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Tip of the Month: Importance of Differential Pressure in HEPA Filters

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.

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Surviving the Frac Sand Market Downturn for Wet & Dry Plant Managers

In our additional Frac Sand Tip of the Month Video, IAC’s President, Bob Carter, a former Senior Vice President of Operations for one of the largest frac sand companies in the United States, has been through market downturns and rebounds, and offers some practical advice on ways in which you can minimize the impact on your plants, your people, and your profitability.

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The Meaning of Air-to-Cloth Ratio in Baghouse Design

IAC Applications Engineering Manager Luis Castano is back with another Tip of the Month for baghouse design.  In this month’s tip, Luis explains the meaning of air-to-cloth ratio in optimized  baghouse design, and its relation to both air velocity going through the filters, and interstitial air velocity going between the bags.  All three parameters are important to consider in order to have your baghouse operating at peak efficiency.

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Tip of the Month- IAC Pulse Valve Solenoid Position

A pulse valve in a pulse jet system needs to fire with force and speed in order for the system to run as efficiently as possible. With a pulse valve, the air in the system is pressurized and contains a solenoid valve that releases the pressurization which in return releases the compressed air into the blow pipe.
The pulse valve has a connection to a solenoid which may be located in a solenoid box or the controller. The solenoid can also be an integral solenoid which means it is located directly on the pulse valve. It is likely that the pulse jet system is more efficient with an integral solenoid because you have a direct and close connection. When the solenoid opens it depressurizes the back side of the pulse valve and you get an immediate reaction.
If the solenoid is located in the control or box solenoid, which may be connected through copper or plastic tubing, this creates a problem when the solenoid opens especially if your solenoid is a long distance away. All of the pressurized air needs to be released so you do not have a solid pulse in your system. Instead of the pulse opening and closing quickly, you get the opposite effect of a pulse building up and then slowly dissipating.
The solution for this problem is to place the solenoid as close as possible to the pulse valve for your system to run in the most productive and efficient manner. Contact IAC today if your systems could benefit from an engineering inspection or seminar and visit our blog page for other Quick Tip and Tip of the Month videos from IAC’s Luis Castano.

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Problems with an Over-Sized Baghouse

Over time we see that the systems within an industrial plant go through changes. These changes typically result in the system no longer meeting the expectations it once did. One of the more common systems that end up changing over time is a baghouse or dust collector. These systems act as the ventilation system in a plant and are a vital part of the overall process.

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