventilation, proving small changes can have big impacts on your bottom line with Ecogate.
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Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Integrating Ecogate into your industrial ventilation system not only boosts its performance but also reduces lifetime costs by 35% to 40%. With dust collecting systems having an expected lifespan of 20 years, this investment ensures that savings accumulate significantly over time. Here's how:
Reduced Energy Consumption: Since the fan power is adjusted to service only the active workstations this cuts down the electricity usage of your collector, usually one of the biggest motors in factories devouring a ton of energy.
Less Frequent Maintenance: With data about your entire system helping you with predictive maintenance, not having your collector running on full throttle, and with less air blasting into your filters, this reduces the frequency and cost of maintenance.
Improved System Efficiency: With Ecogate, your system operates below its full capacity, extending its lifespan and in many cases affording you additional workstations without having to invest in a bigger collector.
The result? A dust collection upgrade that's not just more efficient but also more cost-effective over its lifetime, ensuring the best return on your investment.
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Streamlined Data for Smarter Decisions
Ecogate Analytics delivers real-time insights into your system's performance. It constantly monitors electricity usage, air volumes, and workstation utilization/activity, sending data to our cloud server for instant analysis. This enables targeted adjustments for peak efficiency and safety.
Automated Reports: Daily and monthly emails detail system health and operational trends, empowering maintenance and management with actionable insights.
Proactive Maintenance: Early alerts on filter and system pressures prevent issues before they escalate.
Energy Savings & Compliance: Document energy savings and ensure compliance with easy-to-understand reports.
Optimize Workflow: Data on workstation utilization informs smarter layout and equipment decisions.
Comparative Performance: Access comparative performance metrics across multiple factory locations (requires ecoCARE plan).
Web-Based: Available 24/7 from any internet-connected device
Ecogate Analytics, for smarter decision-making, proactive maintenance, and optimized factory workflow.
Maintains Minimum Transport Air Velocities
Adequate ventilation is essential for worker health and safety, especially in woodworking facilities.
According to NFPA standards 664 (woodworking facilities) and 652 (combustible dust fundamentals), maintaining air velocities above the minimum transport velocity is crucial to prevent dust settlement in ducts, reducing fire or explosion risks.
Ecogate's On-Demand Control System continuously monitors and adjusts air flow, ensuring air velocities remain at or above required levels for safe particulate transport. By measuring air velocity directly at workstation gates and regulating air volume in a closed loop, Ecogate guarantees that velocities do not fall below safe thresholds.
This proactive approach not only safeguards your work environment but also significantly enhances indoor air quality, protecting your workers from airborne contaminants.