If you manage an industrial operation, you should know how your electrostatic precipitator works in a general sense. Typically, when particle matter is carried by dust with the hot exhaust gases that are produced from your process, the precipitator collects this dust and cleans the gas in order to send the clean air to the atmosphere. This is useful in kitchens, metal shops, and more. The precipitator will charge the dust particles electrostatically and then collect them on metal plates. There are a variety of parts that go into this process. By making improvements to various components, you can enjoy increased power and efficiency which saves you time and money. To help you with this, here are [number] maintenance improvements you can make:
1. Size of the Precipitator
When choosing the size for your precipitator, you want to get a cross-section that can achieve a good level of gas velocity (allowing it to work faster). In addition, you want to get a unit with sufficient amounts of discharge wire length and plate (that collects the charged dust) so that a large enough electrical field can be applied. While you may not know the science behind these improvements, knowing what to ask for when speaking with your mechanic can help tremendously.
Your precipitator is divided into different sections of cross-wiring that runs next to the gas flow. This accounts for variations in gas conditions. By adding more sectionalization, you will have a greater capacity to adjust for varied conditions of air quality.
Other options for improving performance include a second precipitator somewhere on the premises in order to even out the load. In additional, special fabric filters can add another layer of screening in order to make the process more efficient and ensure that electrostatically charged particles are picked up by the precipitator. All of this translates to optimizing power, reducing waste, and increasing the speed at which your precipitator can clean the air and put it into the atmosphere.
With most large industrial operations, be it kitchens, metal shops, or food plants, an electrostatic precipitator is necessary to remove harmful dust from the air and allow your workers to continue being productive and your food from being contaminated. While you should always hire a professional for your maintenance needs, knowing basic improvements to ask for will put you miles ahead your competitors in achieving operational efficiency. For more information, contact Fireproofing Corporation.