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LEV Systems: Air and a Spare

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What are LEV spare parts?

Spare parts refer to interchangeable items that are kept on hand to replace parts that become lost, damaged, or worn out over time.

There are two types of spare parts;

  • Critical spares are parts that are integral to the functioning of the LEV system and if they are damaged or broken can lead to partial or full system or operational downtime.
  • Consumable Spares are items that over time should deteriorate and are designed to be discarded when worn, on reaching a predetermined condition or on failure. These parts wear out over time due to contact with materials, products, or machinery and can’t typically be repaired. The LEV system can still normal function when these parts fail.

Benefits of holding LEV spares?

  • Recover quicker from faults, thereby reducing downtime
  • Helping make repairs simpler and quicker
  • Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for equipment
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduced waste
  • Reduce spars costs
  • Help to make your system safer
  • Keep staff safe
  • No excessive expediting or shipping fees

Risks of not stocking LEV spares?

The following are the risks associated with not holding spares;

  • The manufacture and delivery lead times can be excessive.
  • Paying a premium to get spares quickly.
  • Lost production time.
  • Reduction in production quality.
  • The cost of the downtime normally far exceeds the cost of the spares.
  • Employees falling ill as a result of exposure to hazardous contaminants.
  • A greater risk of system issues being missed or ignored.
  • Equipment malfunctions.
  • Having to replace expensive equipment or an entire system.
  • Not replacing spares can result in a dangerous system
  • Accidents or near misses due to damaged equipment malfunction.
  • Increased system running cost due to system inefficiencies.
  • The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issuing noncompliant fines.
  • Invalidating insurances.

Surely you can just order spares as you need them?

Because each LEV system is unique, only the manufacturers are likely to have certain spares in stock, while others may have to be made to order. Even if they are in stock, they must be shipped to your business, which may require international shipping.

Current lead times for critical spares range from 6 to 12 weeks, with some exceeding 6 months. Waiting weeks or months to get an LEV system back online is unthinkable when each minute and hour of your operation is critical. This downtime could cost your company hundreds, thousands, if not millions of pounds in lost production time.

How can we help you with your spares?

LEV extraction services will source and supply original manufacturer spares for your equipment for you to keep on hand. The spares we supply are of the highest quality and durability to help your equipment be safe, reliable and run efficiently.

Overall, you can be confident that your system will operate in the safest and most cost-effective manner possible.

What spares do we offer?

LEV extraction services can supply and install a wide range of spares for all LEV equipment regardless of their make and model. Below are just a few examples;

  • All filters
  • Controllers
  • Valves
  • Gauges
  • Dust collector spares
  • Fan spares
  • Cyclone spares
  • Ductwork
  • Supports
  • Consumables

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