ABB recently won an order worth $18 million from Daewoo to supply energy-efficient propulsion and electrical power systems for two new deep sea pipeline installation vessels that will build oil transport infrastructure off the coast of Brazil.
Supplies at Work: Siemens to supply a complete power island solution for a new power station
The industrial world is an ever-evolving landscape of innovation, collaboration and improvement. In an effort to highlight the companies on the forefront of change, we are introducing a new feature, Supplies at Work. Designed to honor innovation, this regular feature will offer a quick overview of recent MRO achievements.
Optimizing your compressed air system and saving energy are both really good ideas. The Compressed Air Challenge is holding a Web-based seminar on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. eastern time with some tips on how to do both. Subsequent classes will be Nov. 16, Nov. 30, and Dec. 7.
According to the Swedish Energy Agency, the bulk of the 2009 United States electrical production came from coal (44.9%), natural gas (23.4%), and nuclear (20.2%), making 88.6% the total production from nonrenewable sources. That same year, the per capita consumption in the United States was a little more than 90,000...
The cover story in the September issue of Plant Services magazine is going to be discussing electrical distribution systems in industrial plants. The general idea is that we'll contact several knowledgeable people in the industry to ask their opinions on a range of topics relevant to the maintenance and engineering...
Typically, a plant shutdown and turnaround are scheduled and planned and then executed as quickly and efficiently as possible. That is not the case at St. Marys Paper (www.stmarys-paper.com) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
Rocky Mountain Institute released Green Footstep - a free online tool for architects, engineers and developers. The interactive software reveals design targets that achieve carbon neutrality in building construction and retrofit projects in both the commercial and residential arenas.
Are you interested in improving motor and drive efficiency? Do you need to reduce downtime and save on costly repair bills? Then be sure to attend the Best Practices: Motors and Drives webcast May 19, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Diligent plant professionals are conscious of the energy content found in each cubic foot of compressed air. They keep alert for those small system defects that can be righted easily and cheaply. Think leaks, excessive header pressure, and inappropriate applications for that air.