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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!

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.

Weld Smoke: Know The Health Risks

Weld Smoke and Fume Dangers

Weld smoke is a direct cause of Pneumosiderosis, also known as welder’s lung. Inhaling iron dust or fumes, usually from welding, is a serious health issue. While it’s one of the most common lung diseases of welders, it’s not the only one. Welders are also at risk of chronic bronchitis and cancer. Fortunately, a properly designed dust and fume collector, like our CMAXX™, can prevent these problems.

 

A case study from the publication Cases Journal gives an example of how welder’s lung can occur. It follows the case of a 64-year-old man who went to his doctor with a cough. He had worked as a welder in an automobile factory for 15 years, welding steel frames. The work area was small and enclosed, without a proper dust collection system to remove weld smoke and fumes.

weld smoke

The man’s doctor found that his lung X-ray was abnormal. Tests showed that his lungs contained many white blood cells full of iron. White blood cells remove things from your lungs that don’t belong there, but large amounts of inhaled iron are too much for them to handle. This buildup of iron causes coughing, shortness of breath, and eventually chronic lung disease.

 

The man was advised to stop working as a welder. His doctor treated him for his symptoms, and after some time his lung function returned to normal. However, he remains at an increased risk of lung cancer as a result of his long exposure to hexavalent chromium present in the steel.

 

Along with welder’s lung, inhaled welding dust or fumes also causes an increased risk of cancer. Hexavalent chromium, found in the steel the man in the case study worked on, is a known carcinogen, and welding in general has been associated with increased cancer risk.

How Do You Prevent These Risks?

Because the fumes and smoke from welding contain iron and other metals in very, very small particles, these are easily inhaled deep into the lungs. Because these particles are so small, our DeltaMAXX™ nanofiber filters are efficient at removing dust as small as .3 microns, making them an excellent choice for welding and other metal working applications.

 

While pneumosiderosis most often affects welders because they are usually very close to the materials they’re working with, the same problem can affect people who are exposed to fumes from laser or plasma cutting. Dust from these applications also may contain hexavalent chromium and other health hazards. Our CMAXX™ system for cutting tables can remove fumes from the air before employees are exposed to them.

 

The most basic way to prevent welder’s lung is to remove weld smoke and fumes from the air that welders are breathing. A dust and fume collection system like the CMAXX™ can be designed to capture fumes from individual welding stations or from the ambient air. Our systems work with you to keep welders safe and healthy.

Do you have a story or opinion you would like to share?  Leave us a comment below.

 

https://casesjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1757-1626-2-6639

http://oem.bmj.com/content/52/12/800

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0274(199610)30:4%3C373::AID-AJIM1%3E3.0.CO;2-X/abstract;jsessionid=A9E5681B36ABF6E7C7C0B4F674E67A10.f03t02

http://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=1157

Industrial Dust Control Solutions: Why It Matters

Whether you are a new manufacturing business or just branching out into new territory, if you are going to get into the metalworking field, addressing industrial dust control solutions demand some serious consideration. Not only do you have the safety of your work space to think about, but unchecked dust and fumes can also pose health hazards to those working in it. We’ve spent nearly 15 years considering the challenges of industrial dust accumulation and control, and we have developed the solutions our customers need.  Discover the facts you need about dust control for your business to keep things running safely and smoothly.

Meet Safety Standards

industrial dust control solutionsAn accumulation of dust in any industrial setting poses a threat to the health and safety of those working there.  This is especially true in the world of metalworking where the fine dust particles may be especially toxic.  In light of this threat, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established standards of safety that must be followed in any such industrial settings.  These address not only dust that may be inhaled but also the threat of combustibility through its accumulation.  Check out the latest combustible dust update HERE.  When you look for an industrial dust control system, begin by ensuring that it meets these and other industry standards.

Anticipate Dust And Fumes

As you consider a system to provide dust control for your work space, make sure you take fumes into account as well.  In many metalworking processes, noxious fumes are created which are more than unpleasant; they can be increasingly harmful when inhaled.  Not all industrial dust control systems are created to handle this dual threat, so it is vital to choose a collector that can manage both dust and fume generated by metalwork manufacturing.

Your Industrial Dust Control Solutions Experts

Whether you need dust and fume filtration or just a dust collection system, Imperial Systems is your industrial dust control headquarters. We manufacture the most efficient, strongest and longest-lasting systems and filters in the industry.  Through these products, we have become well known for our dedication to quality, value, and safety.  Our outstanding line of equipment includes:

  • CMAXX™ Dust Collector System
  • DeltaMAXX™ Cartridge Filters
  • CMAXX™ Laser Fume Extraction System
  • Spark Arrestor
  • Explosion Isolation Valve
  • Custom Ductwork & Fittings
  • Heavy Duty Abort Gates
  • and more!

Most of our products are available to ship within 24 hours.  For more information about our products and how we can support your metalworking business, contact us today.

Dust Explosions: The Hidden Hazard

Dust explosions are bad to begin with, but what do you know about secondary explosions?  There are many factors that determine how likely a particular type of dust causes a deflagration. When you think of combustible dust, do you think of the explosions you’ve heard about at grain handling facilities? Maybe you think of the explosive potential of aluminum dust.

 

Three dust explosions that occurred in 2003 demonstrate how many different types of production and manufacturing can produce a deflagration risk (http://www.fireworld.com/Archives/tabid/93/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/86899/DEADLY-DUST.aspx). In a North Carolina plant, the accumulated dust came from a polyethylene coating being applied to rubber. As the material dried, dust was formed and accumulated above the work area. Even though the work area itself was very clean, a layer of dust a quarter of an inch thick was enough to cause an explosion that killed six people. In this situation, a dust collection system in the production area could have captured the dust particles as they came off the material, before they were allowed to circulate through the facility.

dust explosions

The explosion in Kentucky was caused by combustible dust that resulted from a resin used to treat fiberglass. Workers were aware of the large quantities of dust, but cleaning processes often just caused more of the dust to become airborne, and it accumulated in the ductwork and in dust collection equipment. There were no safeguards in place to prevent a flame front from traveling through the ductwork or getting into the dust collector. An abort gate with spark or flame detection could have identified and stopped the fire from spreading, and dust collectors designed to stop deflagration fronts could have prevented the dust collectors from becoming sites of secondary explosions.

 

The explosion in Indiana was fueled by aluminum dust from scrap processing. The dust collector in this case was the source of the explosion. It did not have explosion venting, and instead of being directed safely, the explosion traveled back into the building and ignited dust in the ductwork. A secondary explosion occurred when dust accumulated on surfaces inside the facility ignited. A dust collector designed to isolate and redirect a deflagration could have prevented this accident.

 

The National Fire Protection Association, which establishes many of the codes and standards for handling potential fire hazards (http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards) recommends that all dust collection systems should have explosion venting to redirect explosions and abort gates or other equipment to stop flame fronts from spreading. It also recommends improved housekeeping measures to prevent dust from accumulating, which may be accomplished by collecting dust at the source so it cannot accumulate in difficult-to-reach places.

 

It’s often this accumulated dust, hidden on high surfaces, in corners, or inside ductwork, that ignites to cause a secondary explosion that’s far more dangerous than the original one. Witness reports of dust explosions often include descriptions of a smaller explosion followed by one or more larger ones; this is secondary ignition (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3791.pdf). Dust control throughout the entire facility, along with fire prevention equipment such as abort gates, spark arrestors, and explosion venting, can control a potential explosion and prevent a small fire from becoming a fatal disaster.

Aftermarket Customer Service Matters

We hear it every day from customers.  Aftermarket customer service from other companies that sell replacement filters is not always a pleasant experience.   These customers come to us because they’re tired of automated phone menu systems, messages that never get returned, and questions that never get answered. If you’re ready for a better filter purchasing experience, Imperial Systems is the logical choice.

“Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. – Damon Richards

This could not be more true of our philosophy.  While you know that Imperial Systems custom-designs and manufactures the best dust collectors in the industry, you should also know that we  have a dedicated aftermarket team ready to assist you. Whether you need spark traps, replacement airlock parts, or new DeltaMAXXTM filters, our team will be with you all the way.  From finding the right part to making sure you’re satisfied with your order.

When you work with Imperial Systems, you’re not just a number, you are a priority! One of our aftermarket customer service professionals will manage your account, and will make sure you always receive a prompt, personal, and helpful response to all of your needs. You’ll always know exactly who to call.  You won’t have to explain what you need every time you call us because we already know who you are!

Here are a just a few of our aftermarket professionals committed to providing you with the best service in the industry.

Aftermarket customer service team

Rebecca, Justin, and Patrick

When you call us for your filters or other aftermarket needs, one of us will be there, in person, ready to return your calls, answer your questions, and solve your problems with the kind of personal attention your business deserves. You treat your customers like they matter. Come and work with the aftermarket sales team who treats you like YOU matter.  Call today at 800-918-3013!

 

Why Choose DeltaMAXX Nanofiber Dust Collector Cartridge Filters ?

At Imperial Systems, Inc. we know that checking up on your dust collector’s performance can often be a lost thought, unless your dust collector is consistently giving you fits. In order to make your life easier, we have manufactured the most cost effective, dust collector cartridge filter in the industrial dust collection industry. Our DeltaMAXX NanoFiber Dust Collector Cartridge Filters are designed to over-achieve while reaching maximum performance inside of your dust collector. Our goal is to sell you the best dust collector cartridge filter we can at a fair price. 

Here are 10 reasons why DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters will work for you:

1. With 99%+ efficiency on 0.3-0.4 micron particulate our cartridge filters provide maximum filtration resulting in the best performance in cartridge-style dust collectors

2. Compared to our competition, our nano-fibers are 50% smaller resulting in an industry high MERV 15 efficiency rating.

DeltaMAXX dust collector cartridge filters

 

3. Our surface-loading technology with nano-size inter fiber pores allow caked dust to easily pulse off of the surface layer keeping the filter media clean.

4. Less pulse cleaning + Less Filter Stress = Longer filter life

5. Longer filter life means fewer filter changes and less downtime – saving you money!

6. Reduced Outlet emissions = Cleaner Air

7. Less compressed air consumption for pulse jet dust collectors.

8. Flexibility – nanofiber can be applied on all kinds of dust collector filter media including cellulose, spunbond, and synthetic media resulting in improved cartridge filter media.

9. DeltaMAXX Replacement Dust Collector Cartridge Filters are made for all brands of industrial dust collectors.

10. We carry a large stock of our manufactured DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filters resulting in timely shipping to your establishment.

 

Check out our DeltaMAXX Dust Collector Cartridge Filter webpage as well as our Case Studies and Testimonials regarding our cartridge collector filters.