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Industrial Dust Collectors in the Food & Agricultural Industry - Corn Refining

One of the largest corn refiners in the United States came to Aerodyne with a problem commonly found in the food manufacturing industry. The inefficiencies of their existing dust collector was causing them to lose approximately 50 lbs per hour of very fine material - a sticky corn feed product. The existing system consisted of a cyclone followed by a wet scrubber. The scrubber collected part of the 50-lbs-per-hour loss, but was still not very efficient. The total process involved the handling of between 7,000 to 9,000 cfm of gases.

Aerodyne's solution was a single 4500 SplitStream™ Dust Collector with a Type 3 installation. The results were excellent. The outlet grain loading remained at a constant of 0.06 grains per cubic foot of air. The SplitStream™ dust collector replaced both the existing cyclone dust collector and the wet scrubber and produced higher efficiency and lower power consumption. Before learning of Aerodyne, this corn refining company had found no other equipment able to solve this difficult problem. Because of the success of this initial unit, the company has specified three new stainless steel Aerodyne collectors for installation.

The Type 3 installation of the SplitStream™ Dust Collector used in this application takes the dust-laden gas stream and splits it into two streams. One stream enters the primary air circuit, and the other is used as the secondary air stream. This arrangement increases the process capacity by the amount of the secondary air stream. The Aerodyne SplitStream™ Dust Collector has no major moving components and can handle a wide range of materials while requiring minimal maintenance. Used as an integrated part of an air cleaning system, this cyclonic dust collector greatly extends the life of other process equipment and, in some cases, replaces them completely. Because the SplitStream™ Dust Collector uses no bags or filters, collected particulate can be easily returned to the process or sent out for disposal.

 

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