Archive | 2007

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November 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Cutting Costs In Process Cooling

New to North America, this proven technology soon may change the way you approach process cooling in your operations. Although some technologies are constantly changing, at least one has remained virtually unchanged for decades: cooling tower systems. New technology in this arena, however, has at last hit the United States—and it’s changing everything about the […]

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August 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Challenge The “Rear-View Mirror” Approach To Energy Management

Christopher Russell, Principal, South River Facility Management We’re all familiar with the monthly budget review meeting. This is when the general manager sits down with department heads to compare the latest month’s financial results to the organization’s operating budget. A common, well-intentioned business habit, it also has the potential to be quite damaging. That’s because […]

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May 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Recognizing Energy As A Business Risk

Chrisopher Russell, Principal, South River Facility Management Organizations should be prepared to manage a wide and growing variety of energy-related business risks. These include energy market volatility as well as rapidly evolving technologies and regulation. Solutions involve more than pursuing a “project”—such as capital investment in a big chunk of machinery. Another alternative involves changing […]

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May 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Medical Center Cures Its Hot Water Pressure Woes

Its booster pump system simply could not keep pace with fluctuating demands for hot water. Turning to skid-mounted pumps with intelligent controls made the pain go away for this major healthcare facility. Located in the heart of Phoenix, AZ, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a 520-bed, not-forprofit hospital that provides a wide range […]

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May 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Maintenance Is Key To Green Roof Success

Much effort and attention has focused on educating people about the existence, significance and function of green roofs. What’s next in terms of maintenance is equally important to protect a green roof investment. Do I really have to bring the lawn mower up to the roof?” asked the facility manager after his company had just […]

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January 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Energy Cost Control: How Much Will You Save?

The question that industrial decision-makers will most frequently ask about energy cost control is “How much can I save?” The question that really should be asked is, “How much am I likely to save?” How much can I save?The average industrial facility can expect to reduce its energy consumption somewhere within a range of 10% […]

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January 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: Cavitation Is Increasing Your Utility Cost

Show me a cavitating pump and I’ll show you an energy hog. Most operating facilities in today’s marketplace are aware of the effects that cavitation has on mechanical pump reliability. Reduced rotor stability, shorter bearing life and the ever-popular premature mechanical seal failure are just a few of the more common manifestations. If, however, we […]

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