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July 19, 2013
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State-of-the-Art Control: Save Energy As You Maintain Normal Motor Speed

ProblemElectric motor efficiency, as stated by the manufacturer, often puts customers and operators at ease assuming that a 70% or higher efficiency DOES NOT waste much energy. What many users don’t realize, however, is that electric motors only achieve the rated efficiency when operated at 100% of rated horsepower.  


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July 19, 2013
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Viewpoint: Auditing The Planning Function — Perfection Isn’t Our Goal

By Doc Palmer, P.E., MBA, CMRP, Managing Partner, Richard Palmer and Associates How do we know if planning is “working”? The answer is that we audit to see where we are versus our purpose. While the question is good, it implies we know the purpose of planning. The purpose of planning isn’t merely to create perfect […]