Choking of Main Filters Due to Soot


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We are a Combined Cycle Power Plant based in the sugarcane-growing belt of Pakistan. During cane crushing season (November to March), harvested fields are set fire to, and the atmosphere gets rich with soot particles. This is choking the Donaldson GDX pulse-cleaned main filters on our Frame 9E prematurely. Upstream of the main filters are a coarse cloth, weather hoods, and pre-filters. Downstream is located an evaporative cooler.

I am hoping to learn what measures industries facing a similar issue have in place for protection from soot. The sugarcane field burning seems to be prevalent in Brazil, India and in the Glades region in Florida in the US too. Thanks in advance!