The first step was to meet with the customer to review equipment-specific recommendations that would supplement the corporate guidelines they had been issued. These recommendations included overhauling heavily used equipment, semi-annual inspections, and regular testing of circuit breakers an other equipment.
Before implementing these solutions, the plant was experiencing an average of four major issues annually due to failing elevator mechanisms. These issues led to significant delays in the expected release to service. After performing proper inspections, applying adequate lubrication, and testing the equipment regularly, the plant had no equipment issues related to normal shutdown operations.
The customer was satisfied, having substantially increased the safety of the work environment and elimination of downtime and production loss due to switchgear.