Vesconite

Pump Refurbishment Package Focuses on Energy Efficiency

An Australian company that specializes in both on-site and off-site pump refurbishment is finding that energy efficiency is an important driver in its refurbishment...
submersible wastewater pump

Maximizing Pump Performance for Submersible Wastewater Pumps

Motor design is key to the performance and service life of a pump. But determining the size of the motor required to drive the...
Predictive Maintenance

Acorns, User Experience, and Optimization

Along the Tampa Riverwalk, while attending the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) convention, I saw the following quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The creation...

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 3 of 3

In the conclusion of this series, we will examine the necessity of a functional precision alignment program, specifically how savings will begin to accrue...
GE

Keeping the Lights On . . . Affordably

In today’s economic climate, power generation providers are stuck between the equipment they need and the equipment they can afford. However, as a recent...
PRECISION ALIGNMENT

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 2 of 3

Common attempts at more accurate alignment often produce poor results. Devices such as dial gauges are sometimes employed by in-house maintenance managers to try...

Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World: Part 2 of...

As we introduced in part 1 of this article last month, the fire pump is one of the most critical pieces of equipment for...
energy consumption

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 1 of 3

Electrical energy represents a substantial portion of industrial operating expenses. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business that all too often seems resistant...

Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

The world’s tallest skyscrapers that are transforming city skylines from Shanghai to Dubai are impressive for their architecture and engineering, but perhaps their most...
chemicals at point of use

The High Cost of Exposing Workers to Chemicals at Point of Use

Every day industrial workers transfer potentially hazardous chemicals, such as solvents, acetones, lubricants, cleansers, and acids, from large drums into smaller containers, or into...