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Blog: Imperial Systems Approach to Dust Collection

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