By Travis Haynam, Director of Engineering, Ed Ravert, Senior Application Engineer, United Air Specialists, Inc.
As pointed out at the beginning of this paper, today for a dust collector to perform to its full potential it must utilize the advanced surface-loading capabilities of a nanofiber filter, and its downward flow cartridge dust cleaning system must be optimized to reap the full benefits of a surface-loading filter. The combination of these two elements directly results in less pulse cleaning cycles (less compressed air usage) and significantly longer filter life.
Today, for a dust collector to perform to its full potential and your expectations, it is important to use the advanced surface-loading capabilities of nanofiber filters instead of traditional commodity filters. The combination of nanofiber filtration in conjunction with an optimized downward flow dust collector will result in less pulse cleaning cycles (less compressed air use) and significantly longer filter life. Most importantly, this combination, in addition to maximizing overall system performance and efficiency, will bring significant savings in energy and operational costs.
Downward flow dust collectors are among the most common pieces of equipment used to remove harmful pollutants from such processes as grinding, sanding, thermal spraying and the manufacture of graphite, ink dyes, silica, talc and toner that produce submicron dust particles. These air pollution removal systems are critical to helping you control the air quality in your plant, increasing employee productivity and maintaining the performance of your manufacturing equipment.