Optimizing resource efficiency through maintenance

A perfectly coordinated snowmaking system is the guarantee of optimum resource efficiency in snowmaking. The multitude of hydraulic, mechanical and electronic components make snowmaking systems into complex technological systems in which all the individual parts need to work together in perfect harmony. The systems are not used all year round therefore it is important that they can be put into operation without any problems. The pumping stations and compressor plants are the heart of every system. If faults occur here, the entire system may come to a standstill. In order to avoid major damage to pumping stations, it is therefore important to have a regular inspection and maintenance routine in place for pumps and compressors. 

The TechnoAlpin pump servicing team has around 15 members who are spread right around the globe. They can therefore operate from different service centers for Central Europe, Scandinavia, China or Eastern Europe. In Europe alone, TechnoAlpin records over 50 service operations for pumping stations and compressor plants. First of all, the entire machine room is inspected and subjected to an extensive condition analysis. This analysis is taken as a basis for planning any follow-up work which may be needed. The pump positions are checked and, if necessary, realigned during the service, and vibrations are measured. Thermal imaging cameras are used to detect “hot spots” on bearing pumps and motor pumps, and valves, filters and slide valves are checked. The function of the compressors is checked, and valves, oil and filters are changed with reference to the information provided by the manufacturer.

In order to ensure that optimum maintenance can be offered for these products, the team has been trained by the manufacturers for years and TechnoAlpin is therefore an authorized service and repair point for Kaeser compressors and for pumps supplied by Caprari and KSB. The main TechnoAlpin base in Bolzano has also had its own service and repair point for pumps for some time now. This enables professional maintenance and inspection of pumps and mobile pumps under optimum conditions. This service and repair point enables TechnoAlpin to offer an even better service than before.

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