Troubleshooting Tips for Industrial Vacuum Blowers

Troubleshooting Tips for Industrial Vacuum Blowers

Industrial vacuum blowers are an efficient means of material handling, but just like any machine in your facility, they are susceptible to a variety of issues. If you take the time to learn about the ins and outs of industrial vacuum blower issues, you can fix them efficiently instead of stressing out searching for a cause. These troubleshooting tips for industrial vacuum blowers detail the most common issues that arise within these machines as well as why they occur.

Insufficient Air Velocity Levels

If you’re dealing with material plugs in the industrial vacuum blower, it’s most likely an issue with one of the unit’s most important tasks: providing the right air velocity level for the material you’re transporting. Providing the proper air velocity allows the material to travel swiftly and smoothly from point A to point B.

The specific air velocity level depends on the material you’re transporting, so be sure you know what your material requires in terms of velocity. Plus, you’ll have to take into account material that builds up between transportation and emptying cycles to prevent it from causing plugs in the system too.

Blowers Operating at Excessive Temperatures

Excessive operating temperatures can lead to further issues like rotor dragging and material plugs in the system. That’s why it’s crucial to address this issue quickly when it arises. Just like excessive operating temperatures can cause multiple issues, other factors can lead to a temperature increase.

Excessive pump discharge, wearing of the lobe clearances, pressure differential, and buildup on the filter are common causes of excessive operating temperatures. Rising temperatures can also result from insufficient operating speeds and oil levels. Obviously, you’ll have to investigate quite a few areas to get to the root of the problem, but once you address the issue and fix it ASAP, you can get the blower back in working condition.

Components Wearing Down

Be wary of the rate at which certain components, such as the aforementioned lobe clearances, gears, and bearings, are wearing down. By keeping an eye on these components, you can make repairs or replacements in a timely manner to avoid excessive operating temperatures. Aside from the excessive temperatures, worn lobe clearances can cause inadequate volume within the system itself. Worn gears and bearings can cause intense shaking of the blower. If you notice any strange shaking or vibrations, look to the conditions of your gears and bearings first.

As you can see from these troubleshooting tips for industrial vacuum blowers, it’s important to fix these issues as soon as possible. At DoverMEI, we won’t only install an industrial vacuum blower in your facility, but we’ll also help with regular maintenance and inspections. With this attention, you can minimize your chances of running into the blower issues described above, as well as others, in your workplace.