U.S. Army Ground Systems: A Business Case Analysis for Equipment Covers

June 14, 2019 in Protective Covers, Case Study

The U.S. Army (Active, National Guard and Reserve) experiences reduced readiness rates and increased
corrective maintenance actions - as much as four times higher in areas of high temperature, high humidity and high salinity. In order to objectively quantify the problem, the Army Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive directed preparation of a Business Case Analysis (BCA).

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Topics: Protective Covers, Case Study

Protective Covers and HVAC Equipment

April 08, 2019 in Protective Covers

A Business Case: Protective Covers and HVAC Equipment

 Protecting HVAC equipment from the elements is a challenge, particularly when it comes to transporting big-ticket equipment and ensuring it arrives in perfect condition. Customers pay a high price for these units and expect them to arrive in pristine, factory-fresh condition. However, while in storage or in transit, there are a number of elements that will cause damage to HVAC systems, including corrosion, moisture, sun, snow, dust, road grime, rodents, and scratching.  

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Topics: Protective Covers

Cover Customization: Better Protection and More Convenience

March 07, 2019 in Protective Covers

When it comes to protecting heavy equipment—whether during transportation or storage—many companies rely on simple one-size-fits-all covers, tarps and shrink wrap. While these may keep out the rain and snow, such covers are rarely form-fitting, meaning they have gaps and even openings through which rodents, dust, water, and other damaging elements can enter.

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Transhield Attends WOC: Technology Trends Impacting the Concrete Industry

February 08, 2019 in Protective Covers

Since 1975, World of Concrete (WOC) has been the concrete and masonry industries’ go-to meeting each year. Boasting more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 58,000 registered industry professionals in more than 745,000 net square feet of exhibit space, WOC assembles the newest equipment, products, training and expertise in one location for businesses looking to increase efficiency and get the job done right. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 21st through the 24th, Transhield was on hand exhibiting their revolutionary equipment protection solutions as well as our unique concrete curing cover, TopCure.

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Cutting-Edge Transportation Cover Company Provides Proprietary Repair Kit

June 22, 2018 in Protective Covers

For decades, the most environmentally conscious among us touted the benefits of replacing our goods—and then recycling them. This sound plan has recently come to a somewhat screeching halt, however, as China has imposed new import restrictions impacting recyclers. As a result, those with an eye on both the health of the environment and on the bottom line are embracing a new approach: repairing materials and equipment instead of replacing it to save time and money.

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How to Prevent Equipment Damage

 Machinery breakdowns can be a major expense. Some breakdowns are easily fixed with a spare part but others require hours or days to repair. The one type of damage that is most often overlooked yet easily prevented is environmental damage. UV rays cause degradation of exteriors which lead to corrosion. Dirt and dust cause sensitive components to malfunction. Environmental damage can take a machine out of commission and cause delays in production which increases the financial loss exponentially. In the case of the military, if an asset isn’t mission ready, it could mean a life or death situation. Watch below to learn more.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, protection from UV Rays

The Essentials of Protecting Your Equipment During Downtime

April 17, 2018 in Protective Covers

Equipment is often designed and manufactured for continuous use with minimal attention to downtime issues. Thus equipment owners must ensure that during planned or surprise downtime, surfaces stay protected from the elements. There are a number of factors to consider when preparing for downtime protection, and it’s important to avoid endangering the integrity of your valuable equipment.[1]

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Respecting Your Valuables: Considerations for Shipping Important Items

Shipping, on the surface, seems like a straightforward task. However, it’s a task that comes with complex issues to consider, especially when it comes to fragile or expensive equipment.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, Breathable Cover

A Case for Protective Covers in the Military

As one who served in the military for 30 years in a very maintenance intensive field (Artillery), and as someone who has also been involved in providing protective cover solutions for the military for over a decade, it was very gratifying to review the U.S. Army’s comprehensive business case analysis on the use of equipment covers for Army ground systems.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers

ArmorDillo: Tested for Superior Peel Strength

March 31, 2017 in Protective Covers

The readiness of military assets is fundamental to protecting the US homeland and its interests abroad. The vehicles and equipment that form America’s defense arsenal include military ground vehicles, weapon systems and devices on naval ships and airfields. These expensive and critical investments that may be called up at a moment’s notice face a barrage of daily threats; corrosion, mold, mildew, UV radiation, water intrusion, and wind damage are just some of the natural forces that can compromise the reliability and integrity of defense assets.[1] That’s why branches of the US Armed Services, in particular the Navy, count on Transhield’s heavy duty fabric to protect the machines that protect America.

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Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.

 

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