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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· Energy Management
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· Maintenance

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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Trace analyzer for industrial environments
Trace analyzer for industrial environments

The DO90 Trace DO2 Analyzer improves boiler efficiency, reduces maintenance, lowers costs, provides... Read More

Stainless steel fittings for mechanical piping systems
Stainless steel fittings for mechanical piping systems

Victaulic's stainless steel Advanced Groove Systems (AGS) fittings complete large-diameter grooved... Read More

System design software receives upgraded version
System design software receives upgraded version

National Instruments' (Nasdaq: NATI) LabVIEW 2015 system design software has added speed... Read More

Operating system upgrade for Microsoft Windows users
Operating system upgrade for Microsoft Windows users

Microsoft Windows 10 is designed to provide mobility for business owners and users with... Read More

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