Archive | January, 2007

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Utilities Manager: Steam Trap Testing Made Easy

Installing new equipment or retrofitting old provides you with a great opportunity to simplify and optimize your steam trap PMs. Even when a plant has a small population of steam traps-and little or no inspection taking place-significant money can be recovered by eliminating steam losses. Whether there is one trap failure out of 100 traps, […]

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Utilities Manager: Cavitation Is Increasing Your Utility Cost

Show me a cavitating pump and I’ll show you an energy hog. Most operating facilities in today’s marketplace are aware of the effects that cavitation has on mechanical pump reliability. Reduced rotor stability, shorter bearing life and the ever-popular premature mechanical seal failure are just a few of the more common manifestations. If, however, we […]

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Utilities Manager: Energy Cost Control: How Much Will You Save?

The question that industrial decision-makers will most frequently ask about energy cost control is “How much can I save?” The question that really should be asked is, “How much am I likely to save?” How much can I save?The average industrial facility can expect to reduce its energy consumption somewhere within a range of 10% […]

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Utilities Manager: How to…Bring Life Back To Your Ailing Boilers

What can you do when you are expected to generate steam efficiently, but you have to do it with aging, inefficient equipment? Think retrofits. As a utilities manager, you know how critical steam is to an operation’s power, process heat and indoor climate-control needs. With almost one-third of your energy bill being run up by […]

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Utilities Manager: Impacting Energy And The Environment Through Compressed Air Leak Management

Powering up for the new year. . . Leaking compressed air systems can be some of the biggest energy hogs in industrial operations. Proper monitoring and maintenance of these systems should be one of your top priorities. Compared to water, electricity and gas, pneumatic processes are a necessary utility and an important source of converted […]

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Utilities Manager: Is It Time For A Standby Generator In Your Facility?

Questions and answers. . . 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 […]

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Utilities Manager: Invest In Energy Management With Intelligent Motor Control Solutions

Tasked with selecting the most reliable motor control solution with the lowest total cost of ownership? You’ll want to remember that it really pays to buy “smart” in this case. Rising energy prices are motivating industry to explore any number of new methods to reduce operating costs. Energy-efficient motor control solutions are one such method—and […]

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Utilities Manager: How Waste Raises The "Price" Of Energy

Christopher Russell, Principal, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting, LLC, Contributing Editor Reacting to rising energy costs, many managers will naturally focus on what they pay for fuel and power. A “price-centric” approach seeks lower prices for the same fuel, or if possible, a switch to a different, lowercost fuel. That’s not a bad idea, but it […]

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