4 Tips to Ensure the Proper Maintenance of Your Commercial Dust Collector

April 29, 2019

If you own or manage an industrial and commercial processing plant, such as a factory or brewery, then you will likely use a commercial dust collector system to capture airborne particulates and ensure high air quality.

 

Commercial dust collectors play an incredibly important role in industrial businesses for two key reasons. Firstly, keeping employees and their working environments as safe as possible, and, secondly, making sure safety codes are met.

 

However, to ensure your commercial dust collector is working, it’s essential that you maintain it properly. Georgian Duct Cleaning has listed four tips, which will help you maintain your dust collector and keep your employees safe.

 

1 - Create a maintenance program

 

Your business should create a maintenance program so you know exactly when to inspect your dust collector system. This will ensure that it continues to perform as effectively as it was designed to, and that it meets industry regulations.

 

A typical program should consist of a schedule for periodic inspections that are performed on a daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual basis.

 

2 - Use the right parts

 

Dust collector systems consist of a blower, dust filter, a filter-cleaning system, and a dust receptacle or dust removal system. Each part plays an important role in ensuring the dust collector is operating at its optimum level.

 

That’s why you should always make sure that when you replace a part you are installing the right part back on. It’s best to use factory recommended replacement parts, while being wary of less expensive alternatives.

 

3 - Make sure you are using the correct air pressure

 

The correct air pressure is highly important for a commercial dust collector system. Too low, and filter cartridges will not be cleaned properly resulting in rapid downgrade and saturation, or too high and filter cartridges will need to be replaced more frequently resulting in higher costs and increased maintenance.

 

Just right, however, and your dust collector will work to its optimum level. If this is something your business is doing without expert help, make sure that the compressed air pressure is within the limits of manufacturers recommendations.

 

4 - Engage with a professional

 

Maintaining a dust collector system is a complex task, and should be left in the hands of a trusted professional. An expert will ensure that your commercial dust collector is thoroughly cleaned and working to its most effective performance level.

 

How can Georgian Duct Cleaning help?

 

At Georgian Duct Cleaning, we provide a free estimate for your industrial dust collector cleaning, along with professional and experienced services, to ensure your employees are safe.   

 

We have the expertise and equipment to thoroughly clean your industrial dust collectors, ducts and bag house systems. We also have vast experience in servicing these industrial systems.

 

Our technicians are trained in confined space entry, elevated work platforms, fall arrest and respiratory protection to ensure that your system is safely cleaned and restored to peak operating condition.

 

The cleaning can include the entire system, the intake hoods, ducts, fan, fan housing, cyclonic separator, bag house, primary and secondary filters and the discharge ducts. We can also remove and reinstall new or clean filters and filter socks.  

 

This service work can be performed during plant shutdowns, preventative maintenance days or at other times suitable to the operations of your business. Emergency clean-outs can also be accommodated.

 

Some of the dust collector systems that we have cleaned include:

  • Molsons Breweries

  • Dupont Canada

  • Pillsbury foods

  • Ogilvie Mills

  • Franke Kindred

  • Orillia Woodworking

  • Alcoa Wheels

  • Simcoe Muskoka District Catholic School Board

  • Georgian College

  • Monroe Shocks

  • Kaufman Furniture

 

Want to find out more about our professional commercial dust collector cleaning services in Ontario, Canada? Contact us today and find out how we can help.​​

 

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