Archive | 2007

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Viewpoint: Achieving Excellence

Richard L. Dunn, Executive Director, Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence Two U.S. plants have been selected to receive the 2007 North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award presented by the Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence. The Alcoa Mt. Holly plant, Goose Creek, SC, and the Baldor Dodge Reliance – Dodge Marion plant, Marion, NC, were selected […]

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Utilities Manager: Cutting Costs In Process Cooling

New to North America, this proven technology soon may change the way you approach process cooling in your operations. Although some technologies are constantly changing, at least one has remained virtually unchanged for decades: cooling tower systems. New technology in this arena, however, has at last hit the United States—and it’s changing everything about the […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community LEBLANC ANNOUNCED AS NEW CEO OF GENERAC Waukesha, WI-based Generac Power Systems has announced the appointment of Edward A. LeBlanc as CEO of the company. He takes on this new position in light of former CEO William Treffert’s recent decision to retire from Generac after […]

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From Our Perspective: Making Green By Going Green

  Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor If you could simultaneously operate in a “greener environment,” assure increased capacity and save money, all with minimal effort, would you?   Who among us hasn’t seen—or heard of— one or more of the recent “scary” documentaries “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Crude Awakening” and “The Death of the Electric Car”? Who […]

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Lube Cart Showcase

There is plenty to consider when acquiring a lube cart, including flow rate, filter type and viscosityrange, among others. Aside from their many options and customizable features, lube cartsoffer the flexibility of portable—and convenient—filtration. That’s a “must have” capability in today’s fast-paced production environments. These pages highlight some of the latest, featurerich filter carts in […]

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Bearings and lubrication for small steam turbines

If you ever have dealt with small steam turbines, chances are that issues of bearing selection and lubrication had to be addressed. Among these are issues of rolling element bearings vs. sleeve bearings, types of lubrication and application of lubricants. Even the definition of a turbine’s suitability for a certain service is often debated and […]

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Part II: Oil Cleanliness: The Key To Equipment Reliability

Cleanliness can impact equipment life in a big way. For example, in hydraulic systems, with servo valves, a typical new unfiltered hydraulic fluid usually has an ISO cleanliness code of 25/22/19. The system requires a 16/14/11 based on pressure. By filtering the oil to the proper cleanliness level of 16/14/11, the life of the valve […]

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Going Where Others Can't

As a number of Louisiana refineries are finding, flexible sensor technology can deliver an especially cost-effective way to measure temperatures almost anywhere in a system. As a systems integrator that services refineries and chemical plants in Louisiana, we have found our customers’ biggest maintenance headaches come in the area of temperature sensor replacement. Rigid temperature […]

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