Commitment to Excellence Backed by Independent ISO Certification
At Timken Power Systems generally, and at Smith Services more specifically, our dedication to quality sets us apart from other power transmission solution providers. Sure, a lot of companies have achieved ISO certification. But there are two reasons our approach to quality is different – and we think you’ll see – more effective.
First, we drove our quality program through our own best practices and standard operating procedures. Maybe that’s what 125 years of experience does for you. We did not (as so many do) hire quality consultants to “get us through the process” designed by others for the purpose of passing ISO audit protocols. We grew it from the ground up and we documented our process and controls and took the best of the best from more than a dozen TPS locations.
Second, we weren’t interested in an umbrella certification that covered us at the corporate level only. Lots of companies do that and it allows them to claim “ISO Certification.” Instead, we put our SOP’s and process controls to the test by having each and every TPS site independently qualified for ISO certification. Though this strategy is risky – after all, if one site loses certification, we all do – but we decided it was the only real way to deliver on our promises to our customers. We think you’ll agree.
Using state-of-the-art inspection and measurement techniques, we are equipped to answer critical operational questions from our customers. Our goal is to provide the rotating equipment decision makers with the data they need to make informed decisions.
Control System Engineering – Energy Efficient Upgrades
Designing and installing energy saving systems is a core focus of our custom switchgear, controls and systems integration team. Many existing systems are poorly documented and hard to troubleshoot and fix. Besides being prone to breakdown, many systems suffer from a lack of replacement parts availability and OEM support. We can fix that.
Whether replacing individual components or redesigning an entire control system, Smith Services and the network of Timken Power Systems sites work with you to evaluate your system’s present condition and provide upgrade options where needed.
State-of-the-art switchgear and VFD’s, for example, coupled with modern process feedback transmitters and programmable controls, can make your equipment operate with more flexibility, increase production with less waste, and result in more uptime.
In short, better control means better reliability, and, in some cases power company rebates and funding support can offset up to 50% of project costs. Virtually any application can benefit from a holistic assessment of its energy needs including:
- Secondary and primary injection testing of molded case and metal clad switchgear
- Overhaul of low and medium voltage circuit breakers
- Retrofit and upgrade to solid state trip units
- Protective relay and meter calibration
- Transformer testing