Dust Collection System Audits

By far, the smartest decision you will ever make regarding your dust collector maintenance is choosing to receive a on-site dust collection system audit from one of our baghouse engineers. Our standard system audit  includes a thorough  inspection of each dust collector system by one of our highly specialized baghouse engineers. This data is then analyzed by our system specialists and field operation department to produce an extensive, all inclusive systems report.  From this, we will catalog your equipment, offer expert advice and design a custom maintenance program along with suggestions for improving operations.

  • Dust collection system specialists – not salespeople!
  • Increase efficiency, performance and capacity
  • Decrease operating costs, energy use, and downtime
  • Solutions to operating issues
  • Flat Rates From $750 US
  • See instant return on investment
  • Available Internationally

This is one of our best selling services ever and it is a great way to start gaining control over your dust collection systems. On average, our customers tell us they see an increase in their dust collector performance by 25% or more and longer times between shutdowns! Our baghouse engineers are trained to help you get more out of your current system by using the latest technological advancements, operating techniques and maintenance procedures. Doing so will improve your system efficiency and lower your operating costs. Also, we identify any technical issues you are having with your system and offer suggestions on how to implement them. Often times minor adjustments are all that is needed to see dramatic improvements in your current operation. These adjustments can lead to significant savings both in terms of increased efficiency, and lower maintenance costs.

Some common issues that we are able to identify and remedy during our audits:

  • Inspecting and cataloging all the plant’s collectors
    • Visual inspection, photos, note current and potential problems
    • Physically entering the collector to inspect the bags and structure from inside
  • Troubleshoot existing issues and work with staff on how to resolve them
  • Filter selection: recommend alternative fabrics, finishes (e.g. PTFE membrane), filter types (e.g. pleated filters
  • Baghouse condition and unit selection: recommend repairs (structural, pulse valves, gaskets, etc.), retrofit older shaker and reverse-air baghouses to newer pulse jet style, condense several inefficient small units into one larger system,  etc.
  • Examine current operating methods and make recommendations on how to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs and system downtime (e.g. startup and shut down procedures, fan operating parameters, cleaning system settings, etc.)
  • Examine current maintenance procedures and make recommendations for improvement. Includes daily, weekly, monthly, yearly procedures, inspection checklist, handling of replacement bags, diagnosing need for bag replacement, proper bag replacement techniques, etc. 
  • Conduct holistic review of entire system (and process) and make strategic recommendations for improving efficiency, performance, and reducing maintenance and operating costs, in short term, medium term, and long term.
  • Replacing out of date equipment and methods with latest technology, such as pleated filters, clean-on-demand cleaning, PTFE membrane filters, etc.
  • Also includes recommendations for new OSHA standards for combustible dust, such as explosion protection and fire suppression systems. 

Let Baghouse.com advise you where improvements can be made and help you get more out of your system. Contact Us today for a free dust collection system audit quote!