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Move Over Vibration Analysis

Move Over Vibration Analysis Vibration analysis (VA) has helped maintenance technicians gauge the health of motors, gearboxes, and other industrial gears without dismantling the equipment. However, VA requires a great deal of skill to effectively diagnose equipment, such as orienting sensors along the axis of vibration in the X, Y, and Z direction. VA will not identify a simple lack of lubrication and by the time equipment is generating a vibration, it's already damaged. Now, a new acoustic emission (AE) technique uses sensors with built-in signal processing capability to overcome these and many of VA's other challenges.

Rebuild Your Strainers for Additional Years
Tate Andale
Flanged Immersion Heaters
Process Heating Company, Inc.

Rebuild Your Strainers for Additional Years Tate Andale's Rebuild Program can help save thousands of dollars by restoring instead of replacing older strainers. Often internal components can be replaced without being removed from the pipeline. Tate Andale has the parts needed for Elliott, Andale, or Tate Temco brands. All Tate products are made in the USA.

Flanged Immersion Heaters Perfect for use in tanks, large vats, and reservoirs, Flanged Immersion Heaters consist of a standard 150# or 300# flange for mounting. These heaters are virtually 100% efficient, easily controlled, and are one of the most widely used methods of heating liquids. PHCo offers many advantages over traditional style tubular elements.

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IS Your Plant Safe?

IS Your Plant Safe? Explosive gases are a concern for maintenance technicians because an electric spark during repairs can lead to a catastrophic event. For these technicians, an understanding of Intrinsic Safety (IS) ratings is critical, from knowing the T-level gas classifications to having a device-level understanding of energy in passive components, stored-energy components, and energy generation sources.

Contracts Boost Building Automation Profits

Contracts Boost Building Automation Profits The latest research tells building automation integrators to focus on building maintenance contracts as a bulkhead against a floundering economy. Facility managers should be aware of the profit margins inherent to maintenance contracts, as well as the benefits they can offer, such as analytics, remote monitoring, and benchmarking, and then strike the right balance between the two.

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Take the Crick Out of Repairs

Take the Crick Out of Repairs Hunching over a bench to repair a circuit breaker or motor drive can put a painful crick in your neck and back. This new workbench is designed to take the pain out of repairs, thanks to cantilevered legs that give you more room to position yourself and an adjustable bench top that allows you to keep your work at the right height.

Roundup Features Latest I/O Components

Roundup Features Latest I/O Components Input/output (I/O) devices are the focus of this product roundup, which includes new technologies to simplify just about any operation. The article focuses on signal conditioning modules with USB ports; Ethernet-to-serial gateways that can combine multiple devices into one; junction boxes made to withstand a good hammer whack; and distributed, wireless, and rugged remote I/O modules.

Versatile, Reliable Cooling for Sensitive
Electronics

McLean Cooling Technology
Cartridge Heaters

Dalton Electric Heating Co., Inc.

Versatile, Reliable Cooling for Sensitive Electronics Satisfy all of your cooling needs with McLean® brand Filter Fans. With more than 175 models, including side-wall, roof-mount, and a variety of accessories, Filter Fans are available to cool a wide range of heat loads in applications ranging from industrial drives to process equipment and controls.

Cartridge Heaters Low price...important? — Not really! More important to your company is reducing the cost of heating by 40% which includes:

•  Longer life — far fewer replacement orders
•  Reduced machine downtime — lower maintenance costs
•  Elimination of bore seizure — no drillouts and expensive tool room cost

More info: Dalton Electric Heating Co.

Cost & Energy Savings . . .
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Saving on Spares

Saving on Spares Moving into a new facility is a great time to reevaluate your spare part management system. This archived Webinar discusses how to save money on stock while also being ready for equipment failure; how to maximize operational readiness; and how to manage errors in reorders, overstocks, and critically-needed inventory.

Selling Sustainability to Management

Selling Sustainability to Management Selling energy saving initiatives to management and the finance department isn't about how much energy new lighting or a building automation program will save on electrical bills. You need a story about buildings, systems, and inhabitants and how they all work together to improve level of service while saving money. Be sure to check out the videos on this page about managing large projects, bottom up approaches, and much more.

Maintenance Systems & Solutions . . .
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New Standard Improves Maintenance

New Standard Improves Maintenance Fieldbus Foundation industrial networks are used extensively in many industrial applications in the U.S. Now, a new Fieldbus test specification will provide guidance to device coupler manufacturers to make sure their products pass specific functional tests for input impedance, short-circuit reaction time, and bus voltage consumption, ensuring both performance and safety.

Paper Maker Boosts Bottom Line

Paper Maker Boosts Bottom Line By adopting an enterprise asset management (EAM) program, Mohawk Fine Paper was able to extend equipment lifetimes by moving from reactive to proactive asset management, but that wasn't the only benefit. With equipment rolling smoother, the paper manufacturer saw its electrical bills drop by 15% and more savings are expected in the future.

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Power Pusher® Material Handling Solutions

Nu-Star, Inc.
Stockroom Essentials — the Products You
Need. Every Day

Walter A. Wood Supply Co., Inc.

Power Pusher® Material Handling Solutions Power Pusher® tug units are versatile devices, capable of pushing, pulling, and maneuvering virtually any load on wheels — enabling a single person to effortlessly control loads up to 50,000 lbs. Replacing forklifts and tractors, Power Pusher improves productivity by reducing the amount of workers needed to move heavy materials.

Stockroom Essentials — the Products You Need. Every Day Known as "the can with thousands of uses," WD-40® protects metal from rust and corrosion, penetrates stuck parts, displaces moisture, and lubricates just about anything. WD-40 is also great when it comes to removing grease, grime, rust, and other marks from most surfaces.

Register Today! Register Today! GlobalSpec's Power Generation & Distribution Equipment Online Event — September 12, 2012
GlobalSpec's Power Generation & Distribution Equipment Online Event — September 12, 2012

Register Today! GlobalSpec's Power Generation & Distribution Equipment Online Event — September 12, 2012 Join your peers for this free, informative, and interactive ONLINE conference and trade show — right from the convenience of your desktop. Meet with leading manufacturers eager to showcase their latest products, services and technology offerings. Participate in any or all of the educational sessions including: How Molded Case Circuit Breakers Enhance Energy Management; Sodium-Silica Carryover: Key to Turbine Corrosion Control, and more — all designed to meet your information needs. Don't miss out. Register today!

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Industry Standards . . .
 
Asbestos Cement Maintenance and Repair
Symbols Describe Welding Examinations

Asbestos Cement Maintenance and Repair This standard describes work practices for asbestos cement products when maintenance, renovation, and repair are required. Common tasks that can result in exposure to asbestos fibers are covered. Such tasks include drilling and/or cutting holes in roofing, siding, and pipes. The work practices described in ASTM E2394 are supplemented with regulatory, contractual, training, and supervisory provisions.

For more information on IHS standards, visit us here.

Symbols Describe Welding Examinations Learn how symbols are used to convey welding, brazing, and nondestructive examination information. Presented by the American Welding Society, the symbols present a system for the graphical representation of nondestructive examination methods with conventions for specifying, at a minimum, the location and extent of their application. The symbols are not intended to represent welding or brazing design practice.

For more information on IHS standards, visit us here.

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