Guide to High Temperature Dust Collector Filter Bags

High Temperature Filter Bags

Is your application operating at a high temperature over 275 degrees Fahrenheit? If so, there are many dust collector filter bag options to choose from. Outlined below is your guide to high temperature dust collector filter bags. We’ve broken down characteristics and properties of the top five most common filter media options.

Aramid

Aramid filter media, otherwise known by the brand name Nomex©, can handle up to a maximum continuous operating temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The main advantage of Aramid is how well Aramid can withstand high heat. In fact, Aramid media is commonly used in household oven mittens. Aramid is not ideal for applications looking for acid resistance.

Aramid filter media is commonly used in asphalt plants and rock plants where there is high heat but are no chemical issues. You can typically distinguish an Aramid filter bag by its color. It is usually yellow and can have brown speckles which is caused by singeing.

Aramid (Nomex) Filter Bag Media

CharacteristicsRating
Relative Cost$$$
Max Continuous Operating Temperature400 Degrees F.
AbrasionGood
Energy AbsorpsionGood
Filtration PropertiesExcellent
Moist HeatGood
AlkalineGood
Mineral AcidsFair
Oxygen (15%+)Excellent
ProsCons
Provides great resistance to highly abrasive dust applications.Mineral oxides can cause deterioration or partial decomposition over time.
Applications
Cement
Cupolas
High Temp Dryers

Fiberglass

Fiberglass filter media has been the leading industry standard for dust collection applications where high temperatures above 500 degrees Fahrenheit are present. Fiberglass filter media is composed of a dense structure of fine fiberglass filaments. You’ll see Fiberglass used in industries such as energy, chemicals, and minerals.

It is cost efficient when compared to similar high heat filter medias and is the most common choice for situations where heat is above 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Fiberglass can have a lot of variation in color, and depending on the application, can have different types of treatment (i.e. silicon, carbon).

Fiberglass Filter Bag Media

CharacteristicRating
Relative Cost$$$$
Max Continuous Operating Temperature500 Degrees F.
AbrasionFair
Energy AbsorptionFair
Filtration PropertiesFair
Moist HeatExcellent
AlkalineFair
Mineral AcidsPoor
Oxygen (15%+)Excellent
ProsCons
Performs excellent in high temperature applications up to 500 Degrees Fahrenheit.Sensitive bag to cage fit. Has poor flex abrasion qualities and would require a cage with 20 vertical wires for minimum support.
Applications
Power Plants
Cement Kilns
Carbon Black Reactors

PPS

PPS, also otherwise known by the proprietary name Ryton© or Procon© is commonly used in dust collection applications that require excellent resistance to acids and alkaline. Out of all the options for high temperature filter medias, PPS has the lowest tolerance to heat in comparison with others but handles chemicals better. PPS can be used in applications with maximum continuous operating temperatures of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. PPS filter bag media is commonly used in carbon black, chemicals, cement, asphalt, coal fired boilers, and incinerator applications.

PPS (Ryton©/Procon©) Filter Bag Media

CharacteristicRating
Relative Cost$$$$$
Max Continuous Operating Temperature375 Degrees F.
AbrasionGood
Energy AbsorptionGood
Filtration PropertiesGood
Moist HeatGood
AlkalineExcellent
Mineral AcidsExcellent
Oxygen (15%+)Poor
ProsCons
Excellent resistance to acids and alkaline Sensitive bag to cage fit.
Applications
Asphalt Plants
Cement Mills
Incinerators

P84

P84 (polymide) dust collector filter media is used in operating conditions of a maximum 500 degrees Fahrenheit. P84 performs well under dry high heat temperatures and can even withstand some elevated levels of moisture. P84 has a slightly better resistance to acids than PPS. This is a proprietary fabric that is imported from Germany to all manufacturers. For these reasons, P84 is one of the more expensive filter medias used in pulse jet baghouse dust collectors. P84 filter can be seen in used in waste to energy, power, lime kilns, smelting, glass and ceramic, and cement applications.

P84 Filter Bag Media

CharacteristicRating
Relative Cost$$$$$$
Max Continuous Operating Temperature500 Degrees F.
AbrasionFair
Energy AbsorptionGood
Filtration PropertiesExcellent
Moist HeatGood
AlkalineFair
Mineral AcidsGood
Oxygen (15%+)Excellent
ProsCons
Excellent stability in applications with high dry heat temperatures, mineral acids, and alkaline.Must oversize bag for shrinkage that can occur in temperatures above 450 Degrees F.
Applications
Waste-to-Energy
Coal Fired Boilers
Incinerators

PTFE

PTFE, otherwise known as Teflon, is one of the most expensive dust collector filter medias used in pulse jet baghouse dust collectors. PTFE is considered a premium filter media because it can deliver superior dust cake release, withstand high heat temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, resist acids and moist heat. Cement, steel foundries, coal fired power plants, carbon black, steel and energy applications are just a few example of industries that use PTFE. PTFE is alfso known by its proprietary names Gore-Tex© and Tetratex©.

Teflon Filter Bag Media

CharacteristicRating
Relative Cost$$$$$$$
Max Continuous Operating Temperature500 Degrees F.
AbrasionGood
Energy AbsorptionGood
Filtration PropertiesFair
Moist HeatExcellent
AlkalineExcellent
Mineral AcidsExcellent
Oxygen (15%+)Excellent
ProsCons
Teflon delivers superior dust cake release and high filtration efficiency in high heat applications that demand high resistance to acids and moist heat. Must oversize bag for shrinkage that can occur in temperatures above 450 Degrees F.
Applications
Steel Foundries
Coal Fired Power Plants
Carbon Black Plants

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2 Comments

  1. Alan

    We are looking for pleated cartridge filters (similar to those standard FARR type) that can withstand temperature of up to 190 degree Celsius. Each should have filter area of 225 sq. ft. or 21 sq. metres.

    Application for incinerator fly ashes and dust.

    Instead of baghouse, we are looking for cartridge type to save on foot print.

    • Joyce Nagy

      Hello,

      We have forwarded your request to the parts department. An account manager will get back to you in regards to your request.

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