Dust Collection Design and Troubleshooting Tips – Part 6
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Filters and Fabrics At the center of the Dust Collection System is the baghouse filter. Shocking announcement, I’m sure. Big deal. The filter is there to collect the nuisance dust and prevent air pollution. Just choose the right filter and … Read More

Why Comprehensive Record-Keeping Is Crucial for Troubleshooting Dust Collection Systems
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Baghouse optimization is key for any production plant. The goal is to move as much product through the production line as possible with no shutdowns. Obviously, this would be a “Perfect” scenario which is seldom the case. In times of … Read More

Planning Your Outage
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Tips for a successful shutdown: PLAN, PLAN, PLAN A good rule of thumb is to plan for your next shutdown, right after your last. The rationale behind this practice is waiting until the last-minute means something will be forgotten—and usually that … Read More

Baghouse Preparation for Outage Success! Are You Ready?!?!?!
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With 2018 winding down and the 2019 outage season about to begin. Are you ready? Are you ready for impromptu baghouse repairs? Are you ready to inspect equipment that is rarely down? Are you ready with the tools and spare … Read More

Dust Collection Design and Troubleshooting Tips – Part 5
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Material Handling Applications – Hopper Evacuation Let’s step back and look at the initial collection point of the Dust Collection System and the material handling application. Standard material handling applications on the production line include conveyor belt transfer, bucket elevators, … Read More

Energy Savings (Differential Pressure and Compressed Air) Tips
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Save Energy! Save Energy! Save Energy! Seems to be the daily battle cry of the entire universe. No one and no system can escape the challenge. At least within a Baghouse Dust Collector System, there are tools and processes to … Read More

Dust Collection Design and Troubleshooting Tips – Part 4
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Fans So far, we have discussed those dust collection system components that tend to be top of mind in a dust collection design: dust collection hood, ductwork, baghouse, hopper and air lock. Now we will cover fan considerations in developing … Read More

PCA 2018 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Award Winner
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PCA Announces 2018 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Award Winners Inaugural Awards Honor Industry Supplier Achievements in Advanced Cement Manufacturing CHICAGO, Aug. 29, 2018 – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) today announced the winners of the 2018 Chairman’s Manufacturing Performance Awards, which … Read More

Failed Bag Charts – The Cheapest Baghouse Diagnostic Tool
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Have you ever had a conversation with anyone about failing filter bags and where they are located in the Baghouse? And did it go like this??? “Matt, I keep having bag failures in compartment D.” “That’s not good Mr. Smith. … Read More

Dust Collection System Design and Troubleshooting Tips – Part 3
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Baghouse, Hopper and Air Lock (a.k.a. Dust Collector) When we started this series, we determined to address the entire Dust Collection System and identify each component that makes up the system and its individual effect on the system. So far, … Read More

Dust Collection System Design and Troubleshooting Tips – Part 2
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In Part 1, we reviewed the Dust Collection System’s Dust Collection Hood. Now we are ready to discuss the Ductwork. Inlet Ductwork. The Inlet Ductwork is also known as the “Transport Ducting.” The purpose of the ductwork is to provide … Read More

Dust Collection System Design and Troubleshooting Tips – Part 1
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Viable Dust Collection Designs Address the System – Not Just Individual Components – Part 1 If you google “Dust Collection System Design,” a myriad of articles and websites will appear. Some promote a company’s product (metal duct vs plastic duct); … Read More

RAPID TIME TO VALUE WINNER
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RAPID TIME TO VALUE WINNER 2018 Epicor Customer Excellence Awards Hebron, KY: BWF Envirotec USA has been selected as the Winner in the Rapid Time to Value category for the 2018 Epicor Customer Excellence Awards! We will be receiving an … Read More

A Bird’s Eye View from Your Stack
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Cement plants are still grappling with the NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) standards rolled out in 2013. The standards focused on hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) known to cause cancer or other serious health effects. According to the … Read More

4 things to know about dust cake
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Not all dust cakes are created equal, and therefore they each have a specific impact on a dust collection systems performance. Below are four characteristics of dust cakes that influence Baghouse operations. I discuss these independently but they all occur … Read More

Point Venting Dust Collectors – Simple Tips on When They’re Right
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Point venting dust collectors for belt conveyors and air slides have been around for quite a while. Technology updates have focused on filter materials; engineers and plant management employing the technology will either concentrate on the issue at hand (tunnel … Read More

How elbow ducting is impacting your bottom line
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Have you lost dust collection capacity after changing ducting or the installation of a new dust collections system? The reduced performance could be do to the elbows used in the system if they are different then what the system was … Read More

PTFE Fabric Overview
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A fast and to the point overview on a PTFE Fabric Felts. Max Operating Temperature, Best Applications, and Where Not To Use.

Nano Encapsulation Finish
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A fast and to the point overview on a Nano Encapsulation for Fabric Felts.

PM-Tec Laminate
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A fast and to the point overview on a PM-Tec Laminate Finish for Fabric Felts. What it is, Best Applications, and Where Not To Use.

PPS Fabric
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A fast and to the point overview on a PPS Fabric Felts. Max Operating Temperature, Best Applications, and Where Not To Use.

Bath Treatment
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A fast and to the point overview on Bath Treatment . Temperature range, Best Applications, and Where Not To Use.

Acrylic Fabric
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A fast and to the point overview on Acrylic as a filtration fabric. Temperature range, Best Applications, and Where Not To Use.

P-84 Fabric
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A fast and to the point overview on P-84 as a filtration fabric.

Heat Treatment
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A fast and to the point comparison of the two most common Heat Treatment Finishes, Signed & Glazed

Aramid Fabric
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A fast and to the point overview on Aramid Fabric Felts.

Polyester Fabric
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A fast and to the point overview on Polyester as a filtration fabric. Temperature range, Best Applications, and Where Not To Use.

Does your baghouse have what it takes?
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Introduction In the commissioning of a baghouse, many parameters can be measured to determine if “design” matches “reality”. The parameters measured would include ACFM to determine air-to-cloth and can velocity, or the flange‑to‑flange differential pressure, but one parameter that cannot … Read More

Counteracting Corrosion
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Dust Collector Corrosion and its Effects on Environmental Compliance This article will discuss the effects of corrosion not only on the metal surfaces of a pulse jet dust collector, but how it is effecting environmental compliance. The methods you can … Read More

Outage Season
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Ready or Not? Lock down our crew before your competition does. Get items delivered early by buying early. Be ready for a potential early outage. The best way to prepare is effective planning. Purchase all your auxiliary items through us … Read More

Reverse Air Bag Installation
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Installing a Reverse Air Bag Cage includes several functions: setup, bag tension, and tensioning components. A key setup factor is to prevent damage to the bag and the ePTFE membrane, by lifting the bag directly from the shipping box to … Read More

Air to Cloth Ratio
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A baghouse’s Air to Cloth Ratio is important when designing a system as well as in troubleshooting.  For Design it will help determine the size of the baghouse as well as the number or filter elements required.  For Troubleshooting it … Read More

Pleated Filter Elements
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Pleated Filter Elements (PFE) have 2-3 times the filtration area, lower differential pressure and better dust capture than a bag of equivalent length and material. They eliminate bottom bag abrasion, reduce air to cloth ratio without adding more compartments, and … Read More

Online Store – Now Open!
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Take control of your inventory. Utilize the BWF Envirotec online store for quick easy ordering.

ePTFE Membrane Overview
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Expanded Polytetrafluorethylene (ePTFE) is a membrane laminated to filter bags to increase their ability to capture ultra-fine dust particles. ePTFE is a web of overlapping fibrous strands forming billions of air passages and creating an extremely porous filter surface. Also, … Read More

How to use Leak Detection Powder
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Tracing Powder, a very fine florescent substance, is a simple technique for detecting dust penetration into the clean air plenum. The following is a proven protocol for exposing leaks with tracing powder: Formula – 1 lb of Tracing Powder per … Read More

How to Test Fit a Sample Filter Bag?
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There are several features to address when confirming the sample filter bag fit is correct. The Correct Bag Length with regard to the cage’s length. The bag should reach the top of the cage’s flange and abut against the bottom pan. The Bag’s … Read More

Proper Bag Installation – Snapband Bag
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Installing the snapband bag filter is relatively easy. If the bag is too large, there will be no sound and the snapband will pucker. Do not force it to fit.Hold the snapband with both hands, gently push the snapband inward … Read More

Proper Cage Measurement – Video Post
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Correct measurements are critical in ensuring the cage fits the filter bag. To measure a cage all you need is a cage, standard measuring tape, a pie/diameter tape, and fill out the online form or requested a PDF from your … Read More

Why is Door Seal Material Important?
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Door seal material is a critical component in maintaining an efficient baghouse. The right door seal material prevents air leakage, which robs capacity from the baghouse. It also serves as a barrier to keep elements (dust, rain, snow, etc.) from … Read More