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Publication Date: 10/1996
Pages: 5
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Clean, dry compressed air: The secret to efficient filter cleaning

Have you had filtering efficiency problems with your pulse-jet baghouse or reverse-pulse cartridge dust collector? Or is the collector frequently down for service or repairs? Moist, oily, or dirty compressed air in the collector's cleaning air system is often at the root of such problems. After a brief discussion of how filters are cleaned with compressed air, this article details the importance of clean, dry compressed air for filter cleaning, discusses types of air dryers, and explains how to select one for your application.

Getting the most out of your pulse-jet baghouse or reverse-pulse cartridge dust collector means using clean, dry compressed air to clean your collector's filters. Properly treated compressed air can help prevent filtering problems and collector downtime.

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