New Plant and New Line Startup Support

APS provides technical services for new plant startups, new manufacturing and process lines and line modernizations.

At APS, we understand that building or upgrading facilities and production processes can push your organization to its limits. Our professionals have extensive experience providing new plant startup support services for check-out, startup testing, and commissioning of new manufacturing and process equipment and we are here to help.

APS can provide a team of technical specialists on-site to work with general contractors, OEMs, design engineers, and plant operations and maintenance personnel to ensure a smooth transition from installation to operation.  Typically, APS specialists work as a part of the client’s project team to augment the team’s capabilities and to allow plant personnel to focus on their other production and maintenance responsibilities. 

Services provided include:

  • Organize OEM documentation for future maintenance and training activities

  • Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs and WIs) for new equipment and processes

  • Design and develop process-specific training programs

  • Develop preventive maintenance (PM) documentation for new equipment

  • Develop lubrication procedures and schedule tables

  • Train operations and maintenance personnel

  • Develop and validate Lock-Out and Tag-Out (LOTO) procedures

  • Develop equipment-specific visual job aids for operations and maintenance

  • Review and validate OEM spare parts lists

  • Develop equipment-specific testing and acceptance procedures

  • Assist with checkout and calibration of process instrumentation

  • Assist in verifying PLC control system sensors and logic functions

  • Assist in verifying safety interlocks

  • Assist with GMP process validation protocol

  • Assist with regulatory compliance (OSHA, FDA, USDA, etc.)

For a free quote or for more information on this subject, email us at [email protected] or call us at 610-987-4050.

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