Technical Service consists of about 30 employees and is structured as follows:
TS shore installations Responsible for the mechanical inspections and the maintenance of the shore installations at the Vlothavenweg 24 and Oceanenweg 19 in Amsterdam.
TS floating installations
Responsible for the mechanical inspections and the maintenance of the floating installations that can be deployed throughout the entire harbour.
ETS (electro technical service)
Responsible for the electrotechnical inspections and the maintenance of the shore installations and the floating installations.
Responsible for the inspections and the maintenance of the earth-moving machines.
Responsible for the purchase and storage of warehouse goods, such as spare parts, household goods and personal protective equipment. The warehouse also manages the joint tools.
Maintenance and means of the technical service
The vision of the technical service as a department is to focus as much as possible on the state dependent or predictive maintenance.
In corrective maintenance, there is a response on failures to the installations. Through preventive and predictive maintenance, the above mentioned is prevented as much as possible in order to guarantee the reliability of the installations as much as possible.
Parts and liquids of the installations are preventively replaced (in warranty period), sometimes prescribed by the supplier (for instance oil). Things are also preventively replaced to prevent leakages and similare problems (such as wear plates in chain conveyor).
The state of an installation can be determined by measuring with various means. By doing this, you perform the maintenance at the right time. Simply put, corrective maintenance is too late and preventive maintenance can be too early. IGMA uses the following measurements to come to the right decision.
Visual & audio check
Daily control round by (electro) mechanics and machinists. In addition, inspection lists are filled in during different cycles (independent of installations).
Vibration measurements on the installations are carried out in a 6-week cycle. This is done by a specialised external party, which provides an asset health report.
Three times a month, oil samples of the gearboxes are taken. The samples are sent to a specialised company named AR analyses. The results of the analysis are added to the asset health report.
An infrared inspection on the installations is carried out by our own electro technical service in a cycle of 6 months. In addition, our insurance company measures it once a year to carry out an extra check.
Ultrasonic measurements are carried out in a 3-month cycle to inspect the defective bearings and air leaks.
Within our technical service we use maintenance methods and information systems. An example of an information system is Maximo.