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Environmental and industrial cleaning teams shine for steel producer

May 6, 2021

PROBLEM An environmental services company working at a stainless-steel production facility faced constant issues with safety, compliance, equipment and meeting project deadlines. The mill, which was located in the Southeastern part of the United States, inevitably began searching for a more competent organization to manage its waste services, environmental spills and emergency response. The new […]

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MPW Trainers Deliver Valuable Virtual Decontamination Course

April 9, 2020

View Full Success Story Problem An automotive manufacturer in Virginia sought to safely and efficiently decontaminate its plant after the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Due to their longstanding relationship with MPW, plant managers knew MPW’s Safety & Training Department had the decontamination expertise and technical ability to quickly deliver the requested program. Solution MPW’s Safety & […]

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MPW makes quick work of facility deep clean

August 16, 2019

View Full Case Study Problem A uranium-enrichment plant in the Southwestern United States needed an extensive cleaning before workers could install essential equipment. Plant management was seeking a contractor capable of removing every minute particle of dirt and dust from floor to ceiling. Following internet research, facility leaders contacted MPW. Though plant personnel had never […]

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Customized solutions lead to increased efficiency, productivity

August 16, 2019

View Full Case Study Problem A leading producer of polymers had struggled for years to find a safe and efficient way to clean two of its aprons (12-foot wide by 150-foot long stainless steel conveyor belts) during down times. The cleaning challenge was exacerbated by limited water supply and its narrow window of opportunity. The […]

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Mini Excavator improves safety, increases production time at steel mill

June 13, 2018

View Full Case Study Problem For more than 20 years, workers at an integrated steel operation located in the Midwest had been breaking slag deposits with jackhammers and 20K water blasters to remove the deposits from its roll mill. But after a worker was injured by falling slag, the plant and MPW sought a safer, […]

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MPW automation improves safety, efficiency of boiler cleaning

May 22, 2018

View Full Case Study Problem At a waste-to-energy facility in the Midwest, an industrial cleaning contractor was using a series of mechanical winches to remove pluggage and ash deposits from the boiler tube lanes which span the mud drum and steam drum. Two technicians would control the winch while a third tech functioned as a […]

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Automated 2-D rotating wash head delivers safer stack clean, $24 million in boosted production

April 19, 2018

View Full Case Study The towering smoke stacks affiliated with industrial settings such as steel mills actually serve an environmental purpose. Within these stacks, electrostatic smoke precipitators (ESPs) force smoke and gas past two electrical terminals — one with a negative voltage and the other with metal plates charged to a positive voltage. Since unlike […]

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MPW’s record of safety, efficiency exceeds standards of Ohio steelmaker

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem In 2012, a Northern Ohio steelmaker’s former primary industrial-cleaning contractor reported numerous OSHA-recordable incidents, causing countless losses in man-hours and plant efficiency. Further, the facility was seeking an industrial cleaning company that would complete its work with greater levels of quality and efficiency. The steel producer didn’t need to look […]

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Technology Leads to Superior Cleaning Case Study

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem A global polymer producer located in Ohio sought to improve the annual outage cleaning of its heat exchangers. Historically, industrial cleaning contractors hand lanced the heat exchanger tubes, servicing four to six exchangers per night for two weeks to fit within the outage schedule. But often, multiple heat exchangers would […]

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Automation leads to safer, faster cleaning of evaporator tubes at ethanol refinery

August 21, 2017

View Full Case Study Problem An inherent problem with high-pressure water blasting is that operators run the risk of severe body lacerations due to inadvertent contact with the powerful jet stream. To mitigate the operation of hand-held blasters during a cleaning procedure at an ethanol refinery in Indiana, the refinery reached out to industrial cleaning […]

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