Detect Particulate Levels and Be Alerted to Elevated Dust

Detect Particulate Levels and Be Alerted to Elevated Dust
Dust detection devices continuously monitor particulate emissions through an air filtration system and alert when levels meet a predetermined threshold, detecting levels of particulate matter that exceed regulatory standards and potentially put employee health at risk.

These sensors are commonly used as a broken bag detector in baghouses and to detect leaks or excessive particulate matter in cartridge filters, bin vents, and cyclones.

BinMaster brings a sense of simplicity to customers seeking basic operation and single-point particulate monitoring. The Dust Alert with integrated electronics and sensing probe utilizes inductive electrification technology to detect and alert—via an alarm relay or 4-20 mA output—when dust emissions exceed a preset point. Designed to save time, reduce maintenance, and prevent downtime, the Dust Alert DD-3000 is ideal for baghouse leak detection or installed in stacks, ducts, or pipes.

For a quick overview of the Dust Alert watch this 2-minute video or read the DD-3000 brochure.

How Accurate Induction Technology Works

As particles flow past a sensing probe, they induce a charge into the probe that creates small electrical currents in the picoamp (pA) range. The signal is processed by the sensor’s integrated electronics through a series of algorithms that convert it into an output proportional to mass, resulting in a highly accurate dust measurement output. Inductive electrification is extremely sensitive and minimizes the influence of sensor buildup, particulate velocity change, or temperature drift.

Proactive Dust Alarms Pay Off

Alerting to increased dust emissions can improve productivity. Instead of routinely inspecting for leaks, employees are automatically alerted, saving time on manual inspections. The sensor outputs can be tied to process control. Relays can be set to turn off a process immediately when dust levels exceed standards. Preventive maintenance can be scheduled due to early warning of leak detection to prevent unscheduled shutdowns.

Affordable Value and Fast ROI

These instruments are extremely reliable. A fully-insulated probe protects against false alarms caused by moisture, buildup, or conductive particles – and they do not require a costly air purge. Induction sensing for baghouses and dust collectors is typically maintenance-free with superior performance over technologies sensitive to buildup that may cause false alarms and require frequent cleaning.

An integrated single-piece design is fast and easy to install and configure with no special alignment or structural support and has a low cost of ownership. This ensures great value and provides a fast return-on-investment with quality leak detection in a reliable device that can cost-justify monitoring all sizes and types of dust collectors.

Device Sets Up in Four Simple Steps

  1. Installation: The sensor installs using a .5-inch mounting coupling or 1.5-inch quick clamp.
  2. Mounting: Insert the sensing probe to one-half of the duct diameter of the filter outlet. Allow for a one-inch minimum distance from the opposite side for smaller pipes.
  3. Alarm: Set a single alert point using push-button controls inside the lid of the integrated unit.
  4. Alert: Use an alarm relay or 4-20 output to a light, horn, alarm, or control room monitoring panel.

Industrial Applications for Dust Detectors

Cement: Replace manual inspections with an alert system using the DD-3000 in individual baghouse compartments or in small dust collectors.

Mining: Foundries, steel, and aluminum plants can apply the DD-3000 on each compartment of the baghouse to maintain filters in optimal condition and replace them as needed before emissions exceed regulatory standards.

Asphalt: Prevent false alarms with a DD-3000 in these hardworking baghouses prone to moisture and sticky particulates.

Chemicals: Decrease the need for preventive inspections, emergency repairs, and control maintenance costs by reducing emergency and downtime hours with early detection.

Carbon Black: Reduce maintenance and repair or replacement costs with the low-maintenance DD-3000 installed in baghouses and dryer drums.

Wood: Sawmills or pellet producers use the DD-3000 to alert to baghouse leaks in a timely manner to optimally replace filters with minimal downtime.

20 High-Particulate Manufacturing Industries

  • Aluminum
  • Batteries
  • Carbon Black
  • Castings
  • Coal
  • Concrete
  • Food
  • Foundries
  • Incinerators
  • Lumber
  • Metals
  • Minerals
  • Mining
  • Plastics
  • Power
  • Smelters
  • Tobacco
  • Toner
  • Welding
  • Furniture
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