It's Not Your Father's Broken Bag Detector

Posted by Earl Parker on Mar 10, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Be sure to keep your broken bag detectors updated with current technologies.While there’s a good chance you don’t keep up-to-date with triboelectric broken bag detector news, in recent years, technological innovations have completely changed how accurate and reliable these detectors can be. Evolving with the times, today’s broken bag detectors have technical capabilities far beyond past models; older models that sometimes left a sour taste in the mouths of engineers and facility managers alike.

n this blog, we’ll take a look into some of the  modern innovations for broken bag detectors, and detail how they help engineers worldwide in their day-to-day applications.

1.) The DC vs. AC Triboelectric Debate is Over

In a significant update to traditional AC-only or DC-only signal monitors, today’s triboelectric bag leak detectors can monitor the entire electrostatic signal spectrum, providing fuller and more reliable and accurate particulate readings. The most innovative, modern unified DC/AC detectors today have non-drift circuitry, wide dynamic range and diagnostic capabilities that eliminate the need for annual zero checks and frequent maintenance often associated with older systems.

DC, or Direct Current, occupies around 80% of the entire triboelectric spectrum, while AC (Alternating Current) typically occupies the remainder. In the past, the most effective broken bag detectors were framed around DC currents, as these covered a majority of the triboelectric spectrum. With modern innovations to detectors, however, the entire spectrum can be analyzed, providing thorough and reliable results previously impossible. The modern triboelectric series of detectors have detection capabilities older models can’t even come close to.

2.) Monitoring with Modern Detectors

By using today's modern Broken Bag Detectors equipped with reliable and repeatable monitoring capabilities users can perform preventative maintenance and leak location with their triboelectric systems, without worrying about false signals. These new systems ensure that companies can meet their regulatory requirements, while also providing predictive indicators of potential events for improved maintenance.

With greater preventative capabilities, these detectors alert engineers to bag leaks and replacement needs before bag performance substantially declines. This eliminates the risk of compounding failures that often follow a bag break and provide significant return on investment as maintenance costs and downtime are reduced.

3.) Software Tools and Alarm Reporting

Modern broken bag detectors help engineers meet strict compliance and certification requirements with the use of powerful, flexible reporting software. Today's detectors and dust monitors should be equipped with multiple output options allowing easy integration into whatever data management network is being used.

Besides the advancement of the monitoring hardware, software packages have also become more advanced using an open architecture approach. These tools give users reliable insights into detector systems through trending data and alarm or event notifications. This data can then be used to provide absolute warnings against bag leaks and detector failures, as well as predictive indications, or even prevention, of future failure events. In applications where traditional, sudden alarms can compromise an entire operation, unified triboelectric monitoring with its broad detection capabilities and monitoring software can reduce exposure.

Combining these Innovative Tools help engineers optimize dust collector performance!!

4.) A Detector for Virtually any Industry or Application

 Baghouse dust collectors with triboelectric performance monitoring, come in a variety of models and specifications designed to meet the needs of virtually any application. Industry habit and specific requirements often determine the specific type of collector or process.  Regardless of the specific type, though, they perform efficiently in any industry, including:

  • Food & Grain
  • Chemical
  • Foundries
  • Food processing
  • Cement
  • Mineral
  • Steel
  • Wood
  • Recycling
  • Aluminum
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Energy
  • And many others

Triboelectric bag leak detection monitors help companies satisfy baghouse compliance needs, while also helping them get the most of their individual bag lifespans. And yet even while all triboelectric technology has improved, one recent innovation has redefined the industry. Unified AC and DC circuitry provides a broader range of detection capability. 

5.) Recent Technical Updates

Today’s triboelectric broken bag detectors are vastly improved over traditional detectors, and feature numerous technical advances that ease maintenance and expand existing detection capabilities. As an overview, these updates include:

  • Advanced Unified Technology
  • Increased Dynamic Range
  • Multiple Digital Outputs
  • Automated Diagnostic Capability
  • Multipoint Networking
  • Predictive capability

When integrated with bag detection systems, such as those often used to meet compliance needs, these technical advances optimize internal detection processes, in addition to helping engineers meet compliance needs. For more information regarding triboelectric broken bag detectors, or to learn how modern detectors can help you meet regulatory standards while also easing maintenance needs, contact us today.


Topics: Bag Leak Detection, Triboelectric Detection