5 Things to Know About Multiclone Dust Collectors

When emissions exceed regulatory standards, plant managers are often faced with the dilemma of cutting back production in order to maintain compliance or incur stiff penalties.  Fortunately, there are smart equipment options, like Multiclone Dust Collectors, that help maximize efficiency while reducing particulate emissions.

  1. The unsung workhorse.  Multiclone dust collectors (MDC) are workhorses for reducing emissions levels on many biomass boilers and cement & lime kilns.  They work by keeping the downstream air pollution control equipment, like ID fans, scrubbers and precipitators working reliably with minimal energy input.
  2. Dust Collector Chamber.jpgMore cyclones mean fewer particles. MDCs are sometimes referred to as a “multi-clone” because they operate as a series of multiple high efficiency cyclones working in a parallel arrangement using a common inlet and outlet plenum.  These cyclones separate the majority of the particles from the air as it flows through the draft system.  For biomass dust collections, larger tube designs are critical for efficient particle removal.
  3. Particulate removal and then some. In addition to removing 85% of boiler exhaust particulates, MDCs collect char for re-injection systems and pre-cleans air to minimize erosion and reduce load on downstream APC equipment.
  4. Evolution. Older MDCs were based on a small tube design which inhibited effective particulate removal and made maintenance very cumbersome.  Today, modern cyclone dust collectors are built with larger tubes that provide more reliable and efficient particle collection and make maintenance much easier.
  5. Low-cost, big results. MDCs are a low-cost method that can make significant improvements on the efficiency of emission reduction efforts and should be further investigated before adding on expensive backend emission reduction equipment.

Contact ProcessBarron today to speak with a dust collection specialist about how dust collectors can help your facility,