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Are you wasting time using compressed air to clean your baghouse or cartridge collector?

Posted by Tom Hobson on Sep 13, 2017 10:27:35 AM

Baghouses and cartridge collectors often use compressed air / plant air to clean the filters.  By pushing compressed air through the filter, in theory, dust should be removed from the filters.  However,  air compressors are high maintenance pieces of equipment that have high operating costs.  Also, the filters are never completely dust free after an air blast, meaning that, over time they become blinded. This high time-and-monetary cost can be lowered by breaking away from using compressed air and instead using a cyclone pre-filter in your dust collection system.

 By putting a cyclone pre-filter ahead of your filters you can:

  • Decrease the loading on filters, reducing their cleaning from twice a minute to possibly once every 2-3 minutes.
  • Eliminate the wear and tear on your filters and therefore the risk of your filter developing a hole and compromising the whole filter.

If you are looking to save money on your compressed air usage, a pulse-on-demand controller with a cyclone pre-filter is a good option to explore.

Click below to see how baghouses or cartridge collectors used as pre-filters cyclones can significantly improve your process. 

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Topics: dust collector, baghouse, cartridge collector, Dr. Dust, compressed air

4 Potential Dangers to Collectors! How Cyclone Pre-Filters Can Help!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 16, 2017 10:49:13 AM

With government regulations tightening on solid emissions, baghouses and cartridge collectors have become status quo in the past 40 years.  The fabric filters (bags or cartridges) remove dust below 1 micron in size.  The high removal efficiency of the filters, have been considered best available removal technology.  This means most processes requiring dust collectors will use a baghouse or cartridge collector.  However, not all processes work well with baghouses and dust collectors.

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Topics: baghouse, Cyclone Pre-Filter, cartridge collector, solid emission, High Particulate Loading, Particulate Recovery

Vacu-Valve on a 30-day trial? Are you kidding? Try it NOW…

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 21, 2016 10:33:30 AM

The Vacu-Valve is a low cost alternative to a rotary valve.  There are no motors, pneumatics, or moving parts as it operates by using the system vacuum above to seal the sleeve.  This is typically from a cyclone, baghouse, or cartridge collector.  Since the sleeve is split, gravity will slowly pull the solids down through the sleeve until they exit the sleeve and fall into the collection hopper.  As you can see from the description, not all solids will easily pass through this.  The ideal particulate would be sand.  It’s small, spherical shape and the density allows it to easily pass through the valve.  It doesn’t bridge easily.

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Topics: cyclone, dust, dust collector, baghouse, cartridge, airflow

Choosing a Collector: When to Use a Baghouse, Cartridge Collector, a Cyclone or a Wet Scrubber

Posted by Tom Hobson on Sep 26, 2016 9:39:13 AM


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Topics: cyclone, dust, dust collector, baghouse, cartridge, wet scrubber

Choosing a Collector: When to Use a Baghouse, Cartridge Collector, a Cyclone or a Wet Scrubber

Posted by Tom Hobson on Sep 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Choosing the right dust collection solution requires careful evaluation of the specific application.

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Topics: cyclone, dust, dust collector, guide, baghouse, cartridge, wet scrubber

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