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PACIFICFISHERIESREVIEWspecialsupplementtoJuLY2012Fishermenx19snews23associatedwithasinglegradeox1estainlesssteelhelpinovercomingpartox1ethecostdix2erenceYesitwillQIseebutyousaidsomethingaboutx1cpipepreparationx1d-whatispipeprepara-tionandhowdoesitplayintotheissueAFirstontheveryimportantissueox1epipepreparationx13carbonsteelpipecappedatthemillstillbringsthreeseri-ouscontaminantstothesystemmillscalevarnishandrust.Ix1eox2-the-shelx1ecarbonsteelpipeisusedinarex1erigerationsystemthesethreecontaminantsplugstrainersandsensitivevalvepartsandveryox1etencausex1eailuresthatrequireawarrantycall.Teyalwaysresultinshorterservicelix1eeox1econnectedequipment.Aconscientiousinstallerwillorderpipethatisx1cpickledandoiledx1dx1ccleanedandcappedx1dorsomeversionthatremovesthemillscalevarnishandrustneutral-izesthecausticprocessandprotectsthebaremetalsurx1eacex1eromx1eurtheroxida-tion.WhyisacleansystemsoimportantBecauseanyabrasiveslex1etinthesystemtendtostayinthesystemcausingweartocompressorsandvalvepartsandlead-ingtotheeventualservicereplacementstothosecompressorsandvalveparts.Sopurchasingpickledpipeisanexpensiveprocessbutthealternativeistoinstallox2-the-shelx1epipeandlettherex1eriger-antcleanthevarnishmillscaleandrustx1eromthepipeandcirculatetheseabrasivesthroughoutthesystemx1eorever.Ix1eyoulookattheexpenseox1eprovid-ingcleanpipex1eoryourcustomerthenyouwillseethatthecostdix2erencebetweenproperlypreparedpipeandstainlesssteelissubstantiallynarrowed.Stainlesshasnomillscalevarnishorrusttoremoveitiscleanx1eromthemill.Teinternalsurx1eaceissmoothcleanandnotpronetoattractingandholdingdirtandgrit.Furthermoreusingacleanweldingprocessx13likex16IGandpurgingthepipetoeliminateweldingslagx1eurthercontributestoacleansystem.QYouindicatedearlierthatreducedwar-rantycostsalsohelpnarrowthepricegapbetweencarbonsteelandstainlesspipe.AfteryourpreviousdiscussionontheimportanceofcleanpipeIcanseewherewarrantycostsx13andallfuturemaintenancecostsx13willbehigherduetothecontaminantsthatcomeinwithcarbonsteelpipeamIcorrectAYes100percentcorrect.Oncarbonsteelinstallationstypicalwarrantyworkconsistsox1ecleaningstrainersandrepairingseizedvalves.Tathasbeenthenormalactivityoneverynewinstallationjobx1eromthebeginningox1etheindustrialrex1erigera-tionindustry.Everyinstallerhadthattypeox1ewarrantyserviceinhisjobcostwhenhebidthejob.Althoughstrainercleaningandcomponentx1eailurestendtosubsideovertimethesmallerparticlescontinuetocirculateabradeprecisionsurx1eacesx1eormsludgeandreducetheservicelix1eeox1etheequipment.Nowyouseethatpipepreparationandweldinghaveasubstantialimpactonjobcosts.Selectingstainlesssteelandtheproperweldingproceduresubstantiallyreducesthewarrantybudgetandleavesthecontractorx19shard-earnedcustomerwithreducedservicecostsx1eorthelix1eeox1etheplantQAndyouaresayingthatallofthesethingstogetherbringthecostofstainlesssteelpipeintolinewithcarbonsteelpipeAAbsolutely.Ix1eitwerenotsowewouldstillbeinstallingcleanedandcappedcarbonsteelpipe.Butwehaveseentimeandtimeagainthatwhenlookingatallox1ethecoststhataregeneratedbycarbonsteelpipeandeliminatedbystainlesssteelpipeinthepresentmetalsmarketthecostdix2erenceisnil.Tatgivesusagreatopportunitytogivesomethingtoourcustomersthatthemarketatlargeisnotox2eringthemx13aspotlesslycleanrex1eriger-ationsystemwithrex1erigerantpipingthatneverwillcorrodethatdoesnx19trequirepaintthatneedsnocorrosioninspec-tionsorinsulationtear-ox2srequiredx1eorcorrosionabatementax1cx1eoreverx1dsystemthatwillpreservethevalueox1ethecon-nectedequipmentandthatwillenhancethevalueox1ethex1eacilityx1eorx1eutureowners.QOKIx19msoldButevenifIspecifystain-lesssteelhowdoIknowthattheinstallerwilldoasincerejobatduediligenceinkeepingthesystemthathebuildscleanAMakesurethattheinstallerhasaqualifedservicedepartmentx13ix1ehedoesthenheisx1eullyawareox1ethecostsox1eadirtysystem.Secondlymakesurethatstrainercleaningsandvalvemalx1eunctionsarecoveredunderwarrantyx1eoratleastayearax1eterthesystemiscommissioned.Tirdgetitallinwritingandx1eourthgetcompetitivebidssothatyoucanseethatacontractorwithax1eullydevelopedstain-lesssteelprogramisascompetitiveasthecarbonsteelinstaller.Wehopethatthisverybriex1equestionandanswersessionhasopenedupsomepossi-bilitiesx1eoryou.Itisnotox1etenthatyoucanincreasethevalueox1eapurchasewithoutincreasingthecostbutinsistingonstain-lesssteelpipingx1eoryourrex1erigerationplantinstallationisoneareawhereitispossible.Notonlywillstainlesssteelpipingincreasethevalueox1eyourassetitwillhaveasub-stantialimpactonsax1eetyandservicecostx13x1eorthelix1eeox1etheplant.yOPERATIONSRICkGREENqUISTanapplicationsengineerwithHighlandRex15rigerationbeganhiscareerinthefshingindustryunloadingkingcrabinDutchHarborAlaskainthemid70sbutquicklydiscoveredthathistruecallingwasthemechanicalaspectox15theseax15oodindustryspecifcallymechanicalrex15rigeration.RickhastaughtclassesasanadjunctinstructorthroughtheSeattleCommunityCollegeMarineTrainingCenterandthroughtheDutchHarborAlaskachapterox15Rex15rigeratingEngineersandTechniciansAssociation.Hisx15ocusinthelasttwodecadeshasbeeninmechanicaldesignox15re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