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Author:'Sunny' Hemant Gosain, Oracle Corporation
Raising the levels of "asset intimacy" among service providers is crucial where maintenance is concerned. Companies typically will embrace a business trend in an effort to move ahead of the competition, achieve long-term savings and, in some...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 9390 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Bob Call, Life Cycle Engineering
Bonjour! Bongiorno! Buenos dias! Salut! Hola! No matter what language you speak, it all translates to the same thing, right? Well, you might want to rethink that belief. A common challenge across many industries, when it comes to corporate growth,...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 2694 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Daryl R. Gruver, Progress Energy Corporation
Time is critical when it comes to identifying degrading equipment performance. Progress Energy's Harris Plant is a 950 MW(e) pressurized water nuclear reactor. In November 2003, operators conducting a surveillance test on a piece of the plant's...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 2739 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Fredrik Franding, Industrial Electrical Market Segment, SKF USA Inc.
A company becomes its own customer with outstanding results. In the process, a new motor repair shop certification program is born. Electric motors, whether AC or DC, will vary considerably in construction, operation, and performance. All share a...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 3120 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., Electrical Reliability Group, T-Solutions, Inc.
No magic bullets here. One instrument can't possibly provide all the information you need to evaluate the health of an electric motor system. There is a persistent misconception that a "magic bullet," in the form of a condition-based monitoring...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 2275 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Mark Garza, Arizona Chemical, with Ron Sullivan, VibrAlign, Inc.
Forget about what you want, a better understanding of alignment basics helps you get what you really need. A division of International Paper, Arizona Chemical is a leading global supplier of pine chemicals for the adhesives, inks and coatings...
Saturday, 01 October 2005 | 2819 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Terry Wireman, Editorial Director, C.P.M.M.
In last month's column, we presented evidence that if a company uses assets to provide a product or service, maintenance is, indeed, a core competency. Still, there exists a school of thought that you should only outsource non-core business...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 2322 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Vestal Tutterow, P.E., Alliance to Save Energy
This article is adapted from the U.S. Department of Energy's tip sheet "Extend the Operating Life of Your Motor," originally prepared by the Washington State University Energy Program and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. When it comes to the...
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 | 4201 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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