Ron Cash, Senior Combined Cycle Tech at the Lawrenceburg Energy Facility, was the visionary that led the maintenance department to streamline their calibration processes, automate documentation and standardize tools. Thus far, the results have included the retirement of 80 measurement standards which saves them $18,000 annually in recertification costs, implementation of a paperless system that is intuitive and easy to learn, improved data integrity and reliability, exposure of shortfalls in calibration of mission-critical instrumentation, and time savings of up to 50% on calibration work.

Ron explains, “I took over the instrument calibration duties without any instrument calibration experience.  Our program was a mess to say the least.  We were still using paper and pen for our calibration reports.  I started looking at calibration reports and talking to others who performed calibrations in the past and realized that everyone completed the phases of the process differently.  I found all these issues to be a huge problem that could end up costing the company money.  With the permission of the Plant Manager, I purchased two Beamex MC6 documenting calibrators, two external modules and the CMX software.  And the rest is how legends begin.”

Achievements at Mantención y Control Industrial SpA

Field service

Speed, versatility, accuracy, portability, autonomy and ruggedness

With the Beamex field solutions

6,000

Calibrations per year and increasing

Using the MC6

Summary

MCI is a Maintenance and Calibration service company, attending the principal companies into the Pulp & Paper, Power & Energy and recently, Metals & Mining sectors, in all the Chilean geography, from North to South of the country. The company develops its tasks in the Technical Logistic Department into the Technician Unit. MCI’s mission is to meet the needs of customers while maintaining high standards of service, always seeking innovation, always taking care of the balance with the environment, valuing the development of human resources as a primary factor of success and strengthening the development of its employees.

The importance of high-quality calibration

Part of the MCI strategy is to always seek the latest innovations, “a step forward” and offer complete and high-quality service to their customers. MCI believes that quality is one of the most important things to reach success. Their business strategy highlights the significance of their operational functions including calibration. “It is significant to our company to certify the calibrations in their real environment. Calibration of the plant’s process instrumentation is an important maintenance activity. We commit to verify the correct operation of our customers’ control loops, to ensure the best performance of the whole control system, improving the production process to guarantee safe and reliable process measures”, says Pablo Coronado about their main objectives.

About the Mantención y Control Industrial SpA

MCI is a specialist company in maintenance of process control, located in the district of Los Angeles in Chile, dedicated to the provision of maintenance services and industrial control of client companies. They ensure that the quality of industrial maintenance and control services offered meets the needs and expectations of customers. They ensure that the quality of industrial maintenance and control services offered meets the needs and expectations of customers.

The expectations

“To have a highly qualified team, with specialized equipment and tools to deal with the maintenance and calibration services to our customers in the principal companies in Pulp & Paper, Power & Energy and Metals & Mining. We focus on providing a high-level service to ensure the total satisfaction of our customers.” says Pablo Coronado, General Manager at the MCI.

Real enviroment

“It is significant to our company to certify the calibrations in their real environment. Calibration of the plant’s process instrumentation is an important maintenance activity.

Commitment

We commit to verify the correct operation of our customers’ control loops, to ensure the best performance of the whole control system, improving the production process to guarantee safe and reliable process measures”, says Pablo Coronado about their main objectives.

Versatile, autonomy and multifunctional capability field calibration

The calibration needs and requirements of MCI is not only defined by their high-quality standards, but also their customers’ needs and expectations; it is their priority to fulfil customer needs. Pablo explains “Our customers are emblematic companies in each of their industrial segments, and part of their production is intended for the world market, so these products are required to meet high quality standards where metrology has an important role. Therefore, the Beamex calibrators have become fundamental in our calibration process due to their accuracy, versatility, reliability and efficiency.”

Calibrators that are used by MCI need to adhere to specific requirements. These requirements are speed, versatility, accuracy, portability, autonomy and ruggedness to the heavy field duty service to fulfill their commitments.

The benefits

The exact benefits that MCI have been achieving using Beamex calibrators are closely related to their field of business. The implementation of the Beamex calibrators have enabled MCI to fulfil their clients’ expectations and perform a number of calibrations in a timely and efficient manner.

The results

Provision of multifunctional equipment and the improvements made to their calibration process. “It is the best way to calibrate.” Pablo says. He also continues to summarize their overall experience with Beamex calibrators “The best experience, Beamex help us to offer a good and professional appearance in front of our customers.”

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