VANEC silencers are of robust construction and do not require special handling when received at the jobsite, use normal “Good Practices” in loading, unloading and handling. Since they are of all welded construction, there is no need for spare parts or internal maintenance.
Upon Receipt of Equipment:
Inspect exterior for physical damage, dents, paint loss, etc. Visually inspect the silencer internals for debris of damage. Notify VANEC immediately if there are any questionable or unacceptable conditions.
Short Term Storage (2 months or less):
The silencer should be stored on wood crossbeams in an area not subject to flooding. If the silencer is provided with primer paint only, it is preferred that a finish coat be applied as soon as possible after receipt at the jobsite. If this is not possible, the exterior of the silencer should be kept clean with a weatherproof tarpaulin covering the entire silencer.
Long Term Storage (greater than 2 months):
In addition to the short-term recommendations, a desiccant drying material (in the amount suitable for the total volume of the silencer) should be placed inside the silencer. Heavy wood blanks (½” thk. Plywood min.) should be used to cover all silencer openings. These covers should be completely sealed with duct tape. The desiccant should be replaced on a yearly basis. Prior to installation, the silencer exterior paint should be inspected for acceptability to the installation. Sandblasting and repainting may be needed if there exists significant dirt, rust, or moisture streaking.
VANEC engineers may be consulted for further recommendations if required.