Electrical Control Systems Project Recaps: Fire Damaged Test Stations
The investigation involved 48 test stations that were reportedly damaged by fire.
Perform a visual inspection of damages and create a photographic record of the equipment.
34 critical parts were claimed obsolete and no longer available; a proposed redesign and building of new test stations for $1.6 million was presented.
Evaluate the availability of parts necessary to rebuild the subassemblies in the test stations.
ILC examined the list of 34 critical parts that had been deemed unavailable for purchase.
ILC confirmed the 34 critical parts or equivalent substitutions were available.
ILC analyzed the time to rebuild the 48 test stations which were lost including the table, power supplies, computer, monitors, data card, bar code reader, and various parts.
After a full analysis, ILC concluded that all 34 parts necessary to rebuild the test stations were available. ILC purchased components with low availability for $16,753; proving that the test stations could be rebuilt.
ILC calculated the cost of all of the material required to rebuild the 48 stations at $150,360.
ILC calculated that approximately 2,439 hours were required to rebuild and install the test stations with an average labor cost of $60 per hour for a labor cost of $146,340.
After combining the labor and material costs, ILC estimated the cost to rebuild the test stations at $300,540…rather than redesigning and building new test stations for $1.6 million, a savings of $1,299,460.