Imperial Systems in the Grain Dust Industry: GEAPS Show

Apr 5, 2018

Elevated view of the exhibitor booths at the 2018 GEAPS trade show

A team from Imperial Systems recently spent three days in Denver at the annual GEAPS show (Grain Elevator & Processing Society). GEAPS is “the knowledge resource for the grain industry”. Imperial Systems had a booth at the show to talk about our BRF baghouses, spot filters, and other options for grain industry dust control. Jeremiah and Mitch had a good time at the show, joined by Tommy Eastlack from Glacier Technology. They even got to appreciate some of the Colorado scenery.

Jeremiah and Mitch of Imperial Systems and Tommy Eastlack from Glacier Technology at GEAPS show

Spot Filters for Grain Dust

As usual, the GEAPS show featured many types of equipment used in the grain industry. This included elevators, conveyors, screeners, and separators. All of these types of equipment are opportunities for combustible grain dust to become a hazard. Spot filters are an excellent choice for grain dust applications because they can be located anywhere along the process line, including above elevators, conveyors, hoppers, and blenders. Spot filters offer CMAXX efficiency exactly where it’s needed. This is important because grain industry applications often have multiple areas across the facility that need dust collection. Spot filters are a solution for controlling piles of dust that so often form around train moving or mixing equipment.

Wide view of exhibitor floor at the 2018 GEAPS Show in Denver

High Volume Dust Collection with Fire and Explosion Prevention Options

When a large collector is needed, a BRF baghouse or a CMAXX may be used, depending on the application. At this GEAPS show, Jeremiah and Mitch provided information to many potential customers and vendors about our products. Fire and explosion prevention and control are also major issues for dust collection in the grain industry, so they also offered information about our products such as abort gates, EIVs, chemical fire suppression, and other options. A representative from Fike was also at the show. They highlighted the importance of a strong fire safety program for all-grain applications.

From GEAPS to Rocky Leaps

During their time in Denver, Jeremiah and Mitch also took the opportunity to do some site seeing. They visited Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado, and the aptly named “Garden of the Gods” park in Colorado Springs. One of the special things about trade shows like GEAPS is getting to visit new places. Such was last year’s Fabtech trip to Mexico. Next year the GEAPS show will be in New Orleans.  We expect that along with a successful trade show, there will also be some extracurricular adventures.