Jay Industrial Repair Turbine /Mechanical Group 2014 highlights

Jay Industrial Repair is much more than electric motor repairs and services. One service division that is continuing to expand and grow it’s service work is our Turbine/Mechanical group led by Brett Williams out of Mobile combined with our generator service group out of Birmingham. Know with the technical knowledge and ability to handle both the mechanical and electrical portions of repairs and inspections of steam, gas and hydro turbines each year it is becoming a bigger  and more important part of Jay Industrial Repair now and into the future.

2014 – highlighted repairs performed. Just a partial list for 2014.

38 MW EM Steam Turbine Generator
Inspection of stator and generator field.
Complete electrical and mechanical run out inspection
Installed a flux probe monitoring device in the stator
Repaired static excitation system
1.5 MW GE Steam Turbine Generator
Inspection of stator and generator field
Complete electrical and mechanical run out inspection
Removed 18-18 retaining rings and machined
Re-blocked windings and installed Teflon fused G-11 slip plane
Rebuilt insulated bearings and installed
Machined new bearing journal and coupling fits
At Speed balanced with full electrical tests

20 MW GE Steam Turbine Generator
Complete electrical and mechanical run out inspection of generator field
Removed retaining rings
Re-blocked field windings and installed Teflon fused G-11 slip plane
Machined new bearing journal
At speed balanced with full electrical tests
South carolina
18 MW Westinghouse Gas Turbine Generator
Complete turnkey rebuild
Removed the generator from customers site
Complete electrical and mechanical run out inspection
Rewound generator field and balanced
Rewound exciter
Partial replacement of core iron stack
Manufactured 13.8kv stator coils
Wound stator
Installed and aligned unit
North Carolina
25 MW GE Steam Turbine Generator
Turnkey rebuild
Removed generator field from customer site
Ice blast cleaned stator and performed full electrical tests
Complete electrical and mechanical run out inspection
Removed retaining rings from generator field
Re-blocked field windings and installed Teflon fused G-11 slip plane
Ground collector rings true
At speed balanced with full electrical tests
Installed generator field and aligned unit







Mark McKinney to be named VP – Infield Services

Mark McKinney, Jay Industrial Repair’s longtime GM of our Tuscaloosa and our Birmingham Motor Service division will be named as VP – Jay Industrial Repair and will manage infield services for the company. Mark will continue as GM at Birmingham Service Center until replacement is found.

Mark excels in complicated and technical in-field service work. Many of our customers when they have these type of requirements for a job want Mark to be there and oversee as they trust his expertise with an understanding that Mark always leads with a safety first view. More and more Mark is being called away and as Jay Industrial Repair has grown and expanded services to turbines, high voltage motors and generators Mark’s skills and leadership are needed on a full time basis. Mark is a great leader, as well as, a great person with outstanding integrity and can always be counted on to do the right thing. Jay Industrial Repair could not find a better person to head-up this service. foster_wheeler_turbine1gas_turbine_ice_2image12014091295150804



Jay Industrial Repair to open dedicated training and education facility

Jay Industrial Repair is set to open in March an 8,000 square foot training and education center on the south side of downtown Birmingham. The facility will be used for continues training and education of our employees by groups such as Richard Love and Associates. Additionally, Jay Industrial Repair will offer year round technical seminars for our customers and will be available to put together and host seminars on any subject related to electric motor and generator maintenance, proper P&M educational classes to electrical safety.

The training facility will be managed by Allen Plymon who was recently named  Corporate Reliability Manager for Jay Industrial Repair. The building will allow us to host classes of varying sizes with spaces capable of holding classes for 50-75 people, 20 – 30 people and  numerous other rooms from 2 – 10 people.

We also hope to be announcing in the near future some exciting news about predictive and preventive maintenance on our customer’s equipment that would take service and P&M management to a new level. Now with around 20 dedicated on-site technicians available and stationed from such cities as Atlanta, Chattanooga, Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and a few cities in Mississippi ……. P&M has become a huge part of our core business. Our technicians are available 24/7 year round so our customers can  depend on Jay Industrial Repair for routine and emergency issues.




above : street view of building

below : views of section of inside. Petitions and temporary walls will be removed in places to allow for set-up of large and small classroom sizes.







Allen Plymon named Corporate Reliability Manager

A familiar face, Allen Plymon, is rejoining the Jay Industrial Repair team as Corporate Reliability Manager. Jay Industrial Repair is fortunate and excited to have a person of Allen’s caliber back on our side. Allen is one of the foremost vibration experts in the United States. Allen has 25 years of experience in the field of predictive and corrective maintenance including advanced analysis, balancing, and alignment,. He serves currently as Chairman of the Training Committee and a member of the Vibration Institutes Board of Directors. Allen’s will focus on training and certification and is always available for complex vibration issues and solutions. Allen is just another example of Jay Industrial Repair’s focus of obtaining the best talent in the industry.