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What is a Bin Vent Dust Collector?

Air filtration and dust collection are crucial to your system’s efficiency and regulatory emissions compliance. Baghouse systems and cartridge dust collectors are ideal for certain applications but can require significant ductwork, take up a large amount of space, and lead to material loss during operation.

A bin vent dust collector by Baghouse America can offer an efficient and powerful solution to clear bins, storage silos, mixers, blenders, pneumatic conveying systems, and any other device that contains or controls dust particles.

Read on to see when you should use a bin vent dust collector, how they work, and which applications can benefit most from a bin vent system.

Where to Use a Bin Vent Dust Collector

Bin vent dust collection goes hand-in-hand with pneumatic conveying and the transportation and storage of bulk dry materials. A bin vent is typically placed on top of storage silos, bins, mixers, and other dust-generating areas in your facility. The proximity to these storage bins reduces the need for complex ductwork that you can see with other dust collection systems. Additionally, bin vents don’t usually include a hopper, which allows for a more compact footprint.

As the materials are discharged into a silo, the air occupying the space must now somehow escape. However, when the heavier matter falls to the bottom of the silo, lighter, finer particles float in the air at the top of the storage bin. Letting this dirty air escape would lead to a loss in material and could potentially emit substances into the air that could harm the environment.

A bin vent dust collector can increase the efficiency of your facility by reducing material loss, decreasing your emissions, and ensuring that you are compliant with all applicable emissions regulations and standards.

How Does a Bin Vent Dust Collector Work?

Inside a bin vent dust collector are filter bags that can filter the air at up to 99.999% efficiency. Systems can use soft fabric bags supported by metal cages or pleated cartridge-type filters, depending on the needs of your specific application. A fan on the system exterior pulls the dirty air from the silo into the bin vent, where it passes through the rows of filters. As a result, dust and particulate matter are blocked and accumulate on the exterior of the filter media. After this, the clean air is expelled outside the bin vent and into the environment, free of particulate matter.

An automated pulse jet system will blast compressed air into the filters to shake free all the dust and debris accumulated on the filter’s exterior. Like any dust collection system, this automated cleaning system can improve your filter media’s efficiency, performance, and lifetime and save you money during operation.

Bin vents can be set up and manufactured to handle different volumes of air filtration. Additionally, depending on the setup of your system, you may be able to forego the purchase of a new fan to handle the bin vent filtration, using an existing fan or blower instead.

Applications for Bin Vent Dust Collectors

Bin vent dust collectors are used in many applications – most often where the desire is to minimize product loss. This concern over material loss is one of the reasons that bin vents live on top of silos or other storage areas. When the dust and materials are removed from the filters using the pulse jet system, the loose material drops back into the silo, saving material that would otherwise be lost.

Popular applications for bin vent dust collectors include:

  • Cement
  • Agriculture
  • Tank Loading
  • Pneumatic or continuous feed silos

The Baghouse America Advantage

Wading through the complicated process of choosing which dust collection system is right for you can be tiring and frustrating. That’s why teaming up with a company with years of experience that goes above and beyond to satisfy your needs is just as important as which dust collector or bin vent you choose.

Our bin vent dust collectors at Baghouse America feature rugged welded housings and can handle air volumes ranging from 100 to 20,000 cubic feet per minute to meet our customers’ needs. In addition, each bin vent meets the most stringent air pollution codes, meaning you have one less thing to worry about as you focus on maximizing the efficiency of your facility.

Schedule a call with our experts to discuss which bin vent option best fits your needs and can help increase the efficiency and performance of your plant. Break free from proprietary jail with the highest quality range of cost-effective dust collection bin vents.

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