Donaldson Company Inc., a manufacturer of filtration equipment and products based in Minneapolis, MN, has received the 2020 Product of the Year award by the Waterloo Filtration Institute (WFI) for its Donaldson Torit Rugged Pleat (RP) baghouse industrial collector.

“Within the competitive filter element and device category, Donaldson’s RP baghouse stood out for its unique design, ease of use, innovative change in design and configuration, and its benefits to customers,” said Mitch McCreary, WFI’s director of sales. “Dust collectors are an important line of defense when it comes to filtering the air in harsh manufacturing environments, so the advancements demonstrated by the new RP baghouse are critically important to plant management teams.”

WFI supports the growth of the global filtration industry and the advancement of science and technology in filtration and separation processes. As part of the WFI Annual Conference held December 2020, the RP baghouse was singled out during the Filtration and Separation Certificate Ceremony that spotlighted a selection of new, global filtration products.

The RP baghouse is designed to pre-separate 97 percent of dust before it hits filters, and the pulse cleaning system pulses directly over the filters to help extend its lifespan, according to the company. Each filter in the RP baghouse has two to three times more media than a typical bag design, which means the baghouse has 44 percent fewer filters while providing 60 percent more media than a traditional baghouse collector.