The best way to achieve maximum efficiency and operation from your dust collection systems is by having your personnel with the proper training for maintaining and operating dust collection systems. With dust collection training from Baghouse.com, your maintenance technicians, maintenance planners, engineers, operators and reliability staff will be able to keep your systems running at maximum efficiency, troubleshoot any problems that may arise, and optimize the systems to meet the demands of production.
Baghouse.com Presents: Dust Collector Maintenance and Operation 101
Using our 40+ years of manufacturing and servicing dust collection systems we have developed our training course to focus on the practical needs of dust collector maintenance and operation. This allows us to focus on addressing the practical needs of your facility. We believe this is why so many of our customers have found our training program so valuable.
Our full-day and half-day courses are tailored to each customer’s unique needs and goals. Our baghouse experts will arrive at the plant early to review your systems and modify the class accordingly. Further, there is no charge for additional participants! The course sessions can be staggered to accommodate as many plant personnel as possible without unduly impacting maintenance/operations. Any free time between class sessions can be used for additional inspections of the plant’s systems.
Baghouse.com is eager to share its 40+ years of experience with you and your staff. Let provide you with more information about we can help your facility by equipping your personnel with the knowledge and skills they need to keep your systems running at peak efficiency!
| Overview of Baghouse Training Course
Below is a general outline of the curriculum for the class. The final product will be tailored to cover some subjects more than others depending on the specific goals of each customer.
Basics of Baghouse Operation
- Principles of operation
- Basic operating parameters
- Mechanisms of filtration
- Air to cloth ratio
- Bag cleaning
- Types of baghouses
- Specific maintenance concerns for each type of dust collector
- Industry best practice guidelines for engineering:
- New dust collection systems
- Upgrading or replacing old systems
- Configuring existing units
- Combustible dust overview
- Types of combustible dust
- Implications of combustible dust on dust collection systems
- How to conduct hazard analysis for combustible dust applications
- Prevention and protection against combustible dust hazards
- Differential pressure ranges
- Factoring filter service life
- Startup procedures
- Shutdown procedures
- Inlet/outlet temperature
- Cleaning cycle settings
- Emissions compliance and monitoring
- Maintenance/Upgrade planning
- Bag changing
- Structure repair
- Hopper cleaning
- Airlock/conveying system
- Leak testing
- Diaphragm/solenoid valve repair
- Troubleshooting common problems
- Common problems
- Possible causes
- Preventative maintenance
Suggested Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
- Sample suggested schedule
- How to determine when to conduct various procedures
- Conducting inspections
- Identifying problems during inspections
- Identifying remedies for common problems
| Hands-On Training
Your technicians may already have experience working on baghouses. Even so, we find that many technicians have been taught to do things improperly, or use inefficient or time-consuming methods. Time permitting, we like to demonstrate on actual equipment how to perform various maintenance tasks.
Baghouse Safety Procedures
- Bag change out
- Structural repairs
- Leak testing
- What to look for during an inspection
- Easily overlooked indicators of problems
- Developing and implementing a preventative maintenance program for dust collection systems
- How to remove bags in the fastest, most efficient way
- How to avoid damaging bags during install
- How to ensure proper installation of bags to prevent leaks
- How to diagnose problems with the system during a bag change out (this is the best time to identify problems with the unit)
- How to repair leaks
- Dealing with corrosion issues
- Insulating the unit
After both the classroom and hands-on sections of the course, participants will be given a test based on the items they have learned. Those who pass will be given a certificate certifying them as having passed Baghouse Theory and Maintenance Techniques for Service Technicians.
| Training Package Pricing
- Available over a 1 – 5 day period depending on scheduling and number of participants
- Unlimited personnel at no addition cost (most charge upwards of $1,250.00 per person for a two day course)
- Customized to focus more on specific issues in order to meet plant-specific goals (See below: Tailored to Meet Your Needs)
- Packages available as low as $1,995.00 + materials)
- Receive credit for additional purchases from Baghouse.com! (See below: Credit For Course/Inspection)
Add a Baghouse Technical Inspection and Get Even More!
By having us conduct a technical inspection of your dust collection system(s) we can tailor the course to the actual equipment you have in the plant. By combining the two services together into one trip, you get both services as a discounted rate than if purchased separately!
The benefits from our technical audits are many:
- Determine problems in your baghouses and presenting solutions
- Increase dust collector efficiency and system capacity
- Reduce operating costs related to compressed air use, electricity, fan output, lost production due to under-performing dust collection
- Reduce emissions levels and improve/ensure compliance with Local, State and Federal emissions standards that may apply to the plant
- Improve system reliability and reduce downtime
- Identify areas for upgrading using new technology such as PTFE membrane filters, pleated filter bags, Clean-On-Demand controllers, and more!
- Identify unrecognized potential hazards, such as combustible dust hazards and obtain recommendations to eliminate the hazards
| Tailored to Meet Your Needs
The following are a list of areas our system wide inspections can benefit you. Depending on what you feel is the most important for your location we will tailor the system audit to focus more in certain areas than others. (e.g. if you already have cataloged all the units in your plant it is not necessary for us to do so during our inspection)
Inspecting and cataloging all the plant’s collectors
- Visual inspection, photos, note current and potential problems
- Inspect for minor housing leaks.
- Inspect for minor tube sheet or cell plate leaks.
- Inspect for baffle plate wear
- Inspect filter bags, cages, and support hardware
- Review differential pressure readings and cleaning system operation and effectiveness
- Inspect differential pressure sensors and air lines
- Can also include physically entering the collector to inspect the bags and structure from inside (time permitting)
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.
- Includes switching to new filter fabrics (including advanced membrane technology)
- Pleated filter elements
- New collectors
- Replacing multiple units with a new larger unit
- Retrofitting old units
- Converting older style collectors to new pulse-jet collectors
- Installing “clean-on-demand” controllers for pulse jet systems
- Also includes recommendations for new OSHA standards for combustible dust, such as explosion protection and fire suppression systems.
Troubleshoot existing issues and work with staff on how to resolve them
- Premature bag failure
- High stack emissions
- Corrosion and elevated wear and tear
- Excessive compressed air usage
- Inadequate bag cleaning
Examine current operating practices and make recommendations on how to improve efficiency, reduce operating costs and system downtime.
- Includes startup/shut down, fan settings, cleaning system settings, filter replacement schedule, temperature ranges, dust loads, etc.
Examine current maintenance procedures and make recommendations for improvement
- Includes daily, weekly, monthly, yearly procedures,
- Development of preventative maintenance tasks and schedule, inspection checklist,
- Installation and removal of filter bags
- Diagnosing need for bag replacement
- Cleaning system maintenance
- Leak testing procedures
- Industry best practices
| Credit for Course/Inspection Services
With the purchase of any inspection/training course services from Baghouse.com any additional purchases of parts or services from Baghouse.com within one year will be eligible for a statement credit.
- $10,000 – $20,000 total purchases = $1,000.00 credit
- $20,000 – $35,000 total purchases = $2,000.00 credit
- $35,000 – $50,000 total purchases = $4,500.00 credit
- $50,000+ total purchases = $5,500.00 credit
As seen above, a Baghouse.com training seminar has the potential to equip your personnel to optimize, troubleshoot, adapt and maintain your baghouses and other dust collection systems. Fill out the form below and let us give you a free quote for your baghouse training course today!