The collection and conveying of dusts and powders can create static electricity hazards, and since static buildup can occur in dust collection equipment that handles conductive, insulative dusts and powders, much attention has been directed to preventing potentially hazardous electrical discharges from conventional filter bags and support cages. A new pleated conductive media for the PulsePleat filtration product line has been developed for use in dust collection system applications where static electricity may be a concern. The media is FDA grade acceptable for food contact and helps eliminate product contamination. It provides surface conductivity equal to or less than 1 megohm/square as determined per ASTM D-257.
GE Energy, Atlanta, GA; 816-356-8400; www.ge.com/energy
Editor’s Note: PulsePleat filtration technology recently received ecomagination certification after completing environmental and operational evaluation.