Tag Archives: maintenance

Deferred Maintenance

This is what happens when repair is neglected Awaiting a complete system failure is the nightmare scenario at the Arizona State Museum, where much of the electrical equipment has been in the basement, unchanged since the 1930s. The museum commemorating state history lies on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. In its […]

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Sweet Home Alabama

Preformed Windings announces North American expansion English coil manufacturer Preformed Windings has announced it will open a new manufacturing facility in the U.S. to supply rapid response coils for medium and high voltage applications. For our regular readers, this is the second onshore plant opening we’ve reported on in this newsletter in as many weeks. […]

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A Midwinter Tann

K.C. electrical service company now does restaurants Many companies are looking for new ways to expand their business and diversify. One way is to develop a presence in selected industries. Restaurants, for one, have specialized lighting, commercial-grade appliances, sophisticated sound equipment and other electrical devices that require special attention. Tann Electric, the Lenexa, Kan., electrical company, […]

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Chip off the Block

U.S.’s first offshore wind farm needs turbine repairs It wouldn’t be a true ‘first’ without a few hiccups. The United States’ first offshore wind farm off Block Island, Rhode Island encountered its first troubleshoot Monday in the form of a downed turbine. One of the five General Electric 6MW Haliade turbines installed at Deepwater Wind’s Block […]

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The Kaiser and the Duke

Siemens teams up with Duke Energy in wind power partnership Siemens looks to strengthen its foothold on the North American wind power sector with a recent partnership. The German-based industrial conglomerate announced an upcoming partnership with Charlotte, NC-based Duke Energy on November 3rd. The team effort will offer repairs to North American turbine fleets of all […]

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Line ‘Em Up

Shaft alignment vital aboard Navy ships Maintenance priorities aren’t limited to a single dimension of the industry. When it comes to the U.S. Navy, sailors deal with some of the very same obstacles as shop employees, and must be on alert for similar red flags. Aboard any Navy vessel, pumps are clearly of great importance, and thus, […]

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Smart Sensors

ABB among companies to roll out new line of solutions Like it or not, maintenance is maturing. There are just as many solutions being unveiled now that use cloud technology and remote capability as there is everything else. In what some are calling a “new era”, spearheaded by remote condition monitoring for low voltage motors, […]

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Holistic Reliability

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Holistic maintenance and reliability, a field getting increased attention lately, utilizes the concepts of total asset management. Decisions are determined using data and credible evidence, adjoined with use of advanced decision-making tools. Holistic maintenance views every component of a system, functional or not, as interconnected, just as holistic […]

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Maintenance and reliability seminars in November

All-Test Pro, an Old Saybrook, Conn., manufacturer of portable instruments for the testing of electric motors, is offering one-day maintenance and reliability seminars. Attendees will learn learn from industry representatives on how electric motor testing programs, vibration analysis and ultrasound testing can combine to reduce downtime and increase profitability. “Increasing uptime and decreasing the cost of […]

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ISA releases 2012 North American Industrial Markets Report

The Industrial Supply Association has released the 2012 North American Industrial Markets Report, a comprehensive report that provides detailed market size and segmentation data for 14 industrial product classes representative of ISA member markets. New to this year’s fifth edition is the inclusion of Mexico market size estimates, in addition to the U.S. and Canada. […]

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