Um, I know what a dust collector is, but what the hell is a
"baghouse" dust collector in english?
They are used in industry to allow rapid airflow of a large amount
Think of a steel box like say 6 feet deep by 8 feet long by 7 feet
high. Then inside are multiple “bags” (Read filter media) that hang
down and bottom is attached to the floor. Fans suck the air from the
various collectors and blow it onto the “room” where 1st is filtered
and then exhausts back into the factory.
Where I worked at one point we were manufacturing locomotives (MLW -
Not jewelry sized but real ones) the welding floor had a system of
collection at source for about 80 welders. First the exhausted air
went into a cyclonic filter to remove the big stuff then the
"baghouse" to remove the dust and finally trough an electrostatic
filter to remove any residual dust that made it through.
Part of a reason for a baghouse is that it allows for a lot of
filtering to be done before it is cleaned. If you were using a single
filter it might need to be cleaned hourly, make it 20 and you are
good for a full day (subtract 3- 1 hour lunch breaks and the time
it’s shut down to clean at 6 am) A actually you would probably get
away with something like 15 bags because even if the bags are partly
clogged there is still sufficient airflow to allow production to
You wouldn’t see this kind of setup except at a LARGE faculty.