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Sonic Horns for Acoustic Cleaning

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Introduction to Acoustic Cleaning with Sonic Horns

Sonic Horn Acoustic Cleaning History

The use of sound vibrations produced by sonic horns, as a means of fluidizing unwanted dust and agglomerated particulate in industrial process equipment, has been a well accepted practice for years. Sonic horns have been used to clean filter bags in baghouses in the carbon black and cement industries since the 1950s. These early sonic horns proved that acoustic energy could improve filter bag cleaning in conjunction with the primary reverse-air cleaning however their benefit was not fully realized throughout the industry as they are today.

Sonic horns began their present popularity in the 1980’s after the utility industry started using sonic horns to help reduce baghouse pressure drop, which was limiting plant generating capacity. Sonic horns became extremely cost effective in improving bag cleaning, thus increasing the power plants megawatt generating capacity.

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Using Sonic Horns for Dairy Production

Sonic horns, also known as acoustic cleaners, have become increasingly popular in various industries due to their ability to efficiently and effectively clean equipment and surfaces. In the milk powder production industry, sonic horns have proven to be an essential tool for enhancing productivity and improving product quality. Here are some of the benefits of using sonic horns for milk powder production.

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Reduce Particulate Buildup in Spray Drying Processes Using Sonic Horns

Reliable material handling is vital in process related industries to achieve efficiency optimization, material uniformity, and debottlenecking. These goals can be upset by poor solids flow. Resins, pellets, grains, powders, wood dust, and many other fine materials are all susceptible to poor flow. Flow problems can occur throughout the plant and seem to always be found in Food & Diary Spray Drying, Air Pollution Control Equipment, and Material Handling Process Equipment.

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