A US facility that handles silica and polyolefin was tired of facing the steep prices that came with its baghouses in its dust collection system. The fiber dust mixture was binding the baghouses up at an accelerated rate and the facility was having to replace the bags multiple times a year. At $14,000 a year on bag replacement alone, the company was in need of a solution to this costly problem. The plant manager reached out to Aerodyne for a solution.
Aerodyne explained the numerous benefits of using a dust collector as a pre-filter for a baghouse. They suggested using a GPC-84 for the facility’s 16,000 ACFM airflow to help get 99% of the 20+ micron dust out of the airstream. This will decrease the dust loading on the bags of the baghouse and expand the bag life exponentially.
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.
Are your baghouses costing you money due to loss of production time and replacement parts? Click the photo below to learn how installing an Aerodyne dust collector as a pre-filter for your company's existing system can increase removal efficiencies, extend bag life, and decrease time spent on maintenance.