Archive | May, 2007

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Utilities Manager: Maintenance Is Key To Green Roof Success

Much effort and attention has focused on educating people about the existence, significance and function of green roofs. What’s next in terms of maintenance is equally important to protect a green roof investment. Do I really have to bring the lawn mower up to the roof?” asked the facility manager after his company had just […]

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Utilities Manager: Medical Center Cures Its Hot Water Pressure Woes

Its booster pump system simply could not keep pace with fluctuating demands for hot water. Turning to skid-mounted pumps with intelligent controls made the pain go away for this major healthcare facility. Located in the heart of Phoenix, AZ, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 520-bed, not-forprofit hospital that provides a wide range […]

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Utilities Manager: Recognizing Energy As A Business Risk

Chrisopher Russell, Principal, South River Facility Management Organizations should be prepared to manage a wide and growing variety of energy-related business risks. These include energy market volatility as well as rapidly evolving technologies and regulation. Solutions involve more than pursuing a “project”—such as capital investment in a big chunk of machinery. Another alternative involves changing […]

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Advances In Arc-Resistant Motor Control Equipment

Arc flash is responsible for about 80% of electricalrelated injuries. It occurs when an arc fault superheats the air around it, expanding and creating a pressure wave within the enclosure. The resulting arc plasma then vaporizes everything with which it comes in contact. In industrial settings, many things could compromise the air space that acts […]

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Safe Work Practices For Workplace Disasters

Despite well-established policies, procedures and recordkeeping, unexpected obstacles or snags often cause setbacks during scheduled or routine maintenance. In most cases, we’ve allotted adequate time to overcome these problems, allowing for safe and thorough completion of the task within a timeframe that doesn’t hurt the up rate of the process. On the other hand, what […]

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Lubricant Analysis Supports Predictive Maintenance

Today’s most successful lubrication programs—those that boast high percentages of equipment availability and enviable machine longevity—depend heavily on identifying contaminants in lube oils and other factors that can cause mechanical damage. Identification of the root causes of internal damage is definitely part of effective lubrication management. Information on the type and extent of contamination then […]

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Education and Training

Training has changed radically over the past decade. Nowhere are these changes more evident than in the maturation of training that is based on or utilizes electronic media, including numerous additions to the training lexicon. Here are just a few of the most important terms maintenance professionals need to know as they make their way […]

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Connecting With Centralized Lubrication Technology

Every moving part on a machine benefits from timely and effective lubrication to help reduce wear, minimize lubricant consumption and maximize efficiency. These benefits can be more fully realized by introducing centralized lubrication technology to deliver the right lubricant at the right time in the right quantity to the right point of use. All types […]

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