Problems created by dust


Leifeld  [6] lists the following problems as created by dust.

Additional stress on personnel:

  • dust is unpleasant, e.g. for eyes and nose;
  • it can induce allergies;
  • it can induce respiratory disease (byssinosis).

Environmental problems:

  • dust deposits;
  • accumulations, which can fall into the machines;
  • contamination of the air-conditioning.

Effects on the product:

  • quality deterioration directly;
  • or indirectly through machine faults.

Stress on the machines:

  • dust accumulations leading to operating disturbances;
  • jamming and running out of true;
  • increased yarn unevenness;
  • more end breaks;
  • rapid wear of machine components (e.g. rotors).