Archive | January, 2009

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From Our Perspective

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.”…Albert Einstein   Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor At a recent international roundtable discussion, attendees were asked to define their version of a “World-Class” maintenance organization. Many rolled out the proverbial shopping list of “must haves.” These are attributes required by various maintenance award committees that have […]

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Utilities Manager: Save Money Through Routine Maintenance

It’s true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Proactive motor maintenance and planning keeps you from having to cure a crisis, plus it’s easier and less costly than taking a reactive approach. Establishing a routine maintenance program for your industrial motors can alert you to problems before they happen so that […]

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Utilities Manager: How Mixer Efficiency Protects A Municipality's Bottom Line

Inefficient mixers ultimately can lead to millions of dollars in needless energy costs. Here’s how to plug that energy sieve. As statistics go, these certainly grab your attention. Energy consumption is expected to increase by 20% over the next 15 years, and its cost and availability will have a substantial impact on the economic health […]

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Utilities Manager: Simple Payback: Benefits & Limitations

William C. Livoti Simple payback is a common economic analysis method—one that most business owners can understand. In the context of energy efficiency, it calculates the amount of time it will take to recover installation costs based on annual energy cost savings. The equation for simple payback is annual energy cost savings per year divided […]

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Problem Solvers

Multi-Tasking, High-Performing, Extreme-Duty Hydraulic Fluid Shell Lubricants has introduced Shell Tellus Oil STX, a multigrade hydraulic fluid for use in extreme conditions. Zinc-free and ashless, with high shear stability, its wide temperature range and 160 viscosity index allows operators to reduce the number of hydraulic grades, with one oil being able to operate in a […]

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Part V… How Clean is the New Oil in Your Equipment? Key Take-Aways & Best Practices

Regardless of where contaminants enter the distribution chain, the cleanliness of the lubricants in your facility is ultimately in your hands. The last four articles involved an investigation into oil cleanliness from the perspective of the three major links in the cleanliness chain: Oil cleanliness data was collected from each of the major links in […]

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Utilities Manager: How Mixer Efficiency Protects a Municipality's Bottom Line

As statistics go, these certainly grab your attention. Energy consumption is expected to increase by 20% over the next 15 years, and its cost and availability will have a substantial impact on the economic health of U.S. manufacturers and municipalities. The industrial sector accounts for approximately one-third of the energy consumed annually in the United […]

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Benchmarking and auditing…

Part I: Are you Best-of-Class? Consider Specific Auditing Steps This publication is primarily devoted to upgrading the understanding and management of lubrication practices at industrial facilities. But upgrading lubrication practices is very rarely the only thing that a facility needs. Recognizing that fact, we also subscribe to the practice of “benchmarking.” It may be reasoned […]

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