For many manufacturing businesses, planned closures of factories and production lines are a perfect time to ensure equipment is operating safely and efficiently. If your business is operating a seasonal shut-down, Filtermist can help your team with essential maintenance and repairs of your industrial extraction systems.
Filtermist’s team of P601 and P602 qualified engineers are on hand throughout the summer to visit your site and provide servicing and maintenance, as well as thorough examination and testing (TExT) of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems – giving you peace of mind that your workforce is protected from exposure to hazardous airborne contaminants and your business is operating in compliance with relevant HSE regulations.
All industrial air filtration and extraction equipment performs best with regular preventative maintenance. Benefits include increased efficiency, less production downtime and reduced costs.
Filtermist’s skilled engineers can carry out internal and external inspections of all of your LEV equipment, checking for cracks, defects and poor filtration. They can also review your process and by referring back to your original commissioning reports, can ensure the system is still operating as well as it was on the day that it was installed. If it’s not operating at its best, then their engineers can identify faults and recommend and implement changes to get your equipment back on top form.
“If a problem with the system is identified during a service visit from one of our team, we will check over all of the equipment to identify the fault,” says Jo Morris, Filtermist’s Director of Group Shared Services.
“They will look at wearable parts, noting things like vibration from fans, impeller alignment and worn-down motors or bearings, as well as ductwork issues and poor filtration,” Jo added.
For a lot of manufacturing processes, a full production shut down can be unusual so is the perfect time to check extraction systems are performing as intended. Filtermist engineers will look for:
- Cracks, defects and poor filtration from your filter unit
- Dust bypass from a process – is your dust getting into places it really shouldn’t be?
- Blinded, burst or cracked filter cartridges and bags
- Duct issues such as a faulty swarf arrestor, blockages or defects
- Fan efficiency – looking at the rotators, unusual vibrations, alignment and impeller issues
- Operation of other auxiliary parts on your equipment such as shaker motors, drums and bearings
- They can also calibrate differential pressure gauges, digital screens and ensure visual indicators, such as the F Monitor and F Monitor 2 used on Filtermist’s oil mist filters, are operating correctly.
For more information visit www.filtermist.co.uk/filter-servicing