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Power Systems February 1, 1998

City that never sleeps

Here's a city you may not have visited yet. "HVAC-City was formed by Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and Wrightsoft Corp. to provide an easy way for HVAC companies to have a presence on the Internet.

By Cathryn Hodson
Power Systems February 1, 1998

Critical thinking: harnessing brainpower to achieve bottom-line results

A high IQ, academic credentials, or technical knowledge doesn't always guarantee success on the job.

By Doug Wilson
Power Systems February 1, 1998

Drive/Motor Load Sharing: Match Technology To Needs

Many industrial applications require multiple drives mechanically coupled to a common load. When specifying a new or retrofit multiple-drive system, you are confronted with several choices of motor and drive technologies.

By David L. Perugini
Power Systems January 1, 1998

Using An Ergonomic Approach To Moving Material Safely

Over 1 million lower back injuries occur in the workplace each year, costing industry billions of dollars in workers' compensation claims, legal fees, lost time and production, and medical costs.

By Ron Holzhauer
Power Systems January 1, 1998

Hybrid Chiller Plants Can Curb Operating Costs In A Deregulated Environment

Deregulation of the electric utility industry opens the door to a $190 billion market. Although many aspects of deregulation are still unsettled, one certainty is that it will develop a competitive environment for power generators.

By Ian McGavisk
Power Systems January 1, 1970

How Horsepower Works

The word "horsepower" is constantly mentioned regarding car and industrial engines. This edition of How Stuff Works defines the term, and explains how to measure it.DefinitionThe term horsepower was coined by engineer James Watt, who is most famous for his work on improving the performance of steam engines.

By Marshall Brain
Power Systems January 1, 1970

Suggestions Solutions

A steamy CDSolution Source for Steam, Air, and Water Systems provides relevant information on hundreds of related products in nine sections. The free CD devotes more than 20% of its space to engineering guidelines for steam conservation, condensate recovery, and draining liquids from compressed air and other gases.

By Staff
Power Systems January 1, 1970

Literature Offers

Network grounding systemsA 60-p catalog covers copper and mechanical grounding components for network applications. The publication provides features, benefits, and complete specifications, including materials, dimensions, sizes, part numbers, and illustrations. Information charts and a cross-reference guide are included in the literature.

By Staff
Power Systems January 1, 1970

Product Intros – 1970-01-01

Rack design reduces forklift damageThe Defender rack frame can be applied to new and existing installations to resist and reduce forklift damage. The front column is moved back 9-in. from the aisle to reduce forklift contact. The bottom front column is made of tubular steel with a 3/16-in. thick wall to take more abuse than other racks.

By Staff
Power Systems January 1, 1970

Software is abundant for plant engineers

Plant engineers continue to demand efficient, affordable, and well supported software. And software suppliers are keeping up with plant engineers' demands. Here's a sampling of recent software offerings plant engineers should find useful.Software tracks employees' timeEmployee Proj Clock software is an employee project time tracking tool.

By Staff