DC vs. AC Triboelectric technology for BLDS - should it matter to you?

Posted by Justin Dechene on Mar 2, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Distinction without a difference?

Every once in a while we catch ourselves expounding on and on about Tribo Technology...just because we believe the technology is pretty special and advanced.  But then, we remember that selecting the right BLDS for your application is about you, your requirements, your objectives and even your air permit requirements.  So we focus quickly back on the details that are important about your application.

But there's a key technical factor in the background that has traditionally been overlooked, or overemphasized (depending on who you were) that should be discussed.  

Direct current (DC) vs. alternating current (AC) bag leak detection systems (BLDS)

Does it matter?  Is it just a marketing gimmick?  Is there a reason why one is better?

Is it even a material difference?

All good questions.  And the answer is?  

It does matter.  It does make a difference.  It does determine whether your selection of BLDS is the best one for your application.

Ignore it!

"Wait!" you say.  "You just said that it is important and now you're telling me to ignore it?"

Precisely.  Because now you get both DC & AC combined in a single triboelectric BLDS package.  This quick video will explain faster than we can write it, so take a look.  And then you should be able to cross off the DC vs. AC debate from your BLDS comparison chart - pick one that does everything!






Want more details?  Here's a schematic that might be of interest, and check out our free eBook with 15 Tips for Selecting the Best Broken Bag Detector.

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Topics: Baghouse Maintenance, Bag Leak Detection, Triboelectric Detection