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2008/February
Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
What’s in your oil? Contaminants unseen by the human eye can significantly affect a plant’s overall output. Thus, oil analysis is a crucial component to oil and machinery health. Regular oil analysis can reduce downtime and extend equipment...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 4275 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor A Reliability Improvement Policy, as described in the January 2008 installment of this column, along with a Plan developed, supported and administered by company leadership at all levels is essential for...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2472 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:Heinz P. Bloch, P.E., Process Machinery Consulting, Jim Steiger, HydroAire, Inc. and Robert Bluse, Pump Services Consulting
Use this assessment tool to evaluate any pump repair shop with which your operations are currently working, or any that you are considering for future work. This article is the third in a series based on a presentation delivered at the 2007...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2673 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor
Less downtime. More uptime. Protective bellows installed on the damper shafts of the bag house at Xcel Energy’s Sherburne County (Minnesota) Generating Plant (Sherco) are extending shaft life by minimizing corrosion from exposure to condensing...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2714 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:Magnus Pousette, Vice President ABB Reliability Services North America
Magnus Pousette, Vice President, ABB Reliability Services North America For many process industry and manufacturing companies, building new plants, investing in productivity improvements and achieving world-class operational status is more of...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2701 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:Michael Israel igniteService, Inc.
Coordinating production and maintenance can be a big challenge for an operation, but it doesn’t have to erupt in a range war. Effective peacemakers are out there, including those in the form of advanced software tools. It’s a typical quandary...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2327 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:MT Staff
This FPU compressor skid feels just right… The latest Sundyne Pinnacle Compressor Skid has been shipped for installation in a state-of-the-art Floating Production Unit (FPU), built by Korean-headquartered Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2505 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:MT Staff
At first glance, the decision appears simple: rewind or otherwise repair the motor when it is cheaper than buying a new motor. It is, however, important to your overall bottom line to consider the total cost of ownership, including purchase, repair...
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2672 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/February
Author:William C. McGlocklin and Randy A. Greaser, SKF
Ensuring regulatory compliance and processing the vast amounts of information associated with it is never-ending. New tools not only save time, they also can provide benefits well beyond the environmental health and safety function. Choose wisely....
Friday, 01 February 2008 | 2559 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more


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