Global Processing

Baghouse Leak Detection System Promotes Safety

February 15, 2010
The particulate monitoring system is designed for general process and environmental monitoring. Applications for the unit include continuous emissions monitoring, baghouse filter leak detection and process particulate flow monitoring. It detects many types of particulate including solid particulates such as dusts, powders, granulars and pellets. The system is designed to help companies meet regulatory requirements by detecting leaks before emissions are visible, and prevents the escape of valuable or dangerous powders while providing a cleaner, safer workplace. The particulate monitoring system consists of a control unit, a particulate sensor probe and a sensor coaxial cable. The sensor probe is mounted in an airflow stream such as a pipe, duct or stack. As particulate flows near and over the sensing element, the concentration of particulate is measured. When a predetermined threshold is detected, an alarm is activated. The CE conformant, CSA certified and complies with EN 61010 safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use. This intrinsically safe device can be used in hazardous environments and helps ensure air quality and plant safety. Particulate monitoring is applicable to most any industry where dust and particulate matter are problematic including the cement, mining, foundry, and steel or aluminum processing industries. Power plants that use coal or any operation that utilizes or outputs carbon black will also require particulate monitoring to comply with OSHA and EPA regulations. Industries such as grain, food manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and wood processing endeavor to prevent explosions, protect employee safety and air quality, and ensure valuable equipment is not harmed.