Whitepapers

Roadmap to Compliance with NFPA 70E

09/12/2014

Electrical workplace safety should be taken very seriously. Providing a safe workplace for employees is required - and enforced - by OSHA. Relative to electrical workplace safety, OSHA issues citations based on the requirements of NFPA 70E Electrical Safety in the Workplace®.

Complying with the safe work practices dictated by NFPA 70E and implementing arc flash mitigation strategies through engineering controls will enhance workplace safety for employees and reduce the financial risk for your company.

Schneider Electric is a recognized leader in promoting electrical workplace safety. This whitepaper gives an overview of the steps to comply with the requirements of NFPA 70E - 2012 Edition.

 

This white paper is sponsored by Schneider Electric Services.

Top 10 Tips for Secure Bolting

08/19/2014

Achieving the safest, most secure bolted connection involves many factors. To help you achieve the best possible results we have summarised the in-depth know-how shared over the last ten issues of Nord-Lock's Bolted Magazine into ten bolting tips.

 

This White Paper is sponsored by Nord-Lock Inc.

TURBINE OIL VARNISHING

08/15/2014

This paper describes the potential problems, mitigation measures, and state-of-the-art technological aspects of turbine oil varnish development in rotating equipment, including gas and steam turbines, compressors, generators, and gear boxes.  It provides insight into some of the key aspects of turbine maintenance to help extend the turbine equipment life and maintain turbine oil health. Mobil DTE ™ 932 GT high performance turbine oil is specially formulated to deliver outstanding deposit control in gas turbines to promote reliable operation.  For more information on how Mobil DTE ™ 932 GT can help improve turbine performance, click here.

 

White Paper provided by Mobile Industrial Lubricants.

 

Understanding Natural Gas Fuel Reliablity for Backup Power

11/21/2013

Reliability of fuel supply tends to be of great concern for authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs). On-site fuel (most often diesel) is typically required for life-safety applications, and many mission-critical applications like 911 call centers specify it because it is perceived to be more reliable. Nonetheless, maintenance issues and delivery concerns of diesel fuel in an emergency, combined with the reliability and cost-effectiveness of natural gas, must be considered in a standby power system. NFPA and NEC offer provisions for the use of natural gas in standby power applications that had previously been the clear domain of diesel-fueled systems. There are also many ways to work with the AHJ to clear the way for the use of gaseous fuel in a standby power system.

White Paper brought to you by Generac Power Systems.

Liquid Fuel Check Valve Operation In Gas Turbine Applications

09/06/2013

Liquid fuel check valve operation in dual fuel gas turbine applications is extremely severe. The impact of both system and environmental related anomalies on liquid fuel check valves lead to both premature failures of the valve and other fuel system components
The development and use of water cooled liquid fuel check valves has shown that gas turbine owners can operate liquid fuel systems reliably for extended periods of time.

Whitepaper brought to you by JASC-Controls.

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

02/28/2013

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.

 

Whitepaper brought to you by Fluke

 

 

Vibration Monitoring of Pumps

02/26/2013


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

 

Whitepaper brought to you by KCF Technologies

Vibration Monitoring of Cooling Towers

02/26/2013

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

 

 

Whitepaper brought to you by KCF Technologies

Maximizing Uptime and Efficiency with Wireless Vibration Monitoring

02/19/2013


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.

 

Whitepaper brought to you by KCF Industries

Forced Circulation Steam Generators for SAGD Applications

12/04/2012

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.