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Stoker Preventative Maintenance 101

stoker preventative maintenance

It’s no secret that proper stoker preventative maintenance can do a lot to help your equipment last longer and function more efficiently. It can also protect your plant from losing money due to a stoker failing unexpectedly. But what are the key elements of stoker maintenance that every plant owner should take into consideration? Read on.

The Components of a Stoker

Every component of a stoker should be maintained properly to ensure that it does not fail. A failed stoker can cost your plant a lot of money in lost production time, so maintenance really isn’t an option – it’s a must.

The components of a stoker that should be inspected and maintained on a regular basis are as follows:

  •      Bearings
  •      Hoppers
  •      Thermostats
  •      Lubrication systems
  •      Bars
  •      Housing

Every service that you perform for preventative stoker maintenance should come with a detailed report outlining what’s performing well, what needs to be repaired or replaced, and what procedures to follow in the future. Information is key when it comes to preventative maintenance, which means knowing where a certain component of a stoker is in its lifecycle is essential.

For example, if you know that your stoker’s thermostat is about to go out, you can make plans to replace it before it fails so that no time is lost to a nonfunctioning stoker. This type of planning can save your plant thousands of dollars and many hours in lost production.

How to Perform Stoker Preventative Maintenance

The best way to ensure that your stoker is properly maintained is to trust your maintenance to a professional. Here at Southern Field, we have emergency field service crews available 24/7 to address repairs or system overhauls, and we offer inspections and maintenance on every component of a stoker. You’ll have all the information you need about your stoker following one of our inspections, and we know you’ll appreciate the reduction in downtime and the decrease in surprise repairs!

Contact Southern Field today for more information on stoker preventative maintenance and more.