The new GORE® LOW DRAG™ Filter Bag — a game changer to the industry!
Gore recently introduced GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags — a step change in industrial dry filtration. An entirely new class of membranes developed by Gore acts as a true surface filter in fume and fine powder applications.
The GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bag balances this filter performance through the simultaneous optimization of attributes hugely important to many industries:
- Increased fan energy efficiency
- Increased flow capacity
- Increased bag life due to reduced cleaning
- Improved product capture efficiency
- Reduced emissions
These attributes enable Gore’s solutions to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership available in a filtration system.
The Science Behind the Solution
“Drag” is defined as the resistance of a filtration material to airflow. Gore’s new materials are inherently less resistant to airflow and are therefore more efficient with respect to the amount of energy required to drive air through them during filtration. The key is improved cleanability, without sacrificing durability or particle capture efficiency.
Energy savings and emission control in the Metals Industry
For years, filter drag has been the biggest impediment to efficient meltshop evacuation in metal smelting plants resulting in negative effects on operating costs, maintenance and environmental compliance. GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags decrease filter drag while achieving best in class durability, life and emissions.
Reducing Total Cost of Ownership in Steel Production
Steel plants are looking to reduce the costs associated with their air pollution control systems, while maintaining compliance in a reliable, predictable manner. With the new laminate, robust filter bag design and complete application and system optimization, steel plant operators can achieve extremely reliable and low cost of operation, maintenance and compliance.
Maximizing System performance in Ferroalloy production
Ferroalloys producers constantly look to improve their furnace operations without making major financial investments or changes to air pollution control systems. That can be a tall order for a filtration solution: Increase productivity. Increase emissions control. Don’t increase costs. GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags achieve those requirements while lowering overall costs — making them a game-changer that only requires you to change your filters.
With GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags’ industry leading cleanability, ferroalloys producers experience reduced pressure drop and 10–15% greater airflow — leading to greater emissions control, longer bag life and an all-around more reliable filtration solution with the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.
Learn more about Gore’s filtration products for the Metals Industry.
Emission Control and increased airflow in the Cement Industry
Cement plants can benefit from Gore’s latest innovation — GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags — in multiple ways. Check out these scenarios:
Production is limited by airflow constraints through the kiln?
Increase airflow and use this additional airflow for higher clinker production rates.
Burning alternative fuels and limited by the amount of fuel burnt due to a shortage of available O2?
Increase airflow and utilize this airflow to increase alternative fuel utilization.
Can’t utilize additional airflow for production increases or alternative fuel increases?
Reap the benefit of significant fan energy savings.
Problem spots in the baghouse due to localized failures or abrasion?
Permanently remove filter bags from these areas of the baghouse, while increasing performance.
Increased productivity for the Chemicals Industry
Producing as much product as possible is the primary goal of many chemical manufacturers. While all GORE® Filter Bags provide excellent product capture, GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags can potentially increase your throughput. How?
Instead of the “seasoning” effect which causes an increase in drag during the life of other filtration materials, GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags maintain high airflow levels (or low baghouse differential pressure) well into their useful life. For a chemical manufacturer whose productivity is limited by the amount of airflow, which can be achieved in the baghouse, this means increased throughput.
In fact, GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags can be utilized in a variety ways for the benefit of chemical manufacturers. The most common benefits are
- higher airflow (higher productivity)
- lower fan energy cost
- longer filter bag life
- less filter bags
GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags can be optimized to reduce your total cost of ownership by decreasing the amount of energy needed to push the required air through your baghouse; or, the bags can be optimized to increase the life of your filter bags.
Learn more about Gore’s filtration products for the Chemicals Industry.
GORE LOW DRAG Filter Bags provide significant improvements in several key areas of carbon black baghouse operation, including: Lower emissions and sifting, resulting in improved downstream energy recoveryLower persistent differential pressure (dP), leading to longer bag life· Optimized airflow for increased throughput and/or fewer required filter bags.
FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY
Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.