Safety Requirements and Standards

OSHA Baghouses or dust collectors use cloth media to separate dust particulates from the gas stream. Whether collecting nuisance dust or finished product, the filter media selected is one of the most critical parameters in ensuring proper, efficient filtration of the dust-laden gases in the baghouse. Dust control is a dirty business and it is reassuring to know that well-designed, properly maintained dust collectors – whether Pulse Jet, Shaker or Reverse Air – along with the appropriate, highest-quality filter bags, pleated bags or cartridge filters, can ensure worker safety and ongoing compliance with OSHA, NFPA and EPA standards.

Southern Filter Media LLC has been a trusted OEM baghouse partner since 1973. We recognize that each market/application and set of operating conditions requires a specific filter media/finish. We take into account all factors for helping to optimize your dust collection processes. This includes operating temperature, moisture/humidity, acidity or alkalinity of gases, combustibility of dust, and many other factors. We also have the expertise to assist in selection of your baghouse parts and accessories, cages, venturis, couplings, timer boards, diaphragm and solenoid valves, sonic horns, and more to support your efficient filtration processes.

If you experience dust collection problems such as premature bag failure due to leaking or blinding, are concerned about a dirty discharge during the cleaning cycle, heavy grain/dust loading or other issues, we can help with troubleshooting. Don’t hesitate to contact us or phone us toll-free at 800.937.8988 to discuss your dust control challenges.

Our family of companies also has full-time staff certified to train and certify employees in all areas of OSHA standards and remain apprised of any changes or updates to OSHA and NFPA fire and explosion prevention/protection requirements. We pride ourselves on our highly knowledgeable team.