Robert J. Lawrie

Robert J.
Lawrie
Articles
Maintaining The Bottom Line
How to boost productivity, reduce downtime, and save money: What you should know about motor maintenance programs.
Why are Generator Batteries Failing?
The answer to JK’s question on “failing generator batteries” in June 1997 needs additional information. First, you need to find out why the engine-driven
Why Do Light Bulbs Fail Early?
I read the answers to the questions about fast burnout of light bulbs in the Oct. 1997 issue. Although all of the answers are helpful, I believe I have
How Are AC Adaptors Rated?
I would like to know how AC adapters are rated, so I will not damage an electronic device. For example ...
Can I mark the ends of conductors with paint?
Q. Is it permitted to spray white paint on the end of a black, red, or blue conductor to indicate it is a grounded conductor? —M.H.M. A. Sec. 200-6 of
Calculating temporary power from multiple panels for multiple loads.
Q We recently had a problem providing temporary power to numerous pieces of 208V, single-phase equipment of various sizes. Sources of power were a number
Top testing tips for better maintenance management
A progressive, forward-thinking mindset at a recently built semiconductor manufacturing plant in the Southwest results in electrical maintenance capabilities
What causes arcing at steam fitting?
Q We recently installed a new steam pressure reducing station in an existing 6-m. 150-lb steam line. After reinsulation of the pipe with foil-jacketed,
Premium-efficiency motors: soon they'll be law.
In a little more than a year from now, most of your new motors must meet new efficiency levels mandated by federal legislation.On October 24 of next year
Guidelines for engine-generator installations.
These general guidelines will help you complete the installation of an efficient and reliable genset.Engine-generator sets now have countless applications,
Guidelines for motor installations.
A strong working knowledge of installation techniques is vital to the effective operation and maintenance of motors.Today's modern motors require your
Guidelines for engine-generator application designs.
Effective selection and application of modern gensets require a strong knowledge of generator basics as well as an in-depth awareness of fuel sources
What you should know about hazardous-area motors.
Here are key data that you need to properly select, install, and maintain hazardous-area motors.Hazardous areas motors are those motors designed with
Guidelines for motor application designs.
Effective selection, application, operation, and maintenance of modern motors require a strong working knowledge of rotating-machine basics as well as
Premium-efficiency motors slash electric costs during eight-hr operation.
Premium-efficiency motors replace old, poorly rewound standard motors, resulting in noteworthy savings while operating on a single shift.Contrary to popular

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