Grain and Feed


Silos and processing facilities of grains and feeds produce dangerous airborne dusts. These facilities must be diligent in controlling this dust to ensure worker safety and regulatory compliance. To maintain a clean and safe work environment, airborne dusts must be captured before they can be inhaled by workers. Then the dust must be safely contained so it does not cause combustible dust explosions. This is done by constantly circulating the dust-laden air through an industrial dust collection system to filter out the particles. After the dust is removed from the air, the clean air is safely returned indoors or exhausted outdoors. A well-designed and -maintained dust collection system cost-effectively captures and contains all airborne particles.

Common Dusts and Concerns:

  • Grain
  • Feed
  • Seed
Safety and Occupational Exposure Concerns

Clean air is essential for worker safety in a grain and seed processing facility. Grains generate airborne particles. This food dust can trigger allergic reactions in workers, causing serious illness and even death.

Combustible Dusts

Seed, grain and feed processing creates dust that can be explosive. Dust collectors minimize the amount of combustible dust that can collect on floors and other surfaces, and they contain dust in one area. But the dust collectors themselves can be a fire or explosion hazard if they are designed incorrectly or not equipped with controls that prevent deflagration and contain explosions. All Camfil APC dust collectors safely contain combustible dusts and are equipped with deflagration controls.

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Gold Series X Flo


The Gold Series X-Flo dust collector (GSX) can be used in a variety of grain and agricultural seed processing dust applications such as corn shelling, seed cleaning, seed preparation, seed coating, seed hybrid development and general facility ventilation. The vertical cartridge design is recommended for agricultural seed processing. With its cross-flow inlet design and vertical pleated cartridges, the Gold Series X-Flo keeps material like bee wings and corn silks from bridging. In extreme cases, nylon overbags can also be installed on the cartridges to prevent bridging. With installations on every continent for a wide range of applications, we can customize a system to keep your silos and processing facilities clean. 

  • Modular construction – easy to build and assemble in limitless sizes and configurations
  • Tested to meet NFPA & ATEX standards
  • Available with numerous explosion protection options
  • Exceeds OSHA mandates for factory air quality
  • Less pulse-cleaning of filter cartridges is necessary, so the filters last longer and require less frequent changeout
  • Smaller footprints are possible because each unit handles more airflow
  • Ships in as few pieces as possible for fast delivery
  • Easy installation, operation and maintenance
  • Built on 20 years of reliable field dust collection performance
  • Gold Cone® X-Flo filter cartridge contains 375 square feet of media, offering the industry’s highest air-to-cloth ratio