Tag: overhaul

Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) or maintenance, repair, and overhaul involves fixing any sort of mechanical, plumbing or electrical device should it become out of order or broken (known as repair, unscheduled, or casualty maintenance). It also includes performing routine actions which keep the device in working order (known as scheduled maintenance) or prevent trouble from arising (preventive maintenance).

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

Wheels Turning, Blades Spinning

Wheels Turning, Blades Spinning

Every turbine differs in kind (steam or gas), power output, and size (from a small emergency backup generator to behemoth hydro eclectic dam turbines), operations (simple cycle or combined cycle), customers (local or general power grid), manufacturer, location, installation, etc. But the one factor they all have in common is

Inspection and Cleaning

Inspection and Cleaning

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and treat wastewater are coated with decadesworth

AMR or AMI?

AMR or AMI?

According to John Fillinger, director, utility marketing for Badger Meter, AMR increases efficiencies and reduces the expenses associated with manual reading and human errors associated with reporting those readings. “AMR makes it easier to get from quarterly billing to monthly billing, if this is something they want to do,” he

Getting Ready for the Next Full Moon

Getting Ready for the Next Full Moon

To be honest I haven’t the faintest idea whether more bad things take place when Luna is at her most radiant than when she’s gone into hiding, but whatever the truth, tying her phase to disasters makes for a useful metaphor in reminding us that stuff happens, and furthermore that

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration’s Overtime Pay Rule

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration’s Overtime Pay Rule

In March 2014, President Obama directed Labor Secretary Tom Perez to modernize overtime protections. A federal judge Tuesday blocked implementation of the new rule set to go into effect Dec. 1.

With just over a week before it was scheduled to take effect, a federal judge has blocked the implementation of

HVAC Payback

HVAC Payback

If owners of commercial office buildings can incorporate variable-frequency drives (VFDs) into their HVAC systems, more often than not they probably should, says Pete Miceli, vice president, regional engineering manager for real estate service, development, and investment management at Transwestern’s Midwest office. Recently, Transwestern installed VFDs for supply and return

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

How’s Your 2030 Vision?

Just how far into the future can we look before we’ve gone from the ridiculous to the sublime? For an answer I’d like to pose another question: How long does it take for something to go from concept to reality in your operation?

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Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or

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