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We can provide technical direction of overhauls, Overhaul Planning, Project Maintenance and have developed predictive maintenance programs that have provided our customers with industry leading availability and reliability numbers.
DCS Consultants approach to developing a predictive maintenance program for turbo-machinery is to design an individual program for each piece of equipment that will attack the major contributors to downtime and losses of production while simultaneously increasing the reliability and optimizing efficiency and capacity of the equipment.
DCS Consultants has over 40 years’ experience providing technical direction on:
● Gas Turbines
● Steam Turbines
● Control Systems
DCS Consultants can provide assistance with or take complete responsibility for large or small projects including:
● Major Mainteance
DCS Consultants utilizes a comprehensive approach that iis designed to attack the major contributors to downtime and losses of production while simultaneously increasing the reliability and optimizing efficiency and capacity of the equipment.More ››
Primarily supervising overhauls on General Electric gas turbines. We have also supervised overhauls on Allison, Pratt & Whitney, Sulzer GT10 and Solar.More ››
We have extensive experience with General Electric small, medium (Lynn) and large steam turbines.More ››
On gas turbines we have experience on General Electric Fuel Regulator, Speedtronic (Mark I thru VI), Triconex, CCC and others. On steam turbines we have experience on EHC, Woodward, mechanical 3 arm and other systems.More ››
We can develop a list of parts needed, assist with purchasing/pricing, evaluate contractor’s bids or provide labor thru a subcontractor. We will plan the work scope, supervise the actual work and insure proper procedures are followed.More ››
If replacement is being considered, we can assist with sizing/selection of equipment, review potential equipment for condition/capacity, assist with engineering requirements specifications, control systems adaptation or replacement and follow on site installation.More ››
DCS Consultants has developed several upgrades for General Electric Frame 5 turbines and is familiar with many other vendor's upgrades. We can advise the customer regarding which upgrades are most cost effective.More ››
DCS Consultants is familiar with the shops, their people and their capabilities. We can help evaluate bids, review repair recommendations or if other procedures, coatings, etc. would be preferable; as well as witness critical readings/work at the various shops.More ››
DCS Consultants can advise what parts will be needed, construct and send out RFQs, evaluate the responses, provide a recommendation of which parts to purchase from each vendor. We can also supply a list of parts to pre-pull for each job.More ››
DCS Consultants can develop the RFQ for overhaul contractors, evaluate contractor bid proposals, develop detailed "Task Sheets" and follow the work to ensure proper procedures and work quality is obtained.More ››
DCS Consultants can provide field data collection forms as well as computerized inspection forms that automatically identify over and under tolerance readings and calculate alignment corrections.More ››
DCS Consultants will follow the contractor's work, provide daily prioritized work lists, inform the contractor and customer of proper procedures, settings, optimal order of work, etc.More ››
With DCS Consultants you get one person that is responsible for the complete job, from planning to startup, from purchasing parts to following repairs, from planning the work to starting the unit on mechanical, controls and electrical. No pointing fingers because they all point to the same person.
With DCS Consultants one person follows all the work. The same person handles the mechanical, Instrumentation/Controls, Generator/Electrical as well as the support systems (oil, accessories, etc.)
One person is qualified on:
I started at G.E. LST in 1968 working on EHC Controls. G.E. moved me to Houston in 1970 where I worked as a field engineer. That was followed by starting the CPSI turbine department and then Didrikson Associates.
I founded DCS consultants in 1978. In all that time DCS has never had a salesman, blind called a potential customer, or gone on a sales call. Every customer we have int that time period has found us.
We have been following turbine shop work since 1968, before any of the current shops were doing gas turbine repair.
We not only know the shops, we know the people; The people in management and the people on the floor. This knowledge allows us to understand each shops strengths and weaknesses,
DCS Consultants has worked with most of the contractors now providing turbo-machinery work and is familiar with the company management as well as the workers. It is rare that I go on a job and don't already no most of the crew. In a lot of cases I have worked with their relatives, father, grandfather and in one case their great-grandfather.
We use this knowledge to help determine which contractors are good and better for specific work, .
DCS Consultants has a relationship with many of the turbine parts suppliers. In most cases I know have known the ownership of the company for many years. That, plus the fact that I handle not only multiple sites, but multiple customers with multiple sites often means that I will get slightly better service/pricing.
Because I have been working on turbines longer than I want to admit, I know what works and what doesn't. Even if you aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer if you do the same thing long enough it will sink in.
DCS Consultants can provide your people with training on:
"Plans are Useless but planning is Essential because when your plans go wrong, and they will, if you have done the proper planning you will be able to adapt quickly and properly."
– Dwight Eisenhower
"When the winds of change blow hard enough, the most trivial of things can become deadly projectiles."
"It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.."
"Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them."
"At some point, hanging in there just makes you look like an even bigger loser. ."
"It's amazing how much easier it is for a team to work together when no one has any idea where they're going."
"When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do. "
"It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it doesn't take any to just sit there with a dumb look on your face."
"If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy doing it poorly."
"No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood. "
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