Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en 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 CSI and CSC Release MasterFormat 2014 Update http://ecmweb.com/estimating/csi-and-csc-release-masterformat-2014-update <div class="node-body article-body">CSI and CSC have released the 2014 updates to MasterFormat, their flagship product used to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial, and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/estimating/csi-and-csc-release-masterformat-2014-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/estimating/csi-and-csc-release-masterformat-2014-update#comments Estimating Project Delivery News Ops & Maintenance Wed, 28 May 2014 19:29:00 +0000 46971 at http://ecmweb.com A True Shock to the System http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/true-shock-system <div class="field-byline"> By Tom Zind, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Like peeling away the layers of an onion, research into electrical injuries is revealing more all the time. It&rsquo;s enough to bring a tear to the eye when the full extent of the potential damage to unfortunate victims &mdash; most from the workplace &mdash; is completely grasped.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/true-shock-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/shock-electrocution/true-shock-system#comments Shock & Electrocution Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 20 May 2014 19:48:00 +0000 46281 at http://ecmweb.com What You Should Know About Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/what-you-should-know-about-title-24-energy-efficiency-standards <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Knisley, Senior Editorial Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On July 1, 2014, the new California Title 24, Part 6 of the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which covers lighting controls and other electrical equipment, process and HVAC equipment, and window treatment, will go into effect.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/what-you-should-know-about-title-24-energy-efficiency-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/lighting-control/what-you-should-know-about-title-24-energy-efficiency-standards#comments Energy Efficiency Lighting & Control Contractor Silver Tue, 20 May 2014 18:48:00 +0000 46261 at http://ecmweb.com Data Center Features Flexible Design and Power Options http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/data-center-features-flexible-design-and-power-options <div class="field-byline"> By Amy Fischbach, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many of today’s data centers are built on the fast track. Some projects convert old abandoned industrial sites into new sophisticated technology centers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/data-center-features-flexible-design-and-power-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/data-center-features-flexible-design-and-power-options#comments Energy Efficiency Project Spotlight Design Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:57:00 +0000 44621 at http://ecmweb.com