If you’re looking for an efficient dust collector that can handle a variety of applications, a jet dust collector is a good choice. They’re easy to maintain and have superior filtration systems.
Pulse jet bag filters remove caked debris by blasting compressed air at the top of the filter bags. The bursts break the dust cake, freeing it and dropping it into a storage hopper down below.
Jet dust collectors separate particles from the air to produce clean air. They do this by using a number of methods, including filtration.
Pulse jet dust collectors use a quick burst of compressed air to clean the filter bag. They are a common type of baghouse system and come in a variety of designs to suit the needs of various industries.
Filter bags are made from a variety of materials, such as cellulose/polyester or nanofiber media. A wire cage holds the filter bag in place and has a top loading or bottom loading design.
Cartridge filters are also manufactured in a variety of sizes and configurations. These cartridges, located in the dirty air plenum, have pleated filter media that removes particulate matter from the air stream. Differential pressure sensors measure the difference between the air pressure on the clean and dirty sides of the cartridges to trigger a pulse of compressed air for cleaning. This method helps ensure that the cartridges remain clean and last longer.
Jet dust collectors can remove a wide range of lint and dust, including fine, dry, granular and grain dust. They also feature a tangential inlet that spins air to collect and carry heavy particles to the walls of the housing and into the collection bag.
Safety is a top priority when handling these systems. The use of OSHA-compliant railed safety platforms and caged ladders can help prevent slips and falls during service or maintenance.
Likewise, lock-out/tag-out doors help protect workers from the dust and contaminants they might be handling during a pulsing cycle. In addition, ductwork must be equipped with dampers and valves to minimize fire and explosion risks.
Dust collectors require an optimum differential pressure to properly clean filter media and trap dust in the airstream. Low differentials can result in over-cleaning filters, wasting compressed air and possibly damaging nearby equipment.
The dust that is produced at manufacturing facilities is required to be controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jet dust collectors are designed to remove this air pollution.
These systems use a reverse pulse of compressed air to clean the filters. This helps prevent a buildup of caked dust on the filter bags and keeps them operating at full capacity.
It also increases efficiency and filter life. However, the dust load must be high enough to trigger this cleaning action.
To ensure the right amount of air is available for this purpose, a correct rate of flow must be identified prior to system installation or change in operations. This is the case in both feed line sizing and regulator sizing.
Depending on your application and the regulations in your area, jet dust collectors can be shaped and configured to meet your needs. For example, some systems may require fire suppression capabilities or a high volume of air flow capacity, while others may be concerned about the type of dust they process.
Customizing your system allows for the most effective and efficient way to collect your specific dust. Whether you’re working in a woodshop, an automotive metal casting foundry or a manufacturing facility, the right dust collection system can keep your employees healthy and safe while ensuring your business is compliant with local air quality standards.
ETA Engineering is an industry leader in designing and constructing customized dust collectors to fit your facility’s needs. They have a variety of modular systems that can be built with multiple bag sizes, automatic or manual isolation and different discharge options including airlocks, double dump valves and more.