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SDC baghouse series offers finer filtration

Scientific Dust Collectors has added the SPJ-BL series to its line of baghouse dust collectors. The series features an enclosed bag unit system ideal for shop owners concerned with extremely fine particulate matter, says Michael Gerardi, the company's product manager.

The SPJ-BL series of baghouse dust collectors from Scientific Dust Collectors are designed for lower cfm flow amounts.

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"If you're looking for a finer filtration than what you have, to collect all of the haze from sanding and other applications, and you don't want to breathe in the fine particulates, this will eliminate the requirement to wear a face mask, as opposed to an external bag unit," Gerardi says.

The series, which includes 16 different models, is ideal for connecting to machines with an airflow ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 cfm.

All models include an enclosed unit made of reinforced steel, dust bags, an internal cleaning system, a blower fan ranging from 3- to 10 hp, and an explosion vent and sprinkler head. The system is compliant with the National Fire Protection Association and OSHA.

Hopper discharge options are available for efficient containment of standard and excess dust produced. Eight of the models feature a 55-gallon drum and are designed for shops with "average" dust production. The other eight models feature a wheeled dust cart that goes underneath the discharge area of the collector with a capacity of 20 cubic feet, equivalent to about three 55-gallon drums.

All SPJ-BL collectors are self-cleaning units with reverse pulse-jet cleaning. The self-cleaning feature is cost-efficient and the company guarantees a four-year bag life with most applications, says Gerardi.

The models range in price from $10,000 to $15,000. The purchaser must supply the starter motor and compressed air for the self-cleaning system.

Contact: Scientific Dust Collectors, 4101 West 126th St., Alsip, IL 60803. Tel: 708-597-7090. www.scientificdust

This article originally appeared in the January 2010 issue.

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