Scientific Dust Collectors® ASHRAE 199 Test Lab
Scientific Dust Collectors has an Ashrae Standard 199 Test Lab on site. What is ASHRAE 199 you may ask? ASHRAE 199 details a comprehensive, thorough and detailed method for testing the performance of industrial dust collectors being cleaned using pulse jet technologies. This is the first time a definitive test method has been identified for the dust collection industry. The Ashrae Standard was written by industry professionals. It applies to bag, cartridge, or envelope style industrial dust collectors that clean the filter media by using a pulse of compressed air to discharge the dust cake from the filter media while the air cleaning device remains online.
The test procedure is not concerned with the internal operation of the dust collector itself, but rather the actual performance of each testing process. For too long, the use of the MERV rating has been associated with dust collector performance. This can’t be farther from the truth as the MERV rating is specific to filter media performance under controlled laboratory conditions that mimic industrial HVAC systems.
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SDC is proud to announce that we have recently completed all of the six (6) required testing stages as per the standard. While we expected to see positive results, we were pleasantly surprised to see the exemplary testing results. What the results show is that our PATENTED Nozzle Cleaning Technology does allow us to operate at much higher Air to Cloth Ratios than the rest of the competition without decreasing efficiency or filter life. Furthermore, we are achieving these results with standard polyester filter media. This is why we offer a FILTER LIFE GUARANTEE on most applications (call for details).
The following is a Summary of those results. Please contact us with any questions, or for a copy of the FULL report. A summary of that report can be seen by clicking on the table below.