Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Don’t Let a Main Switch Failure Take Your Facility Down http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/don-t-let-main-switch-failure-take-your-facility-down <div class="field-byline"> EC&amp;M Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When electrical service equipment fails catastrophically chaos typically ensues. Production lines grind to a halt. Standby or portable generators are called into action. On-site electricians and outside contractors work non-stop to try and bring the system back online. Most times this is a slow and painful process. Proper maintenance can go a long way in helping you avoid this type of drama.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/don-t-let-main-switch-failure-take-your-facility-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/don-t-let-main-switch-failure-take-your-facility-down#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:54:00 +0000 145691 at http://ecmweb.com Bonding, Part 1 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/bonding-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Part V of NEC Art. 250 provides the requirements for bonding. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/bonding-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/bonding-part-1#comments Bonding & Grounding Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:00:00 +0000 145661 at http://ecmweb.com fasterhorses/iStock/Thinkstock Maintain Less for More Uptime, Part 3 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/maintain-less-more-uptime-part-3 <div class="node-body article-body">Many tasks essential to installation, troubleshooting, and repair are routinely done as maintenance tasks</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/maintain-less-more-uptime-part-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/maintain-less-more-uptime-part-3#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145621 at http://ecmweb.com moodboard/moodboard/Thinkstock Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - February 21, 2017 http://ecmweb.com/motors/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-february-21-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">A critical production line has had dozens of stoppages over the past 12 months.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/motors/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-february-21-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/motors/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-february-21-2017#comments Motors Power Quality Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145631 at http://ecmweb.com tuk69tuk/iStock/Thinkstock Depressurizing Repair Work http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/depressurizing-repair-work <div class="node-body article-body"> Breakdowns not only cost money, but can also interrupt production enough to send customers looking for a more reliable supplier.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/depressurizing-repair-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/depressurizing-repair-work#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145641 at http://ecmweb.com fotomy/iStock/Thinkstock Switchboard Installation Safety, Part 2 http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">When installing a switchboard, the crew is usually following a safety procedure that addresses the mechanical assembly and electrical connection part </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/switchboard-installation-safety-part-2#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:00:00 +0000 145651 at http://ecmweb.com Onnes/iStock/Thinkstock Tip of the Week: Take the time to learn what your test equipment can do for you. http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-take-time-learn-what-your-test-equipment-can-do-you <div class="node-body article-body">Your equipment may come with worthwhile features that you're not using.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-take-time-learn-what-your-test-equipment-can-do-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/tip-week-take-time-learn-what-your-test-equipment-can-do-you#comments Test & Measurement Electrical Testing Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000 145601 at http://ecmweb.com Amy_Lv/iStock/Thinkstock Confidence or Hubris? http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/confidence-or-hubris <div class="node-body article-body">Workers need to be well versed in new methods, best practices and problem solving.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/confidence-or-hubris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/confidence-or-hubris#comments Electrical Testing Ops & Maintenance Training Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:21:00 +0000 145531 at http://ecmweb.com Microgrids Begin to Make Inroads http://ecmweb.com/blog/microgrids-begin-make-inroads <div class="node-body blog-body">Over the last year-and-a-half or so, we’ve published quite a few articles that focused on new technologies or market trends we think you should keep an eye on. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/microgrids-begin-make-inroads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/microgrids-begin-make-inroads#comments Energy Efficiency Contractor Design Silver Industry Viewpoint Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:00:00 +0000 145331 at http://ecmweb.com Recharged for Reuse http://ecmweb.com/green-building/recharged-reuse <div class="node-body article-body">Electric vehicle (EV) use is steadily increasing on a global scale, thanks to two main drivers.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/recharged-reuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/green-building/recharged-reuse#comments Energy Efficiency Green Building Power Quality Silver Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:20:00 +0000 145401 at http://ecmweb.com