Differential pressure is the difference in pressure in a dust collector from the “dirty side” to the “clean side.” Changes are typically an indication of changes in the condition of the filters bags, such as a bag leak or rupture, or an indication that the cleaning system is not functioning properly.
Differential pressure is measured using a variety of gauges such as Photohelic® and Magnehelic® gauges which United Process Control (UPC) stocks for its baghouse customers.
The Magnehelic® pressure gauge measures differential pressure between the “clean” gas side and the “dirty” gas side of the baghouse.
The Photohelic® gauge measures the differential pressure and provides the capability for “on-demand” cleaning in conjunction with a timer board. Photohelic and magnehelic gauges can be checked at any time to monitor system problems.
On-demand cleaning based on differential pressure has a variety of benefits including compressed air savings, longer life on solenoids and diaphragm valves, and extending the life of your filter bags.
Contact us or call us at 908.704.0330 to request a quote for differential pressure gauges, valves, timer boards, sonic horns and more. From service to high-quality filter bags to baghouse parts and accessories, UPC helps ensure that your baghouse is optimally serving your dust collection needs.