Archive | May, 2008

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Battling A Killer: Corrosion Control Methods

Corrosion is always on the prowl, ready to take down your equipment, fixed and otherwise. Don’t let this predator catch you off guard. Metallic corrosion is a naturally occurring process that takes place at varying rates—depending on the specific combination of alloy and application conditions— unless there is intentional intervention to modify the situation. Corrosion […]

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Utilities Manager: What's Hot: New Positive Displacement Pump Control

Kadant AES, a division of Kadant Inc., now offers the UNiGY® pump-control system, an exclusive and patented technology for high-pressure positive displacement (PD) process pumps. Equipped with UNiGY PhD™ (Pump-modeling hydraulic Drive), the technology employs mathematical models to dramatically improve energy efficiency, process control and system availability of PD pumps in processes where flows and […]

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Utilities Manager: Three Basic Steps To Life-Cycle Asset Energy Efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency around your operations, pay attention to these steps and begin counting your energy savings. As a wartime resistance fighter, Ted Monkiewicz used his incredible ingenuity to assist the Allied forces in thwarting the Germans at every turn. Post war, he moved from his native Poland to England and used […]

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Utilities Manager: Our Future Is At Stake…The Complex World Of Power Generation

While you’ve been out chasing energy efficiency within your own operations, you probably haven’t been keeping up with the state of the power gen industry and how its growing problems are bound to impact your company. Get ready for a big shock. The power industry is at a crossroads, faced with environmental requirements from the […]

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Part I…How Clean Is The New Oil In Your Equipment? (Who Is Responsible?)

It’s a nagging, industry-wide question, and one that keeps many a supplier and end user up at night. In the multi-step process of moving lubricants from THEIR tanks to YOUR equipment, where does contamination start? At what point do dirt and/or moisture enter the supply chain? Is it a problem with storage, handling, dispensing or […]

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Human Memory Vs. Computerization

Lubrication reliability is an extremely important and complex issue that may not be getting enough attention in many plants. This type of “forgetfulness” can be very costly. These days, successful manufacturing and process organizations would not dream of running their accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, CRM and a host of other critical functions without […]

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LMT News

News of people and events important to the Lubrication Management community ASSOCIATION NEWS SAMOLCZYK CHAIRS AMERICAN BEARING MANUFACTURERS ASSOC.Mark Samolczyk, senior vice president of corporate planning and development for The Timken Company, has assumed the chairmanship of ABMA, the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (www.abma-dc.org). The fourth Timken executive to take on this role, his term […]

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Time to fire up your safety program…5 Keys To A Successful Safety Audit

Where do dangers lurk on your plant floor? Uncovering hazards and deficiencies before they become a problem is the first step in reducing risk to people and property. Awell-executed safety audit program can make a substantial difference in helping companies prevent accidents and injuries. Your company must understand and incorporate key characteristics of a successful […]

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