Designing Dust Hoods for Better Dust Containment Webinar Recording

Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Member $199 | Nonmember $225 | Student $25

There are many factors to consider in the selection and design of dust hoods. Particle momentum issues require much greater attention to details of dust hood design. This two-hour webinar will review the types of hoods commonly used and the process/dust collection interface issues, particle characteristics, and environmental conditions to address in hood design. Videos will aid the participant in visualizing how hoods work and some of the more common interferences.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with industrial ventilation hood design principles.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • ​List the common types of dust hoods and their applications
  • Discuss the common process interface, particle characteristics, and environmental conditions that negatively impact hood performance
  • ​Estimate hood air volumes and static pressures
  • ​Outline maintenance practices to keep the hoods performing long term


Gary Q. Johnson, P.E. helps clients find equipment and procedural solutions for workplace exposures. Gary has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Scranton. Working as an Industrial Ventilation and a Combustible Dust consultant for the last 11+ years, since leaving a 27-year Health, Safety, & Environment career at Procter & Gamble, he has helped clients in process industries such as paper, pharmaceuticals, bar soap, plastics compounding, plastic film, wood products, metal fabrication, foods and flavorings, combustible metal dust, powder coating, and paint and coatings industries. He has also been active in technical training and as a member of technical committees.

He routinely presents Professional Development courses for the AIHce and local AIHA sections, webinars for Powder & Bulk Engineering Magazine, and teaches industrial ventilation courses for the North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Conference. He is also a regular speaker at the Powder and Bulk Solids conferences and OSHA Training Institute. He has published articles in several trade and technical publications. He recently joined the new ANSI/Z9.12 sub-committee writing a new national standard – “Combustible Dust Collection Systems” which will describe design and maintenance requirements for dust collection systems extracting combustible dusts.​

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].