Voices: Technology Toolbox

Technology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.

 

Enhanced electrical systems improve reliability and availability of industrial processes

Sheila Kennedy says solutions simplify system upgrades, maintenance, and deployment.

By Sheila Kennedy, Contributing Editor

Sheila Kennedy is a professional freelance writer specializing in industrial and technical topics. Sheila Kennedy is a professional freelance writer specializing in industrial and technical topics. She established Additive Communications in 2003 to serve software, technology, and service providers in industries such as manufacturing and utilities, and became a contributing editor and Technology Toolbox columnist for Plant Services in 2004. Prior to Additive Communications, she had 11 years of experience implementing industrial information systems. Kennedy earned her B.S. at Purdue University and her MBA at the University of Phoenix. She can be reached at sheila@addcomm.com.

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Sheila Kennedy says significant savings can result from proactively aggregating, monitoring, and analyzing energy data.

04/07/2014

Today's robust robotics: Faster, better, cheaper, safer

Sheila Kennedy says take the risk factor out of dangerous or repetitive work.

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Practical pumps and seals

Sheila Kennedy says innovations improve flow control.

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Sheila Kennedy says sustainable safety is rewarded in uptime, productivity, and employee morale.

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Power transmission equipment needs PdM, too

Sheila Kennedy says vibration measurement, ultrasonics, and fluid analysis keep motors running.

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10/29/2013

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Sheila Kennedy says wireless networking adds speed, intelligence, and safety to industrial plants.

09/20/2013

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Sheila Kennedy says monitoring services give maintenance the edge.

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Sheila Kennedy says predictive technologies can provide a benefit to electrical systems.

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Sheila Kennedy says more rugged HVAC designs are backed with extended warranty service.

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Sheila Kennedy says harness the value of monitoring, trending, and diagnosing signs of wear.

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Sheila Kennedy says new lighting technologies are making cost savings quicker and easier to achieve.

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Sheila Kennedy says monitoring and selecting corrosion-resistant materials can aid in the battle.

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