Today's electricians are often found working in applications outside the realm of what is traditionally considered "electrical." Through new programs sponsored by the IBEW-JATC training schools and others, the skill sets of the electrical union workforce have broadened to include automation and controls.
Frequency analysis is an important method of vibration analysis.
Lift stations can be difficult and costly to monitor, especially when the stations are located in remote areas.
Low-cost additions help bottle maker manage compressed air use and energy costs on a shoestring.
Traditional control techniques examine the "running" status and the "not ready" status of the control circuit.
While it is valid to state that energy efficiency is defined as the same level of production achieved at an overall lower energy cost, it is equally important for today's machine builders and automation engineers to remember an energy efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity. This is achievable through a comprehensive approach to energy management.
Holistic pump system designs optimize system efficiency and life cycle performance.
As a public water provider, Loudon Water, a water and wastewater authority in Loudon, Va., must be able to supply water to meet the community's needs.
Variable frequency drive technology is more efficient and accurate, which leads to increased energy savings.
What Are Your Vibration Monitoring Goals? Identifying goals before starting is key to designing a process tailored to specific needs. What are you hoping to accomplish by monitoring vibration? How would you like to acquire data? What are you going to do with the data? These important questions should be addressed before moving forward.
Soft foot is one of the most prevalent conditions found in rotating machinery. This condition, if not corrected, makes an alignment job much more difficult and sometimes impossible. If the internal alignment is not correct, the external alignment will not matter.
Interpretation of equipment clues can help diagnose problems before failure occurs
In the last decade, ultrasonic flowmeters have grown in popularity in laboratory and process areas as a cost-effective, noninvasive alternative for measuring the velocity and flow rates of liquids and gases.