The incineration center of a Quebec municipality started up its dust collector unit with a new model of glass/PTFE filtering tubes.
Having performed this test, the center's management wanted to know whether these new elements would be a good replacement for the usual simple glass type. For such, STS Canada was mandated to perform the relevant analyses to determine which type of filter elements were best suited for their operation.
STS Canada performed the physical and mechanical analyses of the filter tubes. The results were interpreted to identify the most fitting type of filter element.
The analysis revealed that although both elements had a similar useful life, the glass/PTFE tubes presented better aeraulics properties than the actual glass elements. Moreover, the PTFE coating also offered better acid resistance.
Industrial dust collector
Interpretation of results and recommendations