Top 6 places to look for energy losses in commercial buildings. A typical scan can show energy saving opportunities of up to 15%


Small, consistent changes can make a big difference in the profitability of any facility. Find problems fast, fix them, and win by realizing the cost savings.

Unlike regular digital cameras that capture images of the visible light reflected by objects, thermal imagers create pictures by detecting infrared energy or heat. The thermal imager then assigns colors based on the temperature differences it detects. With a small amount of training, most people can readily spot abnormal heat flow patterns and follow the heat trail to energy waste. The technique works best when used by people who already possess a good working
knowledge of the structures and systems being scanned and can better interpret the temperature variances they see on camera. A typical scan can show energy saving opportunities of up to 15 percent, with varying degrees of repair investments.

Thermal imagers have come down so far in price that most facilities can recoup the cost of purchase in terms of energy savings within six months. Plus, incorporating infrared inspection into regular maintenance provides significant efficiencies to a maintenance team as well as helping them identify and prevent expensive failures.


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Vibration Monitoring of Pumps


This white paper discusses vibration monitoring of pumps including failure modes, what should be monitored, and data analysis.


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Vibration Monitoring of Cooling Towers


This white paper discusses vibration monitoring of cooling towers including failure modes and what should be monitored.



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Maximizing Uptime and Efficiency with Wireless Vibration Monitoring


This white paper gives an overview of the different types of maintenance practices and their perceived, and actual, advantages and disadvantages, along with basic information on vibration monitoring and how it fits into the maintenance of industrial machines.


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Forced Circulation Steam Generators for SAGD Applications


Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage, better known as SAGD, is considered to be the most viable and environmentally safe recovery technology for extracting heavy oil and bitumen. The process, which has been utilized for more than a decade, uses an advanced form of steam stimulation to extract oil from a pair of horizontal wells drilled into a rservoir.

3 Case Studies: How to Build a Corporate Crane & Rigging Training Strategy


When it comes to managing corporate personnel training requirements, there are a lot of moving parts - people at different locations, skill levels, availability, on-going projects, and more.  Learn from these companies how to incorporate all of the available training solutions available to solve your perpetual training requirements.

New Long Life Lubricant for Engines Burning Sour


Shell Lubricants is introducing into the market, a new member to the Mysella range of Gas Engine Lubricants. The new product, currently named Shell Mysella SL1278, has been especially formulated for gas engines running on all types of biogas, including gas produced from biomass or manure, sewage gas, and landfill gas. In this paper Shell will present findings of the research that has been executed during its development. The paper describes the challenges that different qualities of biogas impose on the engine and the lubricating oil. It describes what properties a lubricating oil for biogas operation should ideally have, and different formulation routes to achieve these. The performance of different candidate formulations is presented in the form of field trail resuls. Finally, this paper explains which candidate has been chosen to become the new Shell Mysella SL1278 and how the performance of this oil will help the operator to reduce cost of operations.

Total Cost of Ownership for Outdoor Enclosures


Operational cost of outdoor enclosures is driven by power consumption of the cooling system and the service cost to repair a failed system. Total Cost of Ownership must be factored into the initial configuration of any thermally- managed outdoor enclosure or cabinet. Although similarly equipped enclosures may have comparable capital costs, the long-term operational costs of the thermal management systems vary greatly.  Each of the thermal management technologies has varying operational costs, strengths, weaknesses, and environmental profiles where they excel.  Also, thermal management systems improve reliability and extend Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of enclosed electronics.  This white paper explains how each of these technologies affects Total Cost of Ownership of your outdoor enclosure.

Selecting Outdoor Enclosures for Utility and Smart Grid Electronics


Communication electronics, SCADA equipment, and batteries deployed along Transmission and Distribution line will require protection from the elements, thermal management to maintain the proper operating temperature ranges, and security to prevent malicious access and tampering. This white paper introduces utility operators to the relevant features and capabilities of enclosures, including the range of thermal management systems, power efficiency, acoustic management, security and intrusion prevention, and scalability and flexibility.

Fact or Fiction- benefits of inhibited verses uninhibited hydrocarbon oil for transformers



-Uninhibited and inhibited (naphthenic and iso-paraffinic) hydrocarbon transformer oils.

-Typical product features/benefits, and how these can be tested, assessed and improved, using examples from the latest generation of Shell products.

-Transformer manufacturers and utility companies – perceptions and findings from the field.

-Laboratory performance evaluation of the two product types, primarily in terms of oxidative stability. For mixed and pure uninhibited and inhibited oils.
-Shell recommendations on how to obtain maximum oil performance benefits.

-Conclusions - review of the relative merits of the two product types and confirmation of the benefits of inhibited versus uninhibited products.