Improved performance through maintenance

TechnoAlpin leads the world in the supply of turnkey snowmaking systems. The company provides a one-stop service at every stage, from the planning of a system, the dimensioning of the machine rooms and the installation of the snow guns right through to the control system. This is a particularly important fact because only a perfectly coordinated system is a guarantee of 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 machine rooms housing the pumps and compressors are the heart of every system. It is therefore important to have a regular inspection and maintenance routine in place for pumps and compressors in order to avoid major damage in machine rooms. 

It is only natural for TechnoAlpin to offer the optimum solution in this regard as well through a team of professional specialists. There are around 15 members of staff in the TechnoAlpin pump servicing team who are spread right around the globe. They can therefore operate from different service centers for Central Europe, Scandinavia, China or Eastern Europe. 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 inspections, 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.

The TechnoAlpin team has been receiving training from the manufacturers for many years in order to ensure that optimum maintenance can be offered for these products. TechnoAlpin is an authorized service and repair point for Kaeser, Caprari and KSB, and an OEM partner for Danfoss and Evoqua. The TechnoAlpin base in Bolzano has its own workshop for repairs and maintenance, providing optimum conditions for the professional overhaul of pumps, mobile pumps, valves, snow guns, motors and fittings. This workshop enables TechnoAlpin to offer optimum repair services.

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