Dust collecting enable many companies to control dust, with the help of dust extractors, in an effective manner to prevent occupational sickness. This has gained importance over the years since creating a clean and healthy working environment promote better health. For this to work optimally, however, the dust extractors need proper maintenance. Here is how:
1. Creating a comprehensive maintenance and inspection program.
A comprehensive program entails a periodic inspection schedule, which you can do daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, semi-annually, or annually. Failure to check the collector results in a failed or delayed performance. This means that the extractor may not reach the set industrial standards.
2. Check filter media
Being listed as the most critical part of a dust extractor, filter media accumulates and keeps the dust cake. The cake, in return, provides high filtering abilities as the process continues. Therefore, when carrying out a maintenance inspection, check the clean air end on the dust collector for any indications of leakage and the bag for any indications of leaks.
3. Look out for visible emissions
These comprise of any form of particulates that are seen escaping the release stack, which are signs of a torn filter or a breach in the seal. Whichever the case, it’s best to correct the leak immediately. The lack of immediate repair may lead to hefty fines by the local authorities as well as endanger the health and well-being of the people operating near where the dust extraction is occurring.
Although the above is not exhaustive, it helps in determining the key areas and how to plan for maintenance. While you’re at it, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions about all parts of the dust extractor as each one of them has its different compositions and features which call for different maintenance procedures.