BrandTech™ Precast Solutions deliver results to customers 90% faster
KENNESAW, Ga., July 25, 2019 — Industrial Specialists by BrandSafway recently added precast shape technology to its portfolio of offerings, giving the company the ability to cut precast refractory forms within just hours (as compared to days, weeks or more). This new service, BrandTech™ Precast Solutions, can also create higher quality precast forms with more intricate details.
“By using BrandTech Precast Solutions, we’re able to drastically speed up the form creation process to help our customers reduce costly downtime,” said Cody Kelly, manager of maintenance operations at Industrial Specialists. “We can create any needed refractory shapes long before the unit is shut down for maintenance, which greatly decreases downtime and shortens the turnaround schedule significantly.”
“We make precast shapes by using 3D models and drawings to ensure the right fit every time,” Kelly said. “Whether we’re designing multiple pieces to all work together or one unique precast piece, we think through the entire process in advance, from demolishing existing refractory to designing, creating and installing the new precast forms. This way when a plant brings down its equipment, we can help them get back up a lot sooner.”
Industrial Specialists has also acquired a 3D laser scanner. “This gives us the capability to scan extremely complex shapes and instantly develop 3D drawings of the shape, which can then be used to create forms,” explained Kelly. “The scanner is portable, too, so we can bring it to customers’ facilities as needed.”
The addition of the precast shape technology by Industrial Specialists came on the heels of BrandSafway’s acquisition of Alliance Refractories Ltd. in August 2018. “Alliance implemented developments from other industries and applied them to the refractory world,” said Austin Stonestreet, regional vice president at Industrial Specialists. “We’ve been able to lean on Alliance’s more than 22 years of experience to offer precast shapes to our Gulf Coast refractory customers.”
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Industrial Specialists by BrandSafway provides customers with more than 35 years of refractory installation experience. With a team of more than 600 expert refractory specialists and supervisors, Industrial Specialists offers solutions for all phases of refractory construction, including turnarounds, major revamps, maintenance and new construction projects. Industrial Specialists has three locations in Louisiana and Texas, providing superior capabilities and delivering results that are safe, on time and on budget — even in the most challenging environments. For more information, visit: www.indspec.com.
With a commitment to safety as its foremost value, BrandSafway provides the broadest range of solutions with the greatest depth of expertise to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. Through a network of 330 strategic locations across 30 countries and more than 35,000 employees, BrandSafway delivers a full range of forming, shoring, scaffolding, work access and industrial service solutions. BrandSafway supports maintenance and refurbishment projects as well as new construction and expansion plans with unmatched service from expert local labor and management. Today’s BrandSafway is At Work For You™ — leveraging innovation and economies of scale to increase safety and productivity, while remaining nimble and responsive. For more information about BrandSafway, visit www.brandsafway.com.
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