Dust Doctor: How to win friends and influence people in maintenance and production
This column highlights five ways to help maintenance and production personnel live and work better with your plant’s dust and vapor collection systems.
Troubleshooting systems involves identifying problems and determining how they can be corrected at the least possible cost. Trying to keep the problems from happening again is just as important. In many troubleshooting assignments, I’ve found that during the system’s design phase very little thought was given to maintaining the various components. Rarely is anyone from maintenance or production asked for their input on such topics as equipment selection and placement, construction materials, system operation, ductwork routing, and equipment accessibility. Getting such input from the beginning can help prevent or minimize the need for troubleshooting later.