Story of a Baghouse and the Quick Quote Configurator

A case study on how IAC’s Quick Quote Configurator can save time and money


Upon repurposing an existing silo to handle a new material, this large midwestern cement plant looked to IAC to help find a solution for their dust collection needs. Utilizing IAC’s Quick Quote Configurator our team was able to quote and deliver a new, high efficiency pulse-jet dust collector within 5 weeks of receipt of a purchase order.

This particular project presented some unique challenges that our service crew had to overcome. The plant’s old shaker style dust collector was housed at the top of a 180ft silo.

Service team members first had to remove the roof of the housing in order to access to the old collector.

In order to repurpose the unused silo, this cement plant wanted to also insure that their dust collection met the new NESHAP requirements. Removing the old shaker collector would improve filtration efficiency and decrease maintenance costs.

The existing shaker dust collector was placed on a flatbed and removed for proper disposal.

IAC’s custom dust collector being hoisted into position.

Another unique challenge for this project were the space constraints. IAC’s Quick Quote Configurator was able to accurately meet the sizing requirements within inches of the confined quarters of the silo housing.

The new pulse-jet collector was carefully lowered into place a top the 180ft. silo.
Lowering the new dust collector into its final position. A tight fit that needed to be assessed accurately and efficiently to meet IAC’s scheduled completion date.

Now complete, this large cement company will no longer have to worry about filtration efficiency or meeting the new NESHAP requirements. IAC’s Quick Quote Configurator was able to exceed our clients expectations and deliver a new high efficiency customized dust collector in 5 weeks. Presented with unique challenges our team was able to accurately assess the specific needs of our client and give a personalized solution to their dust collection problems.


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IAC Mitigates Frac Sand Exposure at Well Sites

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

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Baghouse Tips with Dr. Vent Goode

Baghouse Tips with Dr. Vent Goode – Is your team focusing on the real solution?

You know your baghouse, right? And you know it has problems. Emissions problems, baglife problems, poor ventilation problems.

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:

  1. Enclosures
  2. Hoods
  3. Ductwork
  4. Flow distribution system
  5. Baghouse
  6. Dust discharge system
  7. Outlet ductwork
  8. Fan
  9. Stack

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

Baghouse Tips with Dr. Vent Goode

Baghouse Tips with Dr. Vent Goode – Process vs Nuisance

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.

Contact us today to schedule a technical discussion regarding your application.

Dr. Vent Goode


Prepare Now for Upcoming Baghouse Maintenance

End of Season Baghouse Maintenance

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

Schedule your Baghouse Service or Order Replacement Parts Today!

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…