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Dust Collection Spotlight - April 2010

March 31, 2010

85883.tifReplacement Filter Cartridges
Booth 2715 - These replacement filter cartridges are provided for all brands of cartridge dust collectors and provide the following benefits: 100% media use—captures more air pollutants for a safer, cleaner work environment; save money and time—less maintenance and longer filter life; high filter efficiency— 99.999% on 0.5 µm particles; and lower pressure drop—open pleat spacing improving cleaning efficiency.  Imperial Systems Inc., Jackson Center, PA 800-918-3013  www.isystemsweb.com

Cartridge Dust Collector
Booth 2603 - The SC series cartridge dust collector features a patented nozzle-cleaning system and internal high side inlet baffles. Features include a heavy-duty design and all-welded construction. Cartridges are easily accessed from the outside with no tools required. All SC units are on-line cleaning with solid state timer board, and all are pre-wired and tested. Scientific Dust Collectors,  Alsip, IL 708-597-7090  www.scientificdustcollectors.com

EPA-Compliant Particulate Monitor
This continuous particulate emission monitor and baghouse leak analyzer incorporates automatic self checks to eliminate manual calibration audits as required by the US-EPA for regulations such as MACT. The company’s state-of-the-art charge sensing technology provides enhanced reliability over older opacity and triboelectic technologies, particularly in demanding process applications such as coal, cement, carbon black, chemical plants, and pharmaceutical spray dryers. Benefits include EPA compliance, eliminating cleanup costs, and protecting downstream equipment. FilterSense, Beverly, MA 978-927-4304 www.filtersense.com

High Efficiency Graphite/Carbide Dust Filter
Designed initially for graphite dust control, the Wynn “G” series flanged cartridges are directly interchangeable with filters commonly used in vibrating type dust collectors. These surface loading, Merv 15 nanofiber filters have an open pleat design that allows for superior dust release during the cleaning cycle. The high-filtration efficiency guarantees negligible dust by-pass and dust release is so complete that there is no need for wrap-around prefilters. Filters for abrasive dusts are also available. Wynn Environmental, Warwick, PA 215-442-9443  www.wynnenv.com

Particle Emissions Detector
Booth 2407 - The DustAlarm particle emissions detector is used by dust collection systems in a wide range of applications to monitor the exhaust of baghouses and other types of dust collection systems to identify when to replace filters in dust collectors due to a leak or failure. The DustAlarm broken bag detector uses time-proven triboelectric technology to continuously monitor the level of dust emission in dust collection system exhausts. When an increase in emission level exceeds the user-adjusted setting, an alarm is triggered as indicated by the unit’s output relay changing state. The unit has an extended insulator to guard against material buildup problems, as well as a quick-disconnect mounting coupling to provide quick and easy installation and maintenance when needed. Monitor Technologies LLC, Elburn, IL 800-766-6486 www.monitortech.com

Bag Dump Station
Booth 3533 - This low-profile bag dump station introduces bagged products into a process without dust. It has a self-contained filtration system with 99.9% collection efficiency down to 1 µm. No external ducting, auxiliary fans and filters, or make-up air is necessary. The unit features a low-maintenance pulse-jet cleaning system with a single, easy-access, filter cartridge. The overall height closed is just 53 in. and in the open position the lid can be reached at 75 in., making it usable for average-height employees. Hapman, Kalamazoo, MI  800-427-6260 www.hapman.com

Modular Filter
FilterMax DX is a modular high-capacity filter designed for industrial handling of dry dust. The filter is used for working environments that demand explosion protection. Each module has a max airflow of 2000 cfm; up to three modules can be combined for a total air flow of 6000 cfm. The filter has a reinforced chassis with double grounding and an explosion vent panel. It is also equipped with a pulse-jet filter cleaning system. The dust is released from the filter cartridge by short, powerful jets of air and falls down into a container. The pulse-jet system cleans the filter cartridges in sequence while the collector is in operation. The unit is easy to use and is equipped with a control box that monitors the performance of the filter during continuous operation. Nederman, Westland, MI 800-575-0609 www.nederman.com

Pulse-Cleaned Industrial Vacuum
The FarrVac is a pulse-cleaned industrial vacuum that reduces clogs to prevent the problems that result from loss of suction during cleaning. It operates without compressed air and may be used for everyday cleanup, as a dedicated dust collector for a single process machine, or as an accessory to an installed dust collector when replacing or emptying dust drawers or drums. The heavy-duty unit uses pulse-cleaning vacuum control technology that works with ambient air to automatically flush filters of dust and debris. It comes equipped with durable spun-bond polyester filters that last up to 10 times longer than conventional filters and capture dust particles to 0.1 µm. A double seal on the filters ensures rated efficiency, and a cyclonic housing design minimizes filter exposure to debris.  Camfil Farr APC, Jonesboro, AR 800-479-6801  www.farrapc.com

Vertical Cartridge Collector from Ultra Industries
The UVC Ultra-Flo vertical cartridge dust collector has been designed to handle a variety of in-plant air quality problems. Its compact size allows for installation in tight areas while its modular design allows for multiple arrangements to handle airflow from 500 to 25,000 cfm. The vertical orientation of the cartridges requires less cleaning effort because the dust falls directly into a collection hopper without depositing back onto itself, which can occur with horizontal cartridges. The UVC can be configured with drawer hoppers, a pyramid hopper, or as a bin vent without a hopper. The unit is covered by a comprehensive warranty that includes parts and labor warranty for the first year and a full parts warranty for the second year. The housing is covered by a five-year warranty with major structural components covered for 10 years. Ultra Industries Inc., Racine, WI  262-633-5070 www.ultradustcollectors.com

Downdraft Series Dust Collector
Booth 1304 - With the Modu-Kleen downdraft dust collector, the air enters at the top of the dust collector housing and flows downward to the cartridge filters, improving the filtering process and the material-to-air ratio. Air velocities are lower than those with a conventional dust collector, reducing the load on each filter cartridge and extending filter life. Cartridge filters are positioned horizontally, requiring less floor space and making filter removal easier. Personnel never have to enter the filter housing for general maintenance or for cartridge filter removal. This provides a safe and quick method of filter removal. For fast and easy inspections, a large, quick-opening door allows maintenance personnel to closely inspect each cartridge when required. In addition, any single cartridge can be removed without disturbing adjacent cartridges. Also, each cartridge filter has a unique built-in quarter turn bayonet mount, so no tools of any kind are required for cartridge removal.  Dynamic Air Inc., St. Paul, MN 651-484-2900 www.dynamicair.com

High Filtration/Containment Dust Collector
Equipped with a self-cleaning HEPA filter, the Absolut Cephir high filtration and containment system effectively and safely removes and contains high volumes of even extremely fine dust particulates from the exhaust air of production machines in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, industrial, chemical, nutrition, and food. It features a modular design for easy upgrades, parallel swing doors, a pull-out control cabinet for easy access, a bag-in bag-out filter exchange, and a size (40 × 30 × 90 in.) that can fit almost anywhere. It can also be customized to offer a variety of dust handling solutions including a continuous bag-in bag-out system, RTP, split valve, isolator, and wash-in-place.  Fette America, Rockaway, NJ  973-586-8722  www.fetteamerica.com

Dust Collection Systems
Booth 1244 - Koger provides turnkey heavy-duty industrial systems for dust collection and control. Each system is custom designed to handle the specific airflow and product collection needs of the customer, including transfer methods for waste collection, material separation, or recycling. Project managers work directly with the customer to tailor solutions to specific problems. Each customer receives project evaluation, research, and a proposed resolution. A dedicated hands-on project manager oversees a project from the first meeting with the customer to the completion of the project. Koger is fully equipped and staffed for all phases of transporting, erecting, storing, and on-site assembling of parts and systems.  Koger Air Corp., Martinsville, VA  276-638-8821 www.kogerair.com/systems.html

Filter Bags
AFF now exclusively uses scrim-supported felt in the production of its filter bags in order to improve the quality and extend the life of the dust bags. Not only does scrim add strength to the fabric for greater durability, but it also provides increased support and static conductivity. Bags made from felt with supporting scrim can better withstand abrasive dust and repeated cleaning, which leads to longer bag life and less frequent replacement. Scrim-supported felts are stocked in a wide range of weights and finishes (singed, glazed, etc.) to address a variety of specific dust types and provide the best possible filtration.  American Fabric Filter Co., Wesley Chapel, FL 800-367-3591 www.americanfabricfilter.com

Closed-Cycle Dust Collection and Recovery Systems
Booth 1613 - These closed-cycle dust collection and recovery systems are engineered to enable compliance with applicable domestic and international codes, standards, and regulations. Combustible dusts and dusts presenting exposure hazards are collected and kept from migrating throughout the equipment work center. The systems are manufactured using processes approved or certified by multiple governmental and third-party standards organizations. The company’s expertise in identifying application-appropriate codes, standards, and regulations, combined with relevant manufacturing operations, provide the assurance of performance-proven construction, streamlined start-up, and advanced systems productivity. National Bulk Equipment Inc., Holland, MI 616-399-2220 www.nbe-inc.com

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Hose
U30-AP smooth interior—U30-AP is a clear, all-thermoplastic polyurethane hose with yellow reinforced ABS helix. The hose has a smooth interior and is lightweight and highly flexible. Clarity of hose allows easy visual check for blockages. External ABS (non metal) helix provides added durability in applications where the hose is being dragged. Air Handling Systems, Woodbridge, CT 800-367-3828  www.airhand.com

Filter Receiver
Booth 1413 - The Filtair Series filter receiver provides automatic material-from-air separation. The tangential inlet located in the receiver’s circular hopper provides a cyclonic separation of the material from the air stream. Remaining airborne material is trapped by the filter element. Timed, compressed air pulses clean the filter bags or cartridges, dropping the once airborne material into the hopper. Only a single row of the filter element is pulsed at a time, leaving the remaining filter element on-line. The filter element is protected from the material mainstream by a deflector shield. Efficient performance of the filter receiver is achieved through the proper selection of filter media and the correct air-to-cloth ratio. The units feature quick-access doors where the filter element is easily accessed for service and comes with an enclosed solid state timer control panel. Materials of construction include carbon or stainless steel.  K-Tron Process Group/K-Tron Premier, Salina, KS 785-825-1611 www.ktronprocessgroup.com

Dust Filter Bags
Booth 2925 – These filter bags are fabricated to any dimension from both woven and non-woven (felted) media, natural and synthetic fibers, chemically inert, and high temperature materials. Special designs and sewing techniques eliminate premature bag failure. An automated seaming process ensures precision fabrication every time. Welded seam felt filter bags are also available that eliminate the possibility of fluid bypass through needle holes. Bags can be manufactured double thickness, tapered, angled or rectangular, and with hems of any length per specifications. On-site filter measurement is available.  Parker Sales and Service Inc., Sparta, NC 716-572-8698 www.psasinc.com