The Need for Standard Test Methods for Fiberglass Fabrics Used on Utility Coal-Fired Boilers

    Published: Jan 1986

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    Baghouses are no longer new to the utility industry. As bags need to be replaced and the causes of bag failures determined, utility baghouse users have needed to learn more about fiberglass filter bag technology so they can write intelligent bid specifications, determine quality control procedures, and learn how to test new and used fiberglass filter fabrics. It has been found that no standard test methods exist to characterize new or used finished fiberglass fabrics used for filtration. The development of these standards for new finished fiberglass fabrics is urgently needed. The development of proper standard test methods for used fiberglass filtration fabrics is contingent on an understanding of the mechanisms which cause fiberglass filter media to fail while in service.


    standard test methods, woven fiberglass fabrics, fabric filtration, electric power generation, air pollution control

    Author Information:

    Felix, Larry G.
    a Senior Physicist, Environmental Sciences Research, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL

    Giovanni, Dan V.
    a consultant, Electric Power Technologies, Inc., Berkeley, CA

    Gehri, Robert P.
    a Senior Research Specialist, Southern Company Services, Inc., Birmingham, AL

    Smith, Wallace B.
    Associate Director, Environmental Sciences Research, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, AL

    Committee/Subcommittee: F21.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP42097S

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