Video: Intro Guide to Sizing and Designing Your Baghouse

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A video introduction to the Guide for Sizing and Designing your Dust Collection System

Hi, and welcome to our guide for how to properly size and design your dust collection system.

This guide is going to help you to avoid some of the more common pitfalls we see with sizing a dust collection system. For example, many dust collector OEM’s and sales rep organizations will frequently undersize their systems in order to beat the lowest price in any bidding competition. But then later on, once installed, they don’t perform adequately.

Our guide’s going to help you to calculate the approximate size and determine an adequate system configuration that will meet your application and process needs, which you can then use when comparing quotes from various manufacturers. Our guide’s also going to provide information that will be helpful for general baghouse maintenance, operation, as well as safety procedures.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to contact us for more information.

4 replies
  1. Augusto Resende
    Augusto Resende says:


    I’d like to know if is there any kind of lab test that can help us to find the optimum air to cloth ratio for a determinated material?
    I’m working with projects that has been demanding sizing different baghouse for different materials, and it would be helpful to size the baghouse based on tests.

    • dominickdalsanto
      dominickdalsanto says:

      Hi Augusto,

      Thanks for the good question.

      There is no test to determine the appropriate air to cloth ratio, outside of building a scale model and running tests.

      What we can do is analyze a dust sample to determine its characteristics and then based on our internal guidelines recommend an appropriate sizing for your system. In general, we are looking at bulk density of the dust, physical characteristics (e.g. sticky, wet, agglomerative, etc.) and overall dust loading when we recommend the sizing.


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