Maintenance tips on cleaning your Air Filtration unit

Revitalize Your Air: Maintenance Checklist for your Air Filtration Unit


As the season changes and spring approaches, it's time to ensure that your air filtration units are in top-notch condition to maintain optimal performance and safety in your industrial environment. Regular maintenance not only extends the life of your equipment but also ensures that your workplace remains clean and safe for all occupants.

Here's a comprehensive guide on spring cleaning your air filtration units, including the ambient air cleaner, robotic hoods, environmental booths, and oil mist units.

1. Inspect the Installation:

Periodically inspect the installation of your air filtration units for any signs of wear, damage, or malfunction. Check for unusual noises, vibrations, overheating, worn or loose couplings, sheaves, and belts. Ensure that mounting bolts and guards are secure and that wiring connections are in good condition.

2. Checking the Motor and Blower:

Inspect the motor and blower for any signs of wear, dirt accumulations, or damage. Remove dirt and debris from around vent openings using a vacuum cleaner to prevent motor overheating and reduce the risk of fire hazards. For enclosed motors, clean with an air jet while wearing eye protection to ensure safety.

3. Blower Maintenance: 

At least once per year, clean and inspect the blower assembly. Remove dirt from blower wheel and housing, Check tightness of wheel set screw. After disconnecting the power source, check the wiring to see if it is secure and well insulated.

3. Re-Oiling Bearing Motors:

If your air filtration unit is equipped with bearing motors, they may require periodic re-oiling to ensure smooth operation. Refer to the motor's specifications for re-oiling instructions, typically found on the nameplate or terminal box cover. Use SAE No. 20 non-detergent or electric motor oil and apply 30 to 35 drops for continuous duty units annually, intermittent duty units biennially, and occasional duty units every five years. Avoid over-lubrication to prevent motor damage. Refer to your owners manual for specific recommendations.

4. Cleaning Out Dust Drawers:

Dust drawers are integral components of Environmental Booth units, designed to collect dust and particles captured by the filters. Empty and clean out the dust drawers regularly to prevent blockages and maintain airflow efficiency. Use a vacuum cleaner or compressed air to remove any accumulated dust and debris.

5. Wipe Down the Unit:

After removing the filters, thoroughly wipe down the unit's exterior surfaces using a damp cloth or mild cleaning solution. Pay special attention to areas prone to dirt and grime buildup, such as vent openings and control panels. This helps maintain a clean and hygienic environment and prevents dust from accumulating inside the unit. Dirt accumulations can cause motor overheating and a fire hazard. Enclosed motors can be cleaned with an air jet; wear eye protection.

Pro Tip:  Exercising Caution with Solvents:

When cleaning motors or other components with solvents, exercise caution to avoid damaging motor insulation, finish, or bearing lubricants. Ensure that the area is well-ventilated and use solvents sparingly. If unsure, refer to the manufacturer's recommendations or seek professional assistance.

6. Switch Out Filters:

The Final step in spring cleaning your Industrial Maid air filtration units is to switch out the filters. Depending on the type of unit and its usage, filters may need to be replaced monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. You can help remember it's time to change your filter by signing up for our Filter Service Subscription that sends you a reminder invoice at a cadence of your choosing with a discount to boot! Sign up by Filter here at our sister company, Cirrus Filtration

By following these spring cleaning instructions for your Industrial Maid air filtration units, you can ensure optimal performance, longevity, and safety in your industrial environment.

Regular maintenance and inspections are key to preserving the efficiency and reliability of your equipment, ultimately contributing to a cleaner, healthier workplace for all.

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