Summit offers a comprehensive testing and evaluation service for its customers or potential clients, including:

  • Permeability tests, on clean bags or with process dust on the surface. For pulse jet bags Summit uses a special apparatus that can simulate pulsing conditions in the baghouse. By comparing permeabilities before and after cleaning with reference standards, specific process problems can be identified.
  • Weight analysis, before and after cleaning can be a valuable indicator of the level of dust loading and penetration when compared to reference standards.
  • Mullen test, measuring the burst strength of the fabric, gauges the extent of fabric degradation and in conjunction with reference standards gives a measure of the remaining service life.
  • Summit can provide for additional evaluations including scanning electron microscope (SEM) studies and Summit technical personnel are available for site visits or process evaluation. Charges for these services can be furnished upon request.