Dust Collection and Valves Blog

Case Study: Compact Cyclone Key Component in Tablet Dust Reclamation? GPC Helps Keep Pharmaceutical Process in Check with FDA

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Aerodyne Environmental, the industry’s leading manufacturer of industrial cyclonic dust collectors and dust collection valves, recently assisted in a pharmaceutical application. A prominent US pharmaceutical company was creating a dust collection system for the facility where a variety of drugs are manufactured. The company plans on using a cartridge collector as part of the tablet manufacturing process. Because this company is regulated by the FDA, every gram of product must be accounted for, even the dust. The active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that are created are extremely fine and flow like water. The cartridge collector would be able to collect the particulate in the process, but much of it would get stuck in the filters and would be hard to account for. Read more about this case study.


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Topics: pharmaceutical, compact cyclone, tablet dust reclamation

Aerodyne Cyclones help with Pharmaceutical Product Reconciliation

Posted by Tom Hobson on Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Do you need to provide product reconciliation or are you spending too much time gathering the product from your dust collector?

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Topics: pharmaceutical, EZBIBO, compact cyclone

Introducing the “EZBIBO” for Pharmaceutical Processes? A Beginner’s Guide to Easy Bag-In Bag-Out Hopper Waste Reclamation System!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 23, 2017 8:15:00 AM

Slide3 - Copy.jpgThe “EZBIBO” system was originally designed for use with Aerodyne GPC Cyclones to allow for easier bag-in bag-out capture systems for low toxic level pharmaceutical dusts typically encountered with encapsulators, pill coating systems, and some mixing operations.  The system allows for capture and bagging of waste material in the pharmaceutical process allowing for weighing and accounting of all materials used in a process, with minimal exposure to operation personnel.

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Topics: cyclone, dust collector, gpc, Waste Reclamation System, pharmaceutical, EZBIBO, pill coating system

4 Potential Dangers to Collectors! How Cyclone Pre-Filters Can Help!

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 16, 2017 10:49:13 AM

With government regulations tightening on solid emissions, baghouses and cartridge collectors have become status quo in the past 40 years.  The fabric filters (bags or cartridges) remove dust below 1 micron in size.  The high removal efficiency of the filters, have been considered best available removal technology.  This means most processes requiring dust collectors will use a baghouse or cartridge collector.  However, not all processes work well with baghouses and dust collectors.

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Topics: baghouse, Cyclone Pre-Filter, cartridge collector, solid emission, High Particulate Loading, Particulate Recovery

Pharmaceutical Industry: What’s Aerodyne GPC Cyclone got to do with it?

Posted by Tom Hobson on Jan 12, 2017 8:46:52 AM

The pharmaceutical industry has unique requirements that normal industrial applications do not have.  Whether it’s the strict FDA rules or the flexibility of batch production, normal industrial practices and equipment don’t always apply.  Even with continuous production becoming more popular, pharmaceutical applications are different than standard industrial applications.

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Topics: cyclone, dust, gpc, pharmaceutical

Vacu-Valve on a 30-day trial? Are you kidding? Try it NOW…

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 21, 2016 10:33:30 AM

The Vacu-Valve is a low cost alternative to a rotary valve.  There are no motors, pneumatics, or moving parts as it operates by using the system vacuum above to seal the sleeve.  This is typically from a cyclone, baghouse, or cartridge collector.  Since the sleeve is split, gravity will slowly pull the solids down through the sleeve until they exit the sleeve and fall into the collection hopper.  As you can see from the description, not all solids will easily pass through this.  The ideal particulate would be sand.  It’s small, spherical shape and the density allows it to easily pass through the valve.  It doesn’t bridge easily.

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Topics: cyclone, dust, dust collector, baghouse, cartridge, airflow

How can cyclones help you comply with OSHA Silica Rule?

Posted by Tom Hobson on Dec 8, 2016 9:07:48 AM

How does the OSHA silica rule affect me?

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Topics: cyclone, OSHA, silica dust, silica, gpc

The GPC Dust Collector Can Save A Lot of Space

Posted by Tom Hobson on Oct 25, 2016 1:50:00 PM

Space is an ever-present factor in the design of a ventilation system. Ductwork takes up space, dust collectors often must be placed outside under NFPA regulations, and said collectors often require a skid. Aerodyne’s GPC cyclone offers a viable alternative to space-hogging equipment in many applications.

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Topics: cyclone, dust collector, space, gpc

Airflow and Your industrial Dust Collection System

Posted by Tom Hobson on Oct 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM


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Topics: regulations, dust collector, guide, airflow

Choosing a Collector: When to Use a Baghouse, Cartridge Collector, a Cyclone or a Wet Scrubber

Posted by Tom Hobson on Sep 26, 2016 9:39:13 AM


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Topics: cyclone, dust, dust collector, baghouse, cartridge, wet scrubber