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the surrounding community, said Donaldson Company
regional sales director Tom Miller.
"Feed mills are in a competitive market with
equally competitive profit margin challenges," he said.
"Proper dust collection systems can offer a cost-saving
Reducing employee turnover, decreasing unplanned
maintenance downtime and lending peace of mind are
just a few of the benefits.
However, having a system in place doesn't necessarily
mean mills are reaping the advantages of a dust collection
system. Sometimes the systems aren't working correctly.
Employees may have layers of dust on their clothing, or
machinery may require extra maintenance due to dust
gumming up the lubricants. In these instances, mills can
9 best practices for feed mill
dust collection systems:
have a team of experts do a health check on their mill to
determine if there is an issue and how it can be resolved.
Health surveys of the mill determine what type of dust
the mills are dealing with and the best way to keep it under control. Health checks include reviewing the receiving
pits, the bucket elevators as well as looking at the storage
bins, the conveyor and hammer mill. And at the end of
the day, this information is used to help feed mills ensure
that their plant has a plan for a safe and sustainable dust
control system. ■
Laura Fernandez is a freelance writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUNE 11 - 14, 2018
HILTON AT THE BALLPARK
ST. LOUIS, MO