Glass Dust Collectors

The glass industry can be rough on air pollution control equipment. High-temperature operations and the abrasiveness of glass all can wear out standard equipment rather quickly. Aerodyne cyclones and airlocks are specially designed to help extend equipment life.

GPC Cyclone

The GPC cyclone pre-filter is ideal for the dust collectors. The GPC removes the majority of the dust before it reaches your filter. This extends the life of the filter and decreases the maintenance required on the dust collector. The GPC also acts as a spark arrester, thereby protecting the filters from catching on fire. The compact size of the GPC allows it to be installed on existing systems where a traditional cyclone won’t fit.

SplitStream Cyclone

This unique cyclone uses a secondary airflow to capture dust. The secondary air can be either dirty, recycle, or clean. Often used on those especially difficult applications that have tough dust, such as highly abrasive material. They are best suited for applications where you are required to heat/cool the airstream and/or dust and the dust is abrasive, sticky, hygroscopic, fibrous, or friable. The secondary air enters the cyclone and travels down the cyclone wall transporting the dust into the hopper, yet keeping the particles from contacting the walls. The SplitStream unique design allows it to cool the glass particulate while also keeping it off the cyclone walls, thereby collecting the glass without wearing out the vessel. 


The Vacu-Valve is an economical alternative to rotary valves. The Vacu-Valve can be used on dust collector hoppers or even under feed hoppers to slow down and concentrate the material. Maintenance on the Vacu-Valve can be finished in five minutes and in-situ compared to the hours required for a rotary valve. The easy to replace sleeves allow quick maintenance on fine glass particles.

Rotary Valve

Rotary valves are used in a variety of applications as an airlock. They isolate the dust collector from the outside environment allowing the collected dust to exit the system. Aerodyne rotary valves have been used in a variety of glass applications in the chemical industry.