Agricultural Plant

Whether you operate a grain elevator, or are working in an agricultural plant, dust and pollen are inescapable problems of agriculture.  From agricultural product packaging, to working a grain elevator or any other type of agricultural plant work, control of dust is a key objective.

Developed specifically to remove particles in tough, dusty environments without using filter elements, Air-Cleaning BlowersTM (ACBs) can remove most kinds of agricultural and grain-processing dusts while blowing out clean air for ventilation, pressurization keeping equipment, products and people cleaner.

Instead of blocking and collecting the debris with filter media, ACBs use the momentum of the particles to separate them from the air and eject them directly.  The big benefit:  they blow and clean air without any filter elements to buy, store, replace or dispose.  Since debris does not accumulate in the units, you can count on steady airflow, air pressure and power consumption.  No filter elements means no filter maintenance!

Unlike cyclonic systems, spin blocks and other momentum-based air-cleaning systems, ACBs just throw the debris out.  No wasted energy, reduced air pressure nor clogging of valves and secondary blowers.  They also eliminate the need for compressed air, and the energy needed to produce it, that many “self-cleaning” systems use to blow out accumulated debris.

Independent testing found that standard ACBs remove 98+% of all particles in the air down to 10 microns in size.  The smallest particles most people can see are about 50 microns, which means that ACBs remove virtually all the mass of dust in the air.  They also remove larger particles such as wheat chaff and wood chips.  As an option, ACBs can be made safe for hazardous (explosive) dusts as well.

ACBs also remove rain, mist and snow from the air, which keeps the air dryer and reduces the load on air conditioners, refrigeration and other dehumidifying equipment.  Another benefit:  unlike filter media, they will not become wet—or freeze up—and stop air from passing through.

Whether you run an agricultural plant, grain elevator or other agricultural plant, Air-Cleaning BlowersTM can help.  Originally developed for heavy industries such as steel, mining and fertilizer plants, ACBs are so effective that they are used by the US military in the Middle East to keep air conditioners cooling in a sandstorm.

Potential applications in agriculture:

  • Pressurizing cabins on vehicles with clean air to keep out dust
  • Controlling and recapturing escaping particles when filling trucks and elevators
  • Pressurizing milk rooms and storage areas to keep out dust
  • Keeping motors, refrigeration and other electrical equipment ventilated and clean
  • Providing clean feed air to engines
  • Pressurizing laboratories to help prevent entry of contaminants
  • Ventilating and keeping pollen and dust out of greenhouses and other buildings
  • Controlling the dust caused by sorting potatoes and other vegetables
  • Providing clean air for heat-exchangers, water-cooled condensers and evaporative (swamp) coolers to minimize clogging and maintenance

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. If you have a specific application in mind, please complete our Safety Halo® Project Inquiry Form or our Air Cleaning BlowerTM Project Inquiry Form. We look forward to responding to you as quickly as possible.