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Eriks has stripped down, inspected and repaired a large, bespoke-framed fan motor for Rio Tinto Alcan following a failure at its ship unloading facility.

The failure of the main 920kW 3.3kV motor – used for unloading powdered alumina at the ship unloading facility – left the company temporarily unable to restock its UK smelting sites.

The primary issue faced by Rio Tinto Alcan was that it had no spare motor owing to its size and a very long normal operating life expectancy.

The unit in question was a special frame size and a replacement was only available from the US, with an unacceptable lead time attached.

The company contacted Eriks’ Killingworth engineering facility to arrange for the motor to be collected and stripped down.

Following the strip-down and subsequent inspection, Eriks implemented a plan to remanufacture a full set of coils and rewind and overhaul the motor on an emergency-service basis.

The Killingworth workshop has a copper mill, a coil manufacturing facility and a repair facility all on the same site, meaning that engineers were able to start manufacturing a new set of coils within 24 hours of receiving the motor, using materials from stock.

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