Archive | August, 2008

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This page is an example of content that is Uncategorized; that is, it does not belong to any Section or Category. You will see there is a new Menu in the left column. It shows links to the same content presented in 4 different page layouts. Section Blog Section Table Blog Category Category Table Follow […]

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Utilities Manager: Mobile Real-Time Inspection Of Combustion Processes

Lenox Instrument’s portable FireSight® Diagnostic System provides efficient, real-time, color inspection of combustion and process control in boilers, furnaces, kilns and incinerators. This entirely self-contained unit allows diagnostics, testing, monitoring and recording of several individual boiler or furnace functions operating at any level via any available 1?” (41.3 mm) opening. It consists of an air […]

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Utilities Manager: Utilities Manager

In the quest for more energy-efficient operations, every little bit helps. As companies demand more energy efficiency from their systems, valve heating could be a real consideration. One area where energy losses can occur is on long pipe runs and their intersections such as T-fittings and valves. On an individual basis, energy losses around valves […]

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Utilities Manager: Color Your Lube Program Green

Adopting “green practices” as a catalyst for change around your operations doesn’t have to be painful or expensive, but it does require open minds. Things are changing around our plants and facilities these days. The exponential rise in energy rates coupled with a global shift toward protecting the planet and its resources has forced company […]

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Utilities Manager: Spray Optimization Strategies

Using less compressed air, electricity and water in your drying and spraying operations can lead to significant savings. The right approach and the right device for the application are critical. Systems that dry, clean, cool, coat and lubricate are easy to overlook as long as they seem to be providing the expected performance. That’s because […]

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Utilities Manager: Big Money Talks-Life-Cycle Costing & Energy Costs

William C. Livoti, Baldor Electric Company Life-cycle costing (LCC) is an often-used term in the pump industry, but one that rarely is implemented at the end-user level. Industry continues to use the same design criteria and specifications that have been in place for years—specifically, over-sizing of pumps, motors and valves. Energy costs won’t allow us […]

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Industry Outlook: Driving Down Rising Reactive Maintenance

Ed Stanek, Jr., President, LAI Reliability Systems, Inc. With the increased focus on cost reduction, companies are rethinking their game plans. Most organizations at a site level have turned to efficiency improvement initiatives—such as LEAN and its tools—to drive waste and cost from their processes, and rightfully so. While this course of action seems logical […]

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Industry Outlook: Look To Infrared As An Enabling Technology

Thomas J. Scanlon, Vice President Americas, Thermography, FLIR Systems, Inc. Regardless of the fluctuating price for a barrel of crude oil, the issues pertaining to energy in terms of availability, resource options, environmental impact and costs are here to stay. There doesn’t appear to be one or two comprehensive solutions on the horizon that can […]

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