Dust Extraction System – Creating a safe and healthy working environment is important for all types of workplaces. A polluted work environment is prone to several critical health risks. It is important to eliminate unsafe airborne contaminants from the manufacturing process. Dust and fumes will not only result in an adverse effect on the employee’s health but can also reduce productivity, damage machinery and lower the overall quality of the end products.
A duct extraction system is engineered specifically to gather, separate and filter out the dangerous dust and particles from the air in manufacturing environments, factories, production facilities and processing plants. Professional and regular maintenance of dust extractors plays a pivotal role in making sure that industrial dust extraction systems work efficiently and reliably. A well-designed and maintained dust extractor can exceed 99.9% extraction efficiency in pulling out the particulate contaminants from exhaust stacks and from ambient plant air.
Dust Extraction System— How it Works?
The extraction system’s main goal is to eliminate the waste product from the plant. To accomplish this, an appropriate hood is placed as near as possible to the system and attached to a duct system that runs through the workspace and connects to several machines.
The duct system is then mounted to an appropriate air mover, generally a centrifugal fan, that will carry out the system’s necessary task. Contaminated air may be extracted before being returned to the workplace or expelled directly to the atmosphere, depending on the materials removed.
Filters and fans come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with its own set of advantages for specific applications. To avoid issues, it’s critical to choose the right filter media, filtration rates, and fan sizes for different materials. Poorly built machinery is prone to blockages, media overload, and dust collection problems.
CVAC Limited specializes in developing and manufacturing custom extraction systems for a variety of sectors, ensuring that workplaces adhere to the latest laws and regulations. Our team has years of extensive experience building energy-efficient and highly reliable dust extraction systems for industries across the United Kingdom.
Tips to Keep Your Dust Extraction System Work Efficiently
Industrial dust extractors are used in a wide range of industries to provide a clean working place for employees. Moreover, the performance of the dust extraction system has a significant effect on the manufacturing plant’s products and services. Many governmental institutions are strictly enforcing this, with the aim to ensure the health of both workers and customers, as required by law. If industrial dust is not managed appropriately, it can lead to problems in operations that can be easily avoided with proper equipment maintenance.
Production and facility managers should create a maintenance schedule for the dust extraction system- daily, weekly, monthly, and annually to perform as expected. A few regular scheduled dust extraction maintenance processes can make sure that the system runs smoothly for years to come. Here are some dust extraction system maintenance tips to help you get the best efficiency and durability out of your dust removal system-
Check Your Ductwork Regularly
Ducts are an integral part of a ventilation system, and they must be properly maintained for a dust extraction system to function properly. If dust and particulates do not enter the baghouse and accumulate in the duct, the system may become clogged and polluted. Dust deposition should be checked regularly to ensure that the appropriate pressure and velocities are retained.
Use the Correct Components
From the dust filter, blower, filter-cleaning unit, dust receptacle or dust removal system, to cartridges and baghouse solenoids, fans, and valves, make sure your dust collector system has the right components. Each component serves a purpose in ensuring that the collector operates as intended. It is always advised to use factory-recommended replacement parts and avoid cheaper alternatives.
Examine Diaphragm Valves
It’s a good idea to check the diaphragm valves at least once a year. The reliability and efficiency of a pulse-jet dust extractor system’s cleaning system are guaranteed by properly built and maintained diaphragm pulse valves. As diaphragms leak or wear out, they can stick open, wasting a lot of compressed air, which is the most expensive operating variable in a pulse-jet dust removal unit. The supply of compressed air in the device is reduced by a damaged or faulty diaphragm valve, which can result in inefficient bag cleaning. It is a basic maintenance method to replace worn diaphragms.
Is Your Hopper Dust-Free?
The hopper of a duct collector should never be used to accumulate dust. The hopper aims is to direct processed dust into a garbage bag. The accumulation of dust in a hopper poses a risk of fire or flame. Dust in your hopper will jam up the system, reducing collector efficiency and preventing the pulse-cleaning system from working properly.
Use the Appropriate Air Pressure in Your Dust Extractor
For the better longevity and performance of the dust extractor system, compressed air pressure is important. Filter cartridges are not thoroughly cleaned when compressed air is too low, resulting in rapid degradation and saturation. Filter cartridges are used up quickly and need to be changed more often when air pressure is too high, increasing overall cost and maintenance. It’s critical to keep the compressed air pressure within the manufacturer’s instructions every time. Your compressed air should be free of water and oil, and there should be enough for all users to do several tasks at the same time.
Check Exhaust Fans
The motive force for ventilation air in a dust extraction system is provided by exhaust fans. The extraction system will not function effectively if the system fan is not running within the defined parameters. Fans belts should be tested every three months, and amperage should be reviewed on a regular basis. Unusual noises, variations in normal activity, and intermittent squealing are all signs that your fan needs to be serviced.
Schedule an Inspection or Maintenance Service
Dust extractors let businesses quickly extract aerial particulate, resulting in a healthier and cleaner workplace. Periodic checks and a maintenance programme would go a long way toward ensuring that your dust cleaner is in proper working order. Daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and yearly inspections will ensure your dust collector in perfect working condition and lower your operational costs.
Failure to examine and maintain your dust extractor regularly will affect its efficiency, and failure to do so will result in your dust collector failure to meet EPA outlet emission standards. Hiring a skilled service provider, such as CVAC Limited, will help ensure that maintenance is done correctly and that your technical team is fully competent.
CVAC Offers Top-Quality Dust Extraction System and Services Across the UK
The significance of a reliable dust extraction system in a manufacturing facility cannot be underestimated. Not only are you delivering a safe and healthy work environment for your workforce, but you’re also improving the overall efficiency of your production process. CVAC Limited, with its many years of combined business experience, offers parts, equipment, and services to industries of all sizes and types in the United Kingdom.
The best opportunity of meeting with the relevant regulations is to add a well-designed dust extraction system in your facility.
Our knowledge and professional experience allow us to inspect, maintain, and repair all equipment parts in your dust extraction system to ensure maximum efficiency. We may also assess system efficiency and make adjustments for improved productivity. From air compressors, filters, blowers, and dust receptacles to fans, cartridges, and valves, CVAC Limited offers a wide range of dust extraction services and can make sure your system is fully functional and well-equipped with the right parts!