Cyclone Dust Collection System Maintenance
- Maintain and/or repair the
cyclone dust collection system only if you have been trained
and authorized to do so.
- Smoking is prohibited in
and around the cyclone.
- Prior to maintenance or
repair activities, lockout/tagout the cyclone to prevent accidental
startup. The shutoff
switches are located on the north side of the cyclone.
Additional switches are located near the entry points
of the cyclone. Place all switches in the "off" position and
lockout/tagout prior to entry.
- Never enter the cyclone
when the airborne dust obscures vision at a distance of 5 feet
- Always wear appropriate
Personal Protective Equipment, including safety goggles, dust
masks, and tyveks when working in the cyclone.
- All work being performed
in or on top of the cyclone should include an additional employee
- All maintenance work shall
be performed on protected platforms and catwalks. If work must be conducted outside the platforms
and catwalks, approved fall protection (full body harness and
lanyard) shall be used. When
unclogging the settling chamber, work within the catwalks using
a "push stick".
- When debris needs to be cleared from the screw conveyor, an
employee can only enter the area only when adequate precautions
(incl. lockout/tagout) have been taken to protect the employee. An attendant must also be outside the area
and be in direct view of the employee at all times.