The B-PAC series of baghouse and other dust-collection device performance analyzers and controllers from FilterSense feature a combination of features to help operators of dust collection systems to reduce the operating costs, improve the process, and conform to EPA or OSHA compliance simultaneously.
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;
— The ability to detect/locate failed pulse solenoids that can lead to plugged filters; and,
— The ability to instantly detect/locate ruptured or frozen pulse-jet diaphragms, potentially saving thousands of dollars for compressed air lost to undetected ruptures.
FilterSense reports the controller also provides intelligent filter cleaning that extends filter life and lowers emissions while reducing compressed air use by 15-40% over traditional PLC programming, and up to 90% over continuous cleaning.
Optional software provides enhanced process control features and further automation of EPA record keeping. A series of models are offered covering the range of operations from small-cartridge collectors to large multi-compartment baghouses. The controllers reportedly are easy-to-use, 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 field buses, including Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet, Profibus and others.