Too much is riding on the proper operation of industrial process dryers for a business to allow unplanned downtime to enter into the mix. Much of a maintenance program’s effectiveness stems from keeping accurate dryer maintenance records, notes Pittsburgh-based Heyl & Patterson. An effective maintenance record plan includes recording the dryer’s performance and normal operating conditions as well as scheduling (and conducting) dryer inspections and regular preventive maintenance.
In its H&P blog, the company asserts that an effective maintenance record should include:
- Legal documentation.
- Operations and maintenance manuals.
- Parts lists.
- Daily maintenance procedures.
- Special and emergency maintenance procedures.
- Safety procedures.
- Baseline operation record.
- Operations log.
- Maintenance log.
- Lubrication record
- Annual turnaround procedure.
Learn more about dryer maintenance record planning from Heyl & Patterson here.