Manufacture Johnson Matthey had a boiler a boiler that was failing and needed to be replaced. The Steam Expert was asked to consult on the different means of achieving their goals. After reviewing different options the plant decided that a full replacement would be the right thing for the plan. This presented a new problem each plant down day cost on average $120,000 so timing was critical.
The Steam Expert was asked to bid on the project and to the delight of the facility the The Steam Expert team was able to bid a replacement time of 8 days all the other bids were 10 to 14 days even with a two day savings that saved the plant approx $240,000 (almost the cost of the entire job)
The boiler came down early and The Steam Expert was able to respond to the entirely new schedule thanks in major part to its partnership with PPM and EMCOR company and their ability to staff the job with experienced craftsman. The Steam Expert pulled the boiler 48 hours ahead of schedule however there was a new obstacle to overcome. The pad that the old boiler had sat on was in very bad shape and had to removed and replaced. After being notified of the plants decision to remove and replace the pad The Steam Expert’s team of professional had the pad out and in 24 hours. The pad had to cure for 3 days before a load could be set on it. When the pad was ready The Steam Expert’s team swung back into action and installed the boiler. Total time from removal to install 6 days, 2 days better than promised resulting in another savings of $240,000
Promised schedule 8 days
Actual schedule 6 days
Benefit to our customer by beating the schedule approx. $240,000
- Project NameJohnson Matthey
- ReferenceMike Hanson