Baghouse Filtration Articles

  • Vacuuming Wood Dust Can be Hazardous

    It’s well known that wood dust is highly combustible, but the practice of removing it with vacuum trucks can also be dangerous, because of the potential buildup of static electricity. WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin stating that “static electricity discharges can ignite wood dust and therefore must be eliminated or adequately controlled during vacuuming.” When wood dust or ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 25 Years of Success – Outokumpu Stainless DC Plasma Smelting Facility

    Design is not just what is looks and feels like. Design is how it works. Between 1982 and 1987, British Steel (Outokumpu today) made extensive investigations into the treatment of steel dust. Their research was far and wide and covered off many various methods of recycling, including alternative to plasma technologies. But, in 1985, they engaged Tetronics International to carry out a ...

  • Improving the cleaning cycle in baghouse collectors

    ABSTRACT: Background The reverse pulse jet baghouse has been around for over 45 years and the cleaning cycle has not changed very much since that time. The cleaning cycle is the most important part of the dust collector because it controls efficiency and media life. In a generic baghouse, the cleaning system is comprised of a blowpipe that is located typically approximately three inches above ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Horween Leather: Whirl / Wet Dust Collector Combines a High Efficiency Wet Dust Collection with Low Maintenance and Operating Costs.

    For leather fines and other lightweight, porous materials, dry collection has been thought to be preferable to wet because of the material’s buoyancy. Horween Leather Company challenged that assumption. Originally, two baghouse systems collected particulate, but problems arose with each baghouse. First, cold winter dryness caused high levels of static electricity. Resultant sparks in the ducts ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Argueso & Co. Achieves 99% Efficiency for Particulate Emissions Using Whirl Wet

    M. Argüeso & Co. produces casting wax blends for the investment casting industry, wax products to stabilize parts during machining, and specialty wax blends for sculpture, jewelry and other uses.  M. Argueso moved from Mamaroneck, New York to Muskegon, Michigan in 2005, subjecting the facility to Michigan’s stringent air regulations. The company’s first priority was a system that would collect ...


    By Tri-Mer Corporation

  • Optimizing Baghouse Performance in Waste-to- Energy Incinerator

    An end user with many years experience, operating3 different Municipal Waste Incineration plants, decided to build a new “state of the art” plant. After fully investigating the performance of different types of filter media, he decided upon GORE-TEX® membrane on GORE-TEX® felt, as he was convinced that is was the “best available ...


    By W. L. Gore & Associates

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