A sodium carbonate mining facility in the US was experiencing some serious baghouse collector woes. Due to humidity, the sodium carbonate was continuously turning into a cement like substance. This reaction was wreaking havoc on the company’s baghouses and causing them to bind, as well as cause significant overall damage to the equipment. The plant operators were spending more time and money on baghouse maintenance than the actual mining application. After seeing a video online for an Aerodyne dust collector in a mining application, the company contacted Aerodyne salesman Dan Navicky for more information.
Dan knew that either of the Aerodyne dust collectors would suffice in this particular application. The company chose to test both the GPC and the S Collector in-house. Both collectors resulted in almost 100% removal efficiency of the soda ash. Due to space constraints, the company chose to go with the GPC dust collector. 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.