One of Eskom’s reasons for continued load shedding in the first half of 2015 is to remove 5000MW of generating capacity for long overdue maintenance. Because the electricity grid has been running close to capacity for some years, this maintenance has not been done resulting in the current high levels of unplanned power station outages.
This is just another example of what happens when plant and equipment is not regularly maintained. At first savings are made as repair budgets are underspent, but after a year or so, unplanned down time and major repair projects turn out to be far more expensive than if maintenance had been scheduled on a regular basis.
As Storax mobiles are no different from any other plant and equipment, we encourage all clients to seriously look at a Service Level Agreement for regular inspections of their Storax systems.
On the bright side, Storax mobiles are not putting added strain on the grid as the power required to move two 360ton Storax bases is about the same as that required to boil a domestic kettle.
If you want to know more about our Service Level Agreements, please contact our offices:
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