New Standard for Testing Dust Collection Equipment

January 23, 2020

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New Standard for Testing Dust Collection Equipment

Scientific Dust Collectors offers testing in its new Ashrae Standard 199 test lab.

Ashrae 199 details a comprehensive, thorough, and detailed method for testing the performance of industrial dust collectors being cleaned using pulse jet technologies. This is the first time a definitive test method has been identified for the dust collection industry. The Ashrae Standard was written by industry professionals. It applies to bag-, cartridge-, or envelope-style industrial dust collectors that clean the filter media by using a pulse of compressed air to discharge the dust cake from the filter media while the air cleaning device remains online.

The test procedure is not concerned with the internal operation of the dust collector itself, but rather the actual performance of each testing process. For too long, the use of the MERV rating has been associated with dust collector performance. However, the MERV rating is specific to filter media performance under controlled laboratory conditions that mimic industrial HVAC systems.

Scientific Dust Collectors will discuss an overview of the standard as well as the six testing stages. It will also discuss its test results.

For more information, call 708-597-7090 or visit

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