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Publication Date: 03/2012
Pages: 4
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The three-gauge approach to simpler, lower-cost dust collection system monitoring and maintenance

This article describes how using just three simple gauges can provide an easy, low-cost way to monitor your dust collection system for information on why, what, and when maintenance is required.

A dust collection system can be the Jekyll and Hyde of your dry bulk materials processing or handling operation. Although the system is supposed to improve your plant environment, it often ends up being a major cost item for plant management and a headache for your maintenance workers. And if you're collecting a combustible dust, you need to comply with standards listed in the OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP) directive on combustible dusts. According to these standards, your dust collection system must operate properly at all times and be designed to control fire and explosion hazards.

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