A global sugar company in the UK had virtually given up on solving the problem of dust leaks in their rotary sifter room, where they had been using convoluted rubber connectors. The connectors only lasted an average of 5 days, and cleaning and plant maintenance was a constant challenge. Since installing the BFM® fitting system, however, dust has been reduced by 100% and the Chief Engineer of the company said that “you could hold a board meeting in the rotary sifter room now – it is spotless!”
The ChallengeThe customer needed to reduce the considerable dust being generated in the rotary sifter room to both make their factory a hygienic operating environment and to reduce the very real risk of secondary explosion from sugar dust. They also wanted to significantly reduce the amount of production down-time spent replacing the rubber connectors that had an extremely short life (5 days on average).