Hydropower Generator Component Shrink-wrapped for Transport to End-user

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Mr. Shrinkwrap Protective Services, Inc., an industrial packaging and protective covering company (http://www.mrshrinkwrap.com) announces the completion of a service contract for The General Electric Company subsidiary, GE Energy Services.

Exciter component wrapped for shipping while the housing is being lifted into place (background)

"so in an effort to prevent the need for thousands of dollars in repairs and provide high customer satisfaction, we called Mr. Shrinkwrap"

GE Energy Services’ Philadelphia office contracted with Mr. Shrinkwrap to prepare for shipping a 210 kilowatt exciter. The exciter is a component used in the operation of a power station or power system. In this case the exciter is used in a Hydropower generation system and provides electrical current for a larger generator.

Protection from the elements during transport and storage

The exciter is sensitive to corrosion caused by moisture coming into contact with the various metallic parts of the unit. Corrosion to a component such as the exciter puts into jeopardy the operation of the power generation system due to potential failures and increases maintenance and servicing costs. GE Energy Services was concerned with potential damage to the exciter since it was being transported on an open flatbed trailer and may be stored outdoors for a period of time prior to installation. The decision was made to protect the component from the elements with industrial strength shrink wrap. Greg McGann, GE Energy Services Manufacturing Shop Operations Manager said “we just performed a service known as a rewind on the exciter with numerous man hours and expensive copper strands that can be damaged due to inclement weather, so in an effort to prevent the need for thousands of dollars in repairs and provide high customer satisfaction, we called Mr. Shrinkwrap to protect the unit from the elements during transport and possible outdoor storage”.

About Mr. Shrinkwrap Protective Services, Inc.

Mr. Shrinkwrap Protective Services, Inc. provides on-site shrink wrap services across the US and is a leading distributor of shrink film, poly film, heat guns, shrink wrap tape, preservation tape, stretch wrap, self adhering films, and shrink wrap supplies. Mr. Shrinkwrap provides a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential shrink wrap applications.

From its headquarters and distribution center in suburban Philadelphia, Mr. Shrinkwrap ships shrink wrap and tape products daily to a variety of industries and businesses nationwide and has provided on-site shrink wrap services in most Mid-Atlantic States as well as various shrink wrap projects around the country. Mr. Shrinkwrap provides shrink wrapping services for sensitive industrial components and equipment, infrastructure projects and apparatus, construction and remediation containment barriers, preservation of historic structures, emergency services to homeowners and businesses and of course seasonal shrink wrapping services for outdoor furniture, living areas, RV’s and boats.

Since 1991, Mr. Shrinkwrap has evolved from a local boat covering service, to a thriving business with a national scope, offering on-site shrink wrap services and becoming a leading distributor of shrink film, heat guns, shrink wrap tape, preservation tape and shrink wrap supplies. Mr. Shrinkwrap has been asked to provide shrink wrap services for objects as diverse as outdoor furniture and amenities to nuclear power turbines.

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