Posts Categorized: Case Studies

Segmental Floating Bulkhead

Hydroelectric dams play a vital role in providing clean and renewable energy. Ensuring their structural integrity through planned maintenance outages is a critical part of operating safely and efficiently. When maintenance or repairs are required for a dam’s spillway gate, it becomes crucial for operators to have a streamlined method for dewatering the structure. In… Read more »

Omega Shovel Undercarriages

A Proven System That Lasts Our customers came to us with a request to extend the life of their undercarriages, and standardize the life cycles to 30,000 hours throughout their shovel fleets. Our team began working with them to understand where their original machines could be upgraded and why specific areas were experiencing high failure… Read more »

Turbine Mainshaft Repairs

Providing a repair solution that extends life of main shafts Wind turbine main shafts vary in metallurgical properties and the base material often varies between Original Equipment Manufacturers, OEM’s. Because of variances in materials, it was historically difficult to effectively repair main shafts and extend the life of the component. Through a series of testing… Read more »

Bucket Wheel Excavator

THE CHALLENGE Rebuilding a defunct bucket wheel excavator into a higher-performance machine At an inland port in Superior, Wisconsin, one of BNSF Railway’s three bucket wheel excavators, used to load taconite (low-grade iron ore) on ships, had been out of service for many years because parts were no longer available for the 50-year-old machine. Anticipating… Read more »

NASA Crawler-Transporter 2

THE CHALLENGE Upgrading one-of-a-kind undercarriages on the world’s largest self-powered land vehicles The U.S. National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) needed to upgrade one of the twin Crawler Transporters, the largest self-powered land vehicles on Earth, to carry a new generation of bigger, more powerful rockets and spacecraft to and from the launch pad at Kennedy… Read more »