Imperial Systems Provides the Best Solutions for Replacing Bag House Filter Bags


Imperial Systems Provides the Best Solutions for Replacing Bag House Filter Bags

Don’t fall victim to lower quality bag house replacement filters. Save time and money by choosing the right filters first from Imperial Systems.

Imperial Systems has an excellent track record in replacing bag house filter bags and deep industry experience engineering outstanding, high quality products to keep buyer’s employees and businesses safe from dust collection and air pollution. In an effort to save on cost, businesses need to focus more on dust collectors and filters that are durable, lasting, and effective.

Replacing Bag House Filter BagsIf you’re already in the fortunate and smart position of having your own BRF Baghouse Dust Collector, you know the vast benefits and advantages including:

  • Superior Cleaning System
  • Robust 7 and 10 Gauge Construction
  • Precise, Strong Welds
  • Designed for Reliable Performance
  • Easy, Tool-Free Access
  • Longer Filter Life

When it comes time to start replacing bag house filter bags, trust Imperial Systems to have the know-how and cutting edge products like the DeltaMAXX Filter Bag which delivers the longest filter life, cleanest air, and the greatest cost savings.

What To Look For When You Need to Start Replacing Bag House Filter Bags

Imperial Systems offers DeltaMAXX welded seam replacement filter bags. The distinct advantages of this bag house filter design is that the filters are heat sealed, reducing the risk of fine particles leaking through the needle holes. The welded seam filter bags also eliminate the possibility of damage to the filter bag from abrasive dust which can tear apart the sewing thread at the seam. Our welded seam filter bags are produced via a more cost effective method than sewn seam filter bags, reducing the cost of the bag itself. Sewn seams are available.

Regardless of the nature of your dust collection and air pollution control application, Imperial Systems, Inc. has the answer for all of your filtration needs including replacing bag house filter bags.

The Imperial Systems Difference

Changing out filters with Imperial Systems means having the most technically advanced bag house filters on the market with long-lasting manufacturing standards that both reduce cost over time by lessening your need to constantly replace filters and rank among the very best in efficiency, particularly within the metalworking industry.

Selecting the highest quality filters when replacing bag house filter bags will maximize performance, increase filter life, reduce system downtime and save you money. With so many different types of baghouse filter fabrics and treatments options to choose from, it’s important to know which is the best fit for your specific application.

Our network of Imperial Systems Inc. representatives are all highly trained problem solvers with specialized training in supporting our clients.

If you’d like to request a quote or schedule an assessment  based on your needs for a hardworking, high-quality dust collector filter which is both OSHA and NFPA regulated, get in touch with us today at 724.662.2801 or by finding out more about us.

At Imperial Systems, we look forward to meeting your needs!

DeltaMAXX Cartridge Filters Giving You Savings With Easier Pulse Cleaning

Choose both safety and savings with our DeltaMAXX filters!

The metalworking industry is no stranger to the hazards posed from grinding, buffering, welding, plasma laser cutting, and polishing. Our DeltaMAXX replacement cartridge filters are built to withstand the challenging particulates from metal fabricating. At Imperial Systems, we know that safety is the #1 priority for the metalworking industry, and that’s why our DeltaMAXX cartridge filters provides the safety you need without the high price.

Easier-Pulse-CleaningOur DeltaMAXX cartridge filters offer exceptional features that can increase the life of our filters while sustaining a safe environment for the metal industry. Our cartridge filters offer easier pulse cleaning which expands the life of the filter making it more cost effective and less expensive for your business.  

How our DeltaMAXX Easier Pulse Cleaning Filters and Other Features Saves You Money!

Our cartridge filters were designed with safety in mind! However, as one of the top dust collection equipment manufacturing businesses in North America we recognize the need for replacement cartridge filters that can go the distance and not break your budget. Our DeltaMAXX replacement cartridge filters can meet those needs while meeting and exceeding the guidelines provided by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

Our DeltaMAXX filters will increase efficiency, decrease your costs, and provide a safe working environment for metal fabricators. Here’s why:

  • DeltaMAXX cartridge filters have advanced nanofiber technology that is 50% less than competitive fibers. This gives our filters the ability to block the submicron particles from embedding itself into the filter media.
  • Our filters allow for easier pulse cleaning because the dust particles remain on the surface. Less pulses means reduced emissions. Reduced emissions helps with safety hazards.
  • Efficient surface loading performance leads to a longer filter life and fewer filter changes due to less build up in and on the filter.
  • Our cartridge filters allow for ease of removing particulate matter from filters. Ease of removing dust means less use of compressed air. Compressed air being one of the most expensive uses for a manufacturing or metalworking plant.
  • Our filters have an exceptional MERV 15 filtration efficiency rating.
  • Reduces dust collector operational costs.
  • Our  cartridge filters have the highest quality pleated media with 99.9% efficiency.

DeltaMAXX filters were designed to meet the needs of the metal industry, and we’re confident our filters will provide you with savings and safety. Contact us today at 800.918.3013!

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22 Facts You Don’t Know About Ductwork (But You Should)

Discover the customized ductwork solutions you need.

IMG_0787Here at Imperial Systems, we’ve been manufacturing customized sheet metal ductwork since 2001.  With all that experience, we feel proud to call ourselves experts in the industry.  However, a lot of the individuals and businesses we serve know that they need a customized ductwork solution, but they don’t know that much about the product itself.  This can be a major problem for businesses or individuals who are trying to make a serious investment in their business and its safety, when they are unable to determine exactly what they need and who can best help them reach their goals.

So, we want to share our expertise with you!  Discover the practical–and sometimes entertaining–facts about the world of ductwork fabrication and installation.  

Interesting Fun Facts About Ductwork


  • Let’s start simple: ductwork is one word. Despite the countless times it’s misspelled as two words, it really is just one word.
  • Sheet metal bending isn’t as old as you think it is.  Manufacturing and production using the material really took off in the late 1800s during the Industrial Revolution, as assembly lines and new machines made it a practical and profitable endeavor.
  • Ductwork is an Imperial Systems tradition.  In fact, we started as a custom sheet metal ductwork before our industrial dust collectors!  With that kind of experience, we’re confident that we’re still the best in the industry.
  • There are 3 main techniques for bending sheet metal: Bottoming, Coining, and Air Bending.  Each method uses different tools to bend sheet metal for all sorts of purposes… including ductwork.
  • Stiffening is a key component to ductwork compliance.  In fact, the SMACNA sheet metal standards call for ductwork of different gauges to be stiffened to ensure it will be durable and not warp during operation.
  • Round ducts are stiffened differently than rectangular ones.  Round ducts receive stiffening ribs at equal intervals.  Rectangular ducts receive cross-braking and beading techniques, depending upon the machinery used and the intended application.
  • We offer HUNDREDS of different ductwork components.  We know different parts are necessary for different applications; you should know that we’ve always got you covered. You can check them all out in our full catalog.

  • Imperial Systems Professional Shots 065Whether you’re a food processing company or a major basket maker, we’ve got you covered.  That’s right, baskets.  When the Longaberger Company needed new, highly efficient ductwork for their new building, they reached out to Imperial Systems because of our prices, services, and expertise.
  • Fabricated Gore Elbows are our most common elbow.  Thanks to their versatility and the adjustments that can be made to the radius based on application, we use this elbow in virtually every industry.
  • Our Floor Sweeps are hands free.  To operate the hinged door that seals off the air flow when not in use, we added a lever on the side of the door that can be operated by foot.
  • Heavy wear applications don’t slow us down.  Our heavy duty flat back elbows are a square constructed elbows with a 10 ga. housing and a ¼” plate back which can be either welded solid or bolted for replacement without removing the whole elbow.  This heavy duty construction makes them perfect for the toughest of applications.      
  • The most common ductwork material is carbon steel, but it isn’t your only option.  Our fully welded pipe comes in galvanized, stainless, and painted.
  • You could crawl through our ducts… but you probably shouldn’t.  All of our welded pipe is smooth inside and free of burrs and rough edges.   So, if you’re on a super spy mission, you don’t have to worry about skinned knees.  But unless you actually on a secret mission, you should probably keep your feet on the ground.
  • Good ductwork is dust collection’s best friend.  The ductwork of an industrial dust collection system connects its hoods, air cleaning device, and fan.  You can have the best device in the world, but if your ductwork is poorly constructed or improperly sized, you’re not going to get the results you need.
  • Ductwork for dust collection is different than ductwork for HVAC or fume extraction.  Tapered systems are typically used with dust collectors, while plenum systems are used more often for HVAC systems, and occasionally for fume extractors.
  • When choosing ductwork for industrial dust collection, you need to answer three key questions.  Industrial Ventilation, Inc. recommends asking the following three questions (and we completely agree.)  What exhaust volume is required at each dust collection point?  What particulates are being collected?  What are the conveying velocity requirements?
  • Dirty ductwork could be costing you.  Over time, debris can accumulated in the ductwork of industrial dust collection exhaust systems, decreasing their ability to perform at the optimal level.  In fact, a buildup can lead to a loss of up to 42% efficiency!  Poor performance can lead to major problems, including health problems in employees and higher running costs.
  • It’s not just the dust collector… your ductwork has to meet NFPA standards too. If your industrial duct system is being used for dust collector exhaust, it is imperative that it meet these standards.  Ensuring that your system has adequate conveying air velocity for the load it will be handling is imperative to avoiding debris buildup in ducts and reducing the risk of explosion.ComDust-Pentagon-1000
  • You don’t necessarily have to look inside ducts to identify areas of dust accumulation.  In fact, there are a number of telling visual clues you can look for, including:


    • A main duct diameter that doesn’t enlarge after branch junctions
    • A branch duct joining the main duct at a T junction
    • A main duct that is blanked off
    • A ductwork system that includes too much flexible hose
    • A smaller diameter duct abruptly joining a larger diameter one
    • A duct blast gate that isn’t locked in position


  • You don’t have to be an expert in ductwork.  Although these facts are certainly a great starting place, you don’t need to be an expert in the world of customized ductwork to get the products you need to keep your business running safely and efficiently.  Instead, you can work with the experts at Imperial Systems.  Just tell us about your business and what needs you are trying to meet; we’ll help you select or design the perfect solution for you.

Now that you’ve learned a little bit more about industrial ductwork, you may be wondering if your company’s ductwork is actually up to par.  Or, you may know that it’s time for an upgrade or other major change.  No matter what stage you are in, let us
Have questions about any of the facts you read today?  Let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!  If you have specific products about how our products and services may be able to help your business, give us a call today at 800.918.3013.

Extinguish Explosions With Our Proprietary IDA

Save the lives of the metalworking industry!

The priority of what we do at Imperial systems, is the safety of those working in the metalworking industry and any other industry that come into harm’s way with fumes, sparks, combustible dust, or smoke. We are proud to be one of the top dust collection systems manufacturing business in North America.

Imperial Systems remains dedicated to improving how we can keep the hard workers of the metalworking industry safe.

IDAThe next step in our evolution for safety is our proprietary IDA.  We work towards preventing dust explosions like the one that occurred in India in October of 2003.   According to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA),  one person was injured and one was killed due to flammable dust causing the primary explosion, and the secondary explosion caused by dust accumulation in the dust collection system.

Improving Safety With the DeltaMAXX IDA (In-Line Deflagration Arrester) Filters

Together with our CMAXX Dust Collection System our IDA DeltaMAXX Cartridge filters have brought breakthrough safety features that offer exceptional protection from combustion.    Backed by third party testing, and in every test performed our CMAXX dust collection system and our IDA DeltaMAXX filters were able to isolate a deflagration and stop a flame front. This is because an IDA allows gas to pass through with the ability to stop a flame before it causes an explosion. The testing of our IDA DeltaMAXX filters also showed no trace of spark transmission or flame down following the filters or clean air plenum.  

We took our testing a step further to be certain of the safety of the CMAXX Dust Collector, and our  IDA DeltaMAXX Cartridge filters. Through independent, third party testing, we set up our CMAXX Dust collector without ventings to see if it could withstand a deflagration of corn starch at 185 KST with pressures exceeding 4 PSI.  The results were outstanding with the explosion diverting right into the IDA DeltaMAXX filters and getting extinguished.  Once the explosion was extinguished by our IDA DeltaMAXX filters we examined them to see if any damage had been done. The results were amazing!  

Not only were there no visible signs of deformation on the filters, but there was no sign of deformation or melting on the seals, and the cages remained intact.   Our CMAXX Dust Collector System along with our IDA DeltaMAXX filters are now IDA certified giving you the added assurance that we take the safety of those in the metalworking and manufacturing industries seriously.

So when you think safety think Imperial Systems where we strive to improve the safety all metalworkers! Contact us today at 800.918.3013.

IDA | In Line Deflagration

Combat Combustible Dust With The Top Dust Collector Cartridge Filters

Let your employees breathe easy with the industry’s best cartridge filters!

Step foot into a metalworking plant and you’ll see that the conditions are dirty. On a day to day basis, metal fabricators are welding, laser cutting, smelting, grinding, refining, and casting. Each one of the processes produce dust, sparks, fumes, and smoke that can be hazardous to the health and well being of the workers. In order to prevent and maintain a safe environment the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has implemented standards in the metalworking industry that ensure that each place of employment is free from hazards that causes death or that is likely to cause death or serious injury.

Top-Dust-Collector-Cartridge-FiltersIndustrial Dust collection systems and cartridge filters play a fundamental role in handling dangerous explosions, fires, and fumes. To ensure your dust collection system is functioning optimally, you need to be confident in your choice of cartridge filters.  According to Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s  dust collection recommendations,  each metalworking plant should use proper dust collections systems and filters. At Imperial Systems our DeltaMAXX dust collector cartridge filters comply with the standards set by OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  

The Advantage of DeltaMAXX Quality Dust Collector Cartridge Filters

Our DeltaMAXX quality dust collector cartridge filters are designed to maintain highest performance possible.  Our cartridge filters offer many advantages including:

  • The highest quality pleated media having a 99.9% efficiency .3 – .5 Micron
  • Longer filter life due to the industry’s best surface loading performance by enhancing dust cake release.
  • Our DeltaMAXX filters have the most Advanced NanoFiber Technology.  The NanoFiber surface stops submicron particles from entering and becoming embedded into the media beneath the NanoFiber.
  • MERV 15 Filtration Efficiency.  
  • Our filters offer you up to twice the filter life of the industry standard, saving you time and money.
  • The advanced nanofiber media dust remains on the surface which means less pulse cleaning.
  • Lower operational mass emissions.
  • The fine surface layers of the synthetic fibers keeps the dust particles from embedding deep into the media.
  • Twice the Filter Life
  • DeltaMAXX cartridge filters can fit all makes and models of dust collection systems.

Our quality dust collector cartridge filters are designed with the metalworker in mind. These filters are designed to provide above standard air quality, and give the metalworking industry an opportunity to provide a safe working environment for your employees.

At Imperial Systems, we’ve dedicated over 30 years providing quality and safety to those in the manufacturing industries. For more information on the best cartridge filters for your dust collection system, contact us today at 800.918.3013.

Top Dust Collector Cartridge Filters | Top Dust Collector Cartridge Filter

DeltaMAXX Filters Provides Increased Efficiency With Their Surface Loading Performance

Increased Efficiency Gives You Increased Safety!

At an Iron Powder Facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, five people lost their lives, and three others were injured.   According to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, this occurred in three separate instances all within the same year. Their investigation into these unfortunate incidents uncovered many safety hazards, such as accumulation of combustible iron powder on flat surfaces, outdated or non-existent dust collection systems, and a lack of instituting proper safety training  procedures for employees.

surface loading performanceTragic incidents like these force us to recognize the dangers that are faced in the metalworking industry.  Imperial Systems recognizes the safety hazards metalworkers encounter, and that’s why we have some of the best dust collection systems in North America. But our dust collectors couldn’t be as highly efficient without our DeltaMAXX cartridge filters.  Our DeltaMAXX Nanofiber cartridge filters have a surface loading performance technology that easily pulses off caked dust keeping the filter media clean.

Surface Loading Performance Matters

If the surface loading performance is lacking in efficiency the system will have to pulse more often in order to return and maintain its optimum static pressure. The efficiency of the surface loading can affect emissions, cost of energy, and filter life. The surface loading matters and this is why.

  • Use of Compressed air  – The ease of removing particulate matter from filters means less use of compressed air. Compressed air being one of the most expensive uses for a manufacturing or metalworking plant.
  • Twice the Filter Life  – Efficient surface loadings means less buildup in and on the filter and fewer pulses. This leads to a longer filter life and fewer filter replacements.
  • Fewer Emissions – Less pulses means reduced emissions. Reduced emissions helps with safety hazards.

The Surface Loading Benefits of DeltaMAXX Nanofiber Cartridge Filters

At Imperial Systems, we put a high price on safety but not our DeltaMAXX Nanofiber cartridge filters. Here are some our surface loading benefits of our filters:

  • Our filters can reduce the operational cost of your dust collector.
  • The Nanofiber technology is 50% smaller than competitive fibers. Giving it the ability to block the submicron particles from entering and embedding itself in the filter media.
  • Because the dust remains on the surface it is easily pulsed off requiring less pulse cleaning and a longer filter life.
  • 99% Efficiency .3 – .5 Micron which means it has the highest quality pleated media.
  • Our filters have an impressive filtration efficiency with a MERV 15 rating!
  • Our surface loading performance technology allows for a longer filter life an enhanced dust cake release.

When you think safety we want you to think Imperial Systems. Contact us today at 800.918.3013 to get more information on our DeltaMAXX Cartridge Filters.

8 Improvements DeltaMAXX Pleated Bags Can Bring to Your Business

Imperial Systems is your go-to resource for safe, effective industrial dust collector systems, filters, and ductwork.

One of the most beneficial innovations to emerge in dust collector technology over recent decades are pleated bag filters.  Many dust collector operators endorse these due to their superiority over traditional bag and cage devices. In some cases, it is even feasible to retrofit an older dust collector to incorporate pleated filters.  Whether you are adapting an old dust collector or investing in a new one, Imperial Systems has developed DeltaMAXX pleated bags to be the most competitive and efficient filters for your industrial facility dust collection system.

DeltaMAXX pleated bagsDeltaMAXX pleated bags improve the safety and bottom line expenses of industrial facilities by delivering longer filter life, higher efficiency, and reduced energy consumption and costs.  Compared to standard felt media, our spun-bonded polyester media with surface-loading features and a lower air-to-cloth ratio work together to boost efficiency, reduce emissions, and lengthen filter service life.  Because they provide twice the filtration area of conventional fabric bag filters, DeltaMAXX pleated bags also increase the capacity and efficiency of your baghouse-style dust collector.  All together, your business will enjoy improved employee safety, increased productivity, and considerable operating costs savings.

DeltaMAXX pleated bags feature:

  • 2X the filtration area for increased capacity; pleated media allows for greater air flow and more thorough product pick-up.
  • Surface-loading performance; this repels particulates off the surface layer while the media remains clean, whereas standard polyester felt filter bags allow dust to embed deeply within them.
  • Lower pressure drop
  • Easy pulse cleaning for lower compressed-air costs
  • Shorter filters to reduce abrasion from inlet
  • Compact size to speed up removal and installation by one person
  • Top and bottom load options
  • Molded urethane top construction

If you are ready to see the difference DeltaMAXX pleated bags can make for your facility and machinery, contact Imperial Systems today. Our customer service representatives pride themselves in providing the most accurate and up-to-date information, optimal dust control solutions, and outstanding service for our clients.  If you are unsure which options will work best with your current air purification system, give the experts at Imperial Systems a call at (800) 918-3013.

5 Pleated Filter Benefits for Older and Newer Dust Collection Systems

Imperial Systems is your go-to resource for safe, effective industrial dust collector systems, filters, and ductwork.

If your business is facing a challenging economic turn, or perhaps is just in a season of slow growth, it can be appealing to try and save money by taking yesterday’s equipment and adapting it to meet today’s increased performance and efficiency standards.  Whether you are adapting an old dust collector or investing in a new one, Imperial Systems encourages you to consider the following pleated filter benefits for your industrial facility dust collection system.

pleated filter benefitsToday’s air quality standards often require better filtration efficiency than the average traditional bag filter can deliver.  In addition, the type of dust being collected may be so coarse that the media in an older filter can produce holes in the bottom of the bags, resulting in a very short life span for the filter.

Pleated filters are one of the most advantageous dust collector technology innovations in decades.  Because of their numerous benefits over traditional bag and cage technology, pleated filters have won the allegiance of many dust collector operators. In some cases, it is possible to retrofit older dust collectors to use pleated filters.

Here are just a few of the notable pleated filter benefits:

  • Operations improvements, including increased productivity, reduced emissions, and lower energy usage and costs.
  • Easier installation, resulting in faster changeouts, reduced downtime, and lower labor costs.
  • Longer filter life, which reduces replacement costs.
  • Fewer filters needed per unit.
  • Less compressed air needed to clean filters.

A pleated filter is often a long, slim construction that resembles a cartridge filter.  Pleated bags have built-in cores so they replace both the filter bag and its supporting cage.  Some pleated bag designs even have curved openings at their tops to improve cleaning energy.

Not only do pleated bags look like cartridge filters, they perform more like them as well.  The pleated bag media offers better efficiency and is often more durable than the polyester felt in a conventional filter bag.  Additionally, the average pleated bag can incorporate much more media material than an equivalent length of the felt bag it replaces, typically allowing substitution of felt bags with much shorter pleated bags.

Imperial Systems is ready to put these pleated filter benefits – or any dust control solution you need – to work for you today. Our customer service representatives pride themselves in providing accurate information, optimal dust control solutions, and outstanding service for our clients.  If you are unsure which option to integrate with your current air purification system, give the experts at Imperial Systems a call at (800) 918-3013.

DeltaMAXX Filters Meet and Beat the Competition’s HEPA

Imperial Systems is your go-to resource for safe, effective industrial dust collector systems, filters, and ductwork.

As industrial air quality technology evolves and expands, it can be a challenge to determine which system is right for your business.  Imperial Systems is at the forefront of these ongoing developments, working everyday to keep metalworking, pharmaceutical, distribution, and other industrial facilities at optimum safe air quality levels.  In our ongoing effort to ensure the safety of workers in the metalworking industry, we tested our CMAXX System with the IDA DeltaMAXX filters for flame arrestor performance; here’s what we learned.

HEPAThe Test of Quality and Safety

Imperial Systems tested our CMAXX System with the IDA DeltaMAXX filters multiple times.  In every test across the board, each filter was able to insulate flammable dust and completely extinguish a flame front consistently every time.   Other similar systems have been tested, but all require additional after filters.  Combining the CMAXX unit with IDA DeltaMAXX filters eliminates the need for an expensive HEPA filter.

To enhance your safety even further, the IDA DeltaMAXX filters operate on the same cleaning system that the CMAXX uses, guaranteeing that the filters are consistently cleaned during operation.  Similar systems that use after filters do not have any method of operational cleaning.  The CMAXX with IDA DeltaMAXX filters can work with inline HEPA filters if required, or a remote HEPA system.  Similar systems that have been tested with the HEPA must be mounted to the top of the collector, limiting the flexibility of the unit.

Your dust collector should save on costs while offering optimal filtration.  It must also be durable enough to withstand the heavy workloads and harsh elements inherent in the manufacturing environment.  With the latest advantages in safety, durability, cost-effectiveness, and flame protection, Imperial Systems offers the highest quality dust collection system design which will continue to protect and support your business today and for years to come.

For more information, contact Imperial Systems today at 800.918.3013.