(1) Introducing NOGAMI Corporation
What is NOGAMI Corporation?
NOGAMI Corporation was founded in December 1987 chiefly as an operator of maintenance shops for refineries and petrochemical plants. Before establishing the corporation, Junichiro NOGAMI, founder and president, worked for years in the same field as a consultant and planner.
His major references are;
a. Thai Gas Separation Plant e. China Ethylene Plant
b. Brunei Co-generation Plant f. Bulgaria VCM Plant
c. Chittagon Urea Fertilizer Plant g. Pakistan Ammonia & Urea Plant
d. Thai Plastic Chemical Company
For more details on these maintenance shops, please see Par. 4.
In most cases, NOGAMI Corporation engages in projects from the very beginning of planning. This makes NOGAMI far more than just a dealer of machines and tools for maintenance shops. NOGAMI Corporation is a planner of maintenance shops for refineries and petrochemical plants with detailed knowledge of:
The kind of troubles that plants are likely to encounter
The kinds of maintenance required
The skills and equipment maintenance engineers need
These are crucial questions in plant planning that only a company with ample skills and experience can answer.
Most types of plant maintenance used to be ‘hands-on’ jobs for knowledgeable and experienced technicians. More recently, however, the sophisticated machines in modern refineries and petrochemical plants are left untouched by human hands. As the plant systems grow more complex, sophisticated equipment for maintenance becomes essential. The modern control systems in plants require maintenance interfaces with the latest computerized instruments. The selection of these instruments demands careful consideration and long experience in the field.
Another important development has been the advance of preventive maintenance. Veterans in plant maintenance now flinch at memories of system failures and breakdowns of faulty equipment. Had they enjoyed the luxury of today’s preventative maintenance systems, these mishaps would have probably been prevented altogether.
The maintenance people in a plant with an advanced preventative maintenance system spend most of their time working with diagnostic machines. The recent evolution of these machines has been remarkable. Machines that a decade ago took the space of an ordinary refrigerator can now fit neatly in the palm of a man’s hand. The speed of development is truly remarkable.
NOGAMI Corporation has the proven ability to select these diagnosis machines based on the latest technologies. The most precious benefit of preventive maintenance is the money saved by preventing breakdowns of large rotating machines and control systems. This is why NOGAMI Corporation takes such painstaking care when it selects maintenance machines.