Rotary drum dryers are the workhorses of the industrial drying industry, but even workhorses can have maintenance problems. Fortunately, most drum maintenance problems center around a few core issues involving specific equipment:
Performing daily inspections goes a long way to benchmark what is normal in your plant. With the aid of daily inspections, the dryer operator is the first line of defense against problems. Those working with the equipment daily come to know what is normal and when something is just not right. It is much easier to spot something out of place — increased vibration, new or worsening leaks, or even new squeaks, creaks and groans — when performing daily inspections.