baghouse Articles

  • How to Avoid Undersizing a Dust Collection System

    Baghouse manufacturers often recommend undersized systems to undercut others for your business. How can you avoid buying a undersized baghouse that won't work?  Dust collector OEMs constantly try to come in with bids lower than competitors. In an attempt to do so, some baghouse manufacturers offer undersized systems. One recent experince highlights the dangers of allowing manufacturers' ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • It’s in the Baghouse

    The Lafarge Malogoszcz plant in Poland started up its new fabric filter in May 2005, with a revamped gas conditioning tower for clinker production line 2. The precalciner, kiln and raw mill are dedusted by a Scheuch EMC baghouse, which replaced the existing ESP. Scheuch participated in this project from engineering to start up, and it was completed in only eight months. The daily clinker capacity ...


    By Evonik Fibres GmbH

  • Minicipal Waste Incinerator Case History

    Low temperature plant operation had resulted in severe baghouse corrosion and constant dust blockages throughout the system. It was decided to raise the operational temperature of the incinerator and change the acid gas scrubbing agent from lime to sodium bicarbonate. However, the existing felt filter media could not cope with the change in acid gas scrubbing agent and “blinded” very rapidly ...


    By W. L. Gore & Associates

  • Baghouse FAQ

    The Most Frequently Asked Questions on a Baghouse Project Are you looking into getting a baghouse for your next dust collector project? How do you know if it’s the right dust collector for your application? In this blog post we’ll be helping you explore the ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Wet dust collection for Leather dusts - Case study

    Horween Leather chooses Whirl Wet Dust Collector for high efficiency and safety. 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 ...

  • Baghouse Filter Bag Top and Bottom Configurations

    Filter bags are constructed in an assortment of configurations and dimensions. The top and bottom construction of your filter bag will be dependent on the type of baghouse dust collector you have. The most common types of baghouses are pulse-jet and plenum pulse, reverse air, and shaker. Pulse-Jet ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

  • Spare Replacement Parts for Your Dust Collection System: We’ve Got You Covered

    In a recent blog post, C.P. Environmental talked about the importance of maintaining your Routine Baghouse Maintenance & Inspection Schedule for risk mitigation & optimizing the performance of your baghouse. That is as important as ever in these unprecedented times. Develop A Spare Parts Replacement Plan to Optimize ...

  • Baghouse Entry Procedures

    Performing maintenance or troubleshooting inside your baghouse can be dangerous. Here are some basic baghouse entry procedures you can implement to minimize accidents and hazards. Power Down & Lock Out Before you begin any ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

  • What Dust Collector is Right for My Application?

    Reliable dust collectors are critical for the optimal operation of most industrial and manufacturing facilities. A well chosen dust collector will ensure high air quality for both workers and equipment. Without an appropriate filter, particles can clog up your equipment, contaminate products, reduce overall operational efficiency, and put worker health at risk. Dust collectors are available in ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

  • New Nozzle Technology “Cleaning More with Less”

    This technical paper will explain the new nozzle technology developed by Scientific Dust Collectors that allows high air-to-cloth ratio baghouses to use 80psig of compressed air instead of the industry standard 100psig.   The reverse pulse jet baghouse has been around for over 50 years and the cleaning cycle has not changed very much during that time. The cleaning cycle is the most important ...


    By Scientific Dust Collectors

  • Partial or full bag replacement: Truth versus fallacy

    Replacing filter bags on demand may seem like a convenient way of managing maintenance costs. But waiting to replace bags at the point of failure, or just before, can lead to a greater risk of non-compliance with emissions standards, higher costs, and higher overall emissions levels. So why are some cement producers opting for partial replacement over full? With cement plants working around the ...


    By FLSmidth AFT

  • 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

  • Whirl/Wet Dust Collectors Preferred for Pharmaceutical Overspray Collection

    A major multi-national manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and vaccines chose Whirl Wet technology for a new pill coating operation. The aqueous-based sugar solution created heavy loadings of sticky overspray in the 3 micron range. This blinded the existing baghouses after just six batches despite the use of PTFE cartridges – (the best available option for baghouses used in this type of application.) ...

  • 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 ...

  • CPI Installs Baghouse on Thermal Oxidizer at Web Coater

    Catalytic Products International (CPI) installed a baghouse dust collection system at an East Coast USA manufacturer of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes for the abatement of particulate matter (PM) generated during system startup of the ...

  • Wet dust collection for sticky overspray - Case study

    Whirl Wet Dust Collectors preferred for pill coating operation. A major multi-national manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and vaccines chose Whirl Wet technology for a pill coating operation. The aqueous sugar solution created heavy loadings of sticky overspray in the 3 micron range. This blinded the existing baghouses after just six batches despite the use of PTFE ...

  • How to Measure Dust Collector Filter Bags

    Need new filter bags? Learn how to measure them and which dimensions are most critical. If you’re looking to replace your filter bags, your first step is to make sure you get the right measurements. If you have a double beaded snap band filter bag, there are three crucial dimensions you’ll need in order for your supplier to get you the right replacements. We’re ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

  • Baghouse Dust Removal Options

    As dust discharges into your dust collector’s hopper, ensuring you have the right removal method is going to help minimize problems that could arise due to dust build up. A hopper is designed to be temporary storage for your dust discharge. If you have excessive dust build-up in your hopper it can block off your dust collector air flow and cause a loss of suction throughout your dust ...


    By U.S. Air Filtration Inc.

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