Greenland, N.H.-based Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) launched the P3 Peak Performance Program with a four-day comprehensive training seminar this
Greenland, N.H.-based Advanced Concrete Technologies (ACT) launched the P3 Peak Performance Program with a four-day comprehensive training seminar this fall at its new training center. Topics covered during two two-day sessions included Equipment Preventive Maintenance and PCS Control System Optimization with Probe Calibration, Plant Tuning, and Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques. Leading the training was P3 Program Manager Hugh Scott, accompanied by Reimund Richter, vice president of Advanced Concrete Systems, ACT’s control systems subsidiary.
For P3 Program training seminar attendees Û including personnel from Entegra Roof Tile, Hanson Pipe and Precast, Trenwa Inc., and Universal Precast Û classroom instruction, equipment calibration, and a variety of mechanical and electrical problem scenarios were provided to develop troubleshooting expertise and hands-on skills necessary to handle equipment preventive maintenance and systems control. Besides addressing such issues as daily plant inspection, equipment fluid changes and greasing schedules, proper cleaning procedures, and spare parts management, instruction focused on optimizing PCS control system capabilities and proper probe calibration techniques. Attendees gained hands-on experience using a PCS Control System set up with associated moisture and dry bulk storage probes.
The training seminar is one component of the comprehensive P3 Peak Performance Program offered to ACT customers. Other program benefits include secure access to a P3 members-only website that provides latest technical documentation, ÎHow toÌ maintenance videos, an on-line spare parts management program, and frequently updated technical tips/FAQs. Also available to customers through the P3 Program are around-the-clock phone support, quarterly courtesy calls, and PC control software updates.
Since the concrete mixing and batching plant is the heart of any concrete production facility, ACT officials contend, plant downtime can cost a concrete producer on average $15,000 to $60,000 a day in lost income. Accordingly, Scott asserts, the P3 Program was developed to help plant owners maximize investment by providing plant operators and maintenance personnel with the knowledge to prevent downtime incidents, produce consistent quality concrete, and sustain peak equipment performance.
Û Hugh Scott, 603/431-5661 or www.concretebiz.com