Archive | 2006

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December 2, 2006
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Utilizing Real-Time Information In Enterprise Asset Management Systems

Today, industries are looking for a change in the way maintenance is performed. In order to survive, organizations are searching for meaningful ways to offset the costs associated with performing maintenance activities while complying with evermore stringent regulatory compliance requirements at all levels of their operations. There are also other less tangible factors to consider. […]

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December 2, 2006
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Uptime: What Gets Measured…

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Data, metric, measures, assessments, evaluations, scorecards, progress reports… Many of us have been faced with a whole host of measurement opportunities. Seems like some of the performance measurements are moving targets that we seldom hit. Some measurement processes come and go, much like fog. I recall hearing this maxim years ago: […]

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2:26 am
December 2, 2006
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Viewpoint: Trust In The Workplace

In the Aflac commercial, Yogi says, “It’s what you need if you don’t got it…and it’s as good as cash.” The Speed of Trust is a new business book, by Stephen Covey’s son (also named Stephen Covey). Just as the elder Covey’s remarkable best-seller The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People changed our working landscape […]

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6:00 am
December 1, 2006
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Utilities Manager: Extend MTBR while decreasing costs and increasing performance. . .Custom Hydraulic Solutions: “Reliability Engineering PLUS"

Everyone wants to cut their energy costs, even utility companies. Some of the biggest energy hogs in these operations can be found among the many pumps required to run these plants. Yet, in many cases, the big pumps (especially the older ones) can be updated to achieve some or all of the following advantages: increased […]

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December 1, 2006
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Utilities Manager: Reducing Energy Costs In Municipal Pumping Systems

It’s everybody’s job to save energy. Simple solutions to help optimize your pumping systems, like those outlined in this article, often can pay off more than you might think. The facts speak for themselves and they’re not very encouraging for consumers across the country. The cost of energy is skyrocketing, and with it, the cost […]

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December 1, 2006
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Utilities Manager: Cutting Costs With Energy Auditing

An experienced power quality engineer reveals how he goes about finding energy savings in a facility. It all begins with an energy audit. “Using energy efficiently is cool again,” says Paul Twite, referring to the current high cost of energy.Twite is a power quality engineer, a Level II certified thermographer and a co-owner of 24-7 […]

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December 1, 2006
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Utilities Manager: Should You pay For An Energy Assessment?

Christopher Russell, Principal, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting, LLC A particularly destructive hurricane season in 2005 wreaked havoc on oil and gas production infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region. This damage, in addition to what were already tight global fuel markets, drove U.S. energy prices to unprecedented heights. In the aftermath of price spikes, even “stable” […]

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December 1, 2006
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Utilities Manager: Is It Time For A Standby Generator In Your Facility?

Selection, sizing, installation and maintenance of these units can impact your energy efforts. In many facilities, the process of selecting a standby generator can either go relatively quickly or painfully slow.How you approach the specification, purchase, installation and maintenance issues will ultimately influence the speed and agony factors of your new genset. Why would you […]

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