How to troubleshoot your baghouse
Troubleshooting your baghouse can be a complicated process. Whether you troubleshoot it yourself or hire a consultant, you should know how to systematically collect and analyze performance data to help discover why the baghouse isn't operating properly. This article first explains how a baghouse works and how to identify baghouse problems. Later sections describe troubleshooting tools and three common baghouse problems, with information on how to use the tools to find the cause of each problem.
A baghouse is subject to three fundamental operating problems: visible dust emissions through the outlet duct, an abnormally high pressure drop across the collector, and short bag life. When a baghouse exhibits one of these problems, you need to troubleshoot it, which means to systematically collect and analyze performance data to help you find the cause of the problem and then correct it.