Ice Blasting/Cryogenic Cleaning

Cryogenic blasting or “Dry ice blasting” is a super clean way to get equipment back to a clean condition without any residual mess like if you were to use cob media or sand. Dry ice blasting is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning, where dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide is accelerated in a pressurized air stream and directed at a surface to clean it. The method is like other forms of media blasting such as sand blasting, plastic bead blasting, or soda blasting, Cryogenic blasting uses dry ice as the blasting medium. Dry-ice blasting is nonabrasive based off [...]

Ice Blasting/Cryogenic Cleaning2022-05-16T11:45:27-04:00

Horner Coatings Keeps Plastic Shopping Bags In Production

A plastics company called us out to examine two shafts used on the wash line hopper on their recycled product lines. They take used plastic and create new hard pellet material that combine with other raw materials to make plastic bags used for retail. This hopper is the first in the wash line where the material is cleaned. These small shafts have a dual bushing design that in theory, should be grease lubricated and would wear as the machine operated. This would lead to the eventual need to replace bushings on the shafts but that would have been anticipated by Preventative [...]

Horner Coatings Keeps Plastic Shopping Bags In Production2022-05-16T10:36:48-04:00

13200 V 2000 HP Vertical Motor

Can you even imagine how many 60,000,000 gallons a day of water looks like? A good-sized bath would hold 40 gallons and a million gallons would be 25,000 baths. A water utility company recently sent in a 13,200V, 2,000 HP Vertical Motor to be rebuilt. Due to Capital Improvement programs the city and the Preventative Maintenance Team said this motor was due for a rebuild. This motor supplies energy for a 60,000,000 gallon a day vertical pump pumping potable water to the city. This facility has been going strong along the Ohio River since 1860. This was a total rewind on [...]

13200 V 2000 HP Vertical Motor2022-01-28T15:24:28-05:00

Advanced Diagnostic Services and Preventative Maintenance

A major steel mill was looking to upgrade their maintenance practices thru predictive maintenance vibration analysis. There were several meetings with Brad Barton of Horner’s Electrical Mechanical Diagnostics Service (EMDS) group to identify equipment and understand their expectations. The EMDS reporting was covered in depth, a vibration collection route was laid out and frequency of reporting established. The machines identified ranged from 10,000 hp AC motors to smaller AC and DC motors in the range of 100hp up to 1250 hp as well as gearboxes. Horner’s field service group installed remote accelerometers on equipment deemed not safe for personnel to enter [...]

Advanced Diagnostic Services and Preventative Maintenance2022-01-26T23:19:34-05:00

Cement Season at Horner

It’s cement outage season in Indiana with Horner doing work in Greencastle, Louisville, Logansport, Speed, and Mitchell IN. A Central Indiana cement plant is conducting their largest Maintenance and Repair outage in 20 years. They needed to replace an entire section of both the kiln and raw mill. The company brought in a 700-ton mobile crane to the plant site requiring 78 semi loads of support to set up. The time needed for these extended kiln and mill repairs allowed the customer to do all other outage work in the same 6-week timeframe. Washington Street, Terre Haute and HMS are all [...]

Cement Season at Horner2021-02-18T18:28:09-05:00

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