Just like a SUPER TROOPER
DESIGNED AND MADE IN SCAN DANA VIA: SUPER BLOWERS THE WORLD’ S SAFE ST PULSE CLEANING DUST FILTERS.
The SuperBlower filter system developed by JKF Industri in Denmark has been continuously developed to provide the best possible solution in terms of safety, operating performance, energy efficiency and long term low cost ownership according to Geoff Ebdon, Sales Manager from NZDuct+Flex who are JKF’s New Zealand and Australia Filter Systems distributor. With hundreds sold worldwide, there are now three units working in our market. The latest installation in Hamilton can handle a massive air and dust volume of 345,000m3 /hour.
The unique PowerPulse cleaning system adjusts the force of the pulse cleaning between 1.2 and 5 bar pressure. Other filters blast the filters with 5+ bar all the time, proving PowerPulse offers savings of 90 percent of compressed air.
The three SuperBlower filters offer a new level of safety in the industry. Dust is explosive and Dust Filters can (and sometimes do) explode, with devastating consequences for surrounding buildings and more importantly staff. The force of the explosion can hurl panels and small parts like nuts and bolts for hundreds of metres.
Following catastrophic explosions that resulted in many deaths and injuries in the late 80’s, governments in Europe in 2002 (and the USA in 2008), introduced laws which made explosive release membranes mandatory for all dust collectors. These membranes release the explosion in a controlled manner.
However, these membranes, whilst ensuring the bulk of the filter remains in one piece, still release a fireball which can project 50-100 metres from the filter, causing damage, fires and injury to people.
Geoff Ebdon from NZDuct+Flex says, “The SuperBlower range of filters installed in New Zealand release any dust explosion but only the shockwave escapes the filter unit. Uniquely no fireball or dust escapes and the shockwave is released vertically to the sky, not horizontally across the worksite.”
This feature is called VFV ( Vertical Force Venting) and is unique to JKF.
There is lit tle chance of damage to property or even the body or controls of the filter. If an incident occurs, usually it is a matter of just having to replace the socks and the membranes, and your site is back in operation.
Of course all these extra safety features would normally cost extra, but JKF have decided to absorb the development costs and fit this t ype of system to our SuperBlower and Jet filters at no extra costs. VFV is standard on these units.
Geoff Ebdon summarised the new opportunity: “As suppliers, if we can offer a safer system at the same cost as the less safe ones, in fact legally we must. Our law changes in 2016, making directors, managers and supervisors personally responsible for safety means we all have to think carefully before we expose ourselves to possible future legal action.
“If you can prevent your staff getting hurt for no extra cost, why wouldn’t you? “
FURTHER I NFORMATION I S AVAILABLE BY CALLING 0508 69 38 28 OR VISITING WWW. NZDUCT.CO. NZ
SUPERBLOWER FILTER INSTALLED IN HAMILTON FEB 2018.
VFV : PANELS FITTED TO TOP OF FILTER TO ALLOW VERTICAL SHOCKWAVE RELEASE ONLY.