Producing high-quality, dependable paper products requires high-quality, dependable manufacturing capability. That’s why Georgia-Pacific sets a high bar for the integrity and reliability of the mechanical equipment it uses for paper production.
Producing high-quality, dependable paper products requires high-quality, dependable manufacturing capability. That’s why Georgia-Pacific sets a high bar for the integrity and reliability of the mechanical equipment it uses for paper production. So, when one of their Alabama manufacturing facilities wanted to ensure the reliability of its one-of-a-kind specialty paper machines, it called on Brady Infrared to develop a quarterly infrared inspection program to look at gear boxes, motors, bearings, couplings, and other critical components in the operation of the machines.
With a vast amount of complicated machinery and over 3000 components to inspect, the project presented several challenges. Working around large industrial machinery requires training and constant safety monitoring. Core understanding the mechanical process unique to the machinery helped to determine severity levels of operations. However, the biggest challenges facing Brady Infrared was the organization and tracking vast number of mechanical components. Brady Infrared created an equipment inventory, drafted detailed schematics diagrams, and used database tracking software to provide the client necessary details. Each piece of equipment was labeled and critical monitoring points established.
A quarterly inspection schedule combined with Brady Infrared’s expertise in thermal imaging quickly identified threats to the paper machine production. This gave the Georgia-Pacific mill confidence in its maintenance plan for scheduled outages. The Brady Infrared maintenance program remains viable today and continues to save Georgia-Pacific money and provide peace of mind.
The very first problem Mr Brady fourn prevented one of our largest block plants from shutting down for several days. The amount of dollar saved from this single find has more than paid for his services ever since.
Without question, their knowledge and experience with these Predictive Maintenance tools has saved us many thousands of dollars by avoiding costly and unplanned electrical failures, especially on our high-voltage switchgear.
Keys Energy Services (KEYS) relies on the knowledge and expertise of Brady Infrared to help us target and prioritize repair actions on problems they discover. The Brady Infrared team conducts and interprets Infrared and Corona inspections for us [...]
Brady Infrared has provided infrared services for our hospital for several years. We have utilized their expertise for scanning electrical equipment and roofs at our main facility and other properties throughout Martin County.
We carefully vet our subcontractors due to the sensitivity of our work to methods and procedures of evidence collection and our emphasis on the quality and reliability of data to be used to support expert testimony. [...] I highly recommend Brady Infrared.
Apprehensive at first, but a firm believer now in the validity of a corona inspection. Found three polymer suspension insulators that would have resulted in transmission operation failures. Money well spent!!
Open your eyes to unseen electrical, mechanical, and structural vulnerabilities. Brady Infrared can help you identify your highest-priority maintenance needs.