Case Study: Dust Collection Optimization in Gypsum Manufacturing


A major gypsum manufacturer in Houston sought the expertise of to address some challenges in their processing facility. Gypsum powder, a crucial material in construction, undergoes crushing, grinding, and other processes during its production.

Gypsum dust accumulation on top of dust collector.
Gypsum powder leaks can negatively affect your operations

Scope of Work

Gypsum manufacturing, especially in drywall production, contributed to environmental concerns due to particulate emissions and energy-intensive processes. provided and installed a new baghouse system equipped with a fan and optimized ductwork. The goal was to efficiently capture and control dust emissions throughout the 5 gypsum processing stages (crushing, screening, grinding, calcination, storage and transportation).

The design incorporated a closed circulation system with negative pressure, ensuring that the air path remained enclosed. To address the increase in air volume due to water content in raw materials and evaporation during grinding, a regulated air volume system was integrated. provided and installed a new baghouse system equipped with a fan and optimized ductwork.
New baghouse system equipped with a fan and optimized ductwork.


The implementation of a new baghouse system reduced particulate emissions during the grinding and processing stages, and greatly reduced energy costs.

Conclusion‘s tailored solution optimized dust collection for our client in Houston. This case study showcases the effectiveness of advanced dust collection strategies in mitigating environmental impact and enhancing the sustainability of manufacturing processes in the gypsum industry.

Would you like to know how a thorough technical inspection by could improve the efficiency of your operations? Talk now with one of our baghouse experts for more information!

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