Ladle treatment system baghouse.

Optimization Potential

High pressure drops and low gas flows/poor ventilation of the LTS. These problems prevented the customer from running two ladles simultaneously. Bag life of 4-6 months; flow of 15,881 acfm, and compartment pressure drop of 12" - 14" H2O. Only able to run one station instead of two due to excessive emissions


Install 714 GORE® SUPERFLEX® Filter Bags


The system now runs with a consistent airflow of 41,000 acfm and compartment pressure drops of 4.5 - 6.5" H2 O. The customer is able to run two ladles simultaneously, increasing metal throughput. The customer has realized the added benefits of reduced cleaning energy of 50 psi versus 90 psi, and reduced cleaning cycle from continuous to 30-minute cycles, saving money on compressed cleaning-air costs. The filters have been running continuously since April 1996.


Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.