Baghouse dust collector maintenance is essential in order to protect the health and safety of people in the surrounding environment, and to ensure the process equipment and machinery in an industrial plant runs properly and efficiently. In other words, if your baghouse dust collectors and ventilation systems aren’t operating at peak performance levels, it will be difficult for the equipment in your plant to meet production rates! By regularly cleaning and inspecting the baghouse, potential issues can be identified and addressed before they become more serious.
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Short filter bag life in a baghouse dust collector system can be a difficult problem to identify. Most of the time, short filter bag/cartridge life is caused by one, or a combination of, (8) possible causes including:
Where is the HEPA filter in your industrial baghouse ventilation system located? Before or after the fan?
In this Tip of the Month Video, IAC Process Engineer Luis Castano explains how, as filtered air leaves the baghouse, proper HEPA filter placement is critical to optimal performance of downstream processing systems and prevention of possible contaminated air leaks.
In this Tip of the Month Video, IAC Engineer Luis Castano, explains that just like baghouses, the differential pressure on HEPA filters for toxic dust must be monitored. However, if your baghouse has a leak, by the time the HEPA filter monitor indicates a high differential pressure, the HEPA filter’s performance has already been compromised, potentially causing a very expensive problem. Watch the full video below to find out how to detect a leak and prevent this problem.
Recently, IAC’s Nationwide Blue Crew Field Service Team was contracted to complete a filter bag change-out at a Power Generation Station in Nebraska. The job consisted of removing and replacing 16,800 pleated filter elements, changing 1 compartment at a time, while the baghouse was on-line and running, within an 8 week timeframe. The IAC Crew successfully completed the job 2 weeks early – right at the 6-week mark.
In our newest Tip of the Month Video, IAC Engineer Luis Castano addresses the importance of monitoring the differential pressure on the HEPA Filters, the secondary filtration system. Excessive dust build-up on the HEPA Filters can be a warning of potential problems with the Baghouse. Watch the video to learn about what to look out for and watch more IAC Videos at on YouTube Page.
In Baghouses with long filter bags, the length of the filter bags can exceed 30 feet. These long lengths come more potential headaches when completing a bag change out, but it can be accomplished with the right technique. Watch our Tip of the Month Video to learn more.
First of all what is the bag pinch?
When a cage is placed inside of a filter bag there is a section of the filter bag that should be pinched together; this is...