Archive | June, 2012

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June 11, 2012
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Technology Showcase: PdM Solutions

Monitoring Wear Debris In Hazardous EnvironmentsKittiwake’s ATEX Metallic Wear Debris Sensor facilitates real-time wear-debris monitoring for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in hazardous areas. Capable of being mounted within any lubrication system on any type of asset, it uses a combination of inductive-coil technology and algorithms to provide a particle- size distribution count. ATEX and IECEx […]

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Motor Doc's Hot Topics: Mechanical Seal Failure In Pumps

All pump seals leak. Mechanical seal leakage involves fluid becoming trapped between the rotary and stationary surfaces and vaporizing. The resulting vapor barrier—also referred to as fluid film—is what lubricates the seal surfaces. In a healthy seal, this leakage isn’t noticeable (occurring at a rate of only about 0.030 drops per minute). Typical leakage paths […]

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June 11, 2012
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Kübler-Ross And Root-Cause Evaluations

While the nature of bad news may differ, people react in strikingly similar ways when they receive it. In her 1969 book entitled On Death and Dying, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a Swiss psychiatrist who had studied behavior-coping patterns related to death and other life-changing events, introduced the “Five Stages of Grief” concept.

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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Multi-Voltage Interlock Solution For Use With UPS SystemsCastell’s KSUPS+ product is a multi-voltage interlock pri-marily for use with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. This solenoid-controlled trapped-key device permits access to a UPS system only after it’s been put into a safe condition. It features a number of design improvements over previous models, including multi-voltage input. Voltages […]

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Viewpoint: Today's Holistic Landscape — Embracing Lifecycle Service

In the last 25 years, the service market has transformed substantially. Service strategies once centered on the most basic elements: time and material, product replacement and service agreements. While many customers understood the value in having a strong business partner to serve their needs, the purchasing trend often took a commoditized view of the marketplace. […]

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