Relocating a plant can be a great way to save yourself money or move to a safer location. However, you need to make sure your equipment is in good shape before and after moving. Here's how you can get started.
Inspect Each Piece Of Equipment Carefully
Before unhooking and moving any of your equipment, you need to carefully inspect each piece to understand how it works. If you don't have diagrams of the ways its various power lines, water lines, and other vital equipment hooks up, you need to hire a professional to draw a diagram up for you. In this way, you can easily unhook and hook your equipment up after moving.
Beyond this, you also need to look for small problems that might be difficult during a move. For example, a piece of equipment with a long pipe should probably have the pipe removed before storage and moving. Make sure to mark all equipment with the name and location of its equipment to keep everything in proper order.
After unhooking all of your equipment, take a few minutes to inspect it for problems that could plague it after hooking it up at your new plant. For example, you should spot any line frays or broken pipes that could make it impossible to hook your equipment back up or which may make it hard to operate it once everything is back in order.
This needs to be done with every piece of equipment, and it can be time-consuming. Hire a professional to look at the equipment for you, as they will know exactly what they are looking for and how to note it. This extra cost might not seem like it's worth it, but catching small problems early can save you a major malfunction.
Repairing Minor Concerns
Typically, preventative measures are best when dealing with your plant equipment. This is especially true when moving your equipment, as moving may exasperate small problems. For example, a frayed wire may end up snapping under the strain of moving. This will render your piece of equipment either worthless or hard to fix.
Perform any minor repairs that occur on your equipment before your plant relocation. This will help you move your plant equipment without having a major problem impacting it. This process may slow down your moving a little, but it will make everything run more smoothly when it comes time to hook everything back up.