Archive | January, 2007

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Leak Detection: The Science And The Art

Fluids are always looking for a way out of a system. Whenever they find one, you end up with a leak. Whether it’s major or minor in scope, it’s sure to be a drain on your efficiencies and profits. There’s both science and art when it comes to leak detection in industry. It’s science because […]

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Reducing Hot-Spot Temperatures in Transformers

In this real-world study from the power gen sector, researchers tested external oil coolers and ultra pure mineral oil to determine their effectiveness on hot spots, and, ultimately, equipment reliability Over the past several years, Consumers Energy (“Consumers”) has come to rely strongly on external oil coolers to delay scheduled transformer capacity increases, or to […]

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The Maintenance/Production Partnership: Part II

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Role definition is crucial if both Maintenance and Production departments are to strike an accord and work in an autonomous, yet cohesive manner to deliver a high-quality product in a waste-free, cost-effective manner. Virtually every major management philosophy and methodology in practice today recognizes and fosters the integral relationship between the […]

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