The baghouse is a workhorse of the dust collection industry, handling everything from high temperatures to rough, abrasive dust. The Imperial Systems engineers are experts in designing baghouse systems specifically for woodworking and paper recycling applications. The BRF baghouse has proven itself in these industries, as these case studies show.
INDUSTRY: CUSTOM CABINETS
PROBLEM: WRONG COLLECTOR FOR THE JOB
SOLUTION: BRF BAGHOUSE
This woodworking company had installed a dust collection system, but within just a week their filters were already blinding off. After spending a lot of money on over-bags, constant compressed air pulsing, and filter changes, they needed to make a change.
Not all collectors are suitable for all applications. The Imperial Systems team examined the problems the company was having, and it was decided that a BRF baghouse was the right solution. The problem was a very fibrous wood dust. The original collector was a cartridge system, and cartridges usually aren’t the best solution for fibrous or stringy material.
Because each BRF baghouse system is designed for each customer’s needs, we applied our knowledge of woodworking applications to solve this customer’s problem.
With the BRF handling their fibrous wood dust with no problems, the company has cut down on compressed air use, filter changes, and production downtime. Because Imperial Systems makes cartridge collectors and baghouses, we’re able to determine which one will work better for a particular application.
INDUSTRY: PAPER RECYCLING
PROBLEM: NFPA COMPLIANCE, DUST ACCUMULATION
SOLUTION: BRF BAGHOUSE
This paper recycling company runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The dust load is heavy and constant. The wood dust extraction systems they had in place were not up to the job: several inches of dust had accumulated on surfaces around the facility, creating a very severe fire hazard. Also, there was so much dust in the air that employees had to wear dust masks, and they were dealing with respiratory infections and eye irritation.
With employees’ health at risk and a combustible dust accident waiting to happen, the company came to Imperial Systems to see if we could design a solution to handle their very heavy dust load.
From consultation and drawings to engineering and fabrication, the company had constant contact with the Imperial Systems team, making sure everything would work exactly as they needed it to. The project was completed in March of 2014, and the company had great praise for the design and installation teams.
Since installing the BRF baghouse for paper dust, the company is now fully NFPA compliant and dust accumulation is no longer a problem. The facility is clean and the health problems the employees had been dealing with are resolved.
Not just any system can handle a heavy dust load with round-the-clock shifts. Imperial Systems has experience in the paper recycling industry to design a system that will handle this kind of abuse for many years to come.