Cost Savings: Patching it up

Problems never arise when it’s convenient. You may identify a component of your operations that needs to be replaced soon or at the end of the fiscal year or during your scheduled shutdown – but that component might just decide to start failing on you before the designated time. Ideally, you’d probably want to move up that scheduled maintenance, but sometimes ‘ideal’ just isn’t an option. Come to us and we’ll help you find a temporary solution that will keep you up and running until the proper time has come.

Success Story

Industry – Lumber
Region – Northwest PA
Cost Savings – ~$100,000

Problem
The customer had an air leak in a stainless pipe that moved high temperature air. The plan was to replace it later in the year during a scheduled shutdown, but the customer needed a way to seal the leak and keep the pipe operational until that time.

Solution
ErieTec worked with Loctite to determine what kind of sealant could withstand the type of temperatures the customer required, eventually landing on Magnacrete. Loctite and ErieTec both provided support for the customer who successfully fixed the leak on a temporary basis.

Savings Calculation
Downtime and repair, had the leak continued and the pipe failed, would have cost the customer an estimated $100,000.