Archive | September, 2013

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September 23, 2013
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Schneider Electric on Obama's Grid Resiliency Report and Disaster Preparedness

We applaud the Obama administration’s recent report on the Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages. The report calls for increased spending to revitalize the nation’s aging electric power system to improve resiliency against severe weather events. The report is an important call to action designed to spur momentum in modernizing our […]

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September 18, 2013
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My Take: Strivers Wanted

By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor Classes are back in session for children across the country. Wherever they are, I hope all those bright, shiny faces are paying attention, and not just in their crucial STEM-related courses (science, technology, engineering, math). Invaluable life skills can be gleaned from all areas of study. The trouble is, not all […]

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September 18, 2013
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Don’t Procrastinate…Innovate!: Looking Into The Past For The Future

By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor “Al, bent over the wheel, kept shifting eyes from the road to the instrument panel, watching the ammeter needle, which jerked suspiciously, watching the oil gauge and the heat indicator. And his mind was cataloguing weak points about the car. He listened to the whine, which might be the rear […]

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September 18, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Forget Guesswork — Tracking Boosts Reliability

Improving your plant’s reliability is a gift that keeps on giving. In implementing effective motor management practices, you make your job as a maintenance professional easier by improving operating and production performance, lowering maintenance costs and reducing equipment downtime. The first step toward greater relia-bility is to conduct a plant-wide motor survey that records basic, […]

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September 18, 2013
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Boosting Your Bottom Line: Forget Guesswork — Tracking Boosts Reliability

Improving your plant’s reliability is a gift that keeps on giving. In implementing effective motor management practices, you make your job as a maintenance professional easier by improving operating and production performance, lowering maintenance costs and reducing equipment downtime. The first step toward greater relia-bility is to conduct a plant-wide motor survey that records basic, […]

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September 18, 2013
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Automation Insider: Get More From Intelligent Field Devices

By Gary Mintchell, Editorial Director This month’s column is the third installment in a series on how modern digital technologies help maintenance and reliability professionals and plant management improve performance. (The previous installments discussed HART Communication protocol and FDT.)

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September 18, 2013
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Reliable Gadget

Test Fluorescent Lamps, Pins And Voltage With One Pocket-Sized Tool Amprobe® has introduced the LT-10 Lamp Tester, a lightweight, pocket-sized tool that takes the guesswork out of troubleshooting fluorescent fixtures. According to the company, the one-button device can verify in seconds whether fluorescent bulbs are operational prior to installation or removal, making it well-suited for […]

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