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Replacement Dust Collector Cartridge Filters

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Replacement Dust Collector Cartridge Filters

Need replacement dust collector cartridge filters?  Think Deltamaxx™!

A metalworking plant requires the use of quality dust collector systems, and efficient industrial dust collector filters to protect metal fabricators from the dangers they face daily.  What are your essential needs when looking for replacement filters for your dust collector?  As a metalworking business owner your needs are simple. You want replacement dust collector cartridge filters that will give you the security you need while providing you with the savings you want.

In the last 30 years, there have been over 700 injured and 119 deaths due to combustible dust incidents in all forms of manufacturing according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.  In order to combat such tragedies, we go above and beyond the safety guidelines established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Imperial Systems has spent 15 years of our business innovating dust collector industrial filters, and we continue to improve in order to stay one step ahead of your needs.

The Advantage of our DeltaMAXX™ Replacement Dust Collector Filters

  • Up to Twice the Filter Life
  • Advanced NanoFiber Technology
  • A Superior MERV 15 Filtration Efficiency
  • Lower Operational Mass Emissions
  • Less Pulse Cleaning
  • Highest Quality Pleated Media – 99.9% Efficiency .3 to .5 Micron
  • Best Surfacing Loading Performancereplacement dust collector cartridge filters

While these advantages are certainly impressive, how does it translate into the safety and savings you need for your metalworking business?

The nanofiber technology that is used in our filters stops submicron particles from entering and becoming embedded into the media beneath the nanofiber. This gives our filters a higher efficiency rating due to the nanofiber technology being 50% smaller than competitive fibers, thus improving our DeltaMAXX™ filters filtration (.3-.5 Microns).  This allows for a lower resistance to airflow due to our impressive surface loading technology and enhanced dust cake release.

Metalworkers benefit from the added safety of our surface loading technology by reducing their exposure to toxins. The best surface loading technology has less dust build up. Less buildup of dust requires fewer pulses, and fewer pulses means reduced emissions and fewer safety hazards.

With our filters requiring fewer pulses this decreases the stress they are under and increases the life of the filter. In fact, our DeltaMAXX™ industrial dust collector filters pulse up to 94% less often than our competitors. The advantages of our DeltaMAXX™ filters give you longer filter life, increased efficiency and increased savings.

Contact one of our professional, knowledgeable team members to discover all the benefits of Deltamaxx™ replacement dust collector cartridge filters!

Nanofiber Filters Served With Sawdust?

SHOULD YOU SERVE NANOFIBER WITH SAWDUST? A CHART FOR THE DISCRIMINATING FILTER HOST

 

Most everyone knows you can’t just go mixing any kind of filter with any kind of dust. After all, some of them certainly don’t pair well together. Fortunately, we here at Imperial Systems have put together a guide for the thoughtful buyer of dust collection filters. With this handy reference, you’ll never have to worry about showing up with the wrong filter for the occasion!

 

(NOTE: We DO NOT recommend that this be used as a substitute for consulting with an actual filter expert. Please call us At 800-918-3013 for important information that doesn’t fit in an infographic.)

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A BIT OF CLARIFICATION:

  • Filter bags, or sometimes cyclones, are usually used for materials that are large, fibrous, or big enough to damage a cartridge filter. Bags are also often used when the temperature or humidity is too high for a cartridge filter to handle.

 

  • Metalworking or welding produce fumes. These are very fine particles and an 80/20 media is not efficient enough to catch them. Since many metal dusts are explosive, we do recommend a DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber FR, which is fire retardant. In some applications such as shot blasting, spunbond is used because it is very durable. If your metal fume or dust has grease or oil in it, you may need a special media.

 

  • Dust from ANY of these categories can be explosive. If your dust is explosive or flammable, we will almost always recommend a DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber FR filter as part of an IDA system.

 

  • Organic dust, like food products, may present some special challenges. Organic dust comes in different sizes, and may clump together, absorb moisture, or present other particular problems. Please consult with us about the characteristics of your particular dust.

 

  • If your dust is oily, abrasive, wet, sticky, or otherwise likely to make a mess of a normal dust collector filter, there are a variety of special materials to help. PTFE resists having anything stick to it, while hydrophobic or oleophobic filters will repel water or oil.

 

AGAIN… THIS IS IN NO WAY MEANT TO SUBSTITUTE FOR TALKING TO A FILTER PROFESSIONAL. PLEASE CONSULT WITH ONE OF OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE TEAM MEMBERS BEFORE MAKING ANY QUESTIONABLE FILTER DECISIONS.

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Winter Maintenance: Be Prepared!

Your dust and fume collector can save you money on heating this winter. But to make the most of those savings, your system might need some winter maintenance. It’s that time of year when your dust collector system needs a little attention to make sure it’s ready for the demands of colder weather.

 

 

  • REPLACING THOSE FILTERS

 

Winter maintenance means you’re going to want to start the new year with clean new filters… and you’re not going to want to be stuck changing them in the middle of a snowstorm.

 

  • CHANGING THE MAGNAHELIC GAUGE FILTER

 

It’s easy to forget about this little filter, but it’s necessary to keep the gauge readings accurate, and should be replaced whenever you replace your other filters.

 

  • CHECK FOR ACCUMULATED DUST

If you’ve been working with the doors open during the warmer months and not running the dust collector as much, you might have dust accumulated, especially in high places or flat surfaces. For safety, try to remove as much of it as possible.

 

  • CHECK AIRLOCK WIPERS AND BEARINGS

Airlock wipers should usually be changed once a year. Worn-out wipers don’t do their job properly. Winter maintenance is a good time to check them. When you replace wipers, you should also plan to replace the bearings.

 

  • CHECK HEATERS ON PULSE VALVES

If you’re in a cold area and your pulse valves have heaters to keep them from freezing up, make sure they’re working. Frozen pulse valves are an inconvenience nobody needs to deal with in frigid weather.

 

  • CHECK SOLENOID AND DIAPHRAGM VALVES

Again, these are not things you want to have breaking in the middle of nasty winter weather. A quick check and some preventative maintenance if necessary can save you a headache later.

 

  • CHECK COMPRESSED AIR HOSES

Cold can make hoses more brittle and likely to break. If your compressed air hoses have any weak spots or look worn or damaged, now is a good time to make sure they get fixed or replaced.

 

  • CHECK SEALS AND GASKETS

As with the hoses, cold can make seals and gaskets crack or develop leaks. If any of them need replaced, doing it before the weather gets cold can save you from dealing with downtime from an unexpected leak.

 

  • CALIBRATE DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE GAUGE

If you have the tools to do it, this is a good time to calibrate the differential pressure gauge and make sure you’re getting accurate readings. These gauges need calibrated occasionally to give you the most accurate information

 

  • CHECK YOUR DUST COLLECTOR ROOF

 

If you’re a CMAXXTM owner, lucky you! Your domed CrownTechTM roof will keep snow or ice from piling up on top of the collector. If you don’t have a CMAXXTM, make sure you keep an eye on the amount of snow or ice buildup, since that can cause leaks into the collector.

The Value of Dust Collection Management

Dust collection management is one of the main investments that those in the timber industry must face in the near future.   In fact, Timber Processing Magazine (www.timberprocessing.com), which conducts research on industry production, supply, and investments, notes that many facilities will need to plan for additional equipment needs above and beyond those they have already planned for.

Areas where facilities may need to plan for investments include:

Dust collection management

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  • Loading equipment
  • Drying kilns
  • Planer mill sorting and packaging
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyers
  • Dust control

Because of the extremely combustible nature of wood production dust and OSHA’s increasingly strict regulations on combustible dust collection management, dust collection equipment is one of several investments that companies in this industry may need to consider.

Modernization of equipment is often essential to streamline production and materials handling. According to the surveys conducted by Timber Processing Magazine, almost 75% of facilities rated their return on investments in 2015 as “good” or “excellent”.

When considering where to put that investment, dust control equipment should definitely be top on the list. Processing more product creates more dust, and nothing can shut your production down faster than a malfunctioning dust collection system or, worse, a fire.

Even if your current dust collection system is handling your dust adequately, equipment such as explosion isolation valves, spark arrestors, and backdraft dampers can be a valuable investment in fire and explosion prevention. Wood processing dust has its own unique demands on dust collection and fire suppression systems, and an experienced systems engineer should be consulted to make sure equipment is optimized for your particular application.

Good news for the timber industry is also good news for manufacturers who produce equipment for this industry. This recent report makes it clear that this industry is alive and well, and that companies are likely to see long-term benefits from investments they make in new equipment.

Choosing the right industrial dust collection system: Vertical vs Horizontal Cartridge Collectors

When choosing a top industrial dust collection system it’s extremely important to do your research on the product. Not only is purchasing a top industrial dust collection system a large investment, there are many different features, designs, cleaning systems, and technologies that different brands offer.

One of the most frequently asked questions among industrial dust collection system purchasers is, “What is the difference between a vertical cartridge collector and a horizontal cartridge collector?”

At Imperial Systems, our preference is the vertical cartridge industrial dust collector design and here are some reasons why:

1. Gravity works in your favor
a. Dust and debris falls off of the cartridge filters instead of laying on the cartridge filter’s media.
 
2. When filter cleaning with pulses of compressed air, dust is blown off and into the hopper instead of on top of the filter below.

dust collector filters

 

3. Natural down-flow with a high entry inlet configuration.

     a. This allows for the natural flow of the air aid in, removing dust laden air from the filter chamber.

Dust Collector Downflow

 

4. No need for rotating dirty filters

     a. Vertical dust collector design allows for even cartridge filter loading.

 

5. Horizontal cartridge filters blind off the top 20% of the filters media from dust laying on top of it.

     a. Since gravity is in a vertical cartridges favor, vertical cartridge filters will prevent a build-up of dust while allowing equal filter media distribution for the incoming dust.

horizontal dust collector

 

6. Changing filters takes a fraction of the time

     a. Allows for a much cleaner process as the vertical cartridge filters don’t have to be pulled out to your body.

 

7. There is only one gasket seal point in a vertical cartridge collector..not two or three.

      a. Horizontal cartridge dust collectors have to be seated properly, they have more potential for dust bypass.

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