Budgeting for a Triboelectric Instrumentation Project

How much does a triboelectric system cost?

Of course the answer is "that depends." If you have a specific set of requirements we can always go through an application questionnaire and engineering review to give you specific information.

If you're just looking for some round numbers for now, to determine feasibility, here are some guidelines. These are approximate and indicated in USD EXW.

how much does a triboelectric bag leak detector cost?

Monitoring points, networked detectors and software + electrical installation

Generally there are four components to system price - and each can vary substantially.

Cost per triboelectric instrument

Individual monitoring points cost $1,500-3,000 each. The variance depends on details of application, detection requirements, environment and output signals required.

Number of integrated detectors

"Systems" tend to average about 4-6 monitoring points although they range from single units (e.g. for just stack monitoring) up to as many networked sensors neccessary for multiple baghouses with multiple compartments. Row level monitoring, which can substantially improve predictive capability and reduce the time required to locate a leaking bag, obviously requires more instruments.


Much of the value of networked points is realized through centralized monitoring, data logging and simplified reporting. Auburn's TriboVision software provides those capabilities. 

System cost typically ranges from $10,000-20,000 depending on configuration requriements, monitoring parameters and number of networked devices.


We don't provide installation but have seen widely ranging costs. For companies with internal teams that do wiring as required this is often simply an embedded cost - mostly subject to scheduling. On the other hand companies which bring in outside electrical contractors may find that the installation cost per point is close to the device cost.

If you need to know...don't guess

We can't emphasize strongly enough that this information is based on common requirements. We're happy to provide specific proposals for budgeting and approval purposes, and to discuss the justification for systems.

Common savings which surprise companies (they sometimes say "I wish I'd known this before, we would have bought it a long time ago!") include:

  • reduction in unplanned downtime
  • less frequent bag/filter changes (savings on bags, labor and downtime)
  • simplified reporting which reduces administrative requirements

We're always happy to provide information on those and other savings opportunities to help you build the justification for the cost of new triboelectric detection.

Need an accurate proposal to submit for capex approval? Just complete an application questionnaire.

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