Archive | March, 2009

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The Green Edge

ASSE Standard Project to Protect Green Workers The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced a new A10 Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) standard project to protect the safety and health of workers involved in construction and demolition operations for wind generation/turbine facilities, known as the “American National Standard for the Safe Construction and Demolition […]

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Solution Spotlight: Capturing Savings Through Bearing Reconditiong

NSK rolls out the type of program that helps end users cut costs without sacrificing quality and performance. No industry is immune to the current economic climate. Businesses across all sectors are evaluating every dollar they spend these days. Because bearings are so critical in industrial applications, they are an ideal place to explore cost-reduction […]

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From Our Perspective: In These Trying Times, YOU Really Are The Boss

Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor One of the most common emotions I encounter out in the workplace these days is fear—mostly fear of the unknown One of the most common emotions I encounter out in the workplace these days is fear—mostly fear of the unknown in an uncertain economic climate. When speaking with maintenance and reliability professionals, […]

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Maintenance Log: Troubleshooting A Nuke Power Station’s Valve Problems with Acoustic Emission

Failure is not an option for most plants, but even more so if you’re talking about the emergency cooling system of a nuclear power-gen operation. Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Burlington, KS, operates a single pressurized water reactor to produce a rated electrical output of about 1150 megawatts. If normal reactor coolant system circulation […]

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