Q. Is the PowerCore Filter a Bag or a Cartridge?
A. The PowerCore filter is neither a bag nor a cartridge. It’s a filter pack with a handle. We’ve configured the media into a corrugated flute structure, which not only makes the pack rigid and sturdy, but allows more media to be used effectively in a smaller volume. The media is then rolled into an “ob-round” shape that is only 17.8 mm / 7 in. deep by 55.88 mm / 22 in. long. The PowerCore filter pack, in conjunction with the PowerCore collector, has been designed to replace conventional baghouses with fabric or pleated filter bags. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to change out the PowerCore filter packs. They can be removed and replaced in just minutes, without using tools—and without a confined space permit.
Q. How Can the Torit PowerCore CP Series Collectors Be So Much Smaller Than a Traditional Baghouse?
A. There are two reasons the Torit PowerCore CP Series collectors are smaller: the filter packs and the collector design. One 17.8 mm / 7 in. PowerCore filter pack replaces six traditional 2.4 m / 8 ft fabric filter bags. We are able to include a large amount of filter media area in the 17.8 mm / 7 in. space because of the unique corrugated configuration method. With shorter filter packs, the size of the collector can be reduced. The collector is designed to be smaller and smarter. By engineering the airflow patterns inside the collector, we have been successful in reducing the amount of space required while maintaining excellent filtration performance.
Q. Does Torit PowerCore Improve Traditional Baghouse Filtration?
A. Yes. The PowerCore CP Series collector design and engineered airflow work to prevent a common baghouse problem—bridging. The possibility of dust bridging between the filter packs is eliminated in Torit PowerCore. By designing the filter pack and the collector together, Donaldson Torit has developed an optimized solution for dust collection where baghouses are typically applied.
Q. Can Dust Bridging Become a Problem with Torit PowerCore?
A. No. There is no chance of bridging between PowerCore filter packs—and therefore no plugging due to bridging—in a Torit PowerCore collector. Here’s why:
- Bridging happens in baghouses because the pulse-cleaning knocks accumulated dust down the length of the filter, and often it accumulates in the lower interstitial spaces. On particulate that tends to stick to itself or nest, the accumulation builds, eventually into a bridge. Torit PowerCore is engineered with computer-modeled fluid flow analysis to manage the incoming dirty air and the velocities directed into the filter pack, avoiding interstitial problems. And, the PowerCore filter pack is only 17.8 mm / 7 in. deep, so there’s virtually no opportunity for a dust bridge to develop.
- Donaldson Torit’s new Compact Pulse Cleaning System is a proprietary, computer-modeled pulse-cleaning technology designed to match the “ob-round” shape of the PowerCore filter pack. The pulse pattern covers the entire media pack and pulses the dust out of the fluted channels. There is no possibility of bridging.
Q. What Kind of Dust Can Torit PowerCore CP Handle?
A. So far, we’ve tested and approved Torit PowerCore for many industries where baghouses are typically applied, including:
- Cement & Gypsum
- Food Products
- Mining & Quarry
- Grain – Milling & Processing
- Paper & Packaging
- Wood – Lumber, Furniture & Millwork (including very fine wood flour)
We continue to test and develop Torit PowerCore solutions for other dust challenges. Donaldson Torit will always recommend the best filtration solution for the specific application, whether it’s a cartridge, baghouse, or Torit PowerCore.
Q. What Kind of Filter Media Is Used in PowerCore Filter Packs?
A. Our best: our Donaldson-developed and proprietary Ultra-Web® media. It’s made of two layers—a sturdy substrate bonded with a thin layer of fine fibers—that capture both small and large particulate—resulting in a very high performance media. The EPA PM2.5 testing proves it. PowerCore filter packs have 78% FEWER emissions than traditional polyester filter bags.
Q. Can I Retrofit My Current Collector with PowerCore Filter Packs?
A. Not at this time. Torit PowerCore uses an advanced filtration technology. The filter packs, tubesheet, pulse-cleaning system and engineered airflow of the collector have been optimized as an integrated system. Retrofitting an existing collector is not advised.
Q. Are Torit PowerCore And PowerCore Filter Packs Available from Other Manufacturers?
A. No. Torit PowerCore and PowerCore filter packs are only available from Donaldson Torit.