Archive | February

70
6:00 am
March 1, 2009
Print Friendly

You Get What You Pay For… Or Do You?

Even in the best of times, you couldn’t afford to gamble on the efficiency and reliability of your pumping systems. Don’t start now. One of the most costly mistakes that almost every company makes with its pumps is to actually buy the wrong pump. Sadly, this is a situation that occurs with much more frequency […]

47
11:35 pm
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Vibration Monitoring Technology Customized For Your Applications SKF’s Microlog Analyzer AX, with simultaneous triaxial or 4-channel vibration measurement capability, speeds up data collection and saves time in monitoring rounds. Its 806 MHz Xscale processor means faster real-time rate and display updates, all viewed on the vivid 6.4″ VGA color display. Users can select from a […]

47
6:00 am
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

Putting Hurricane-Ravaged Operations Back In Business

As storms go, last year’s Hurricane Ike was a particularly nasty one. On September 5th, 2008, Ike was a Category 4, packing winds of up to 145 miles per hour and carrying the potential to cause the highest storm surge in history. Thankfully, by the time he made his ? nal landfall at Baytown, TX, […]

132
6:00 am
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

Solution Spotlight

Solid-State Motor Protection, Control & Advanced Monitoring in a Single Product Eaton is expanding its motor and load protection solutions with Motor Insight™, the first offering from its Intelligent Power Control Solutions family. According to the manufacturer, Motor Insight delivers improved reliability, uptime, energy savings and safety features with advanced monitoring capabilities and motor protection […]

52
6:00 am
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

My Take: Get Back On Your Pony

Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief Watching wave upon wave of terrible economics news roll in over the past few weeks has had me thinking back to the Christmas when Santa Claus left two weary-looking Shetland ponies for my brothers and me. I had just turned nine, and money was pretty tight for my South Texas farm family. […]

17
6:00 am
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

MT News

News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community GILSDORF IS NEW PRESIDENT OF HONEYWELL PROCESS SOLUTIONS Honeywell has announced the appointment of Norman “Norm” Gilsdorf as president of Honeywell Process Solutions. He replaces Jack Bolick, who has retired from the corporation after 10 years of service, including six years as president […]

33
6:00 am
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

Viewpoint: The Three-Person Boat

Christer Idhammar, President IDCON, INC. Many years ago, one of my uncles asked me, “Christer, do you know what a three-man rowing boat is?” As I could not figure out the answer, he continued. “It is a boat with a crew of three. One rows, one is assigned to bail out the boat and one […]

3
6:00 am
February 1, 2009
Print Friendly

Uptime: The Terms We Use

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor The capacity assurance world of maintenance and reliability is like most other professions with unique words, phrases and terminology. Many of us grew up with this “language,” which makes some of the jargon and acronyms second nature—”maintenance-speak.” But, when we interact with the uninitiated in the “outside world,” sometimes they think […]

Navigation