Most factories have dust collection systems, and in most cases they’re accepted as a necessary hassle. Viewed more as a regulatory obligation than a core operational process, baghouse maintenance is often deferred and short changed. That’s a critical error - and an unfortunate one because proper baghouse maintenance is neither costly nor time consuming. Yet the costs of unplanned downtime, remediation and system repair can be quite high.
Having installed triboelectric bag leak detection systems in tens of thousands of baghouses over the years, Auburn Systems has extensive insight into optimal, acceptable and unsatisfactory baghouse maintenance practices - and the resulting consequences. Routine, simple maintenance offers many beneficial results including lower operating cost, improved efficiency, fewer reportable events and dramatically reduced downtime. In contrast inadequate and deferred maintenance results in inefficient dust collection system operation and costly baghouse remediation and repair.