The Lansing, MI-based maker of the anthrax vaccine BioThrax tells how careful refinements of its already sophisticated maintenance operation brought them the coveted win. By Rick Carter, Executive Editor References to “customer service” are frequent at the Lansing, MI, campus of Emergent BioSolutions (EBS), Inc., winner of the 2013 NAME (North American Maintenance Excellence) Award. […]
Did you know that some simple cooling tower maintenance could help your facility save up to 15% on its electricity costs? Routine preventive maintenance also can help conserve water and extend the operating life of your cooling equipment. Over time, the leaving-water temperature of a neglected cooling tower will rise, as will the energy costs […]
Kaeser Compressors has released a new line of refrigerated dryers for use with rotary compressors up to 40 hp. The Kryosec TAH-TCH series can handle flows from 12 – 159 cfm. Incorporating copper-brazed stainless steel plate heat exchangers, they provide drying at ambient temperatures up to 122 F. The units’ air-to-air and air-to-refrigerant heat exchangers are combined with […]
Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new range of SmartLine industrial temperature transmitters aimed at improving overall plant and personnel efficiency, even in harsh, noisy process environments. Part of the company’s SmartLine field-instrument portfolio, these products incorporate a number of efficiency-enhancing features, including advanced displays capable of showing process data in graphical formats and communicating messages from the control room. According to the manufacturer, […]
According to Novinium, its environmentally friendly Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR) technology can restore aging power cables to like-new performance for significantly less than it would cost to replace them. Cable rejuvenation involves the injection of a healing and upgrading fluid into the strands of medium-voltage power cable to repair and extend its life. In the SPR process, […]
Two examples of how vibration monitoring saved time and money in heavy industrial settings. New portable and online-monitoring systems help extend the value of vibration monitoring into the heaviest of industrial operations. Here’s a look at how users avoided serious motor failure in mining and detected a critical bearing failure in paper-pulp production by using […]
Deployed anywhere and everywhere in a plant, today’s intelligent wireless technologies supply critical equipment and process information that end-users could only dream of in the past.
By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor With skilled workers no longer the renewable resource they once were, maintenance departments everywhere face a serious challenge for the future: Increasing quality-of-service and demand levels will significantly stress their ability to deliver unless a new work model is devised. That’s where innovation comes in. Innovation takes full advantage of […]