A refinery plant had a daily maintenance application that required two large valves be opened and closed twice per day for cleaning. Two low cost torque multipliers were being used for loosening and re-tightening the bolts on the valves. These tools were selected with the intent to speed up the maintenance process and reduce the overall maintenance cost. However, in a short period of time the low cost torque multipliers had become high cost tools. Each multiplier tool was being sent in for service and repair 3 or more times a year. A large portion of the refinery plant’s yearly maintenance budget was being consumed by these two tools. After two years, the repair costs for these two these tools had become three times more than the original purchasing cost for the tools. The short term solution had become a long term problem.
Faced with a continuing high cost maintenance problem, the plant manager for refinery plant started searching for alternative tools to quickly resolve this cost issue. The plant manager contacted Mountz, Inc. and asked for a representative to visit their facility and demonstrate some cost effective torque control solutions that were available to resolve their maintenance cost and fastening application. Read the rest of this page »
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