Ops & Maintenance http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6620/more en NEMA Publishes Comprehensive Catalog of Electrical Standards http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-comprehensive-catalog-electrical-standards <div class="node-body article-body">The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published the 2017 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG).</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-comprehensive-catalog-electrical-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/nema-publishes-comprehensive-catalog-electrical-standards#comments Ops & Maintenance Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:46:00 +0000 144221 at http://ecmweb.com How to Justify that Motor Upgrade Request http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/how-justify-motor-upgrade-request <div class="node-body article-body">An energy-efficient motor can run even more efficiently if you use these tests to detect waste.</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/how-justify-motor-upgrade-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/electrical-testing/how-justify-motor-upgrade-request#comments Motors Electrical Testing Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:42:00 +0000 144101 at http://ecmweb.com Maintenance: It’s Risky Business http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/maintenance-it-s-risky-business <div class="node-body article-body">The allocation of scarce maintenance resources can be hard to get right</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/maintenance-it-s-risky-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/maintenance-it-s-risky-business#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 143881 at http://ecmweb.com olm26250/iStock/Thinkstock Electrical Troubleshooting Quiz - January 3, 2017 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-january-3-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">The plant air system has two parts</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-january-3-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/electrical-troubleshooting-quiz-january-3-2017#comments Ops & Maintenance Power Quality Silver Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 143901 at http://ecmweb.com stuartmiles99/iStock/Thinkstock Rushed Repairs Increase Downtime http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/rushed-repairs-increase-downtime <div class="node-body article-body">It may seem counterintuitive, but there is a speed limit to repairs</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/rushed-repairs-increase-downtime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/rushed-repairs-increase-downtime#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 143911 at http://ecmweb.com Max2611/iStock/Thinkstock Making Startup Testing Safe, Part 5 http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-5 <div class="node-body article-body">Sometimes during startup projects, the customer “discovers” additional testing that must be done</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-5#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 143921 at http://ecmweb.com Oko_SwanOmurphy/iStock/Thinkstock Where Can You Put Breakers? http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/where-can-you-put-breakers <div class="node-body article-body">The National Electrical Code (NEC) has very specific rules for the location of overcurrent protection devices (OCPDs). </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/where-can-you-put-breakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/where-can-you-put-breakers#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:00 +0000 143931 at http://ecmweb.com Nadanka/iStock/Thinkstock Making Startup Testing Safe, Part 4 http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-4 <div class="node-body article-body">Do you make these errors when using high-potential (hi-pot) testers or insulation resistance testers?</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/safety/making-startup-testing-safe-part-4#comments Ops & Maintenance Safety Silver Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:00:00 +0000 143771 at http://ecmweb.com tupungato/iStock/Thinkstock Breaker Location Requirement Exceptions, Part 4 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/breaker-location-requirement-exceptions-part-4 <div class="node-body article-body">Under seven conditions described in Sec. 240.21(A) through (H) of the 2014 NEC, you don’t have to install an OCPD at the point of conductor supply [240.21]. </div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/breaker-location-requirement-exceptions-part-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/breaker-location-requirement-exceptions-part-4#comments Design NEC Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:00:00 +0000 143781 at http://ecmweb.com Vachom/iStock/Thinkstock Reducing Plant Air System Failures, Part 2 http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/reducing-plant-air-system-failures-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">The controls of plant air systems are often taken for granted</div> <p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/reducing-plant-air-system-failures-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/ops-maintenance/reducing-plant-air-system-failures-part-2#comments Ops & Maintenance Silver Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:00:00 +0000 143741 at http://ecmweb.com PFkatka/iStock/Thinkstock