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: Impacting Energy And The Environment Through Compressed Air Leak Management

Powering up for the new year. . . Leaking compressed air systems can be some of the biggest energy hogs in industrial operations. Proper monitoring and maintenance of these systems should be one of your top priorities. Compared to water, electricity and gas, pneumatic processes are a necessary utility and an important source of converted […]

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January 1, 2007
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Utilities Manager: How to…Bring Life Back To Your Ailing Boilers

What can you do when you are expected to generate steam efficiently, but you have to do it with aging, inefficient equipment? Think retrofits. As a utilities manager, you know how critical steam is to an operation’s power, process heat and indoor climate-control needs. With almost one-third of your energy bill being run up by […]

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