Can Velocity Calculator

Can Velocity

Enter ACFM of Air ÷ ( Side L (in.) × Side w (in.))

144 sq. in / sq. ft.

Then Click on Calculate To Find the Can Velocity

ACFM ÷ ( Side L × Side W )

144 sq. in / sq. ft.

Can Velocity = FPM

Can velocity in a baghouse dust collector is the air velocity in the space between the filter bags and the inner surface of the housing. The function of can velocity is to ensure that the dust particles are properly filtered and collected by the filter bags. If the can velocity is too high, the filter bags may wear out quickly due to abrasion from the dust particles. On the other hand, if the can velocity is too low, the dust particles may settle on the filter bags, leading to clogging and reduced filtration efficiency. Therefore, maintaining the appropriate can velocity is essential for effective dust collection and optimal performance of the dust collector.

What is the Difference Between Can Velocity and Interstitial Velocity?

Can velocity and interstitial velocity are commonly confused baghouse air flow measurement terms when proper filter selection and dust collector sizing are being determined. Learn the difference between these two measurements and the impact both types of airflow have on capacity, efficiency, and ease of maintenance in our Interstitial Velocity vs. Can Velocity Tip of the Month video.