With the creation of dust collectors, companies are now able to meet the strict environmental regulations of fume and dust control. The use of a dust collector is to remove fumes and dust in any working environment to ensure a safe and clean working environment. However, to make sure the dust collector remains functional at all times, the following maintenance practices will help in reducing the maintenance cost and increase the durability of your dust collector.
Syntech shares how you can maintain a dust-free working environment.
Empty the Dust Bin Regularly
If the dust bin is full, the dust ends up affecting the functionality of the filters. This will result in blockage of the filters which will reduce the suction performance. To reduce these unfortunate events, it is advisable to empty the dust bins on a regular basis.
Constantly Check the Filter Cleaning System
Clogging of the dust collector’s filters will lead to pressure build up which will cause loss of suction. If there are holes in the filters, the fumes and dust particles will pass back to your factory. Constantly check your filters to ensure they are in good state
Keep an Eye on Any Leaks
Any leaking flexible hoses or dusting connections can result in suctioning problems at the extraction points. In case you identify holes in the hoses, you can either patch them yourself, replace the hose or consult the services of an expert.
Clean Electrical Boxes or Switches on the Dust Collector
Dust particles can accumulate in the electrical components and enclosures resulting in fires and corrosion. You should ensure you are using the industrial certified IP switch gear and enclosures especially around volatile dust and explosive fumes.
Regularly Check the Exhaust Fan
Any unusual vibrations and noises should be checked by a specialist. Loose belts, fan vibrations, and hot bearing housings are other signs that should not be ignored.
All the maintenance practices all add up to continuous monitoring of the equipment. This will ensure that minor repairs are made on time and that you do not face expensive breakdowns.