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Author:Clayton Cook, Lower Colorado River Authority, and Ron Wallace, MRO Software
Big operations, spread across a big state, demanded a big CMMS solution. The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) is the largest publicly owned supplier of renewable energy in the State of Texas. It delivers electricity for Central Texas,...
Thursday, 01 September 2005 | 2201 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Daniel R. Snyder, P.E., SKF USA
The "infinite life" theory for rolling bearings holds that under good operating conditions and provided the fatigue load limit is not exceeded, bearing life will not be limited by fatigue and, in fact, can exceed the life of the machine. But in...
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 | 4449 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Daryl Gruver, Progress Energy
This approach helps uncover reliability problems obscured by the volume of plant work requests. Progress Energy’s Harris nuclear power plant in New Hill, NC, is taking a proactive approach to identify and improve equipment performance. Power...
Saturday, 01 January 2005 | 4518 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 | 2737 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Don Clark, Efficiency Technologies, Inc.
Attention to maintenance can help control energy demand. Here is an overview. Chillers consume more than 50 percent of the electrical usage in many facilities. They use approximately 20 percent of the total electrical power generated in North...
Saturday, 01 January 2005 | 12638 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 | 3113 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Gary Strahan, Texas Infrared
This process can help move a maintenance department to the next level and better prepare for the future. Operators of high-temperature pressure vessels now can see in vivid color the advantages of new wireless radiometric imaging technology for...
Tuesday, 01 March 2005 | 2442 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting
Is this type of cost-effective technology right for your operations? Each year, thousands of positive displacement compressors suffer serious damage because upstream filters or separators are really not doing their jobs as anticipated by the...
Saturday, 01 October 2005 | 2644 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting
According to this well-known veteran of the reliability trenches, one of the best ways to hone the survival skills industry needs today and into the future is to pay attention to the basics. Taking time—making time—to read is a great way to...
Thursday, 01 December 2005 | 2182 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

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