John Thompson : Services

By: John Thompson  12-08-2011

Industrial Watertube Boiler Services

• Supply and installation of new watertube boilers

• Retrofit, overhaul, repair and maintenance

• Installation of wet gas scrubbers

• Spares service - fast, nation-wide

• Supply and installation of refurbished second-hand boilers

• Project management

• Reliability Studies

• Boiler Inspections

• Metallurgical Surveys

Spares

A full range of original equipment spares is immediately available nationwide for all JOHN THOMPSON and ICAL boilers, stokers, mills and other ancillary equipment. A large proportion of cast spares are produced in our own foundry in Bellville, Cape Town, which was recently licensed to produce all castings under the Meehanite process. It is the only foundry in South Africa dedicated solely to boiler castings.

After Sales Service

This service includes the preparation of boilers for statutory inspections, re-tubes, and burner and stoker repairs as well as on or off site conversions from/to oil, gas and coal. Our service teams also handle recommendations regarding maintenance and service contracts for trouble-free running of plant.

Metallurgical Services

As a leader in the field of boiler technology, the company has extensive materials engineering facilities for both in-plant and on-site investigations. These facilities enable detailed investigations to be conducted to establish the metallurgical condition of materials and failure analysis. The methods involved range from hardness inspections and thickness checks to detailed metallographic examination using replication techniques.

Second-hand Boilers

The division overhauls and installs second-hand boilers of all types, makes and sizes, backed by in-house engineering, manufacturing and site installation facilities to ensure that the end product will offer a safe and reliable long working life.

Project Management

In addition to supplying standard boilers, we project manage and engineer large turnkey boilerplant installations which include civil, electrical, instrumentation, fuel and ash handling flue gas clean-up and pre-boiler plant. The project management objectives of directing and co-coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of the project are achieved by utilising modern management techniques to cover the predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality and participant satisfaction. A project manager is appointed for each project and has responsibility for the overall management of the project.

Package Boiler Services

• Supply and installation of new watertube boilers

• Retrofit, overhaul, repair and maintenance

• Installation of wet gas scrubbers

• Spares service - fast, nation-wide

• Supply and installation of refurbished second-hand boilers

• Project management

• Reliability Studies

• Boiler Inspections

• Metallurgical Surveys

Spares

A full range of original equipment spares is immediately available nationwide for all JOHN THOMPSON and ICAL boilers, stokers, mills and other ancillary equipment. A large proportion of cast spares are produced in our own foundry in Bellville, Cape Town, which was recently licensed to produce all castings under the Meehanite process. It is the only foundry in South Africa dedicated solely to boiler castings.

Re-manufactured boilers

The Package Boiler Division purchases used JOHN THOMPSON boilers from industries which are installing new boilerplant, have excess capacity or are closing down. As the original equipment manufacturer, JOHN THOMPSON then carries out a full engineering programme on the used boilers which allows for replacement of all combustion equipment and components as well as upgrading where the latest technologies can be utilised. Original drawings and certificates are held at Bellville for all boilers manufactured by John Thompson, ensuring that on completion of remanufacturing the boiler is as good as new. On this basis JOHN THOMPSON provides its standard guarantee.

Stringent quality control under the ISO 9001 quality management system ensures that a John Thomson remanufactured boiler will provide many more years of safe, reliable operation.

Metallurgical services

Extensive facilities are available for metallurgical evaluation of materials and failure analysis for both in-plant and on-site investigations. The facilities, directed by a staff metallurgist, range from hardness inspections and thickness checks to detailed metallographic examination using replication techniques. Replication techniques involve on-site non-destructive examination of metal structures and are indispensable tools in the life assessment of equipment and subsequent decisions on extending that life. Materials testing facilities at the Bellville Works enable detailed failure analysis to be carried out using the latest laboratory techniques, which can pin-point micro defects in materials which cannot otherwise be detected.

Sale of Steam

As South Africa's top steam professionals the Package Boiler Division offers customers the ultimate option in outsourcing: "You run your core business, we will supply the steam". The cost-efficient supply of steam can be applied to existing or new boilerplant through a choice of contract options, such as:

The supply of steam on a rands per ton basis using the customer-owned boilerhouse, where John Thompson assumes full responsibility for the purchase of material, management and the supply of steam.

The supply of steam on a rands per ton basis using a new financed boilerhouse with full John Thompson responsibility for plant erection and operation.

The supply of competent boiler operators.

The supply of competent boiler operators and maintenance personnel.

The Package Boiler Division sale-of-steam service also offers steam utilisation surveys and feasibility studies.

Training

 

The Boiler Development & Training Centre at the Bellville Works provides the skills required for the efficient operation of modern boilerplant.

The following courses are available:

A two-week training course for boiler attendants, boilerhouse supervisors and stand-by or emergency personnel

A one-week course for boilerhouse supervisors, fitters, electricians and instrument mechanics, maintenance supervisors and engineers

A four-day inspection course for maintenance engineers, maintenance foremen or experienced boilerhouse fitters

A refresher course combining the elements of either two or three of the courses

An on-site course for customers who want specific training on their own plant