Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Them http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them <div class="field-byline"> By Matthew Halverson, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As utilities push back against solar-friendly net metering policies across the country, systems’ installers in California and elsewhere argue that such a move could cloud the industry’s future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/don-t-let-sun-go-down-them#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Contractor Silver Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:09:00 +0000 51251 at http://ecmweb.com NEMA Publishes Standards, White Papers and an Information Guide http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-standards-white-papers-and-information-guide <div class="node-body article-body">The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published updates on failure modes for self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps; transformers, regulators and reactors; and three new standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-standards-white-papers-and-information-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-standards-white-papers-and-information-guide#comments News Ops & Maintenance Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 51151 at http://ecmweb.com EMCOR Group Subsidiary Awarded Contract for O&M at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/emcor-group-subsidiary-awarded-contract-om-fort-belvoir-community-hospital <div class="node-body article-body">EMCOR Group, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary EMCOR Government Services (EGS) has been awarded contracts for operation, maintenance, and repair of systems and services with an expanded scope of work at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and the building housing the Northern Region Medical Command in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/emcor-group-subsidiary-awarded-contract-om-fort-belvoir-community-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/emcor-group-subsidiary-awarded-contract-om-fort-belvoir-community-hospital#comments News Ops & Maintenance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:47:00 +0000 50181 at http://ecmweb.com Code-Compliant Equipment Labeling http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/code-compliant-equipment-labeling <div class="node-body gallery-body">When OSHA performs an on-site inspection of a facility, it should be a nonevent. However, the trend these days is moving toward more citations, greater penalties, and more frequent inspections.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/code-compliant-equipment-labeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/code-compliant-equipment-labeling#comments Basics NEC Ops & Maintenance Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:04:00 +0000 49411 at http://ecmweb.com Trawling, Not Squeezing, for Motor Efficiency http://ecmweb.com/motors/trawling-not-squeezing-motor-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Energy efficiency always carries a price, and the federal government’s latest initiative to wring more savings from efficient electric motors offers proof. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/motors/trawling-not-squeezing-motor-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/motors/trawling-not-squeezing-motor-efficiency#comments Energy Efficiency Motors Contractor Silver Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:48:00 +0000 48951 at http://ecmweb.com Energy Management Systems and the NEC http://ecmweb.com/nec/energy-management-systems-and-nec <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Lamendola, Electrical Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not that long ago, it took some doing to convince a building owner to pay for even low-cost energy-saving measures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/energy-management-systems-and-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/energy-management-systems-and-nec#comments Energy Efficiency NEC Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0000 48881 at http://ecmweb.com Casting a Wider Net with Motor Efficiency Standards http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards <div class="node-body blog-body">Four years ago, we reported on new federal motor efficiency standards that were set to take effect throughout the industry </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/casting-wider-net-motor-efficiency-standards#comments Motors Silver Industry Viewpoint Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 49081 at http://ecmweb.com Partial Discharge and Asset Management http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/partial-discharge-and-asset-management <div class="field-byline"> By Thomas Sandri, Shermco Industries, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For more than 50 years, companies have performed partial discharge (PD) testing on electrical assets as part of ongoing predictive maintenance programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/partial-discharge-and-asset-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/partial-discharge-and-asset-management#comments Test & Measurement Ops & Maintenance Silver Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:27:00 +0000 47861 at http://ecmweb.com Risk and Crisis Management to Mitigate Refinery Power Outages http://ecmweb.com/sagsswellsinterruptions/risk-and-crisis-management-mitigate-refinery-power-outages <div class="field-byline"> By Patrick J. Christensen, William H. Graf, William F. Vukovich, and Thomas W. Yeung of Hydrocarbon Publishing Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Power supply disruptions and electrical equipment failures represented more than 80% of electrical problems in refineries between 2009 and 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And the electrical problems themselves accounted for one-fifth of all refinery disruptions during this time period.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/sagsswellsinterruptions/risk-and-crisis-management-mitigate-refinery-power-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/sagsswellsinterruptions/risk-and-crisis-management-mitigate-refinery-power-outages#comments Sags/Swells/Interruptions Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 47091 at http://ecmweb.com Common Recommendations for Stored Motors http://ecmweb.com/motors/common-recommendations-stored-motors <div class="field-byline"> By Chuck Yung, EASA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When an electric motor will be stored a long time before being placed in service, you must take certain steps to ensure it will be suitable for operation when it’s needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/motors/common-recommendations-stored-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/motors/common-recommendations-stored-motors#comments Motors Silver Thu, 29 May 2014 01:44:00 +0000 46931 at http://ecmweb.com