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How Can Velocity and Interstitial Velocity Differ

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.

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Make Manpower at Your Plant More Effective: Tip of the Month Video

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.

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Energy Savings with IAC’s Smart Plant Technology: Tip of the Month

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.

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IAC Tip of the Month Video: Inspection of Doors in Ductwork

Inspection doors are important for maintenance on long runs of horizonal ductwork, but there is one off-the-shelf, readily available, door design that can cause issues with your ventilation system’s airflow, reducing your capacity to meet production rates, and 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.

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IAC Tip of the Month Video: Importance of an Empty Hopper

IAC Systems Engineer Luis Castano is back again with this month's Tip of the Month Video about the importance of keeping your baghouse or dust collector system's discharge hopper free of grain load (fallen materials). Proper airflow is very important to keeping your baghouse or dust collector system operating efficiently. When fallen material builds up in the hopper, air velocity is effected, and the performance of the baghouse is reduced. Using the appropriate discharge device, and placing it on a timer, will keep the hopper empty, allowing your baghouse running reliably.

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IAC Tip of the Month Video: Lost Production Caused By In-Leakage

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.

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Tip of the Month Video: Modernizing Old Baghouses Pulse Jet Conversion

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.

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Correct Placement of HEPA Filters in Baghouse Ventilation System Video

Where is the HEPA filter in your Baghouse industrial 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.

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