(5) Flammable dust may be collected.
(6) Use of special fibers or filter aids enables sub-micron removal of smoke and fumes. (7) Collectors available in a wide range of configurations, sizes, and inlet and outlet locations.
(1) Fabric life may be substantially shortened in the presence of high acid or alkaline atmospheres, especially at elevated temperatures. (2) Maximum operating temperature is limited to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, unless special fabrics are used. (3) Collection of hygroscopic materials or condensation of moisture can lead to fabric plugging, loss of cleaning efficiency, large pressure losses. (4) Certain dusts may require special fabric treatments to aid in reducing leakage or to assist in cake removal. (5) Fabric bags tend to burn or melt readily at temperature extremes.