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November 9, 2010

Tech Tip

Evaluating Electrostatic Precipitator Rapper Performance

Electrostatic Precipitator Rappers

The operation of all rapping systems (collecting plates, discharge electrodes and flow distribution devices) is critical to the performance of most ESPs. Failure of a single rapper or of an entire rapping system can occur. This can lead to excessive buildup on the affected precipitator components.

Problems associated with failed rapping systems include buildup on collecting plates and discharge electrodes, increased spark rate, and re-entrainment. Ultimately, if rapping systems are not functioning properly, collecting efficiency will be reduced.

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