Industrial Portable Dust Collection with Explosion-Proof Motor and Starter


The most powerful XP portable dust collection on the market with the most filter surface area. Made in USA from 14 gauge steel and conductive powder-coat.

XP Portable Dust Collectors for Explosive Dust. Div 1 Motor.

Exhaust Module can accommodate carbon pellet tray and a HEPA

PDC-XP Portable Dust Collection with Explosion Proof Motor and Starter.

1000 to  2500 CFM.  Available in all voltages. 

Non-Sparking Fan and NFPA threaded XP Conduit for interior wiring. Grounded filter, 300 sq ft of primary filter, plus 24"x24"x12" HEPA, Retractable grounding-Reel,  Auto-Filter Cleaning. Made in USA. 

Click HERE to see a Case Study for PDC-XP dust control in a cosmetics factory

Once we learn the details of your unique application we will email you a formal quote. 

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  • TEFC or Class I GP D; CLII GP F, G - Division I Explosion-Proof Motor.
  • IP55 or NEMA 7/9 Explosion-Proof Starter. 
  • Optional VFD.
  • Up to 2500 CFM
  • Up to 400 sq ft of filter
  • Retractable grounding reel
  • Non-sparking aluminum fan
  • Electrical Starter and Air-Pulse can be remote mounted on a panel
  • Send us the paint code for the unit to be powder coated in your color
  • AUTO-Pulse filter cleaning. (pulses by reading a pressure drop)
  • Custom-built for your unique application in the USA!

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  • 1000 or 2000 Nominal CFM @ 5.5 in. of static pressure
  • Single phase 1.5 HP or three phase 3 HP TEFC motor with switch, cord on 1.5 HP only.
  • Optional Explosion Proof Motors Class 1, Div I and II. Groups E,F&G
  • Optional NEMA 7/9 XP Starter
  • Direct drive backward inclined airfoil non-overloading fan
  • 177 or 295 square feet of filter area providing filter Efficiency of 99% at 0.5 microns and grounding filter strap
  • Optional 24"x24"x12" HEPA .3 micron @99.97% eff.
  • Optional 24"x24"x12" Carbon Cell for up to 40 lbs of 4 mm carbon pellets for VOC elimination
  • NFPA 652 XP Conduit for Wiring
  • Internal baffle protecting cartridge filter 
  • Manual push button pulse-jet filter cleaning system
  • Easy tool-less filter change-out 
  • Mini-helic filter change-out gauge 
  • Dust collection drawer 
  • 6 or 8 in. by 10 ft. externally supported extraction arm
  • 10 in. rear wheels and 5 in. front swivel wheels
  • 11- and 14-gauge heavy duty metal construction
  • Industrialized textured powder coat finish 
  • Custom colors - send us your paint code!

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Can you better explain what is NFPA 652 Compliance for Vacuums and Dust Collectors?

NFPA 652 requires all facilities handling combustible dust, even in NON-Classified environments, to use vacuum systems that meet very specific design requirements as laid out in NFPA 652 Section

  • The materials of construction must be conductive, except in a few specific circumstances.
  • Hoses must be conductive or static dissipative.
  • All conductive components, including wands and attachments, must be bonded and grounded.
  • Dust-laden air must not pass through the fan or blower.
  • Electrical motors must not be in the dust-laden air stream unless listed for Class II, Division I, locations.
  • Paper filter elements aren’t allowed for picking up liquids or wet materials.
  • Vacuum systems used for metal dust must meet the requirements of NFPA 484, which is the standard for combustible metals.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What is the NFPA 8 cu ft rule?

“if the system’s air-material separator, such as a filter receiver, dust collector, or cyclone, has an enclosure (dirty-side) volume greater than 8 cu. ft., then the enclosure must be protected against an explosion’s effect by a valid protection method, such as explosion venting, suppression, or containment.”

Plus (click or tap to expand) + How is the PDC-XP Portable Dust Collection compliant with NFPA 8 cu ft rule?

 The PDC-XP 1000 and 2000 are both compliant with the 8 cu. ft. rule, as the “dirty air” portions of each collector are less than 8 cubic ft.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + What are some of the industries and applications that this unit is used for?

By also adding a non-sparking fan wheel and an aluminum spark deflector (and several other key upgrades), the PDC-XP units can be customized to be compliant with NFPA 652 Standard for capture of ST1 explosive dusts. These units are useful in specific applications such as batching or pouring of powders in a lab or factory, as well as industries such as cosmetics, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and defense. Having a detailed conversation ahead of purchase is crucial as every application is unique. Allow Controlled Air Design to customize a unit for your needs!


Unit HP CFM/"WG LxWxH inches
PDC-XP-1000XPST1 1.5 1000 / 5.5" 36 x 20 x 53.5
PDC-XP-1200XPST1 1.5 1200 / 5.5" 47 x 20 x 53.5
PDC-XP-2000XPST1 3 2000 / 5.5" 47 x 20 x 53.5
PDC-XP-2500XPST1 5 2500 / 7.5" 47 x 20 x 53.5

Grounding Reel and other safety options for HAZLOC Dust Collection

Grounding Reel
Retractable Grounding Reel. Mounts to SPC unit.

We offer a variety of motor choices with the PDC-XP units.  The TEFC Motor that comes standard with the PDC-XP units is acceptable in most ST1 dust collection applications.   For severe-duty applications we can offer Explosion-Proof Motors that are UL listed and rated for groups F&G. We also have a Group E Motor available.  NEMA 7/9 Starters and VFDs are also available.  For use in Class 1 areas where airborne flammable gases and vapors are present,  these motors are designed to protect against hazardous gases, vapors and dusts that have explosive properties. Our highly engineered shaft sealing system protects against all three hazardous dust groups.

Optional Dust Collection Spark-Trap

Optional Spark Trap Assembly

An Optional Spark-Trap and FR Filters are available for welding and grinding applications. Or applications where a spark might occur. 

Let us know the details of your application so that we can see if a Spark-Trap is needed. 

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