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In these trying and difficult economic times, and with manufacturing costs slowly but steadily rising, you might be faced with the difficult task of relocating your plant. This can be a difficult task, but profit margins might demand that you commit yourself to such a task. With the number of events and tasks required of you during a plant relocation, some of these things can get lost in the shuffle. Luckily, presented to you here is a checklist of things of which you should be aware during a plant relocation.
Before moving your plant, it is imperative that you assemble a team to assess the state of all of the equipment and amenities that you plan on bringing with you during the move. Make sure that the team can sufficiently determine whether or not the equipment in question is suitable for the move, requires refurbishment, and whether or not it would be financially prudent to abandon the equipment.
Ideally using the same team you assembled to inspect the state of the equipment's condition, have them construct a database of all of the equipment that is currently in your position. This database should give a comprehensive account of the state of the equipment and whether or not it is suitable for the move. All of the equipment should also be physically outfitted with an identification number that corresponds to its place in the database.
ERWIs, or Equipment Relocation Work Instructions, should be drafted by a team of your most trusted engineers. An ERWI is a document that contains detailed instructions regarding the use, construction, dismantling, and cleaning operations regarding specific pieces of equipment. An ERWI should ideally be drafted for each piece of equipment that you will be relocating during the move.
Your chief engineer should be in charge of installation coordination. During installation coordination, the chief engineer will work with moving contractors and relocation coordinators in order to determine the most efficient and safest way to install the equipment at its new locale. The chief engineer should also be responsible for testing this equipment once it is installed for maximum efficiency and any possible safety concerns.
Relocating a plant is a massive event and one that requires many tasks and involves the help of the entirety of the staff, and you may want to use plant relocation services to help you. Hopefully, this brief article has given you some idea of what will be required during the exodus of one plant and the arrival to another.Share
22 January 2016