Type of Loss:
Flood waters along the eastern coast of Rhode Island flooded a manufacturing plant with four feet of salt water. After receding, the salt water left a path of corrosion throughout the plant. Every piece of equipment had started rusting and many control panels were compromised of destroyed.
Challenges to overcome:
- The customer was a just in time (JIT) supplier to the aerospace and jet engine industry.
- Their custom equipment had to be back in production in two weeks at a temporary facility.
- The customer’s contracted maintenance company was not staffed nor had the level of technical expertise to repair the equipment.
- Several pieces of custom high tolerance part testing machines were a total loss and had to be re-engineered.
- ERS deployed one hundred personnel comprised of: engineers, electricians, HVAC and mechanical technicians.
- ERS performed a plant inspection and evaluation of all equipment. Rust and corrosion inhibitor was applied to over 200 pieces of equipment within the first 24 hours, significantly improving the success of restoration.
- Working with customer priorities, ERS deployed teams of various disciplines to specific pieces of equipment and to entire departments to start restoration. Working under the customer supplied specifications; ERS started the design and build of several custom test machines.
- Successfully restored several thousand manufactured components and specialty tooling that were compromised.
- Customer’s temporary facility was up and running in two weeks.
- ERS restored over 200 pieces of equipment including custom manufacturing and test equipment in eight weeks.
- Restored or redesigned test and manufacturing equipment met or exceeded customer specifications.
- Customer was able to validate all restored product and put back into production.