OEM modifications reduces unplanned downtime and maintenance costs

DRB HELPS WASTE-TO-ENERGY GIANT REDUCE UNPLANNED DOWN TIME WITH OEM MODIFICATIONS.

 

CHALLENGE

The customer uses the grabs to mix the waste and feed it into the Boilers. The nature of this process puts a lot of stress onto the grab arms, leading to premature wear and failure. Therefore any unplanned downtime has an effect on production.

SOLUTION

DRB modified the OEM grab arm, creating a new design that maintained their functionality, strength, and durability even after reducing their profile and weight.

VALUE DELIVERED

DRB’s technical intelligence and practical experience reduced the customer’s risk by providing a solution that increased reliability and minimised potential downtime, which could equate to tens of thousands of pounds in lost energy recovery.

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

“We trusted DRB to work with us to come up with a solution to the strain the grab arms were being put under when in operation. The modifications they made to the petals have made a big difference to our planned maintenance schedule. Reducing their weight by more than 1 tonne means less stress on the grab which leads to increased reliability and productivity.”

 

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