How Much Baghouse Do I Really Need for My Process?

The dirty process gas coming from your facility can be captured and cleaned before it is sent out to the atmosphere by installing a baghouse nearby and routing the gas to it. A baghouse can be up to 99% efficient when properly sized to accommodate the dust loading and volume of the process gas. How do we know if the baghouse is properly sized? How do we know if the baghouse can handle the CFM coming in and be effective? To answer these questions, we must first understand terms like air-to-cloth ratio and can velocity, as well as know how they impact the system.

How Much Baghouse do I need for my process

Fabric Filter Dust Collector

March 5, 2020

What is a Fabric Filter?

Fabric filter is the technical term for what is commonly known as a baghouse or dust collector. A fabric filter is an air pollution control device that removes particulate matter from a process gas stream before it is emitted into the atmosphere.

Dust laden gases come in contact with filter bags inside a baghouse. Depending on the type of fabric filter, dust comes in contact with the filter bag and either collects on the inside or outside of the bag.

What is a Fabric Filter

Fabric Filter Dust Collector

January 17, 2020

How Does a Baghouse Work?

A fabric filter, commonly referred to as a baghouse, is a dust collection device that houses filter bags, also known as filter media, which removes particulate matter/dust from process gases.

Baghouses are utilized in many industrial applications to capture particulate matter
that is produced by a facility before it is emitted into the environment.

How does a Baghouse Work

Fabric Filter Dust Collector

How RTOs Work

We frequently hear that regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) are very expensive to operate. After all, they do consume natural gas and normally operate at 1500°F or higher. This can add up to very large natural gas or propane annual operating costs.

But what are the realities? To understand, let’s consider some typical cases.

How an RTO Works

Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

December 18, 2019

Wet Electrostatic Precipitator Material Selection

The selection of materials of construction for Wet Electrostatic Precipitators (wet ESPs, or WESPs) is a challenging problem. With metals, over specifying the alloy can make the project non-economical, while selecting an insufficient alloy may threaten the longevity of the equipment. To further complicate matters, vendors of wet ESPs cannot be expected to offer long-term warranties with respect to corrosion, but this is exactly what end users want – reasonable assurance that the installed equipment will hold up to the application environment.

Wet Electrostatic Precipitator

November 19, 2019

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