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How to tell if your baghouse needs an upgrade

In Baghouse Blog by IAC

If you currently have a Reverse-Air or Shaker-Style baghouse, it may be time to upgrade to a Pulse-Jet baghouse.

Is your baghouse experiencing the following problems?

1) A lack of air volume causing a decrease in production

2) Baghouse’s mechanical parts costing you excessive amounts of money

3) Dust collection expectations falling short in terms of efficiency throughput, or in terms of keeping up with EPA standards, rules and regulations

4) Too large of a baghouse system footprint for your plant

If so, then it might be the appropriate time to either upgrade or change your baghouse system. If any of these issues may apply to you, you might want to consider the most cost-beneficial plans for re-designing or upgrading your system

Solutions (all from upgrading outdated baghouse systems)

1) Air flow could be increased by 2-3x, thus allowing optimum production efficiency

2) Reduced parts due to the system design resulting in mechanical savings

3) Meets or exceeds standards / EPA rules and regulations by improving the media and cleaning technology

4) The “footprint” of a pulse-jet system is much smaller than that of a shaker-style or reverse-air baghouse. In other words, a pulse-jet system is typically 1/3 the size of older models, so not only would this new system create more open space in the plant, but in the rare cases where your plant is in a pinch due to a small amount of square footage to work with, pulse-jet systems are not only much more effective but will fit in these tight spots.

Converting to a Pulse-Jet Baghouse

Outdated baghouse dust collectors can often be rebuilt or upgraded at a fraction of the cost over installation of new collectors. The collection efficiency of reverse air and shaker designs can also be improved with efficient pulse jet cleaning, typically increasing the amount of gas volume the collector can clean without increasing the collector size. Side walls, hoppers, and ductwork are reused in the conversion, and a new “clean air plenum” with bags and cages is supplied.

Savings occur not only from reduced equipment, but a properly organized conversion can also minimize plant downtime over new systems.

As a “full service” dust collector O.E.M. (original equipment manufacturer), IAC has the staff to not only design the collector, but fabricate the unit, manage the project, and provide the installation service.

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