GM-Delphi: Whirl / Wet Combines High Efficiency Wet Dust Collection with Low Maintenance and Operating Costs

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Courtesy of Tri-Mer Corporation

Tri-Mer® dust collection technology has once again been selected by GM-Delphi. Four units were selected as replacements for dry collectors. Each unit serves four grinding (or shot blasting) stations. Capacities range from 425 to 52,500 cubic ft./minute.

The units will accommodate very heavy loadings under continuous use, and allow regular maintenance without interrupting production. Equally important, the Whirl/Wets eliminate concerns about sparks from hot metal fines – a major maintenance dilemma.

In this application, the Whirl/Wet will be 99%+ efficient in capturing fines ten microns and larger. Operational advantages of the units include quiet operation, very low water use, and a design which is free of internal moving parts. This latter point was regarded as beneficial because conventional collectors incorporate spray nozzles, pumps, and disposable bags, all of which increase the time and cost of maintenance.

The Whirl/Wets manufactured for GM-Delphi are PLC-controlled for highest reliability, and continuous monitoring of pressure, flow and water levels.

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