In this article we explore the significance of efficient and flexible planning, especially in the presence of difficult weather conditions, and how to improve your planning procedure.
Demanding external circumstances lead to shorter time-periods within which the repairs can be carried out. In addition to this, depending on the external condition present, only certain types of repairs may be possible to be carried out; not always including the preferred type. Consequently, risk assessment protocols are affected as well, as a result of undesirable weather conditions. The tips provided in this article, combined with the use of the new Araldite® 2050 and Araldite® 2051 acrylate adhesives for demanding conditions, will help towards a more thorough and flexible planning procedure which will lead to a more stable maintenance and repair process.
Tips for a more effective planning procedure
- Ensure that you have access to the most up-to-date and thorough weather forecasting equipment and software to understand when planned repairs can be completed.
- Stock up on new adhesives which achieve fixes faster than ever before, such as the Araldite® 2050 and Araldite® 2051 acrylate adhesives, enabling you to carry out more repairs in a shorter time window.
- Have waterproof adhesives that can be used for bonding underwater – for example, in cracks in boat hulls. Time will be saved by not having to bring the boat to a dock to carry out the repair in dry conditions.
Advantages of having a more thorough planning procedure
- Greater ability to plan the utilisation of the repair team.
- More efficient usage of assets due to having precise scheduling of repairs.
- Improved availability and efficiency of the repair team as a result of the other benefits.
- Overall reduction of downtime and increase of productivity.
Hairline cracks were discovered on the hull of a boat immersed in water by a customer. This meant that repairs needed to be done in water in between maintenance cycles. Therefore, the customer demands were as follows: a reliable and fast-curing solution without welding; no sensitivity to humidity or cold conditions; and great adhesion on steel surfaces. This case was solved by the team through the use of Araldite® 2050 and Araldite® 2051 structural adhesives for a very quick repair that did not require an expensive dry dock repair.