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5 Steps For Storing Your Dust Collection Equipment Long-Term

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Long-term storage procedures are used to prevent damage to and preserve the operational capabilities of dust collection equipment that cannot be immediately installed when received at the job site.

Generally, fabrication and shipment of equipment should be matched to the jobsite readiness so that it can be installed straightaway. But if it this is impossible and it becomes necessary to keep equipment on site for more than one month, it should be protected per the following procedures.

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5 Steps For Storing Your Dust Collection Equipment Long-Term

  1. 1. 5 STEPS FOR STORING YOUR DUST COLLECTION EQUIPMENT LONG-TERM www.slyinc.com 800-334-2957 sales@slyinc.com
  2. 2. WHAT IS “LONG-TERM” STORAGE? • Storage in excess of one month • Generally, fabrication and shipment of equipment should be matched to jobsite readiness so it can be installed straightaway • If needed, long-term storage procedures are used to prevent damage and preserve operational capabilities of dust collector
  3. 3. 1. UNPROTECTED OPENINGS • Plenums will be generally be covered with plywood, plastic, or plugs – Leave these intact – Designed to keep out moisture • Any unprotected openings should be plugged with plastic wrap, plastic plugs, or wooden coverings – Depending on size of opening
  4. 4. 2. CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT • Store collector housings, auxiliary components, and parts indoors in a temperature and humidity controlled environment • Place sorbent packs in any electrical enclosures
  5. 5. 2. CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT (cont.) • Collector parts, bags, cages, etc. can be stored in a dry, totally enclosed trailer or shed if appropriate controlled storage is not available • Collector housings and larger components can be stored in a weather protected shed or off the ground – Protect fully with tarpaulin or heavy plastic weather coverings
  6. 6. 3. PAINT-PROTECTED EQUIPMENT • Cover all paint-protected steel components – Especially during seasonal changes or severe weather • Paint is designed to give “long-term” weather protection for the material, but materials such as support steel are generally stored on their side – Horizontal storage causes water pools on surfaces and hastens corrosion
  7. 7. 4. INSPECT PERIODICALLY • Monitor the integrity of the weather cover and condition of painted surfaces – Repair any rips or tears in coverings • Any areas where water or debris are collecting should be propped up to reduce the probability of future problems
  8. 8. 5. AREAS REQUIRING SPECIAL CARE • Certain areas require special care and should be examined during periodic inspection – Rotary airlock valves – Screw conveyors – Exhaust fans
  9. 9. ROTARY AIRLOCK VALVES • Spray the interior of the valve with anti-rust preservative oil prior to storage • Provide and install metal covers for the inlet and outlet flanges with at least four cap screws in each flange – Keep these covers on until you are ready to use the valves for service
  10. 10. ROTARY AIRLOCK VALVES (cont.) • Completely fill the worm gear speed reducers with oil • Replace the vented fill plug with a solid plug – Retain vented plug for future operations • Read and follow manufacturer’s specific instructions for long-term storage
  11. 11. ROTARY AIRLOCK VALVES (cont.) • Plug all conduit box openings on the motors and switches – Store valves off the floor in a dry, adequately ventilated, indoor area with a steady temperature • Turn the rotor a couple of revolutions every six months – Leave in a different angular position after each turning
  12. 12. SCREW CONVEYORS • Spray the interior of the trough and screw with the same anti-rust preservative oil used on the rotary airlock valves • Again, provide and install metal or wood covers for the inlet and outlet flanges
  13. 13. SCREW CONVEYORS (cont.) • Identical to rotary airlock procedures • Completely fill the worm gear speed reducers with oil • Replace the vented fill plug with a solid plug – Retain vented plug for future operations • Read and follow manufacturer’s specific instructions for long-term storage
  14. 14. SCREW CONVEYORS (cont.) • Again, plug all conduit box openings on the motors and switches – Store screw conveyors off the floor in a dry, adequately ventilated, indoor area with a steady temperature • Turn the flighting a couple of revolutions every six months – Leave in a different angular position after each turning
  15. 15. EXHAUST FANS • Use tarp or other weather covering for protection – Avoid black plastic tarps that promote condensation • Purge bearings monthly with new grease to remove condensation • Rotate fan wheel by hand at least once every two weeks
  16. 16. EXHAUST FANS (cont.) • Isolate fan from any nearby vibrations that can cause damage to fan and motor bearings • Before using, purge the bearings with new grease according to manufacturer specifications
  17. 17. 5 STEPS FOR STORING YOUR DUST COLLECTION EQUIPMENT LONG- TERM www.slyinc.com 800-334-2957 sales@slyinc.com /SlyIncorporatedStrongsville @tweetslyinc /company/sly-incorporated /SlyIncorporatedStrongsville

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