How to Get the Right Dust Collector for your Application

Your dust collector is a small but critical piece of your operation. To get the right equipment for your plant that’s going to get the performance you need at the right price point, you’ll want to consider the following.

1. What type of dust is being filtered?

The first step to getting the right size and type of dust collector and the right filter media is to look at the characteristics of the dust being captured and know your dust. -Size – is the dust particulate fine or large?

Density: Is the dust porous and low density like wood chips or heavy life fine steel dust?

Temperature: High heat environments require special filter media that can handle extreme temperatures without excessive filter wear and tear.

Chemistry: Is the dust abrasive or corrosive?  Is it carcinogenic? electro-static? An abrasive material may require special material for the housing unit. 

Moisture – is there any moisture or oil present in the dust/air stream? Environments with moisture/oil may require special membranes to prevent the filters from plugging prematurely.

2. What CFM or volume is needed for my application?

One of the most important considerations when selecting a new dust collector is making sure the airflow or volume of the collector is efficient at capturing dust.  Dust collector volume is measured in cubic feet per minute or CFM which measures the amount of air per minute that can be moved from a space.  Key variables for calculating dust collector CFM include the space of the area that needs ventilation, the method of ventilation, and how frequently the air needs to be turned in a given amount of time.

3. Get the Right Air to Cloth Ratio

Next you’ll want to consider your air to cloth ratio or the amount of filter media relative to the amount of air passing through the collector. The lower the air to cloth ratio in your dust collection system, the better your system is at removing dust from the environment because there is more filter media to push dust through. Getting the right air to cloth ratio will significantly impact the short and long term performance of your collector. If you have a higher air to cloth ratio than recommended, you’ll see a noticeable decrease in suction because there is too much dust being captured by not enough filter media. Generally dust that is low density, porous and permeable such as wood chips can run at a higher air to cloth ratio while greater density dust like steel would require a lower air to cloth ratio.  

Interested in learning more? Download our 12 Step Dust Collector Purchasing Guide to learn other helpful tips and considerations that will help you save money and lower your long term maintenance costs over time.  

 

 

Toys for Tots

A big THANK YOU to everyone at U.S. Air Filtration who helped us donate to the Toys for Tots program this holiday season!!!

 

 

 

Holiday Hours – We Are Open!

If you are looking for something to expedite or need help on an issue, you can contact one of our responsive sales representatives at 888-221-0312.  U.S. Air Filtration, Inc. will be observing the following holiday hours:

 

  • December 24, 2018 – Closed from 11 AM PST
  • December 25, 2018 – Closed
  • December 31, 2018 – Closed from 11 AM PST
  • January 1, 2019 – Closed

 

 

 

 

Fabric Characteristics Ryton versus Acrylic

Are you looking for the best media fit for the baghouse filters? Having issues or are you changing out your filters too often? Looking into the media you use, and how that fits your application, can be one way to get you to the next step or solution.

 

Listed below are the benefits and characteristics of two type’s media (out of several) that we can supply. If you would like any more information, spec sheets, or to talk to a responsive representative that can help, please contact us at 888-221-0312.

 

Ryton (Procon):

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 375 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Good
  • Energy Absorption: Good
  • Filtration Properties: Good
  • Moist Heat: Good
  • Alkalines: Excellent
  • Mineral Acids: Excellent

Acrylic:

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 265 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Good
  • Energy Absorption: Good
  • Filtration Properties: Good
  • Moist Heat: Excellent
  • Alkalines: Fair
  • Mineral Acids: Good

Some of the information presented below is for general guideline purposes. Varying sets of conditions may affect performance.

 

 

 

2018 Fall Special – Free Repair Kits

Is it time for a fall change out on your dust collector? For a limited time only, we are including FREE* diaphragm repair kits with new filter orders for our customers! To learn more about qualifying orders, simply reply to this message or contact your account manager at (888) 221-0312 to place an order.

 

If you’re looking for some more information on the variety of replacement parts we offer, you can visit our website at www.usairfiltration.com You can also find some great tutorials and how-to guides in our video library here.

 

 

 

Fabric Characteristics: Polypropylene versus Polyester

Some of the information presented below is for general guideline purposes.  Varying sets of conditions may affect performance.

 

Are you looking for the best media fit for the baghouse filters?  Having issues or are you changing out your filters too often?  Looking into the media you use, and how that fits your application, can be one way to get you to the next step or solution.

 

Listed below are the benefits and characteristics of two type’s media (out of several) that we can supply.  If you would like any more information, spec sheets, or to talk to a responsive representative that can help, please contact us at 888-221-0312

 

Polypropylene:

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 170 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Excellent
  • Energy Absorption: Good
  • Filtration Properties: Good
  • Moist Heat: Excellent
  • Alkalines: Excellent
  • Mineral Acids: Excellent

 

Polyester:

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 275 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Excellent
  • Energy Absorption: Excellent
  • Filtration Properties: Excellent
  • Moist Heat: Poor
  • Alkalines: Fair
  • Mineral Acids: Fair

 

 

Fabric Characteristics – P84 versus Teflon

Some of the information presented below is for general guideline purposes.  Varying sets of conditions may affect performance.

 

Are you looking for the best media fit for the baghouse filters?  Having issues or are you changing out your filters too often?  Looking into the media you use, and how that fits your application, can be one way to get you to the next step or solution.

 

Listed below are the benefits and characteristics of two type’s media (out of several) that we can supply.  If you would like any more information, spec sheets, or to talk to a responsive representative that can help, please contact us at 888-221-0312.

 

P84:

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 500 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Fair
  • Energy Absorption: Good
  • Filtration Properties: Excellent
  • Moist Heat: Good
  • Alkalines: Fair
  • Mineral Acids: Good

 

PTFE (Teflon):

  • Max Continuous Operating Temp: 500 Deg F
  • Abrasion: Good
  • Energy Absorption: Good
  • Filtration Properties: Fair
  • Moist Heat: Excellent
  • Alkalines: Excellent
  • Mineral Acids: Excellent

 

 

Filter Bag Bottom Designs for a Reverse Air or Shaker Dust Collector

U.S. Air Filtration can provide filter bags for a variety of dust collector systems. In order to offer the most effective collector filter bag for your particular need, it is important that we know the correct bag fabric needs, and the bag design.

 

In a baghouse using reverse air or shaker cleaning systems, the particulate is collected on the inside surface of the bag. Below is a general outline of the most common types of bottom bag construction you would see for reverse air or shaker dust collectors.  For more information on any specific needs, please call our parts team at 888-221-0312.

 

  • Sewn Flat
  • Snapband Cuffs
  • Tuffskirt
  • Cord Cuffs
  • Snapband Cuffs w/ Double Grooved Gasket
  • Disc Bottom

 

 

Employee of the Month

Without consistent work and effort from each individual here at U.S. Air Filtration, Inc., life at work would be much harder! We would like to take a moment to recognize the employee of the month for both July and August.

Jackie – July Employee of the Month
Tim – August Employee of the Month

Thank you for all that you do!

 

 

Filter Bag Top Designs for a Reverse Air or Shaker Dust Collector

U.S. Air Filtration can provide filter bags for a variety of dust collector systems. In order to offer the most effective collector filter bag for your particular need, it is important that we know the correct bag fabric needs, and the bag design.

 

In a baghouse using reverse air or shaker cleaning systems, the particulate is collected on the inside surface of the bag. Below is a general outline of the most common types of top bag construction you would see for reverse air or shaker dust collectors.  For more information on any specific needs, you can go to our website here or please call our parts team at 888-221-0312.

 

Reverse Air or Shaker Dust Collector 

  • Grommet Top
  • Loop Top
  • Trap Bags
  • Strap Top
  • Envelope Style
  • Cord Top Cuffs

 

 

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