TCO: Metal & Steel ProductsMegan Thompson
Application: Crane Motor
Motor Type: DC
An Alabama Steel pipe mill had been understaffed for an extended period of time, resulting in delayed or never-performed maintenance inspections. IPS field service technicians are contacted to provide scheduled visual inspections.
IPS identifies a bearing issue and recommends a replacement.
• Finding issue prior to a failure allowed the customer to replace the motor during a scheduled outage, avoiding unplanned downtime
• A loss of $65,000 in downtime and 50% capacity reduction yielded $195,000 for the (6) hours that it takes to remove and replace these gantry crane motors.
• IPS annual cost for performing the crane inspections is only $8,500.
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