Archive | February, 2009

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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Vibration Monitoring Technology Customized For Your Applications SKF’s Microlog Analyzer AX, with simultaneous triaxial or 4-channel vibration measurement capability, speeds up data collection and saves time in monitoring rounds. Its 806 MHz Xscale processor means faster real-time rate and display updates, all viewed on the vivid 6.4″ VGA color display. Users can select from a […]

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Solution Spotlight

Solid-State Motor Protection, Control & Advanced Monitoring in a Single Product Eaton is expanding its motor and load protection solutions with Motor Insight™, the first offering from its Intelligent Power Control Solutions family. According to the manufacturer, Motor Insight delivers improved reliability, uptime, energy savings and safety features with advanced monitoring capabilities and motor protection […]

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Putting Hurricane-Ravaged Operations Back In Business

As storms go, last year’s Hurricane Ike was a particularly nasty one. On September 5th, 2008, Ike was a Category 4, packing winds of up to 145 miles per hour and carrying the potential to cause the highest storm surge in history. Thankfully, by the time he made his ? nal landfall at Baytown, TX, […]

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The Fundamentals: Fundamental Solutions

Improved Rotary Joint for Steam and Hot Oil Kadant Johnson Inc. has redesigned its self-supported EL (Extended Life) series rotary joint line to offer easier handling, fewer components and optimized seal geometry for thermal oil applications. According to the manufacturer, these enhancements make this product one of the most technologically advanced rotary joints for demanding […]

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Saving Time & Money By Automating Maintenance Documentation

The vast amount of diagnostic data produced by today’s smart field devices can be a very important source for accurate documentation of maintenance activities. But the sheer volume and complexity of such information can be daunting and difficult for maintenance personnel to manage. What’s needed is an effective means of compiling and organizing the data […]

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Lubrication Checkup: What Hurts?

There are a number of undisputable truths every capacity assurance professional must learn if they are, in fact, to assure an acceptable level of equipment reliability, uptime and availability. One of those truths states: Approximately 70% of mechanical failures are directly or indirectly attributable to poor or ineffective lubrication practices. Simply put, “we kill bearings,” […]

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Toward Better Shutdowns: Approaches For Improved Turnarounds

Switching off a process plant and equipment to inspect and service it in accordance with safety requirements, then starting everything back up again is no simple matter. The good news is that with running times in today’s process plants having been considerably extended, shutdowns and turnarounds (TARs) are being performed less often than in the […]

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For On The Floor: The Downturn And You

Rick Carter, Executive Editor You’ve seen the numbers: the U.S. jobless rate at 7.6% (as of January) and 2.6 million jobs lost in 2008, nearly 800,000 of them in manufacturing. Many of those jobs disappeared from states long associated with manufacturing and where state-wide unemployment levels are running higher than the national average: Michigan, California, […]

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