Specialty bag filter media for better performance in tough applications
This article describes how to select a specialty bag filter media to solve poor dust-cake release, dusting, premature media wear, static, or similar problems in your baghouse.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, bag filters used in pulse-jet, reverse-air, and shaker baghouses don't get much respect. That's because today baghouses are considered old technology and just not very glamorous compared with cartridge collectors. Yet there are an estimated 88,000 baghouses at work in plants around the world, according to a report by the industry market research firm The McIlvaine Co. Many, if not most, of these baghouses use standard (or commodity) filter media, usually installed by the original equipment manufacturer and later replaced by bag filter manufacturers, who both base the media choice on low price. But just what is a "standard" media?