May 2007 Web TOC

May 1, 2007

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Every month, offers a special page ( that contains extra content specifically related to articles found in the print edition.  Keep an eye out while you’re flipping through the magazine and you’ll see references to articles, white papers, news etc. related to the articles you’re reading. Bookmark and peruse all the extras as well as sift through’s archives.

Plant Services magazine extras

Hearing is believing

Bearing upgrades- Don't lose your bearings when planning an upgrade
Upgrading equipment
 - Drive system upgrades
Selection algorithm - Selecting the right bearing
Powertrain PdM - Avoid the rolling thunder


Find and fix compressed air leaks
Steam systems and efficiency
Motor-driven systems
Motor, drive, lighting and power distribution payback calculators
Diaphragm pump savings calculatorNatural gas prices
Crude oil prices

Adopt new directions in industrial lighting 

Ceramic lighting - See clearly
Task lighting - Seeing in the best possible light

Invest it wisely

Level 1 audits- Profits and compressed air
Efficiency and loading
 - Load 'em up
Capacity controls - Compressor capacity controls
Baselining - Baselining the compressed air system
VSDs - Drive down the cost of compressed air
Managing a compressor project - When non-standard maintenance becomes a project
Performance determinants - Applying the pressure
Upgrades - Planning air system upgrades

Shuffling the hots

Heat of compression- What does Mother Nature say about cooling hot air?
Heat recovery
 - Air compressor heat recovery is a hot topic
Heat pumps - Almost like free BTUs
Heat transfer fluids - Understanding heat transfer systems

Fight the lightning bolts

Automate to survive

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