Archive | July, 2009

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Utilities Manager: Energy Showcase

Energy-Saving Motors Baldor’s Super-E Motors are designed to conserve energy over extended time periods. Payback can occur in less than a year depending on motor size. The right combination of these motors and adjustable-speed drives can yield energy-cost savings up to 50%, according to the company. Baldor Save+ software can compare operating costs, summarize annual […]

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Utilities Manager: Big Money Talks: Power Plant Efficiency

William C. Livoti I am sure almost everybody has received some notification from their local utility regarding energy conservation. Many of the larger utilities offer incentive programs for premium efficient motors, energy efficient windows, etc. I believe we all understand the purpose and the necessity of the power generator promoting energy efficiency on the demand […]

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Motor Doc's Hot Topics: The Use And Misuse Of Standards In Sales And Marketing

In my work, I often ask companies about the standard(s) they follow. Most will cite IEEE, ASTM, EASA, IEC, UL, CSA, etc. Generally, the language and standard(s) are correct and the companies appear to be complying. Sometimes, however, they aren’t—either accidentally or, in enough cases to be annoying, deliberately. What is the impact when a […]

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Communications: The CMMS Setup In A Maintenance Partnership

Maintaining an interactive collaborative partnership with inter- and intra-departmental groups and outside groups is essential if a maintenance department is to be successful in delivering asset reliability and availability at a level suitable to achieve production throughput and quality targets. To achieve this, a maintenance department must understand the difference between “what it manages” and […]

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