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.

Simply adding more more filtration area, such as when changing from traditional filter bags to pleated filters, without considering all these factors won’t make your dust collection system operate at maximum efficiency.  Proper calculation of all these parameters can get complicated, and IAC is here to help.  Call us to discuss your application before changing to pleated filters or making any other changes,  and IAC’s team of baghouse experts will gladly analyze your dust collection system and offer solutions that will maximize filtration and baghouse life while minimizing expense.

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