A successful maintenance program is more than just
competent people performing maintenance on buildings, equipment or grounds as
problems occur. Maintenance, as any other program, should be cost effective and
it in turn will help to assure the successful productivity of all operations.
Cost effective maintenance must
have certain elements to provide maximum benefits for the facility. The
following guide will ensure that your maintenance department has successfully
created a safe and productive program.
Competent personnel and adequate tools to handle repairs.
An effective and continuous Predictive Maintenance Program.
This provides the maintenance department with the information necessary to
formulate an accurate schedule of events to take place in an order of
An effective and Preventative Maintenance Program. This
program allows the maintenance personnel to repair what may have been
failure and correct problems at the time of a scheduled shut down.
A Failure Maintenance Program. Although Predictive and
Preventative Maintenance Programs can substantially reduce the amount of
failures, it is best to have a format to quickly and accurately define and
repair any problems which have caused an unscheduled down of
In industrial and commercial
application, IR can detect poor or faulty electrical connections as well as need
for bearing replacement in motors and machinery. Faults in refractory
insulations can be easily identified in boilers, furnaces, kilns and many other
high temperature operations. Steam lines and traps can be evaluated for
efficiency. There are numerous uses for this type of application.
Most often we wait for system
failures and the components that are at fault cause damage to many other parts
around them. The total cost saved by early fault detection, when compared to
repair or replacement of one motor damaged while in operation, for example, due
to bearing failure, will normally exceed the cost of an entire day of
Thermographic Testing. To this component failure, add the loss of production
downtime due to premature failures and you can see why it makes sense to use a
tool that can detect these problems long before they happen.
Good Thermographic equipment is
very expensive and training of personnel is also costly as well as time
consuming. The occasional use (normally only once or twice a year) along with
the cost factor prevents most maintenance department from procuring this type of
equipment. This is perhaps the main reason why most facilities prefer to
contract for this service to be performed.
Building Assessment Group, Inc.
has the equipment and trained personnel necessary to offer this valuable
service. Our proven method of electrical survey provides more than
pictures showing an abnormal condition. We provide certified
documentation reflecting panel/ ampacity size, conductor size, breaker size, and
connected load at time of survey. Thus enabling the client to see what
growth is available for future needs. Building Assessment Group, Inc., has the
ability to update As-Build Drawings with our professional support staff. Our professional services can satisfy a wide variety
of customer needs. The demands our technicianís place on our equipment to
assure customer satisfaction is very high. For this reason, we use only the
most accurate and reliable equipment available in todayís marketplace. Our
equipment, with a spot measurement focal point of 1/100 of the field of view,
can pinpoint the specific temperature of individual components accurately to
within .5 degrees C. or .9 degrees F. At the completion of each evaluation, a documented and
certified report with photographs and detailed text is
At Building Assessment Group,
Inc., we pride ourselves in the fact that we carefully choose our equipment and
our personnel to insure the best possible results for every customer. We strive
to provide complete customer satisfaction at all times. Whether itís an
installation or troubleshooting application, our supervisory personnel are
available 24-hours a day, should you require assistance. Whether itís an entire
facility or only one piece of equipment that you feel needs attention, we are
available to satisfy all of your needs.