Archive | 2006

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Utilities Manager: Invest In Energy Management With Intelligent Motor Control Solutions

Tasked with selecting the most reliable motor control solution with the lowest total cost of ownership? You’ll want to remember that it really pays to buy “smart” in this case. Rising energy prices are motivating industry to explore any number of new methods to reduce operating costs. Energy-efficient motor control solutions are one such method—and […]

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Utilities Manager: Is It Time For A Standby Generator In Your Facility?

Selection, sizing, installation and maintenance of these units can impact your energy efforts. In many facilities, the process of selecting a standby generator can either go relatively quickly or painfully slow.How you approach the specification, purchase, installation and maintenance issues will ultimately influence the speed and agony factors of your new genset. Why would you […]

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Utilities Manager: Should You pay For An Energy Assessment?

Christopher Russell, Principal, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting, LLC A particularly destructive hurricane season in 2005 wreaked havoc on oil and gas production infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region. This damage, in addition to what were already tight global fuel markets, drove U.S. energy prices to unprecedented heights. In the aftermath of price spikes, even “stable” […]

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Utilities Manager: Cutting Costs With Energy Auditing

An experienced power quality engineer reveals how he goes about finding energy savings in a facility. It all begins with an energy audit. “Using energy efficiently is cool again,” says Paul Twite, referring to the current high cost of energy.Twite is a power quality engineer, a Level II certified thermographer and a co-owner of 24-7 […]

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Utilities Manager: Reducing Energy Costs In Municipal Pumping Systems

It’s everybody’s job to save energy. Simple solutions to help optimize your pumping systems, like those outlined in this article, often can pay off more than you might think. The facts speak for themselves and they’re not very encouraging for consumers across the country. The cost of energy is skyrocketing, and with it, the cost […]

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Utilities Manager: Extend MTBR while decreasing costs and increasing performance. . .Custom Hydraulic Solutions: “Reliability Engineering PLUS"

Everyone wants to cut their energy costs, even utility companies. Some of the biggest energy hogs in these operations can be found among the many pumps required to run these plants. Yet, in many cases, the big pumps (especially the older ones) can be updated to achieve some or all of the following advantages: increased […]

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When you can’t vary the speed of the driven load…

Don’t give up. You have options. Other control technologies can take up the flag when a VFD won’t work for your application. It used to be that you managed your company’s facilities and all of the machines and technology in it. Today, if you’re like so many other facilities and maintenance managers, you’ve been assigned […]

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