Thursday, April 3, 2014
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Real-time power management is a plant manager's secret weapon
Real-time power management is a plant manager's secret weapon

Modern power management systems require new techniques and cutting-edge technology to allow electrical power users and producers to be competitive. Technology that allows plant managers to have more control may improve system utilization, lower energy costs, and foster financial stability. A new breed of... Read More

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Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency
Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency

Recently some motor manufacturers have begun to mark their motors with service factors (SFs) of 1.25 rather than the usual 1.15 number used for years. Although this may indicate one is... Read More

Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage
Using 'Big Data' to deliver a competitive advantage

The digital revolution, globalization, and market forces are upending the manufacturing industry, causing manufacturers to face unprecedented challenges. Senior managers are wary of making long-term... Read More

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Mersen’s NEC14 Reference Guide Now Available Mersen’s reference guide, “2014 National Electrical Code: Changes in Overcurrent and Surge Protection,” identifies and explains code changes in overcurrent and surge protection.
Steam as a living organism
Steam as a living organism

Steam systems and boilers are an interconnected system of entities that forms a healthy steam and condensate loop. In carrying energy from boiler fuels, each element relies on the other to perform... Read More

Determine if a VFD is right for your application
Determine if a VFD is right for your application

The primary function of a variable frequency drive (VFD) is to vary the speed of a three-phase ac induction motor. VFDs also provide nonemergency start and stop control, accel­eration and... Read More

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Also don't miss out on the 2014 Maintenance Study. This report includes details on facility maintenance—time spent each week, scheduled shutdowns, levels of maintenance, outsourcing, training, technologies, and unscheduled downtime—as well as advantages to the top facility maintenance strategies.
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Gas-fired, heavy duty furnance
Gas-fired, heavy duty furnance

No. 1042 is a 2000 F (1093 C), gas-fired heavy-duty furnace from Grieve, currently used for heat... Read More

Rotary screw air compressors
Rotary screw air compressors

Rotary screw air compressors with variable speed drive that increases energy efficiency by up to 35... Read More

Polycarbonate enclosures
Polycarbonate enclosures

The Integra polycarbonate enclosures are lightweight, making them easier to carry and install and... Read More

Oil-injected rotary screw compressors
Oil-injected rotary screw compressors

Atlas Copco has enhanced three compressors in its GA series. The improved GA 30+, 37 and 45... Read More

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