Commissioning machinery repairs? Working with a third-party will allow your facility to delegate critical technicalities to the professionals, as well as free up significant resources so that your team can focus on what you need to do, in-house. But it also comes with its fair share of risks: chief of these involves making sure that you find the right repair company and that they provide quality results. To that end, there are certain things that you should remember, and some of the most important of them are as follows:
Vet the reputation of your repair company
One of the most important things that you should look into when commissioning repairs is the quality of the company that you are choosing to work with. Check the history of the company, and vet whether they have been in the industry long enough to be trusted. Additionally, check what their previous customers have said about them so that you an gauge whether they are worthy of your trust. And do not forget to schedule a face-to-face meeting with them before agreeing to anything; make sure that they get a good idea of the specific operational conditions in your facility as these will be instrumental to getting the right repairs.
Make sure that they read your manufacturer’s manual
It is also necessary that your machinery repair team spend time getting familiar with the manual of the machine that they need to work on. If they are a seasoned company, chances are they will have had a lot of experience with various machineries such as air compressors– but that does not mean that they already know everything they need to know about your machinery. It is important for industrial machinery repairs to follow specific recommendations from the manufacturer to ensure that only the technical practices that suit the specific engineering of the equipment are employed. Also, this helps ensure that your warranty stays intact.
Finally, get everything documented. This is not only so that you have a reference that you can consult when you will need to commission repairs again; it will also help shape your machinery maintenance programme. Preventive or predictive maintenance should make use of information gleaned from the repairs, particularly that which concerns dynamics between operational factors and the rate or type of damage that ensues. Logs will also make it easier for the next repair company to look over what has been done to design what needs to be done better.