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September 30, 2014
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Process Heating Co. Unitized Storage Tank Heaters Provide Controlled Heat for Temperature-Sensitive Materials

Process Heating Co. offers Lo-Density Unitized Storage Tank Heaters, which can be installed into any above-ground tank or vat and dissipate controlled heat as low as three watts per square inch on the heater’s sheath to prevent coking or damaging of temperature-sensitive material. Unitized Heaters feature drywell-style elements that reside inside the sheath, making them […]

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September 30, 2014
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Schneider Electric to Acquire InStep Software

Schneider Electric’s announcement today that it has signed an agreement to acquire InStep Software is another indicator of the company’s growing footprint in the software business and deeper dive into the power and energy markets. News of the agreement was released during the opening session of the 2014  Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference that’s currently underway in Orlando, […]

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September 29, 2014
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Workforce Development Issues: Pre-Apprenticeship Leads the Way

By Michael I. Callanan, Executive Director, Electrical Training ALLIANCE In the upcoming weeks, we expect to hear an announcement from the Department of Labor that it is making $100 million in funding available to support the development and implementation of apprenticeship programs. How should that funding be allocated? I believe, for two reasons, that this […]

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September 29, 2014
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A Contrarian View: Decision Makers Need More Than Generalities

By Heinz P. Bloch, P.E. Consultant-conceived generalities rarely add anything to our knowledge. In fact, it has been said the value of generalizations often ranges between low and zero. More than once we’ve seen realistic maintenance and reliability professionals raise eyebrows to such consultant-conceived generalities as “optimize your asset-management system.” The real pros are apt […]

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September 29, 2014
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Save Time and Money with Visual Oil Analysis

Four products from Des-Case simplify the process of obtaining critical oil-level and –quality information, even for hard-to-access equipment.  Time is money. And Des-Case knows that wasting either is not an option. According to the company, its line of Visual Oil Analysis products can save end-users time in monitoring the condition of their oil, as well […]

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September 29, 2014
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Frequently Cited OSHA Safety Violations (And How To Avoid Them)

Several types of violations make Top 10 lists year after year.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other organizations release periodic lists of violations to inform safety and facility managers of the most common violations that put workers at risk of injury or death. Some published lists focus on the previous year’s “Top […]

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September 29, 2014
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IFS Launches Global Cloud Solution On Microsoft Azure

IFS, the global enterprise applications company is announcing the availability of IFS Applications on Microsoft Azure. The new offering reduces the need for hardware infrastructure to provide customers with a highly cost effective, rapid and secure way to benefit from IFS Applications. In addition to avoiding many of the high upfront costs normally associated with […]

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September 29, 2014
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GE’s Equipment Insight Solution Enables New Industrial Internet Service Offering

GE’s Intelligent Platforms business has announced that Equipment Insight, a new breakthrough Industrial Internet solution from GE Predictivity, has been selected as the enabling technology behind a new services program called Roots InSite Support. This new service program is being launched to better support GE’s Roots blowers, compressors and controls customers. Roots InSite Support combines […]

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