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Protecting Your Workforce and Machinery During COVID-19 Uncertainty

As North America comes out of isolation, plant managers, maintenance teams, and individual employees will assess the risk and impact of COVID-19. Some common concerns include:

  • How do we assure our people are not going to pass along the virus and start a second wave?
  • What machinery issues can arise with forced downtime, delayed maintenance, and system re-starts?
  • How can we save costs with the Covid-19 financial impact?

At Reliable Industrial Group, we are ready to assist plants who need to protect both their workforce and machinery.  Whether you are restarting systems, increasing or changing production, pushing out pre-commissioning activities, delaying scheduled maintenance, or looking for cost saving programs our team of certified plant technicians can be on-site within 48 hours anywhere in the U.S.

To protect your employees from COVID-19, we offer Coronavirus Cleaning Services that disinfect high traffic, high touch areas such as control rooms, bathrooms, common areas and more. Thorough disinfection and virus spread prevention can be done between shifts, daily or weekly to give your staff confidence that they are not endangering loved ones as they come home from their workplace.

Many plants were forced to quickly pivot, shutdown or change production with skeleton crews to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. In many cases, this meant there was no time for thorough shut down or foreign material exclusion processes to take place, which can place machinery at risk long-term.

RIG’s trained personnel are ready to help keep you up and running. Whether you are restarting, re-tooling, or looking for long-term cost savings, our team of certified plant reliability technicians can help, especially with hydraulic equipment.  We offer:

In addition, some of our service programs are designed to save you both time and money which may help during these uncertain times. Our “Best-In-Class” Lubrication Programs lower long-term costs by creating a custom lubrication and maintenance program that ensure machines are always operating at OEM recommended ISO levels, recycling or reconditioning oil to lower the cost of purchasing new oil, and providing embedded technicians when appropriate.

Our partnership with ExxonMobil Lubricants as the MobilServ℠ Integrated Lubrication Services Program Provider allow us to work with your team’s lubrication needs from cradle to grave for each piece of machinery. For help coming back on-line or additional information on any of programs email: [email protected] or call 800-770-4510.

We stand with those who make the world work!

Power Plant Saves $5 Million with Preventative Maintenance

A peak power plant experienced multiple unit trips and fails-to-start. These were caused by electrohydraulic control (EHC) servo valve failure. The valves were being affected by several contaminants including water, acid, particulate, gels and dissolved metals, coupled with low resistivity.

Keeping fluids clear of contaminants is crucial to the operational readiness of power plants. Fail-to-start or unit trip can cause unexpected outages, which hinders productivity, leads to fines and loss of profit.

Using offline acid remediation and particulate filtration skid with a dehydrator, contaminates were removed from the reservoir. A desiccant breather was also added to the reservoir, and filter elements upgraded to high-efficiency micro-glass.

This Total Systems Cleanliness approach yielded impressive results. It took less than four months for the contaminants and resistivity to return to normal ranges. This approach led to zero fail-to-starts and trips, an additional 26 years of expected fluid life, and saved the company over $5 Million. You can read the original case study here.

At Reliable Industrial Group, we approach each project individually and work with you to find the best, most efficient and cost effective solution that meets your needs. Understanding those needs is crucial in targeting the problem and formulating the appropriate plan of attack.

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