In our last blog, we discussed how baghouses physically collect particles. Today, we’re going to explore the different types of baghouses and their advantages and disadvantages.

Pulse Jet Baghouses

In this type of baghouse, the air filters are supported by a cage to keep them from collapsing when dirty air flows into them. Once a bag gets clogged with particles, a burst of air is shot into the bag, which dislodges the particles and allows the filter to keep functioning.

  • Pros: Pulse jet baghouses constantly clean themselves and are very efficient. They also require fewer bags and are more space-efficient.
  • Cons: These types of baghouses can’t handle high temperatures unless you invest in special types of bags. If you need a baghouse for a boiler, this isn’t your best choice.

Reverse Air Baghouses

In this baghouse, air flows up from the bottom of the hopper into the bag filters. Particles collect inside the bag. The only way to clean the bag filter is to shoot air in the opposite direction and dislodge the particles.

  • Pros: Reverse air baghouses can handle really high temperatures. They also are highly efficient.
  • Cons: These baghouses need to be cleaned often with filtered air. It’s also difficult to clean the residual dust that builds up.

Keeping your business eco-friendly when it features a boiler or any other process that releases toxic emissions can be a challenge. At Baghouse America, we are passionate about making sure your business and nature both win. We do that by providing air filtration systems and dust collector bags big enough to handle anything your processes can dish out.