Posted on August 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments »
This is the first in a series of blogs that outlines a detailed analysis of the corrosion problems found in a piece of equipment needing refurbishing.
At MIDWEST, a portion of our business is refurbishing electrical switchgear. Refurbishing old equipment includes electrical, mechanical and cosmetic reconditioning of used switchgear. For example, this includes reconditioning.
Most importantly, our shop wizards fully dissemble the functional electrical and mechanical innards and recondition and / or replace them as necessary, in order to bring the equipment back to full functionality, just as it was brand new from the factory. This often includes plating electrical parts with a thick coat of pure silver.
And of course, each and every item is tested to our stringent standards before it is shipped out to a customer.
As far as just the cosmetics of the metal enclosure goes, for years I have watched our shop perform miracles. They can take an old, corroded enclosure, sand it down to bare metal, prime it, and respray it in one of our paint booths, and have it come out looking just as good as if it were new. Their technical knowhow never ceases to amaze me.