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Dust collector diagnostics

To help dust collector operators reduce operating costs, improve the process and meet EPA or OSHA compliance simultaneously, B-PAC series of Baghouse Performance Analyzers and Controllers provide a combination of features.

The controllers tightly integrate control, sensing and signal analysis to provide time- and money-saving diagnostics, including the ability to detect/locate filter leaks weeks before emissions are visible; failed pulse solenoids that can lead to plugged filters; and, ruptured or frozen pulse-jet diaphragms where one undetected rupture can cost $1,000 of compressed air in one week.

The controller also provides intelligent filter cleaning to extend filter life and lower emissions, while reducing compressed air use by 15–40 percent over traditional PLC programming, and up to 90 percent over continuous cleaning, according to the manufacturer. Optional software provides enhanced process control features and further automation of EPA record keeping.

A series of models for small cartridge collectors to large multi-compartment baghouses is available. The controllers are easy-to-use, high quality, heavy duty products designed for long-life in harsh process environments. A range of analog and digital I/O are available, as well as all major filed buses including Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet, Profibus and others. — FilterSense, 978/927-4304; www.filtersense.com