Reliability Improvement Services
Why is everyone talking about improving equipment reliability? Reliability refers to the probability that equipment, machinery or systems will perform their required functions satisfactorily under specific conditions, for a certain period. This is usually measured by Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) - the duration of failure-free performance under stated conditions. Increasing your MTBF translates into reduced operating and maintenance costs which then improves your profitability - that's why everyone's talking about it!
Our goal as your supplier is to help you improve the reliability or your process through product application expertise, equipment upgrades, troubleshooting equipment bottlenecks, new technology and training. Our Applications Specialists work closely with your employees to understand your equipment issues and to provide you with the information, products, and services that best solve your problems effectively and efficiently.
We have experience in plants in a wide variety of industries, including: Refining, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Manufacturing, Power Generation, Food & Beverage, Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Marine Equipment. We are confident that we can work with you to identify reliability improvement and cost savings projects at your plant. We can help you improve the reliability of your process in the following areas:
Pump Performance and Reliability
Pumps and other rotating equipment can often be upgraded to perform more effectively and beyond original specs. This can be done by rebuilding to new design specs, redesigning existing components, or replacing components with new, state of the art technology, or a combination of all these. The following are some examples of these and other ways that we can help you upgrade your existing equipment and improve overall reliability:
|Identify improperly piped steam traps|
|Survey steam traps to eliminate failed open traps that waste steam energy|
|Identify traps that have failed closed causing production bottle necks|
|TLV TrapMan and PenCheck steam trap testing and management systems|
Air System Reliability and Savings
|Identify and repair air leaks in the plant|
|Remove water from the air lines|
|Survey air traps and dryers for proper operation|
Motor Reliability & Electricity Savings
|Increase bearing life by installing Inpro Seal bearing isolators|
|Identify base and piping problems causing failures due to alignment|
|Use IEEE841 energy efficient motors|
|Identify and re-rate pumps to reduce horsepower consumption|
Additional Value Added Services
|Reduce inventory by standardization of manufacturers, materials and sizes|
|Reduce the number of parts needed through improved equipment reliability|
|Develop preventive / predictive maintenance program for equipment|
|Expansion joint specification and installation services|
Pan-Pacific Supply can help you achieve maximum reliability when specifying new equipment or maintaining equipment currently in use.
Please contact your Pan-Pacific Supply application specialist or customer service representative to discuss how we can help you upgrade your equipment and improve your MTBF.