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Our high efficiency dust collecting systems have low operating costs and are ideal for dust above 3 microns. air pollution control

The system works by infusing the dust particles with water. The unique process mixes the two through a fixed-position dual opposed blade system. Once the dust-laden airstream and liquid are mixed, a tangential airstream is injected through the lower blade assembly to increase turbulence.

After the rotation is accelerated, droplets in the airstream are processed through a mist eliminator located downstream, and particulate material is deposited on the bottom of the unit for recovery or disposal. Water level is maintained automatically and additional water is only needed to compensate for evaporation or sludge removal.

Whirl / Wet dust collection systems are effective for soluble and insoluble particles. Applications from metal grinding to food processing are ideally suited to the Whirl / Wet. Energy generated inside the unit will not allow the system to clog under any operating conditions; so the agglomeration and sticky residues that plug baghouses are not a problem with the Whirl / Wet.

Whirl / Wet is a frequently specified dust collection system for coal, aluminum, fertilizer and sugar dusts. It satisfies the dust elimination requirements of stone finishing and battery manufacturing. Whirl / Wet is ideal for controlling emissions from solar panel manufacturing. It is the leading dust collection system wherever metal or plastic grinding or finishing creates variable dust loadings.

Whirl / Wet is advantageous for materials recovery. Processes that were not formerly compatible with materials recovery become good candidates as a result of the Whirl / Wet. Whirl Wet uses less water than any competitive dust collection system. To demonstrate the effectiveness of Whirl Wet dust collection systems in your facility, ask about Tri-Mer's Pilot Plant Program.

Whirl / Wet uses less water than any competitive dust collection system. The energy generated inside the unit will not allow the system to clog under any operating conditions, so the agglomeration and sticky residues that plug baghouses are not a problem with the Whirl / Wet.

Whirl / Wet operates in the 99% efficiency range for a wide variety of applications, and over a wide range of micron sizes.

Whirl / Wet dust collection systems are effective for soluble and insoluble particles. Whirl / Wet can be used in applications from metal grinding to food processing.

Whirl / Wet is frequently specified for the collection of coal, aluminum, fertilizer and sugar dusts. It satisfies the dust elimination requirements of stone finishing and battery manufacturing. Whirl / Wet is ideal for controlling emissions from solar panel manufacturing. It is the leading dust collection system wherever there are variable dust loadings.

Whirl / Wet is advantageous for materials recovery. Processes that were not formerly compatible with materials recovery become good candidates as a result of the Whirl / Wet.

To demonstrate the effectiveness of Whirl / Wet dust collection systems in your facility, ask about Tri-Mer’s Pilot Plant Program.

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The Whirl / Wet dust collector is a submerged split orifice type dust collector with opposed fixed blades that create a centrifugal motion to the gas stream.

The entrained liquid is separated from the gas stream, by an integral chevron or mesh pad mist eliminator, as air flow exits the vessel. Sludge must be removed periodically or continuously from the drain at the bottom of the hopper.

The Whirl / Wet dust collector can be fabricated from several materials: homogenous, virgin-grade, UV-resistant polypropylene homopolymer, mild steel, 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel, mild steel, or PVC. Units are hydrostatically tested at the factory. The maximum temperature rating for polypropylene units is 180°F. Standard design for all units is up to 20' of negative pressure. Total pressure loss for the dust collector is 8'. Higher operating pressures are available.

Bolted access ports are provided for inspection of the interior and removal of the mist eliminator elements. Gasket made from closed cell PVC foam is provided. Hardware is 316 S.S. maximum bolt torque 10#.

The Whirl / Wet dust collector is designed for particulate 3 micron and above.

1) Intent
This Specification defines the design requirements, the quality and types of workmanship and materials, and the performance standards and guarantees for equipment, materials and services supplied by Tri-Mer Corporation.

2) Scope
The vendor (Tri-Mer Corporation) furnishes the Whirl / Wet dust collector with auxiliaries and options described herein. The system includes but is not limited to the following:

  • All dust collector internals necessary to provide adequate liquid-process stream contact in order to achieve dust collector performance.
  • Mist eliminator to achieve entrained liquid separation.
  • Flanged connections for all external water fill, water makeup and drain piping as required and optioned.
  • Controls if optioned, to automatically feed make-up water, control liquid level, monitor pressure, operate sludge ejector and or discharge timed drain down from the Wet Dust Collector.
  • Fan if optioned.
  • Complete shop coating of required areas with Tri-Mer Coat or resistant paint for external surfaces.

3) Design Requirements

  • This wet dust collector is a medium energy type collector. Internals are equipped with a fixed-position dual opposed blade system and are designed to prevent the buildup of solids.
  • The Wet dust collector shell is manufactured from polypropylene, stainless steel or mild steel. Vendor evaluates materials and selects the most appropriate material for this service. Hastelloy also available.
  • The Wet Dust Collector shell is provided with access ports / doors to allow limited access to the internals of the unit. The Dust Collector shell shall be equipped with flanged pipe connections for the introduction of fill and makeup water as well as drainage.
  • The Wet Dust Collector is equipped with a corrosion resistant lower reservoir section which is designed to prevent solids accumulation and allows for ease of drainage and discharge of slurry.
  • The Wet Dust Collector is equipped with a high efficiency (95% @ 15 micron and larger) mist eliminator of chevron blade type. Material for the mist eliminator is PVC or stainless steel.
  • The fan is manufactured from (FRP, mild steel, stainless steel), or a material equally suitable for the environment.
  • The fan and motor shall be designed for a static pressure capability of at least the 8' pressure drop through the Dust Collector plus external pressures for the customer's ductwork losses.
  • Sound levels generated by the Vendor-furnished equipment during normal operation are at or below 85 dBA-weighted, slow response, under free field condition, at a horizontal distance of 10 feet from the surface of sound generation.
  • The Vendor as optioned will furnish silencers.
  • Vendor will provide electric motor drives for each fan. Vendor is responsible for the selection of the motor characteristics and the motor mounting.
  • All electrical equipment provided by the vendor will be supplied in NEMA rated enclosures.
  • Equipment manufactured by Tri-Mer Corporation is warranted under the standard Tri-Mer Corporation one-year warranty. All purchased components are warranted under the respective manufacturer warranty.

4) Standard Supplied Components
Standard purchased components furnished on the Tri-Mer Corporation Whirl / Wet Dust Collectors are as follows:

  • Gems Level Switches, factory mounted for high and low liquid level alarms.
  • Dwyer Photohelic differential pressure gage and solenoid valve for automated water level control. Hayward or equal manual valves for water fill.
  • ASCO or equal electrically actuated solenoid valves for auto water fill.
  • Schedule 80 PVC plumbing.
  • Vinyl tubing with traps for differential pressure connections.
  • Fan (See Options)


5) Components Supplied By End User

  • Tie downs, guy wires, anchor bolts and foundations.
  • Field assembly.
  • Field wiring.
  • Fresh water and drain piping to supplied 150# flanges.
  • Mating flanges to customer connections, hardware and gaskets.
  • Interconnecting duct. (See Options).
  • Heat tracing and insulation.

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