One of the BIGGEST challenges we have in the “maintenance arena” is being fully valued by our senior leadership. Many don’t know that because we are routinely asked to do so much “non-maintenance” work it actually prevents us from doing productive maintenance work.
In my work, I often ask companies about the standard(s) they follow. Most will cite IEEE, ASTM, EASA, IEC, UL, CSA, etc. Generally, the language and standard(s) are correct and the companies appear to be complying. Sometimes, however, they aren’t—either accidentally or, in enough cases to be annoying, deliberately. What is the impact when a […]
As July is heating up, so is the national debate on energy and how we’re going to be using and paying for it in the future. I’ve asked myself why I feel compelled to wander into this minefield and risk being accused of politicizing our magazine. That’s not my intent; I’m just making observations—and continuing […]
William C. Livoti I am sure almost everybody has received some notification from their local utility regarding energy conservation. Many of the larger utilities offer incentive programs for premium efficient motors, energy efficient windows, etc. I believe we all understand the purpose and the necessity of the power generator promoting energy efficiency on the demand […]
Energy-Saving Motors Baldor’s Super-E Motors are designed to conserve energy over extended time periods. Payback can occur in less than a year depending on motor size. The right combination of these motors and adjustable-speed drives can yield energy-cost savings up to 50%, according to the company. Baldor Save+ software can compare operating costs, summarize annual […]
“The human mind is prone to suppose the existence of more order and regularity in the world than it finds.” …Sir Francis Bacon, 1620
Energy-Efficient Hydraulic Fluid Shell Lubricants has added a new lubricant to its Shell Tellus hydraulic oil range that can help increase the energy efficiency of hydraulic systems. Based on customer-reported and Shell-managed evaluations, the Shell Tellus EE has been shown to help companies reduce the energy consumption of their hydraulic machinery by an average of […]