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Many utilities employ penalty rates for low electrical system efficiency. A common resolution to this situation is to install a capacitor system. How much energy and how much cost can a capacitor system actually save?
The advancement of chemical sensing techniques has enabled online monitors to be applied in analysing and controlling the fluoride concentration in water. An understanding of their limitations, however, is essential in ensuring the validity of the results and the capability to comply with regulatory standards.
Within a data centre there is the inevitable choice of what to do with an old UPS. Selecting the right option is not as straightforward as one may think. Should you replace the UPS with a new one? Upgrade the current UPS and extend its life? Or do nothing and run it to fail? While pondering these questions you need to simultaneously take into account the present UPS conditions and its capabilities, and keep in mind your future requirements and constraints.
Poorly maintained compressed air systems can increase energy costs by more than 25%. But businesses using compressed air often rely on ad hoc servicing, which is not sufficient to keep the systems in shape.
Companies that are not in energy-intensive industries, such as discrete manufacturers, have long been sceptical that investing in energy management pays off. But the endless drive towards efficiency, higher energy costs and stricter regulations are about to change the game.
Biogas produces clean, green electricity capable of helping reduce global CO2 and methane emissions. But producing biogas itself is a dirty process, prone to wide variations in operating conditions and product throughput.
Some of the worst places to work in are confined spaces, the main reason being that they are not built for that purpose - their purpose is the storage of equipment or they are used as an entry/exit point for inspections and tests, etc.
Magnetic flowmeters are ubiquitous in many water and wastewater industrial and residential applications. Most know the many benefits and importance of the accurate measurements achieved using magnetic flowmeters; however, many may not realise that diagnostic advances have made these instruments easier to use and even more valuable.
Find out which are the top five energy measurement priorities to best initiate savings and eliminate waste.
Proper instrumentation can help you to identify where and how energy is being consumed, so that you can start using less and saving more.
Unseen, and these days often unheard, pumps are at the very heart of most industrial processes. In fact, the huge number of pumps in action worldwide means that pumping systems account for a high percentage of the global energy use. But being ‘out of sight and out of mind’ and usually highly reliable, it is easy to ignore the impact pumps can have on bottom lines.
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organization in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they too can make mistakes.
The cloud has taken the place of expensive and often limited on-premise infrastructure. With unprecedented integration to back-office information, the data becomes a new value-creating capability.
Now, there is an even greater opportunity for transformational improvements in productivity and service levels. What is this innovation?
So many companies operate on status quo and lag behind when it comes to effective purchasing based on capital outlay versus ongoing operational cost...