Industrial Accessories Company was asked to provide nuisance dust collection add-on equipment to a fleet of sand movers operating in the Marcellus Shale play. The equipment was made mobile to allow rapid deployment along with the sand movers.
The installation was developed to address concerns related to controlling dust generation created during pneumatic filling of the sand movers. Removing harmful particulate from the air benefits overall health and safety for all operating personnel at a Frac site. The collection system allows for up to seven pneumatic trailers to fill the sand movers simultaneously. IAC can design and supply equipment into new Frac sanding systems or retrofitted to existing equipment. Read more about IAC Frac Sand Technology here.
IAC Dust Collector Mitigates Frac Sand Exposure at Marcellus Well Sites
So your crew changes the filter bags and things improve, but the problem soon returns. So you have them change filter bags again. It is not a pleasant job, but your guys get it done. Maybe you question the quality of the filter bags. You may even consider changing your filter bag supplier. But is it the bags?
Yes, the filter bags are the heart of your baghouse, but they are as very small part of your ventilation system, which is a large and complex group of components that go way beyond the baghouse.
A ventilation system has the following basic components:
- Flow distribution system
- Dust discharge system
- Outlet ductwork
Filter bags are not even on the list, as they are only one part of the baghouse, which is just one component of your system. Yes, bags are an important, but they’re only a small part of your overall system.
Poor design or performance coming from any of the above components can create significant problems in your system. And it’s likely that the real problem is affecting your filter bags, but is not due to the filter bags.
IAC can help you pinpoint the source of your problems so you can focus on a real solution. Who knows, you may improve ventilation performance and double or triple your filter bag life as a result.
Call one of our sales engineers today at 1.913.384.5511 for a real solution to your problem, or contact us via the web.
-Dr Vent Goode
Is your process equipment a nuisance?
From the ventilation perspective, there are two types of systems: Process and nuisance applications.
Your process equipment is what helps you make your product. And whether it’s a cooler, a kiln, a separator, a mill or a pneumatic conveying system, proper ventilation maximizes output and production.
Nuisance applications can include material transfer point in a far corner of your plant. If the baghouse venting that area loses compressed air and the baghouse stops running, that area may become dusty. This is a problem, but unlike a process baghouse, it will not immediately affect plant production.
Some plants treat both types of systems with the same level of importance. It’s good when you treat your nuisance baghouses as process equipment, but it’s not so good when you treat your process baghouse as a nuisance baghouse.
An underperforming ventilation system serving your process can significantly impact your production. And sometimes the problem gradually builds over the years, so it is assumed that the present performance is what it’s always been. But is it?
IAC can analyze your application and pinpoint ways to maximize the performance of your system, often resulting in increased output, better performance and higher reliability.
Dr. Vent Goode
As you enter your planned outage season with numerous maintenance items to attend to, IAC is ready and able to assist in any evaluations or work necessary to get your dust collectors operating at peak efficiency. With crews located around the country, and well over 100 years of dedicated expertise in inspecting units to identify any necessary repairs or modifications, we are capable of responding quickly to your needs. Read more about IAC baghouse maintenance services
Please give us a call at 1.913.384.5511, whether it’s for an inspection, system evaluation, bag change out, to purchase replacement parts & components or collector rebuilds…