Each plant and facility has its own specialist needs, and BRAND® can draw on the widest range of services, products and solutions to enable maximum productivity without compromise to safety.
From bridges, railroads and power distribution to airports, stadiums and arenas, Brand provides high quality, safe and productive solutions for maintenance, repair and capital projects. Brand works together with the client and other contractors on risk management. Our technicians work in accordance with the guidelines applicable to infrastructure activities.
Brand teams are well aware of the logistical challenges on any production site and bring exceptional experience in providing effective service. In large industrial areas, there may be considerable distances to cover between the various plant sites, including coke ovens, pellet and sinter plants, blast furnaces, steel plants, hot and cold strip mills and gas holders. Our expertise in logistical planning ensures the most effective and timely delivery of materials and deployment of operatives to different factories.
Working on steel production sites also means that employees must be fully aware of the operating requirements of each plant. Our operatives are trained to work safely in dusty or dirty environments and in environments with extreme temperatures. Our teams are also well-versed in the risks of on site logistics, such as trains or conveyors.
The experience we have of designing and delivering solutions for high-temperature environments impacts our choice of materials. We only supply and fit high quality insulation capable of withstanding temperatures up to 1000°C. Our global network of stock and service centres of excellence, and our highly trained, expert teams, enable us to provide rapid responses for both scheduled turnarounds and emergency shutdowns.
Brand’s industry knowledge and experience help establish the compliance parameters that will govern our procedures, and choice of materials and tools for safe and hygienic plant installation, maintenance, review or repair.
Before maintenance projects can start, precautions have to be taken - machines and production lines must be physically shielded to prevent contamination or parts and materials getting into the production process. All our materials and equipment, including scaffolds, are specially cleaned before delivery and installation, and all our technicians wear protective clothing while on site, such as dust-free overalls, masks and overshoes. Air-flows, work-flows and waste-flows are also considered in an effort to reduce the impact on the working environment.
One of the food-industry’s key requirements is that dust formation must be prevented during insulation work. To comply with this, all our insulation and cladding is as far as possible pre-fabricated, and only non dust-forming materials are specified.
Process plants around the world share a common requirement for safe and efficient access to facilitate construction and ongoing fabric maintenance. Each plant and facility has its own specialist needs and Brand can supply a dedicated, site-based team, on a long-term basis.
Our belief in the value of planning-based maintenance has led us to develop a complete range of specialist services.