What is static pressure in a dust collector system? In terms of airflow, static pressure is a measure of the resistance that air encounters while moving through the ventilation system before and after the dust collector, which could be a baghouse, filter receiver, cyclone, or bin vent.
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Today we’re talking about IoT devices - specifically wireless devices. This is a request that seems to be increasing a lot from our customers. You have a lot of measurables at your plant, signals, digital and analog that you can make a difference in how well your plant is working. There are new, low cost ways to measure this kind of information, and it's with wireless IoT enabled devices.
IAC Applications Engineer Luis Castano gives a special Tip of the Month for Concrete producers at the 2023 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, NV.
Can velocity and interstitial velocity are commonly confused when proper filter selection and baghouse sizing are being decided because they are very similar when filter bags extend to the hopper level. Can velocity is the vertical gas velocity throughout the housing, above the hopper level but before reaching the bottom of the bags. Interstitial velocity is the vertical gas velocity once the flow is at the bottom of the filter bags.
IAC’s Smart Plant™ Cloud-Based Remote Monitoring System helps your facility master Industry 4.0 technology with intelligent baghouse automation to keep your plant running at its most efficient and to help you make the most of your manpower. The Smart Plant™ Line of Products and Services can automate records, monitor levels, protect equipment, assist trained personnel, and help you be prepared to quickly solve problems before you know they exist.
IAC’s Smart Plant™ Remote Monitoring System is a highly economical cloud-based IoT system to ensure regulatory compliance and save energy within your facility. With the ability to monitor compressed air, faster detection of leaks, and cleaning on demand, Smart Plant™ Industry 4.0 technology keeps your equipment running optimally while alerting you to equipment failures within minutes.
Inspection doors are important for maintenance on long runs of horizonal ductwork, but there is one door design that can cause issues with your ventilation system’s airflow, reducing your capacity to meet production rates. It also, allows for material to build up, which in the worst and most expensive cases seen by Luis, causes ductwork to collapse, sometimes bringing down a section of a building.
IAC Systems Engineer Luis Castano is back again with this month's Baghouse Maintenance Tip-of-the-Month Video about the importance of keeping your industrial baghouse or dust collector system's discharge hopper free of grain load (fallen materials).
Do you hear a hissing sound coming from your baghouse’s housing, a discharge point, or expansion joint? That’s the sound of lost production, and lost profits. IAC Process Engineer Luis Castano has inspected hundreds of baghouse dust collection and vent systems; lost production capacity due to In-leakage is the problem he finds most often. In-leakage reduces the baghouse system’s ability to process airflow at rated CFM capacity, which in turn causes the process equipment’s production to drop. High temperature air magnifies this effect, slowing production system down even more.
In this month’s IAC Tip of the Month Video, Process Engineer Luis Castano offers an elegant and simple solution of how to modernize older reverse air and shaker style baghouses within the housing, and convert them to more reliable and easier to service pulse jet systems. Conversion can be done at a lower cost than replacing the baghouse, and will achieve required capacity, making the investment an excellent option for many operations.