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Industrial Equipment Maintenance

Overview

Industrial equipment maintenance is a critical aspect of any industrial operation, ensuring the smooth operation, reliability, and longevity of machinery, equipment, and facilities. It encompasses a range of preventive, predictive, and corrective actions aimed at maintaining optimal performance, reducing downtime, minimizing costs, and enhancing safety.

Types of Industrial Maintenance

  1. Preventive Maintenance: This proactive approach involves scheduled inspections, lubrication, adjustments, and replacements to prevent potential breakdowns and extend equipment lifespan. It typically follows a fixed schedule or predetermined intervals based on manufacturer recommendations or historical data.
  2. Predictive Maintenance: This data-driven approach relies on monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and using condition monitoring technologies to detect early signs of wear and tear before they lead to major failures. It enables proactive interventions to prevent breakdowns and minimize downtime.
  3. Corrective Maintenance: This reactive approach focuses on addressing equipment failures or malfunctions once they occur. It involves diagnosing the root cause of the issue, repairing or replacing defective components, and returning the equipment to normal operation.

Benefits of Effective Industrial Maintenance

  1. Increased Productivity and Efficiency: By preventing breakdowns and reducing downtime, industrial maintenance ensures continuous operation, maximizing output and optimizing resource utilization.
  2. Extended Equipment Lifespan: Regular maintenance helps identify and rectify minor issues before they escalate into major failures, prolonging the lifespan of valuable equipment and reducing replacement costs.
  3. Improved Safety: Preventive maintenance procedures often address safety-critical components, reducing the risk of accidents and ensuring a safe working environment for employees.
  4. Reduced Costs: By preventing breakdowns and minimizing downtime, industrial maintenance can significantly reduce maintenance costs, labor costs, and lost production revenue.

Our Experience

We have assisted multiple clients in ensuring their industrial equipment is maintained in good working order or intervening to repair issues on certain equipment.

Our teams of experienced technicians have successfully executed storage tank cleaning, online pipe repair, heat exchanger cleaning, as well as rehabilitating storage tanks that have had rust issues.

We have been offering these services since 2018 for our clients in the oil and gas industry, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Genel Energy, and Afren amongst others. Clients that have benefitted from our services include KAR Group refinery, Bazian Refinery, and Chevron amongst others.

Our Services

Overview

Industrial equipment cleaning is the process of cleaning industrial machinery and equipment to remove dirt, debris, and contaminants. This is important for a number of reasons, including:
  • Prolonged equipment lifespan: Regular cleaning can extend the lifespan of equipment by preventing wear and tear, corrosion, and damage.
  • Improved safety: Clean equipment is less likely to cause accidents or injuries.
  • Increased productivity: Clean equipment runs more efficiently and effectively, which can lead to increased productivity.
  • Reduced downtime: Preventative cleaning can help to prevent breakdowns and downtime, which can save money.

Our Experience

We have been assisting our clients in cleaning their equipment since 2014. Examples include STP’s, incinerators, generators, all types and sizes of pumps, heat exchangers, and storage tanks.

Our Services

There are a number of different methods we implement for industrial equipment cleaning including:
  • Manual cleaning: This is the most basic method of cleaning, and it involves using pressure washers, brushes, cloths, and solvents to clean the equipment.
  • Compressed air cleaning: This method uses compressed air to blow off dirt and debris from the equipment.
  • Chemical cleaning: This method uses chemicals to remove stubborn dirt, grease, and oil from the equipment. Chemicals can be applied via high pressure washers or immersion.
  • Sandblasting: Sandblasting can be used to clean and degrease industrial equipment, removing grease, oil, and other contaminants that can cause corrosion or affect the performance of the equipment.

Heater & Heat Exchanger Maintenance

Overview

Proper heater and heat exchanger maintenance is crucial for ensuring optimal performance, extending equipment lifespan, and preventing costly breakdowns. These components play a vital role in various industrial processes, from heating fluids to cooling machinery, and their efficient operation is essential for maintaining production efficiency and safety.

Degraded heat exchanger performance from fouling or aging, results in extra operating and energy costs to compensate for gaps in the target temperature. Cleaning and maintenance of heat exchangers is therefore important to keeping systems running efficiently. Regular maintenance ensures equipment is in working condition and helps prevent emergency repairs. The cost of cleaning a heat exchanger is small compared to the cost of lost production should a heat exchanger require an unscheduled shutdown.

Our Experience & Services

PA has both the experience and know how to successfully offer heat exchanger services. We have developed procedures that enable us to efficiently and safely execute these services with regards to maintaining equipment, ensuring adequate PPE is available and maintained, carrying out the work, and getting timely and accurate feedback to clients in the form of documented reporting.

Before you replace costly equipment, talk to one of our Specialists about our cost-effective retubing, repair, or cleaning services. In most cases, on-site retubing can be done in just a few weeks. Following a thorough examination of your equipment, our engineers will provide a comprehensive report regarding the reasons for previous tube failures along with recommendations for corrective action.

Tank Maintenance

Overview

Storage tanks require regular maintenance and repair works, this ensures that the tanks and its contents are safe and compliant with local and international regulations.

Ensuring storage tanks are always clean of debris and sludge, free of leaks, and structurally sound is critical for smooth operations. Tank cleaning is also required when the product is changed or altered to prevent contamination between the old and the new products.

Maintaining storage tanks often implies work in a confined space and requires strict health and safety procedures to ensure the safe completion of any task.

Our Experience

We have successfully completed multiple inspections, cleaning, and repairing of storage tanks for our clients.

Our experienced crew are able to offer efficient and safe execution of these services. We implement risk assessments, method statements and ensure permits and procedures are in place prior to any implementation.

We ensure swift response time, documented reports with pictures that enable our clients to not only understand issues prior to execution but also have evidence of services implemented.

We have worked on a wide range of storage tanks ranging from small mobile tanks to storage tanks of over 5000 cubic meters.

We have been offering these services since 2019 and have executed tank maintenance services for many clients in the oil and gas industry. Clients that have benefitted from our services include KAR Group refinery, Bazian Refinery, and Chevron amongst others.

Our Services

  • Inspection 
  • Cleaning
  • Repair

Pipe Maintenance

Overview

Pipelines are an integral part of industrial processes. They are used to transport flammable or toxic fluids needed in industrial processes and any damage or fault in pipeline operations can cause huge disruptions across ‌ the ‌ value chain as well as creating serious health and safety issues.

Ensuring field pipe networks are always clean of debris, not impacted from corrosion, free of leaks, and structurally sound is critical for smooth operations.

Our Experience

Our experience has shown that preventative maintenance is the most effective way to ensure the integrity of any pipeline system. We have advised clients on preventative measures, established standard operating procedures, and implemented documented checklists that allow them to track issues and store data.

We have been offering these services since 2013 and have maintained pipeline networks for many clients in the oil and gas industry, including Exxon Mobil, Chevron, KAR Group, and Afren amongst others.

Our Services

  • Inspection 
  • Online and offline leak repair
  • Cleaning
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Sand blasting
  • Coating 
  • Welding

Sandblasting & Coating

Overview

Sandblasting and coating services are essential for a variety of applications, including:

  • Preparation for painting or other coatings: Sandblasting removes rust, paint, dirt, and other contaminants from the surface of a material, creating a clean and smooth surface that is ready for painting or other coatings.
  • Surface preparation for bonding: Sandblasting can roughen the surface of a material, increasing its ability to bond with other materials or sealants. This is important for applications such as concrete repair, metal fabrication, and window installation.
  • Removing paint from equipment and machinery: Sandblasting is an effective way to remove paint from equipment and machinery that is too large or complex to be dipped in a paint stripping solution.
  • Cleaning and degreasing industrial equipment: Sandblasting can be used to clean and degrease industrial equipment, removing grease, oil, and other contaminants that can cause corrosion or affect the performance of the equipment.
  • Coating surfaces to extend lifecycle: Renewing surfaces with coatings such as epoxy allows for protection and extends the life of the surfaces.

Our Experience & Services

We offer sandblasting and coating services for multiple applications both at our workshop or at our clients remote locations.

We have enabled many of our clients to avoid the high cost of replacement of equipment such as storage tanks by rehabilitating their equipment and giving them a new lease of life.

We have been offering sandblasting and coating services since 2013 and have supplied key infrastructure equipment to clients in the oil and gas industry including Vermillion, Afren, and Chevron amongst others.

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