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Landing of the Thimble

The thimble, once selected after looking into the prevailing conditions should be kept in
a protected/safe area. Pre-weighed thimble should be loaded into the filter holder for
particulate sampling.
Follow the following steps to load the thimble:
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Open the thimble holder by unscrewing the front end


Keep the filter casing down. Hold the front end in your left hand
Unscrew the screw mounted on the U shaped clamp to made sufficient space for
thimble.
Put the thimble (open end) on the conical surface (large one is for cellulose thimble
and the smaller one is for glass microfibre thimble) such that axis of both of them
coincides.
Slip the thimble slightly inwards.
Tighten the screw keeping the thimble straight.
Keep on tightening, till the edge of the thimble strikers against back surface.
Be careful about the tightening. Overtightening will spoil the thimble while
undertightening will give way to leakages. The filter casing can now be screwed on
to the front end.
Detailed Procedure for Determination of Dust Concentration

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Weight of the thimble before sampling


Temperature of stack gases
Displacement of manometer fluid due to
Placement of pitot tube inside the stack Therefore the velocity can be calculated as
V

= C (H x (273 + T)

W1 gm
T1 0 C
H Cm

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Isokinetic sampling flow rate may be calculated as


Qs = Qs x (25 + 273)
Ts
Where,
Qs = V x An x 60 x 1000
The nozzles (1/4, 3/8 and 1/8) are to be selected in such a way so that Qs falls
within the range of 30-LPM rotameter. If two or more nozzles are giving that much
of flow then one (flow) falling in the centre of the range should be selected.

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Sample is taken by adjusting a flow rate of Qs Qg (Qg flow rate, which is to be


set on the gaseous rotameter) on 30-LPM rotameter for - minutes.
Weight of the thimble after the sampling W2 gm
Weight of dust collected W2 W1 gm
Volume of flue gas = Qm x t
SPM

Weight of dust collected in mg/m3


Volume of gas sampled

(W2 W1) x 106


Qm x t

=
=
=

0.85
800 kg/m3 for red oil
0.02295 x 0.85 x (800)

0.551755

Example
Let,
K
Dm
C