Powder and Bulk Engineering
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Skip Navigation LinksHome) Item Details
Powder and Bulk Engineering is a technical publication devoted to readers in the bulk solids market, worldwide.
Technical Articles
Item Details:
Publication Date: 10/2001
Pages: 8
PDF Format
Recommended Item:
What your failed filters can tell you

An unscheduled shutdown to replace failed bag or cartridge filters represents one of a dust collection system's largest operating expenses. One way to avoid frequent filter replacement and cut your operating costs is to take a close look at what's causing your filters to fail. This article explains how to evaluate filter condition and dust characteristics to find the failure's source. The final sections describe a case study and other filter failure examples that show how filter analysis can improve dust collection system performance.

Regular attention to your dust collection system's operation -- for instance, monitoring stack emissions and the pressure drop across the system -- and periodic inspections of the filters' condition can save your plant a lot of money. Not only can such monitoring prevent frequent filter replacement, it can help you avoid lost production from an unscheduled system shutdown. A critical part of this process is having your failed filters examined at an independent filter analysis lab or filter supplier lab.

To read this entire article:

You may purchase this article now for personal use. Simply click the Buy Item button above, enter your payment details, and download the article. It will be available to you for 7 days for viewing, printing, or saving for future reference. All articles are copyrighted by CSC Publishing, Inc. and cannot be used for commercial purposes without express permission in writing from the Publisher. This includes but is not limited to: web posting, printing, or sharing via email.


Your payment information is forwarded in an encrypted form, using 40- or 128-bit Secure Socket Layer technology, only to our payment gateway ( for processing.


To view an article, you must have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Click on the icon to download Acrobat Reader free of charge.

      Copyright 2014, CSC Publishing Inc. ALL Rights Reserved * Privacy policy