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September 1, 2001
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Managing Compressed Air Energy Part I: Demand Side Issues

Data from more than 250 plants show how compressed air energy may be distributed among key usage categories. Use this information to help decide where energy management solutions should be applied first.Although compressed air systems generally are the third highest energy user in an industrial plant, they represent the number one opportunity for both energy […]


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September 1, 2001
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The New World of Six Sigma: Don't get left behind

“Six Sigma for asset dependability reduces the variation in design, procurement, installation, operation, reliability, and maintainability of equipment assets in order to provide predictable performance at optimal cost of ownership.” The intent of these words has long been familiar to the reliability and maintenance community. What has been added are the words “Six Sigma.” Originated […]


3:47 pm
September 1, 2001
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Back To the Future or Forward Into the Past?

  Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor When does the future begin? That is what futurist Glen Hiemstra asked the audience as he began his keynote address at Wonderware’s big user conference and trade show in Las Vegas this summer.   Your answer probably mirrors one of those offered by the audience. But the perception Hiemstra […]