A world manufacturer that specializes in the designing and processing of floor and ceiling tiles was looking to improve its dust collection system. The process begins with a combination of melted mineral wool and saw dust. The melted concoction is then sent to a spinning wheel which forms a fibrous material. The fiber particulate is then pulverized and pneumatically taken away. The particulate is used to make ceiling tiles.
The problem with this manufacturing process was the baghouse collector. Some of the particulate was not being reclaimed because it was getting caught in the filter. This meant constant maintenance and cleaning and loss of profit on product that couldn’t be reclaimed. The company reached out to Aerodyne for a solution to solve all of these issues and improve its dust collection system.
Aerodyne suggested the facility place a GPC before the baghouse to separate the particles from the pneumatic air, removing a large quantity of the product before it reaches the baghouse. The GPC dust collector is a compact high efficiency cyclone dust collector. It has several distinct advantages over common high-efficiency cyclone dust collectors. The spiral inlet of the GPC directs the dirty gas stream toward the ground plate and hopper of the collector. Coupled with the compact size of the collectors, this gives the GPC the ability to be installed horizontally with virtually no effect on the collection efficiency. This cyclonic dust collector can improve any dust collection system.
After installing the GPC, the company was able to reclaim all of the material before it reached the baghouse, greatly improving its dust collection system. This helped to increase production time because plant operators don’t have to take the time to constantly clean the baghouse filter. Additionally, the company was able to save money they were previously losing on product that was getting stuck in the baghouse.