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Installations, Decommissions &
Relocations of Heavy Machinery London

Please see below for in depth descriptions of our services including:

  • Auditing Existing Installation
  • De-commissioning & Removing Your Equipment
  • Installing Your Machinery
  • Vertical Start Up Procedures
  • Supporting Live Operation
  • A Project Schedule Example

More detail may be seen on our Case Studies page.

As all heavy machinery relocation is potentially dangerous, please see our Health & Safety page.



Auditing Existing Installation

The audit of existing installations prior to relocation of any production lines or complex interconnected machinery, is essential as it lays the foundations for a vertical start up.

The audit typically comprises of the following:

  • Power requirements
  • Heights and levels
  • Vital measurements of the footprint
  • Alignment issues
  • Damage reports
  • Maintenance issues

Viewing the machinery in production allows us to gain a good understanding of the machinery and the ideal end product.

It also allows us to take readings of:

  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Temperature

We also use photographs and video footage to aid the installation and highlight any discrepancies. Following the audit, any potentially adverse issues can then be reported to the customer prior to relocation.





De-commissioning & Removing Your Equipment

Once the machinery is the responsibility of RJB our highly experienced electrical & mechanical engineers removal team study the audit notes to ensure that nothing has been overlooked. Any site services are isolated and disconnected, the remaining supply is made safe and all relevant information is recorded.

With the machines isolated from site services, the team then deal with any inter-connections from adjacent machines, electrical cabinets or hydraulic power packs, taking care not to misplace any fixings. They label all cables and their locations and create comprehensive record for reference when installing the machinery. The separated machines are moved to a storage area ready to be packed / loaded for transportation to the new destination.




Installing Your Machinery

On arrival in their new location, the machines are unloaded by our engineers, unpacked and moved into a storage area ready for installation.

The installation team refer to the audit notes and factory layout, determine the machines' centre lines and datums and the general footprint, using laser equipment for optimum accuracy.

Once the machines have been set in place methodically, the customer checks the positions are practical. The machines are then levelled using highly accurate equipment.

With the machines in place the team reconnect the interconnections using the labels and removal documentation as a reference, as well as the site services required - this avoids the need to deal with additional contractors.





Vertical Start Up Procedures

To achieve the optimum 'Vertical Start Up' the following operations are performed by our engineers:

  • Yellowing Lining

    Yellow lining consists of our electrical engineer(s) checking all electrical connections made by other engineer(s) to the removal document and the machine drawings for clarification. This prevents any cables being misplaced or connected incorrectly according to the drawings or original installation.

  • Insulation Resistance Test

    Insulation Resistance Tests are performed to ensure that no cables have been damaged during the relocation process and allow RJB to power up all the machinery safely.


  • Static & Dynamic Checks

    Static checks ensure all mechanical timings are correct. The machines are turned over by hand and watched so that critical components are not damaged by other parts of the integrated machine.

    Dynamic checks ensure the machines are rotating correctly whilst being driven electrically.


  • Input & Output Checks

    Input checks consist of all the electrical components that send an input to the Plc being manually forced to check that the Plc is receiving the signals.

    Output checks consist of all the electrical components that are operated by the Plc are forced by the Plc to check that the components are operational and that the Plc is sending out the signal.


  • 5 Minute Shakedown

    Shakedown is the first time the machines run once all the checks have been completed, its purpose is to make sure all connections are tight and haven't become loose in transit.


  • Dry Run

    Dry Run is the final test of the machine before handover, it lets the customer see the machines run consistently without product and prove that there are no serious issues with the installation. Current, Speed and Temperature readings are taken at regular intervals to make sure there are no irregular readings.

    Once Dry Run is complete the machines are ready to run product and we hand over the machines to the customer.





Supporting Live Operation

On any relocation project RJB offer live operation support, where one of our engineers will remain on site after the relocation and dry run is complete. Our engineer will assist the customer's own team to fine tune the machinery, undertaking tests to ensure the smooth operation and successful output of product. Live operation support can also mean engineering changes once the machines are up and running to their original state.


Project Schedule Example


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