Getting Started

There are a number of basic operational questions that need to be reviewed before a proposal can be assembled. Although all proposals will require on-site evaluations and discussions, they will generally cover the following areas:

  1. Duty cycle
  2. Hours of operation - five day operation or seven day, 24 hour operation?
  3. Miles or kilometers per month
  4. Unique operating conditions
  5. Typical reliability measurements used
  6. Typical availability measurement used
  7. Total number and location of shops to be used for maintenance
  8. Equipment at each shop (cranes, drop tables, special tooling, inspection pits)
  9. Load test facilities
  10. Review of labor
  11. Warehouse facilities