Tag Archives: Industrial Field Service

Baton Rouge Flooded Control Panels

Posted August 30, 2016 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Industrial Electronics Repair, Industrial Maintenance

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Fairchild uses a pressure sprayer on an electrical panel. No, it's not plugged in.

Fairchild uses a pressure sprayer on an electrical panel. No, it's not plugged in.

Our customers and employees in Baton Rouge continue to endure dire conditions from the staggering flooding in that area and throughout southern Louisiana. One of our customers, a printing plant, sustained horrible damage. Everything flooded. Office turned upside down. Every control panel went under water.

On the scene, IIDM field service technician from our Baton Rouge office Joey Fairchild surmised the situation: "We are attempting to save all the wiring, term strips and relay sockets. The plan is to replace every component. I’m working on that now. I’ll let you know how it goes in a week or so. Power stayed on. However we will need to clean distribution gear at some point."

Fairchild said the plan is this:

  • Pressure wash the mud and oil coating with a degreaser. It was all wet anyway.
  • Dry with fans 1-2 weeks while parts are ordered and delivered.
  • Send flooded motors out for rebuild.
  • Send high HP drives in to IIDM repair facility for rebuild.
  • Megger test all wiring, with components removed, to find shorts/moisture.

The photos and video tells the story better than words.

Baton Rouge Flooded Control Panel from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Field Service and Engineering Staff Host Buzzard’s Bar and Grill

Posted March 14, 2016 by Vanessa Muse

Categories: Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes

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Monday AGAIN? Do you ever feel like Mondays get the best of you and drain the life blood from your motivation?

Once a month at Innovative-IDM, we kick start the week with a lunch event we call Buzz's Bar & Grill. This month, our Engineering and Field Service teams joined forces to put together a lunch for the Dallas branch.

Headed up by Master Chef Lonnie Gillilan, the event boasted a sandwich bar, three homemade soups (Chicken Noodle, Chicken Tortilla, and Chicken/Corn Chowder), pasta salad, chicken salad, brownies, cupcakes, bundt cake and a pie. This is how you get the best of a Monday and gear up for the rest of the week. Huge thanks to everyone involved with making this happen.

- Cyrus Jahani, Customer Service Lead and CIA Agent

Buzz Bar and Grill

Seemingly happy and obviously hungry Dallas employees line up for yet another company lunch.


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