Reliability & Maintenance

Henkel Offers In-Plant Training Program

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jan 16, 2015

Henkel Corporation is offering a customizable, in-plant training program that finds and fixes inefficiencies and improves plant profitability, according to the company. Henkel's MRO Workshops are designed to train reliability and maintenance engineers, managers, supervisors and technicians on new ways to lower maintenance costs and increase the reliability of their equipment.

Plant maintenance professionals meet with Henkel technical representatives to conduct a plant survey to learn about the company’s current preventive maintenance programs and identify any ongoing challenges or problems that hinder production. Henkel representatives look for ways to increase quality and productivity, minimize downtime and leakage, enhance plant safety, extend useful life of equipment, lower assembly and warranty costs, make maintenance tasks easier and faster and eliminate redundant practices by doing tasks completely the first time.

During the workshop, Henkel technical representatives focus on mechanical basics and failure fundamentals, identifying specific ways for the plant to realize time savings, energy cost reductions and safety and reliability improvements, based on the plant survey. Topics addressed in the workshop are customized for the plant’s specific maintenance needs and can include:

- eliminating threaded fastener failure using threadlockers,

- eradicating air and fluid leaks with thread and hydraulic sealants,

- replacing cut gaskets with long-lasting, formed-in-place materials,

- anticipating problems with spun bearings by using retaining compounds.

The workshop can also cover the use of coatings to prevent wear and restore worn parts, rebuilding and repairing metal components and shafts, preventing injury with anti-slip floor coatings, lubrication basics, flooring and concrete repair, adhesive bonding, grouting basics, belt repair, emergency repairs and other maintenance concerns.

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