REMOVING SILO ELEVATOR DUSTS
When processing grain, loading or unloading storage silos or grain elevators, dust and pollen are inescapable problems. Clogged air conditioners and dusty control rooms and offices are frequent problems Some activities cause more dust than others, but more often than not controlling that silo elevator dust and chaff is a key need of any grain-management operation.
The Air Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) was developed specifically to remove dust, pollen and other particles from the air in dusty environments while eliminating the need for constant maintenance due to clogging filters. After removing most kinds of farm and grain processing dusts, without using any filter elements or media, the ACBs blows out clean air to your application.
AIR CLEANING BLOWERTM
Air Cleaning BlowersTM (ACBs) work by pulling dirty air into their housings like any other fans or blowers would. The blower wheel inside their housings then maneuver the debris in a novel, multi-patented way to use centrifugal force to separate the dusts and other particles from the air. The ACBs then eject the debris and blow it through a shoot and back into the place where it came from, usually outdoors, but they could also direct the particles back into the column of air or the conveyor loading a silo. The clean air then blows out where you want it. The Air Cleaning BlowersTM accomplish all this without any type of filter elements or media that need replacement, labor or other maintenance cost.
Other filters and air purifiers that use filter elements, even self-cleaning devices, often clog quickly and expensively. This clogging decreases the effectiveness of the fan, increases the amount of energy consumption and requires constant maintenance and repair. In contrast, because the ACB has no filter media to clog, replace or maintain, you can be sure you generate constant air flow, air pressure and steady energy consumption for ventilating, pressurizing or feeding air compressors and other equipment. They can also blow clean air into an evaporative (swamp) cooler to keep its media clean longer. Unlike cyclonic systems, ACBs do not spin the contaminants around and have no valves to clog.
Another key feature that can be especially helpful to farmers is that the ACBs can remove rain, mist and snow from the air, helping the air stay dryer and reducing the load on any air conditioning, refrigeration or dehumidifying equipment. In addition, because there is no filter media catching that rain or snow there is nothing that will become wet or freeze up and prevent the air from passing through.
Our ACBs were tested independently at an internationally-recognized filter-testing laboratory to prove their effectiveness. The testing found that they remove up to 98%+ of the mass of dust and other particles in the air. The laboratory results show that they remove virtually all particles larger than 10 microns and almost half of the particles down to 0.3 microns in the air. The smallest particles most people can see are about 50 microns.
Originally developed to work in harsh environments such as steel, mining and fertilizer plants, the Air Cleaning BlowerTM can help no matter what kind of farm or grain processing plant you operate. Our ACBs are so effective that they are being used today by the US Military in the Middle East to keep air conditioners cooling, even in sandstorms.
Ventilating and pressurizing store rooms, equipment and motor rooms, and loading areas
Controlling and recapturing escaping particles when filling silos, trucks and elevators
Keeping motors and other electrical equipment ventilated and clean
Ventilating and pressurizing offices and reception areas
Recapturing silo elevator dust
Providing clean feed air to engines and air compressors
Ventilating and keeping pollen and dust out of other buildings
Controlling the dust caused by sorting potatoes and other vegetables
Providing clean air for heat-exchangers, cooling towers, air-cooled condensers and evaporative (swamp) coolers to minimize clogging and maintenance