The Vital Importance of Dust Collection

and Bulk Material Handling for the Ethanol Industry

Ethanol Applications

Here are common Ethanol applications where CAMCORP has extensive experience:

Receiving and Storage

Almost all the dust found in a grain elevator or facility is created at the grain receiving pits. Dust generated by elevator legs, transfer points, and scale bins can be ducted to a single fabric dust collector to reduce housekeeping and the chance of an explosion. Ducting a dust collector into a dryer is also recommended. When grain is emptied into storage bins and silos, dust is created as the air is displaced as the storage vessel is filled. Bin vents installed on top of these bins collect the dust as it’s created.

  • Truck and railcar loading and unloading.
  • Grain storage and transfer
  • Grain Receiving
  • Grain pre-cleaning

Dry Grinding of Corn

As the corn is needed for further processing, it is conveyed to screeners, separators, aspirators, stoners, and scourers, all of which create dust that can be ducted to a single or multiple dust collectors. Maximize DDGS yield from the hammermill with a dust collector and pneumatically convey it back to the process.

  • Screening and Separating
  • Destoning and Scouring
  • Hammermill Grinding

DDGS Loadout, Cooling, and Storage

A dust collector is critical when loading DDGS into silos, bins, or hoppers. A fine dust cloud is created, and a properly sized dust collector for the application will minimize dust from areas that are not rated for combustible dust. In addition to fire and ignition safety, Camcorp can help mitigate the loud noise that is created from pneumatic conveyor blowers by providing a blower package complete with a sound enclosure.

  • DDGS cooling interim storage
  • Transferring large amounts of co-products

Pulse Jet Baghouse

Camcorp is best known for manufacturing highly specialized Pulse Jet Baghouses including high-pressure, high-vacuum, and explosion-containment designs. Camcorp also offers a complete range of standard Pulse Jet Baghouses, with styles ranging from bottom or top loading bags to walk-in clean air plenums with a variety of inlet configurations.

  • All-welded, heavy-duty construction
  • Structural supports are engineered for location.
  • Pressure/vacuum rating +/- 20” W.C. or as required
  • Standard materials of construction: carbon steel, stainless steel, and special alloys
  • Standard electrical: NEMA 4 timer and solenoid enclosures, or as required
  • On-demand cleaning timer board
  • Instrumentation for remote monitoring
  • Explosion venting suppression per NFPA 68
  • OSHA-approved service platforms
  • Paint: standard white or envirogreen industrial 2-part epoxy

Vertical Cartridge CAM-AIRO™

The Camcorp CAM-AIRO is uniquely engineered to solve nearly all dry dust and fume collection challenges. The vertical design of the CAM-AIRO cartridge collector optimizes virtually 100% of the filter media area, unlike horizontal designs that can sacrifice nearly 30% of the filter media area over time.

  • All-welded, heavy-duty construction
  • Housing rated for: +/- 25” W.C.
  • Interior: dirty air plenum primed
  • Exterior primed and finished standard white or envirogreen industrial 2-part epoxy
  • Cartridge elements factory installed
  • Standard 80/20 cellulose/synthetic blend filter media
  • Access ladders and service platforms
  • NEMA 4 electrical enclosures
  • Explosion venting or suppression
  • On-demand pulse cleaning is optional.

Reverse Air

Reverse Air models HVP™ (medium pressure) and SWF™ (low pressure) dust collector series are the premium choice for processing and manufacturing industries where high air volumes and heavy dust loading are common.

The Camcorp reverse air dust collector requires no compressed air from the plant. Camcorp leads the industry with the most standard sizes and customizable configurations available to solve virtually all dust collection challenges. Capacities range to over 250,000 CFM.

Bin Vents

Bin vents by Camcorp have the features and benefits of a pulse jet baghouse and cartridge filter collectors. Bin vents do not typically incorporate a hopper but instead are mounted on top of dust-generating equipment such as silos, mixers, scale hoppers, and mechanical conveyors. Instead of discharging the captured dust into a hopper, when using Camcorp bin vents, the pulse-cleaned dust falls directly back into the process equipment it has been mounted to. A Camcorp bin vent dust collector is also designed to meet critical combustible dust standards and can include OSHA-approved service platforms and ladders. The filtering system can be designed to use bags and cages, cartridges, or tailored to fit your application.

  • The correct selection of filter media to meet the application requirements
  • NEMA 4, 4X, 7, 9, or 12 electrical enclosures on all collectors
  • Explosion venting per NFPA 68
  • Paint selected for the application
  • On-demand cleaning timer board
  • Instrumentation for remote monitoring
  • OSHA-approved service platforms

Pneumatic Conveying and Bulk Material Handling

Pneumatic conveying is essential for automating manual processes that improve production efficiency, provide quality control and reduce labor costs.

  • Dilute phase pneumatic conveying
  • Filter Receivers
  • Bag dump stations
  • Airlocks
  • Blower packages
  • Central vacuum system
  • Bulk bag unloader
  • Negative airlift
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