Kirovgrad (Sverdlovsk Region)
A warm garage for bulldozers was put into operation at the Polymetal Production Branch of Uralelectromed JSC (an enterprise of the UMMC metallurgical complex). This initiative made it possible to eliminate the loss of energy and time. Previously, special equipment was on the street. In winter, it had to be warmed up for a long time, which negatively affected the technical and operational characteristics, the resource of components and assemblies. The decision helped to correct the situation - to use an empty building on the territory of the batch preparation shop with the required dimensions and convenient access roads for a warm garage.
Within a month, the building was reconstructed: metal structures were dismantled, paint work was carried out, insulation and roof insulation ... Then the entrance opening was increased in height and width for bulldozers to enter, and new sectional doors were installed. The final stage of reconstruction - installation of ventilation, lighting, painting of heating systems. Then the finished garage was put into operation.
There can be seven bulldozers in the garage. Workers of the motor transport department here organized a place for repairs, equipped it with equipment and devices for servicing equipment.
- A warm parking lot for special equipment ruled out: cold engine start, loss of time for heating the hydraulic system to operating temperature and freezing of the chassis. The parking lot is located near the raw material site - the place where bulldozers work. There is no need to transport equipment to the place of work, - said the head of the motor transport department of the branch Vyacheslav Grekhov.