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#1 cduro75

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:28 PM

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I was wondering what other facilities that produce plastic bottle do for a step by step for cleaning the facilities? Do they blow off the machines with compressed air



#2 Gerard H.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:40 AM

Dear Cduro,

 

By blowing with compressed air, you blow the dirtiness away, spreading it around.

 

Better is to vacuum your equipment.

 

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Gerard Heerkens



#3 Lesley.Roberts

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:15 PM

Hello 

I was wondering what other facilities that produce plastic bottle do for a step by step for cleaning the facilities? Do they blow off the machines with compressed air

 

 

Gerard makes a valid point here.

 

I used to work in a cereal plant & line staff would take it in turns to "blow down" their machines, inevitably line 1s dust would end up on line 2,3,4,5.  Then when it was line 5's turn to clean the debris just got blown right back up the production floor... luckily every product contained wheat as an allergen

 

Nobody ever seems keen on picking up debris from the floor either, so how would you prevent this from being spread across your factory?..

 

I don't know legislation in USA but I know in UK there are Health & safety controls on compressed air (eg. you have to wear goggles when using it) and it is avoided by most companies but a small vacuum cleaner unit should solve the problem?...



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