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Dan Rafter

Dan Rafter is a technical writer and frequent contributor.

Articles by Dan Rafter

Put Data to Work

Water

Put Data to Work

It wasn’t long ago that automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) were a pair of luxuries that most water utilities couldn’t afford.

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Construction

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are

Embracing Energy Metering

Energy

Embracing Energy Metering

Exterior and interior lighting, HVAC systems, and refrigeration equipment can all gobble plenty of energy, whether in a commercial building, hospital, warehouse, or distribution center.

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing and Maintenance

Energy

Augmented Reality in Manufacturing and Maintenance

It didn’t take long for the much-heralded Google Glass to become the butt of jokes from talk show hosts. But Google’s failed consumer product is enjoying new life in the manufacturing world, boosting the efficiency and accuracy of workers that are responsible for heavy equipment.

Small Systems, Big Impact

Energy

Small Systems, Big Impact

The Lotte New York Palace hotel in midtown Manhattan is a sprawling place, boasting 813 guest rooms and 86 suites, in addition to 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a spa, and a fitness center. For years, the hotel was powered using city steam, the most expensive fuel

Augmented Reality

Energy

Augmented Reality

It didn’t take long for the much-heralded Google Glass to become the butt of jokes from talk show hosts. But Google’s failed consumer product is enjoying new life in the manufacturing world, boosting the efficiency and accuracy of workers that are responsible for heavy equipment.