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Correct definition for dust release2/17
I'm a big fan of American Filter Fabric custom dust collection filter bags. One of the things I like about them is that the fine dust that builds up on the inside walls of the bag falls off once the dust layer is heavy enough for gravity to release it when the collector is shut off.
I've referred to this drop off of dust as "slaking off". However it looks like I'm wrong in using that term as "slake" generally is defined as relieving one's thirst.
Has anyone else used the word "slake" in this way or am I calling this dust release process by the wrong name?
I always heard of it called dust cake, but I've been wrong before.
"Filter cake" is what we call it.
Nasty stuff to handle. We can tap our filter sleeves and it will fall down into a plenum box. This has a sealed door that we can open and rake the filter cake out into trash bags. Do not throw the filter cake stuff into an open fire. It is explosive in how fast it will burn.