5 Common Rotary Kiln Repair Maintenance Issues

Buying and operating a rotary kiln can be quite an investment, so it’s important that your kiln receives the attention and maintenance it needs as soon as there’s an issue. However, unless you’re rotary kiln repair experts like the team from Kiln Technology Company catching problems before they grow out of hand can be difficult.

That’s why we’ve collected some of the most common issues and warning signs for you here.

1.Kiln Shell Crank Issues

This happens when the kiln shell center is off when compared to the access of rotation. It will often exhibit a displacement not dissimilar to that of the crankshaft of a vehicle. Because this issue places undue stress on your rotary kiln’s rollers it’s important to fix it ASAP!

2. Weak Thrust Balance

Your kiln’s thrust rollers are designed to prevent it from shifting, however, over time your kiln may become unbalanced due to the thrusting motion caused when in operation. This issue can be fixed by adjusting your rollers to have the thrust force more evenly distributed.

3. Improper Lubrication

Having a rotary kiln that’s improperly lubricated can quickly lead to issues. Lack of lubrication of parts will cause undue strain and damage on your rotary kiln; too much can cause dangerous situations and fire hazards. That’s why it’s always best to have your kiln inspected by a professional.

4. Kiln Misalignment

One of the most common problems, kiln misalignment, is caused when your kiln due to strain or other factors becomes out of alignment. It’s an issue that needs to be repaired quickly because if left unattended, it can cause unnecessary component wear and tear, then need for parts replacement and other issues.

5. Shell Flex

Over time, your kiln shell can flex or become deformed, causing major loading and alignment issues. If you notice your kiln appears as more of an oval shape then it’s likely time to call in an inspection team to see if your kiln shell flex can be repaired or adjusted.

Contact us for your rotary kiln repairs today!

If you’re suffering from any of the issues above, don’t wait until they grow out of control, contact Kiln Technology Company today online or call (713) 395-4050.