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October 15, 2014
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New Grundfos CEO Outlines Company Strategy for U.S. Press

Mads Nipper, newly appointed Group President, CEO of Denmark-based pump giant Grundfos, met in Denmark on Oct. 8 with members of the U.S. trade press to discuss his plans for the company and participate in a Q&A session. During the 45-minute meeting, Nipper revealed how he plans to leverage his 20+ years of experience as […]

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October 15, 2014
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POWER-GEN International to Fire Up More Innovations, Ideas and Solutions This December During Power Generation Week

You’re invited to join POWER-GEN International, December 9-12, 2014, in Orlando, FL. Based on the published schedule, you can’t afford to miss it. This year, POWER-GEN comes to Orlando with four co-located events in what’s known as Power Generation Week: Nuclear Power International; Renewable Energy World North America; the POWER-GEN International Financial Forum; and the GenForum. The […]

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September 28, 2014
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Building And Using Effective Visual Management Boards

Leveraging simple communication concepts from everyday life for workplace applications can provide significant value in ever-leaner plant environments. By Jane Alexander, Managing Editor with Rick Wheeler, Life Cycle Engineering Visual management has been a normal part of our everyday lives for a long time. Consider your personal driving habits: How do you know it’s safe […]

4:21 pm
September 26, 2014
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$7.6B Deal Will Make Dresser-Rand ‘The Oil & Gas’ Company in Siemens with HQ in Houston

The definitive  agreement that Siemens signed with Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (Dresser-Rand) earlier this week is clearly aimed at meeting the increasing demand of the booming oil & gas sector. Terms of the agreement call for Siemens to acquire the Houston, TX- and Paris, France-based supplier of rotating equipment and aftermarket parts and services in a transaction valued at approximately $7.6 billion. The deal […]

8:07 pm
September 23, 2014
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Lubricant-Health Monitoring: What We Test For

Keeping contamination and wear-particle levels in check is key to healthy lubricants and lubricated equipment. By Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Lubricant-health monitoring provides the maintenance department an inexpensive predictive method for understanding the condition of a lubricant. Performing a comparative laboratory analysis of a used-oil sample against its identical virgin-oil sample allows the lab to […]

4:45 pm
September 8, 2014
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Technology Showcase: Vibration Monitoring

Delta Technologies ClearView Sensors According to Delta Technologies, its patent-pending ClearView Sensor products deliver a range of benefits in industrial- and transportation-equipment applications. The entire ClearView family of products is embeddedable in a range of materials, including ceramic, rubber, metal and plastic. Delta Technologies SPM Lenova Phase II Upgrade According to SPM Instrument, its […]

9:01 pm
August 28, 2014
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Uptime: TPM — A Foundation for Asset-Management Systems, Part I

By Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor If you cannot make Total Productive Maintenance work in your plant, you will surely struggle with the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is an organization-wide process for improving equipment effectiveness that was taken from the heart of what we now know as the “Toyota Production System” […]

5:55 pm
August 25, 2014
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Emerson Power Transmission Solutions Launches Torque-Amplification-Analysis Program

Emerson Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has announced the launch of a new torque-amplification-analysis program. Focused on precisely measuring the true torque loads and vibration frequencies experienced by rolling mill drives, it’s part of Emerson’s efforts to help mills process tougher alloys, increase output with thicker slabs or higher speeds, protect against cold-end slabsand mitigate torsional vibration. Developed […]