Snap-In Pleated Bag Filters for Abrasive Dust CollectionSnap-In Pleated Bag Filters for Abrasive Dust Collection
February 24, 2017
Donaldson Company, Inc. now offers a snap-in pleated bag filter for its Torit RF baghouse dust collector, which is widely used in grain handling, mining, woodworking, and other industries with large volumes of abrasive dust. The snap-in option is already available on the company’s modular baghouse, another Torit dust collector model widely used in these industries.
“The snap-in option provides tool-free filter installation,” said Joe Kiolbasa, market manager in the Industrial Air Filtration division of Donaldson. “Combined with our sturdy pleated filters, snap-in installation can reduce labor and downtime costs by up to 50 percent compared with standard felt bags and cages.”
Donaldson’s Ultra-Web pleated bag filters already provide cost-savings over felt bags. With the combination of Ultra-Web fine fiber media and sturdy spun-bond polyester substrate, the technology traps dust on the surface media, creating these advantages:
* Longer filter life: up to three times the filter life of 16-ounce polyester felt bags
* Cost-savings: lower energy use and reduced maintenance and downtime costs
* Cleaner air: greater filtration efficiency that captures submicron dust particles (0.3 micron and larger)
“If you’re dealing with abrasive dust, pleated bag filters are much more durable and have a lower chance of abrading than a felt bag,” said Kiolbasa. “Donaldson’s pleated bags have more media, so the dust collector can run at a lower air-to-cloth ratio, which exposes each square foot of filtration media to less dust and extends filter life.”
Pleated filter bags are often recommended as a problem-solver if facilities report premature wear in their felt bags. But using pleated bags right from the start can prevent problems and quickly save money. And, purchasing pleated bag filters in a new RF dust collector may require fewer filters – another potential savings for the operation.
Donaldson Company, Inc., Minneapolis, MN 800/365-1331 donaldsontorit.com
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