DCS Consultants is a turbo-machinery consulting company started in 1978. During our over 37 years of existence we have had projects and worked on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. In the beginning we worked mostly on steam turbines and now the work has shifted to 80% gas turbine related. In all that time we have never had a salesman and never placed a cold sales call. EVERY customer we have had has approached us; becoming aware of us through word of mouth from our other customers and people who work in the field.
Our main customers have been: PCS Nitrogen – We have worked at their Augusta, GA; Aurora, NC; Geismar, LA; Lima, OH; Trinidad and White Springs, FL facilities. Exxon – Jay, Florida and Baton Rouge Louisiana. Breitburn (Formerly Quantum Resource Management) – Jay, Florida. Utility companies including Entergy and CLECO. Pipeline companies including Tennessee Gas pipeline and El Paso Natural Gas. Manufacturing plants such as Kaiser Aluminum. Oil & Gas companies including Atlantic Methanol Production Co., Atmos Energy, Duke Energy, PPG, Placid Oil and many others.
Main Ongoing Projects
Our Main Ongoing Projects at this time include:
Periodic Predictive Maintenance Programs at PCS Nitrogen Augusta, GA and Breitburn Jay, FL.
This involves reviewing data either taken by us at the plant or taken by the customer and forwarded to us on a monthly basis. This data is analyzed using a proprietary programs and methods developed and used by DCS Consultants since 1983. Using this data DCS Consultants advises the customer of and tracks all outstanding problems. This allows small problems to be corrected before they cause outages as well as planning a work scope for any planned maintenance that addresses all outstanding potential concerns.
Renewal Parts Manual Update
We are currently updating the Renewal Parts book for a frame 5 to include all updates made to the machine as well as adding updated part numbers and the customers warehouse stocking numbers and quantities. This will put all of the information in one spot and make it much easier to locate the correct parts when needed. The updated Renewal Parts Book will be provided in both traditional printed format and in electronic format. Every drawing and part number, description, etc. will be searchable using pdf search tools provided.
We are currently developing a work scope and job plan for a major overhaul of a frame 5 scheduled for 2017. This project includes:
• Providing the customer with a list of all parts anticipated.
• Providing a workscope suitable for inclusion in a RFQ and a full detailed job plan including Gantt chars, resource usage, etc. that will be used to manage the work during the job and provide the customer with timely reports regarding % completion, work remaining, critical path tasks, etc.
• Provide the customer with a list of parts to be pre-pulled and boxed. This will allow the parts to be staged and brought to the work site on an as needed basis. Each box will be for a specific job and will contain all of the parts anticipated to be needed for that job. This ensures that each work crew has the correct parts for each job, thus preventing the installation of “wrong” parts, i.e. a grade 5 bolt being installed where a grade 8 bolt is required.
• Provide a detailed job “Quality Control Sheet” for each job listed in the workscope. This sheet will include a description of the work, list any pre-requisites that must be completed prior to the start of the job, safety concerns associated with the work, reference to which box of pre-pulled parts is associated with the job and for signoff by customer/engineering/contractor if appropriate.
We are located at 1821 Commercial Drive, Suite O, Harvey, LA 70058
To get to our location from the Mississippi River Bridge:
Follow US-90 BUS W to the Westbank Expy. Take exit 6 toward Manhattan Blvd. Continue on the access road thru the tunnel. After going thru the tunnel take the 1st left on Destrehan Ave. Follow Destrehan Ave to Lapalco Blvd and turn right just before going under the bridge. Go thru three traffic lights than turn right onto the 2nd street, commercial Dr. We are on the left about midway down the second block.