Chimneys Running at a Chemical Plant
While most business owners know that maintaining their equipment and facilities are important, not everyone realizes just how dangerous it can be to skip regularly scheduled inspections. Regular inspections for maintenance or repair can sometimes be determined as an extra and unnecessary expense, but in fact, they’re crucial to you and your continued employees’ health and safety first. This is especially true of industrial chimney inspections and maintenance; these vital components of your workplace are responsible for keeping you on-line 24/7. Here are just a few of the dangers you risk when you forego regularly annual or 5 year industrial chimney inspection and maintenance.
One of the primary purposes of a chimneys is to insure clean regulated airflow and oxygen throughout your work environment. This concern can also be true for buildings where manufacturing or power production takes place. In these environments, your employees risk a lack of safe indoor air without a properly functioning industrial chimney. A chimney that is not regularly maintained can develop gas leaks, ether outside of the liner of the chimney or into the building. Or, when not properly maintained, there can be a build up of fly-ash or a liner collapse that can create back pressure in the system cutting off the flow of gas. A minimum "safe level" of oxygen is 19.5%. With low oxygen levels being the biggest cause of death in confined spaces, accurate oxygen level measurements have proven to be essential here. A chimney that is leaking gas into your facility is something that could create worker health problems over time. This is something that businesses cannot afford to deal with.
Ignoring regular maintenance programs on your industrial chimney can lead to dangerous results. Without regular industrial inspections as part of your maintenance routine you may entirely neglect significant structural issues that arise over time in smokestacks. If unaddressed, these could ultimately require industrial chimney demolition, and it could lead to putting people's health at risk.
Not all industrial and factory chimneys that go without maintenance will have issues as dangerous as low oxygen levels or potential collapses; however, that doesn’t make the issue any less important. A lack of maintenance can lead to inefficiencies in your work environment, meaning your production will suffer over time. An inspection and maintenance appointment might seem like an extra expense at first, but it will ultimately help you save money on your operations later on.
Regular industrial chimney repairs, maintenance and inspections are crucial to keeping up a safe and healthy work environment for both you and your employees. For more information on chimney inspection or to schedule maintenance with an industrial chimney contractor today, contact Continental Chimney.
While most business owners know that maintaining their equipment and facilities is important, not everyone realizes just how dangerous it can be to skip a regularly scheduled inspection. Maintenance checks and inspections can seem like an extra and unnecessary expense at first, but in fact, they’re crucial to your and your employees’ health and safety. This is especially true of industrial chimney maintenance and inspections; these vital components of your workplace’s construction are responsible for keeping you safe. Here are just a few of the dangers you risk when you skip a regularly scheduled industrial chimney maintenance appointment.
For more information on chimney inspections or to schedule maintenance with an industrial chimney contractor today, contact Continental Chimney for all your industrial smokestack needs. Safe, efficient, and OSHA approved, we work worldwide. Call us today for a quote or free binocular inspection on your industrial smokestack.
Donald Perry10/01/2019Latest Technology