Dust Collector Project Questions

Baghouse Project Questions 

  • How much CFM will be needed for the Baghouse Dust Collector?
  • What type of material will you be collecting?
  • How much dust do you usually dispose of in a day?
  • What is the bulk density of the material?
  • Approximately what air velocity (FPM) are you looking for?
  • Do you have an Air-to-Cloth Ratio in mind?
  • What is the Air Temperature projected at the inlet duct?
  • Is the material explosive?  If so, do you need a spark detection system, explosion vent, or sprinkler system?
  • How many pick-up points will there be?
  • What is the static pressure you are projecting for the system?
  • Do you need us to supply the Inlet Duct, Pick-Up Hoods, Installation, or Fan?
  • Do you want a Rotary Valve or Double Dump Valve, and is a screw conveyor required?
  • What are the height and size requirements, if applicable?
  • Do you have a specific filter bag material and construction that you are looking for?

 

Valve/Filter Changeouts/Baghouse Services Questions

  • What is the CFM or Size of the Dust Collector?   How many bags or filters does it contain?
  • How many dust collectors would you like inspected?
  • What type of dust collector is it:  Baghouse, Cartridge Collector, Bin Vent, Shaker, etc.?
  • What is the access like to the dust collector?  Is it bottom load or top load?
  • What are your requirements from the air quality district?   Is there anything else that is important to you?

 

Bin Vent Dust Collector Project Questions

  • How much CFM will be needed for the Bin Vent Dust Collector?
  • What type of material will you be collecting?
  • What is the bulk density of the material?  How many lbs per minute are feeding into the silo or container?
  • What is the Air Temperature projected at the inlet?
  • What is the size of the flange we attach too?
  • Do you need us to supply the fan?

 

Cartridge Dust Collector Project Questions

  • How much CFM will be needed for the Cartridge Dust Collector?
  • What type of material will you be collecting?
  • How much dust do you usually dispose of in a day?
  • What is the bulk density of the material?
  • Approximately what air velocity (FPM) are you looking for?
  • Do you have an Air-to-Cloth Ratio in mind?
  • What is the Air Temperature projected at the inlet duct?
  • Is the material explosive?  If so, do you need a spark detection system, explosion vent, or sprinkler system?
  • How many pick-up points will there be?
  • What is the static pressure you are projecting for the system?
  • Do you need us to supply the Inlet Duct, Pick-Up Hoods, Installation, or Fan?
  • Do you want a Rotary Valve or Double Dump Valve?
  • Is there anything else important to you we may be missing?  Lead time, project installation, etc. ?

 

 Cartridge Dust Collector Filters Project Questions

  • Brand name/ original manufacturer of the original cartridge dust collector?
  • Measurements for the inside and outside diameter (send us sample, or call for measurement instructions)?
  • What is the material that is being filtered?  Is it high temperature?
  • Overall length measurement?
  • Material/Fabric type(Ultra Web, Nano Fiber, Cellulose, 80/20 Cellulose Poly Blend, 100% Spun Bond Polyester, with flame retardant or holiophobic treatment)
  • Is it flanged?  If so, what size?
  • How many pleats?
  • What is the square footage of the fabric/material?
  • Part number (if available)
  • Is the dust collector cartridge filter open on both ends; open on one end but closed on the other; open on one end but closed on the other with a bolt hole?
  • Is there anything else we may be missing that is important to you?

 

Control Panel Project Questions

  • Quantity?  Lead Time?
  • How many positions on the dust collector timer board?
  • Do you need a photohelic module or magnehelic gauge?
  • what Nema rating are you looking for?
  • where would you like the switch located?
  • Is there anything else that may be important to you?

 

Diaphragm Valves Project Questions

  • Quantity, Lead Time?
  • Brand name?
  • Part number of the diaphragm valve to be replaced?
  • Description of the diaphragm valve:  Port Size, Fitting Type (Flanged, Threaded, Compression, etc.)
  • Is the valve remote configured, or integral?  If integral, what is the voltage?
  • What material for the valve diaphragm is needed?  What is the temperature and acidity of the airstream?

 

Dump Valve Project Questions

  • Quantity?   What is the material being fed?
  • What is the Valve Size?   Is it round or square?
  • Is it an airlock only, or airlock feeder?
  • What is above the valve?  What is below the valve?  What is the height clearance?
  • What are the pressure measure ments above and below the airlock (positive, negative, atmospheric)?
  • Temperature above the airlock?  Is the temperature ambient below the airlock?
  • Is it high, average, or low humidity above the airlock?
  • What is the bulk density of the material?
  • Is the particulate shape:  Pellet, granular, powder, flake, chip, curl, lump, fibrous, etc.?  What is the max particle size?
  • What flow rate are you looking for?
  • Is the material abrasive or corrosive?
  • Do you want a single, double, or triple flap valve?
  • Do you want the valve Gravity, Air, or Electro Mechanical?

 

Dust Collection Systems Project Questions

  • How much CFM will be needed for the Dust Collection System?
  • What type of material will you be collecting?
  • How much dust do you usually dispose of in a day?
  • What is the bulk density of the material?
  • Is it abrasive, acidic, or corrosive?
  • Approximately what air velocity (FPM) are you looking for?
  • Do you have an Air-to-Cloth Ratio in mind?
  • What is the Air Temperature projected at the inlet duct?
  • Is the material explosive?  If so, do you need a spark detection system, explosion vent, or sprinkler system?
  • How many pick-up points will there be?
  • What is the static pressure you are projecting for the system?
  • Do you need us to supply the Inlet Duct, Pick-Up Hoods, Installation, or Fan?
  • Do you want a Rotary Valve or Double Dump Valve?  Is there a screw conveyor required?
  • What are the height and width restrictions?
  • What is the filter bag material requested?
  • Is there anything else that is important to you?   Lead time, project installation date, etc.

 

Dust Collector Filter Bags Project Questions

  • Quantity?  Lead Time?
  • Original manufacturer of the dust collector or filter bag?
  • Is it a shaker, reverse air, top load, or pulse jet dust collector?
  • How does the bag load?  What is the cell plate size?
  • What is the top and bottom configuration of the filter bag?
  • What is the material of the dust collector filter bag?
  • If you don’t know the material, do you know the inlet temperature, material being filtered, and / or if the material is abrasive or corrosive?
  • Anything else that is important to you, or we may be missing?  i.e.  ground wire, wear strip, membrane, etc.

 

Electrical Equipment Project Questions

  • Do you need a manual cleaning control timer?
  • Do you prefer a clean on demand Timer to pulse the filters to save compressed air?
  • What Nema rating do you need? Nema #4 or Nema # 7/9 explosion proof? Etc.
  • Do you want to integrate it into a computerized control logic system? (PLC).
  • Do you need an electrical control panel to handle not only the Timer, but the motor starters, fuses, transformers, lock outs, etc?

 

HEPA Filters Project Questions

  • Quantity?  Lead Time?
  • Dimensions:  Length, Width, Height?
  • Any metal in the media or the frame?
  • What is the efficiency and / or media required?

 

Dust Collector Cages Project Questions

  • Quantity?   Lead Time?
  • How does the cage load?  (Top, Bottom)
  • If the cage loads from the top, what kind of top does it have? (rolled flanged, ring top, split collar, turned down flange)
  • Material Type? (carbon steel, mild steel, galvanized steel, 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless) and with epoxy, empigard, or teflon coating?
  • Measurement for the diameter and length of the cage?
  • Horizontal ring spacing?   How many vertical wires?
  • Wire thickness in gauge?
  • Size of the cell plate or tube sheet?

 

Industrial Fans Project Questions

  • How much CFM will be needed for the Cartridge Dust Collector?
  • What type of material will you be collecting?
  • How much dust do you usually dispose of in a day?
  • What is the static pressure you are projecting for the system?
  • What is the temperature reading of the particulate on the inlet duct?
  • Is there anything else important to you we may be missing?  Lead time, project installation, etc.

 

Inspections Project Questions

  • What is the CFM or Size of the Dust Collector?   How many bags or filters does it contain?
  • How many dust collectors would you like inspected?
  • What type of dust collector is it:  Baghouse, Cartridge Collector, Bin Vent, Shaker, etc.?
  • What is the access like to the dust collector?  Is it bottom load or top load?
  • What are your requirements from the air quality district?   Is there anything else that is important to you?

 

 Panel Filters

  • Brand name/ original manufacturer of the original dust collector or baghouse
  • How does the panel filter load? (top, bottom, side)
  • Material/Fabric type
  • Measurements for the inside and outside dimensions– length and width (send us sample, or call for measurement instructions)
  • Part number (if available)

 

Pleated Bags & Filters Project Questions

  • Brand name/ original manufacturer of the original pleated bag dust collector?
  • Measurements for the inside and outside diameter (send us sample, or call for measurement instructions)?
  • What is the material that is being filtered?
  • Is it high temperature?
  • Overall length measurement?
  • Medias / Fabric type (Cellulose, 80/20 Cellulose Poly Blend, 100% Spun Bond Polyester, with flame retardant or holiophobic treatment, etc.)
  • Is it flanged?  If so, what size?
  • How many pleats?
  • What is the square footage of the fabric/material?
  • Part number (if available)
  • Is there anything else we may be missing that is important to you?

Precoat Systems Questions

  • Why do you need a pre-coat for your dust collector filter bags?
  • Is it for start-up only, or do you need it continuous during operation?
  • Do you need an injection system to aid in cleaning, or neutralization of the material being collected? (Lime)?
  • What is the dust being collected?
  • What is the material of the filter media?

 

Rotary Valve Project Questions

  • Quantity?   What is the material being fed?
  • What is the rotary valve size?   Is it round or square?
  • Is it an airlock only, or airlock feeder?
  • What is above the valve?  What is below the valve?  What is the height clearance?
  • What are the pressure measurements above and below the airlock (positive, negative, atmospheric)?
  • Temperature above the airlock?  Is the temperature ambient below the airlock?
  • Is it high, average, or low humidity above the airlock?
  • What is the bulk density of the material?
  • Is the particulate shape:  Pellet, granular, powder, flake, chip, curl, lump, fibrous, etc.?  What is the max particle size?
  • What flow rate are you looking for?
  • Is the material abrasive or corrosive?

 

Slide Gate Project Questions

  • Manual slide gate or a positive sealing slide gate?
  • What sizes do are needed for an existing unit?
  • Is it round or square?  Do you have any specific brand name in mind?
  • Is there anything else that is important to you that we may be missing?

 

Solenoid Valves Project Questions

  • Quantity, Lead Time?
  • Brand name?
  • Part number of the solenoid valve to be replaced?
  • Description of the solenoid valve:  Port Size, Fitting Type, etc.?
  • What is the voltage?   What is the operation medium (Water, Air, etc.)?

 

Timer Boards Project Questions

  • Quantity?  Lead Time?
  • Brand Name?
  • How many positions?
  • Do you need any additional items:  Photohelic Module or Magnehelic Gauge?
  • Is there anything else that is important to you that we may be missing?

 

Torit Filters Project Questions

  • Brand name/ original manufacturer of the original dust collector or baghouse
  • Measurements for the inside and outside diameter (send us sample, or call for measurement instructions)
  • Overall length measurement
  • Filter material/fabric type: (Cellulose, 80/20 Cellulose Poly Blend, 100% Spun Bond Polyester, with flame retardant or holiophobic treatment)
  • Is it flanged?  If so, what size?
  • How many pleats?
  • What is the square footage of the fabric/material?
  • Part number (if available)
  • Is the dust collector cartridge filter open on both ends; open on one end but closed on the other; open on one end but closed on the other with a bolt hole?