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Combination Fluid Bed/Baghouses

Fluidized Beds with Built-In Baghouses Designed for Small Footprints


Applied Chemical Technology's (ACT) Combination Fluid Bed/Baghouses integrate process operations and environmental control into a single unit, reducing space requirements and allowing greater flexibility in plant layout. The continuous operation design offers non-stop production capabilities for a wide range of process applications, while the integrated baghouse easily captures undersized particles for elimination or recirculation. We offer a versatile range of fluid bed sizes to meet any need, from research and development operations to full-scale production plants.

Materials of Construction: Carbon Steel - Optional Stainless Steel or Specialty Alloys
Capacity: Up to 50 tons/hr
Temperatures: Standard up to 250°, Optional Systems up to 1400° and more
Product Densities: Up to Bulk Densities of 90 lbs/ft3 or more


Process Applications for Our Fluid Bed Baghouse Systems:

  • Drying
  • Coating
  • Agglomerating
  • Granulating
  • Impregnating
  • Heating
  • Reacting
  • Mixing
  • Classifying
  • Cooling
  • Decontaminating
  • Prilling
Combination Baghouse/Fluid Bed
Pilot Plant Scale Baghouse/Fluid Bed System

Fluid Bed Baghouse Standard Features


Fluid Bed Features

  • ACT's Exclusive Air Distribution Plenum for Even Fluidization
  • Replaceable Distributor Plate
  • Adjustable Material Retention Dam
  • Differential Pressure Gauge
  • Multi-function Removable Access Door
  • Viewing Window at Discharge End
  • Bolted Plenum Access Door
  • Wash Out Drains
  • End Air Feed
  • Pressure Rating ±20" Water Column
  • Configurable to Operate under Positive, Negative or Atmospheric Pressures
  • Carbon Steel Construction, Primed and Painted

Baghouse Features

  • ACT's Integrated Design
    • Low Air Velocity, Low Turbulence in Transition Phase
    • Laminar Flow Minimizes Particle Carryover to Bags
    • Ideal for One Blower Recycle Air Systems
    • Operating at Atmospheric Pressure
    • Little or No Ductwork Required
    • Space-Saving Design
  • Polyester Bag Filters
    • 99% Filtration Efficient for >1µ particles
    • Side Removable Bags
  • Pulse Jet Bag Cleaning System

Optional Features and Accessories

  • High Temperature Gaskets, Seals, and Bags for up to 700°
  • Feed Distribution System - Even Dispening of MAterial Across Screen
  • Alternate Distributor Plates - V-Wire, Porous Metal, Directional, Specialty Punched
  • Custom Internals
  • Wurster Spouting Tubes
  • Specialty Filter Materials
  • Sampling Ports
  • Additional View Ports and Access Doors
  • External Actuated Dump - Manual or Automatic
  • Steam Cleaners
  • Side or Bottom Air Feed
  • Zoned Plenum for Multiple Unit Operations
  • Unit Without Plenum for Negative Pressure Operation
  • Air Flow and Temperature Instrumentation and Controls
  • Automation with Full Integration Into Your Process
  • Complete Spray System Accessories
  • Explosion Proof Rating
  • Steam Jacketed Bed Chamber
  • Custom Internal Finish/Coating
  • Structural Steel Support
  • Custom Paint

Custom Engineering

ACT maintains a full staff of engineers and designers who can custom design your fluid bed/baghouse for your specific process requirements. Your specialty designed piece of equipment can include handling anything from extreme temperature operation to hazardous materials processing. Some possible custom modifications are listed below.

  • Designs for Bulk Densities over 90 lbs/ft3
  • Designs for Bed Depths Greater than 36"
  • Designs for temperatures above 1400°
  • Designs for Cryogenic Operations
  • Designs for Specialty Chemicals
  • Designs for Hazardous Materials
  • Custom Materials like Hastelloy and Inconel
  • Custom Dimensions
  • Custom Shapes
  • Flared Disengaging for Low Profiles
  • Complete Systems Which Can Include:
    • Blowers
    • Ducts
    • Heaters/Coolers
    • Condensers
    • Mist Eliminators
    • Inert Gas Operation
    • Recirculation Systems
    • Emission Controls
    • And More
Production Scale Combination Baghouse/Fluid Bed
Production Scale Combination Baghouse/Fluid Bed