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A FRESH, MODERN APPROACH TO GENERATOR LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
VF from BRUSH is a fresh modern approach to generator lifecycle management. It is designed exclusively for owners of BRUSH generators.
Generators, like most machinery, can give many years of fault free service with the correct care and attention.
VF from BRUSH has been designed to ensure that the best care and attention is given to your generator but also to ensure that the correct contingency planning has been developed should the unexpected happen.
VF from BRUSH couldn’t be easier to join; there are no initial contracts, no monthly fees and no penalties for leaving. All that is required is a desire to understand and discuss your generator maintenance requirements.
- FREE online generator health check
- 10% discount off all spares and kits
- 10% discount on our field service rates
- Preferential rates on Annual, Minor, Major and RoGIS inspections
- Dedicated Account Manager
- Dedicated 24hr technical helpline
- Regular service bulletins and latest industry information
- Agreed service performance levels
- Spares inventory stockholding proposal
- Disaster recovery planning
- Exclusive industry leading replacement lead-times for selected rotors and generators
IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION WE CAN SUPPLY A NEW ROTOR IN 7 WEEKS OR A NEW GENERATOR IN 10 WEEKS
Keeping the power on
Keeping the power on is the most critical factor for a generator owner. VF from BRUSH delivers technical security to generator owners through enhanced support, maintenance, spares package provisions, technical assistance and regular account management.
VF from BRUSH will ensure that, in the event of a forced outage, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) support is available and preparations are in place to respond immediately. The generator can then be brought back on line in the fastest possible time through our unrivalled industry lead-times.
VF from BRUSH ensures that engineering and logistical provisions are made in advance, maintenance schedules are delivered and machine reliability is enhanced. In all, BRUSH offers technical security and expedited response ensuring that the power is kept on for all potential scenarios.
Running a plant is a complex task, with constant demands on time, efficiency and budgets.
Planning ahead ensures that both financial and maintenance risks are reduced and managed efficiently, to improve generator availability and mitigate the risks of forced outages and budget overspends.
BRUSH can help generator owners with both maintenance programmes and on-site technical assistance. Recommending maintenance schedules ensure that generator reliability is maintained.
VF from BRUSH gives generator owners the opportunity to:
- Plan for routine maintenance at reduced rates
- Access expert advice to ensure that generators are kept in prime condition
- Develop technical solutions in advance of problems.
The insulation system is one of the most important components of a generator. Insulation systems must be maintained through regular inspection and repair. Failure of the insulation system will almost certainly result in the failure of the generator. With VF maintenance planning, we can help to safeguard the insulation and also ensure that any potential problems are dealt with before they become catastrophic.
Robotic Generator Inspection System (RoGIS)
RoGIS from BRUSH allows engineers to carry out robotic inspection and testing without having to remove the rotor to carry out a full inspection. It is designed to fit gaps down to a minimum of 17mm in the critical area between the retaining ring and the core.
RoGIS is launched from a docking station on the retaining ring and travels the length of the stator core. It conducts an Electromagnetic Core Imperfection Detection (EL CID) test of the stator core at every slot position. It also carries out a tightness test on every wedge in every stator slot and can be adjusted by the operator to account for all slot lip depths to a maximum of 75mm.
RoGIS conducts a visual inspection of the stator and rotor via four cameras mounted on the unit. Looking forward along the air gap; looking radially inwards directly onto the rotor surface; and into the stator ventilation slots on the sides of the stator coil.
Benefits of in-situ inspections
- Reduced downtime – typical outage period 6 days
- Reduced risk – eliminates consequential damage
- Reduced disassembly requirements – only top end covers removed
- Greater flexibility – repair work timed to customer’s requirements
- Greater confidence – quantitative analysis of wedge tightness and core condition.
Condition monitoring gives you constant updates on your generator performance. BRUSH can offer condition monitoring packages to support maintenance schedules and ensure that machine availability and reliability is increased. Condition monitoring ensures that all performance characteristics are monitored and can be set up to alert you of any performance changes or problems. This makes sure that problems can be addressed immediately, in many cases avoiding catastrophic failure.
BRUSH offers several condition monitoring services, ranging from 24 hour monitoring to periodic condition assessment. Services can be set up to run remotely or through regular site visits.
Knowing your generator
Following our first service inspection (at your discounted VF rate), we will capture and store all the valuable information regarding the installation of your machine including the configuration and the interfaces. A history based evaluation will also take into consideration previous maintenance activities, run time data and general unit condition. The inspection will lead to customized maintenance schedules and recommended activities. All site inspections are conducted by highly qualified and experienced BRUSH engineers. The site inspection is the catalyst to improved generator reliability, availability and contingency management.
7 WEEK ROTORS AND 10 WEEK GENERATORS
If an emergency situation does arise resulting in a major loss of output capacity, we know that getting your machine back on line as soon as possible is critical.
Our investment in the new BRUSH Advanced Rotor Machining System (ARMS) coupled with modern lean processes and ring fenced stock holding ensures that BRUSH can provide industry leading response times.
Replacement generators are designed and manufactured to the latest modern specification and as such will incorporate technical improvements whilst offering total compatibility to the machine it replaces.
BRUSH have created a limited number of slots within our overall production programme so that we can fast track production of a ‘standard’ unit to achieve the reduced lead time; 10 weeks for a generator and 7 weeks for a rotor. This is unsurpassed by any other generator OEM.
This service covers the most common generators manufactured by BRUSH and is subject to the eligibility of the units you operate, which will be confirmed following your first inspection.
For a planned replacement, BRUSH will work with you to ensure your specific requirements are fully met, including any customization incorporating any required upgrades, and which will be scheduled into our normal production programme in a timely manner.
Field support and spare parts
Our field service engineers are renowned throughout the industry for their high level of skill and service. Our teams of highly qualified and experienced field service engineers operate out of our main service facilities in the USA, UK, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Sales and technical support is further strengthened by our regional offices in Abu Dhabi, UAE and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Together these provide an interactive global sales support network for all our core products, providing a direct link between our clients and our service bases.
With VF from BRUSH membership you will have access to this global resource and we will be able to plan and provide the right skills at the right time, including:
As a valued VF member you will receive a 10% discount on all field service standard rates.
Should the unexpected happen, our global resource is positioned and ready to help. As a VF member we know your requirements and have processes in place to ensure your needs are addressed without delay. We have the capability to determine the spare parts package required to effectively mitigate the risk of extended periods of down time caused by scheduled and unscheduled generator works.
BRUSH can supply you with the following categories of spares:
- Maintenance kits
- Commissioning spares
- Operational spares
- Cubicle spares.
Based on our experience, we will provide a fully customized spare parts proposal based not only on the number and types of generators you operate, but also on the age profile, condition and operating regime of your fleet.
The spare parts purchased through VF membership will be discounted by 10% compared to our list price.
10% DISCOUNT OFF ALL REPLACEMENT PARTS AND INSPECTIONS
Customized maintenance packages
BRUSH can specifically design maintenance packages to maximize the life of your machine. As the OEM, no one is better equipped to look after your equipment than BRUSH. Aligned with widespread experience on other manufacturer’s machines, BRUSH is uniquely placed to offer maintenance services, technical expertise and the infrastructure needed to deliver a completely customized maintenance plan.
Choosing from the wide variety of options available, we can create a solution aligned to your needs and designed specifically to increase your efficiency and reduce your maintenance outlay.
BRUSH PRIDES ITSELF ON THE QUALITY OF AFTERCARE AND IN PARTICULAR ITS GLOBAL SERVICE ENGINEERS
A tailored BRUSH maintenance plan would offer inclusive support in the following areas:
Priority on service engineers
Scheduled annual inspections
BRUSH PRIDES ITSELF ON THE QUALITY OF AFTERCARE AND IN PARTICULAR ITS GLOBAL SERVICE ENGINEERS, WITH UNBEATABLE RESPONSE TIMES AND EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE YOU CAN RELY ON BRUSH TO PROVIDE UNRIVALLED CARE FOR YOUR GENERATOR.
Organising the carriage of your shipment to site can be demanding. Whether it’s a time-critical delivery or major milestone on your project plan, we know just how important it is that your consignment is delivered on time.
Working in partnership with a world-class logistics specialist, BRUSH offer a range of fully customized delivery packages including:
- Delivered at place (DAP)
- Port of entry (CIF)
- Port of export (FCA)
- Free on board (FOB)
Dependent on individual project requirements we can offer a variety of service levels including:
- Air freight; scheduled and charter
- Sea freight; conventional and vessel charter
- Road freight; with specialist equipment
BRUSH provide high-quality flexible services that suit your needs, always aiming to find the most efficient and cost effective solution to get your shipment to site.
Our services, as defined by each contract, can cater for all necessary customs formalities, heavy lifting and out-of-gauge handling, shipping, route survey and planning, on-site attendance and supervision plus a host of additional services that will ensure the most efficient passage of your consignment. Our integrated tracking systems will also provide up-to-date visibility of your shipment’s progress throughout its journey, ensuring on-time delivery even for the most complex projects and challenging locations.
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VF from BRUSH enquiries
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Americas +1 412 829 7500
Czech Republic +420 378 210717
The Netherlands +31 180 445500
Middle East +971 4 362 6391
Asia +60 1261 64476