Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en Estimation of Electric Motor Load http://ecmweb.com/motors/estimation-electric-motor-load <div class="node-body article-body">Here is a simple method for estimating the actual load on an electric motor without special equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/motors/estimation-electric-motor-load" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/motors/estimation-electric-motor-load#comments Motors Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:09:00 +0000 125701 at http://ecmweb.com Do Motors in Class I, Div. 2 Areas Require a T-Code? http://ecmweb.com/motors/do-motors-class-i-div-2-areas-require-t-code <div class="node-body article-body">Most motors in petrochemical plants are located in hazardous (classified) areas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/motors/do-motors-class-i-div-2-areas-require-t-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/motors/do-motors-class-i-div-2-areas-require-t-code#comments Motors NEC Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:59:00 +0000 125691 at http://ecmweb.com supakitmod/iStock/Thinkstock Working with Outsourced Engineering, Part 1 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/working-outsourced-engineering-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">Some types of problems don’t lend themselves to formulaic repairs and aren’t covered by standard repair procedures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/working-outsourced-engineering-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/working-outsourced-engineering-part-1#comments mro-insider Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:03:00 +0000 125271 at http://ecmweb.com More Preventive Maintenance in Less Time, Part 6 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/more-preventive-maintenance-less-time-part-6 <div class="node-body article-body">In previous Parts, we looked at ways to simplify maintenance (and repair) tasks to get gains in safety and efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/more-preventive-maintenance-less-time-part-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/more-preventive-maintenance-less-time-part-6#comments mro-insider Ops & Maintenance Silver Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:35:00 +0000 125241 at http://ecmweb.com Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock Rotation Testing of 3-Phase Motors http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/rotation-testing-3-phase-motors <div class="node-body article-body">Regardless of the application, it’s a good practice to always test rotation and reduce the risk of damaging equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/rotation-testing-3-phase-motors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/rotation-testing-3-phase-motors#comments Electrical Testing Motors Installation Tips Training Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:20:00 +0000 125131 at http://ecmweb.com In the Zone http://ecmweb.com/design/zone <div class="node-body article-body">Since the National Flood Insurance Act of 1994, new residential houses in flood zones have to have the first floor living space elevated according to the code of the locality where the new construction takes place. Existing homes being remodeled to more than 50% of their assessed value also must meet these guidelines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/design/zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/design/zone#comments Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:12:00 +0000 124841 at http://ecmweb.com Moving T&M to the Fast Lane http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/moving-tm-fast-lane <div class="node-body article-body">In the 1990s, as the predictive and condition-based maintenance field began to flower with technologies like infrared thermography, vibration analysis, and ultrasonics, Bob Madding attended a presentation by a leading maintenance guru that left him mildly puzzled. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/moving-tm-fast-lane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/test-measurement/moving-tm-fast-lane#comments Test & Measurement Silver Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:36:00 +0000 124821 at http://ecmweb.com Article 705: Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources http://ecmweb.com/nec/article-705-interconnected-electric-power-production-sources <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Lamendola, Electrical Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Special NEC requirements apply when interconnecting any power source with the primary power source </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/article-705-interconnected-electric-power-production-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/article-705-interconnected-electric-power-production-sources#comments Contractor NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:00:00 +0000 124981 at http://ecmweb.com Ground Fault Protection Requirements at Health Care Facilities http://ecmweb.com/nec/ground-fault-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">As I prepare to attend the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) annual conference in Boston, I thought I would share some thoughts — and some Code references — with you regarding ground fault protection and how it applies to a health care facility. But before we talk about what is required for ground fault protection, we first need to understand what a ground fault is. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/ground-fault-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/ground-fault-protection-requirements-health-care-facilities#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:55:00 +0000 124451 at http://ecmweb.com Photo credit: Digitalvision/Thinkstock 13 Preventable Busway Failures You Never Want to See http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/13-preventable-busway-failures-you-never-want-see <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>If you are like most facilities managers, you probably think busway is maintenance-free.&nbsp;There are no moving parts, so what could go wrong &mdash; right? Wrong. Check out these 13 photos, <a href="https://vimeo.com/hartfordsteamboiler/review/115711127/8e079a8733?pdf">view the video online</a>, and watch for the upcoming article in <em>EC&amp;M</em> magazine on &ldquo;Understanding Electrical Busway Vulnerabilities<em>,&rdquo;</em> written by John A.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/13-preventable-busway-failures-you-never-want-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/13-preventable-busway-failures-you-never-want-see#comments Galleries Ops & Maintenance Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:00:00 +0000 124201 at http://ecmweb.com