A customer in Iowa was experiencing issues with its abrasive dust collector. The company uses a cartridge collector to handle the abrasive ceramic dust that comes from the ceramic parts they manufacture. The main problem the company was faced with was the cartridge filters were wearing out too quickly, which was costing them time and money. Hoping Aerodyne Environmental had a solution to the abrasive nature of this application, a plant operator contacted Dan Navicky for more information.
After researching the specs of the company’s operation, Dan concluded that the company would benefit from using a GPC before the cartridge collector. The Aerodyne GPC Dust Collector operates differently than other dust collectors. A sloped spiral inlet directs the dirty gas stream toward a fixed ground plate and hopper of the dust collector. The ground plate forces vortex reversal to occur in a much shorter space, eliminating the need for a long, tapered body. As the dirty gas stream strikes the convex ground plate, fine particulate that has not completely made it to the dust collector walls is deflected into the hopper. The ground plate also shields collected particulate from the forces of the vortex reversal, acting as a barrier between the separation chamber and the collection hopper. This innovative design enables a compact dust collector to operate at high efficiency, even when installed horizontally. By placing the GPC in front of the cartridge collector, most of the abrasive dust will be collected before reaching the cartridges. This process will save the company time and money that would normally be spent on purchasing new cartridges and changing them out.
Do you have an abrasive dust collection that is wearing out your baghouse or cartridge collector too quickly? Click the photo below to learn about how Aerodyne's industrial dust collectors can help extend the life of your filters and improve your dust collection process.