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.
Why do some companies consistently execute routine maintenance while others defer, postpone and procrastinate? Auburn Systems VP of Sales & Operations, Earl Parker answers “In many cases it’s as simple as not having clearly defined procedures and scheduled PMs. That’s why we’ve created this industry resource. We want to make it easy for companies to keep their dust collection systems running - so they can keep on producing.”
Auburn’s new Baghouse Maintenance Guide, created in conjunction with Baghouse.com, solves all those issues. Written for industry veterans and those with new baghouse responsibilities alike, the guide offers maintenance and engineering teams an opportunity to register to receive appropriate reminders and maintenance checklists by email. It provides detail on function and maintenance of key baghouse components including basic instrumentation, operation & control , differential pressure troubleshooting, cleaning systems, dust collector filters and cages, emissions monitoring and broken bag detectors, ductwork and best practices for operation.
The guide includes a reproducible checklist as well as a comprehensive glossary of baghouse terminology.
President of Auburn Systems, Justin Dechene, notes “We’re committed to being a resource to industry. We know that compliance and regulations can be a hassle, but with our insights we’re working to deliver information that helps companies turn a compliance hassle into a source of operational value. No more unplanned downtime is an attainable goal, and consistent baghouse maintenance is the key.”
The Baghouse Maintenance Guide is available for download for free at http://tribo.auburnsys.com/free-downloadable-guide-to-baghouse-maintenance-includes-checklists-and-tips.
About Auburn Systems: Auburn Systems LLC designs, engineers and manufactures advanced electronics. Our specialty is developing and refining devices for particulate monitoring. We focus on bag leak detection for emission monitoring and solids flow monitoring for process control applications – particularly where accurate detection and monitoring saves our customers time and money. Regulatory compliance and process improvement are business challenges – not simple hardware tasks. Although we invented triboelectric monitoring, we don’t just rely on our large assortment of patents. We measure our application success by the return which we enable our customers to realize. By accurately monitoring the triboelectric effect created by particles in a process, we actually help you do, what you do, better.