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Maintenance tech tip

Boiler Energy Efficiency Tips

  • Submeter energy use.
  • Perform regular boiler and furnace maintenance.
  • Analyze flue gas and adjust the fuel-air ratio for efficiency.
  • Improve feedwater treatment to reduce boiler blowdown.
  • Turn off boilers during long periods of no use.
  • Optimize loading of multiple boilers or compressors.
  • Turn off hot water circulation pumps when boilers not in use.
  • Repair or replace broken steam traps and steam pressure
    regulators.
  • Repair insulation regularly.
  • Repair leaks in steam and compressed air lines.
  • Operate compressor systems at lowest acceptable pressure.
  • Clean steam coils in processing tanks.
    Install properly sized motors.
  • Upgrade motor efficiency during regular replacements.
  • Tighten and align belt drives.
  • Replace standard V-belt drives with notched V or synchronous
    belt drives.

This tech-tip is being provided to you by www.rhvactools.com. Our website is an RHVAC training site designed to improve the technical expertise of all RHVAC service & installation technicians.

Belt Length Formula

Approximate length:

 

L = 2C + 1.57 (D + d)

 

Exact length:

L = 2C + 1.57 (D + d) + ((D -d)2/4C)

Belt Length Formula

 

L   =   Pitch length of belt

C   =  Center distance

D   =  Pitch diameter of large pulley

d   =   Pitch diameter of small pulley

 

 

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A very educative publication and is a platform for the exchange of ideas.

Tawanda


Good site with informative articles Regards,

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Great Job as always. I enjoy reading your news letters.

Mikie  

 

Featured Articles :

How a Photoswitch Saved My Job - by Larry Bush

Hydrocarbon Traces In Purging Nitrogen (via Chromatography) - by P.K. Rao


Human Resource:

Resources for the Study of Human Resource Development

 Academy of Human Resource Development - was formed to encourage systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD, to encourage the application of HRD research findings, and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.

HRZONE - Human resources, personnel management, industrial and organizational psychology, employment and labor law, workers compensation, discrimination, and labor relations information.

The Business Research Lab - has an excellent website that is well organized to quickly get you in touch with your employee's needs. Be sure to see their surveys and Good Boss/Bad Boss submissions. :>)


 

World Industry News:

ARCwire for the Week Ending July 16,2004, reaching over 60,000 professionals worldwide.


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Volume 12:

Welcome: 

Please select "subscribe to newsletter" on our contact form.

RE: The Challenge OF Change

Welcome to the 12th issue of our Feed Forward Newsletter! My name is Don Fitchett, the author of "The Maintenance War Newsletter". This first area of the newsletter is for introductions and commentary. Remember,  the website has many new items added each month. So please browse around and find your gold nugget. 

If a friend has given you this copy of the newsletter, you can find an online version on our website www.feedforward.com.au Every month we add new book titles  for you to download, CDs, free articles and other resources.

This newsletter issue, I would like to challenge all readers to change. Change management, change process, change the world! Below you will find two challenges for you to change the world we live in, more specifically; change the industry we have to live with.

Challenge Number 1: Change the world by putting in writing some of the knowledge you have obtained for a topic you feel you have become an expert at. You don't have to be a writer or author now days to change the world by sharing your expertise. (There is always some one who can proof read your material. :>)

  • You need only to take action today to make it happen! 

Make the commitment today by setting some time in your calendar or writing a quick initial outline of some topic you feel you have better than average knowledge of.

How will this change the world? This is where Feed Forward Publications can help you. Send us your industry related writing and we will share it with the rest of the world. You can write as little as a page or two (an article) or as much as 30 to 600 pages (a book). It depends on your passion for the topic. We will use our global resource to make your writings known to the world.

  • At no cost to you!

Why? Besides doing your part to change management, the process or the industry in general, you will receive recognition for the expert knowledge you have obtained and may even start a life time stream of extra revenue for your self.

Take our newest author Larry Bush for example. Larry has been an electrician for 47 years, and in maintenance management for 22 years. We helped him organize his notes and thoughts on how a maintenance policy should be written and it evolved to become the "Maintenance Policy and Procedures Manual Ebook". We currently show his book to well over 80,000 unique individuals in our industry, every month!

While the most important fact is that Larry is changing the world we live in by sharing his knowledge, he is also earning that much deserved recognition for his accomplishments. Additionally, at absolutely no cost to Larry, 30 days after his ebook release he started receiving additional income from book sales. Larry, like Mike Sondalini, is on his way to releasing many articles  too. Industrial articles help make our industry a better place to work while giving the author even more publicity.

The articles we release are distributed on the many websites we manage, our affiliates and picked up by other industry related websites. A great article released by us can very possibly reach a quarter of a million unique individuals every month from around the world!

At the time of this release, Larry has three articles which we have publicized for him. They are ... Electrical Industrial TroubleshootingHow a Photoswitch Saved My Job,  and How To Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity.

Putting your knowledge in writing not only helps the industry, it helps you. Whether you are a consulting company seeking additional exposure for your company or an individual seeking recognition and additional revenue, we want to review your writings. Please email them to us today! (See also Technical Writing for Business)


Challenge Number 2:  A New Design Competition With US$999 Worth Of Prizes.

This month Lifetime Reliability added more products to their list of problem solving technologies.  You can see a list of them by following the link lower down this page.

Let's start a competition!

To promote the use of more reliable technologies for solving real world problems Lifetime Reliability has collected together some prizes for the competition.

The first competition is to design a long lived a rotating shaft bearing seal solution using the technologies at the companies listed on the 'Links To Reliable Technology' http://www.lifetime-reliability.com/links.html web site page. Before August 31st, please email your solutions using outstanding bearing protection technologies and they'll pick a winner.

As for the prize they'll post to anywhere in the world, a complete set of the GOLD Feed Forward Publications Workforce Training CD Set worth US$399.  PLUS credit the winner US$600 into their PayPal account.  (Thanks to Don Fitchett of www.bin95.com for the Gold Workforce Training CD donation.)

Please include a .JPG or .GIF image of your hand sketch (or CAD drawing) of the design idea with a short 300 - 400 word description of the design, why it's good, and descriptions and part numbers of the items you chose to use.

Finally, if you come across great technology, with outstanding reliability that is not on the Lifetime Reliability web site, please send them an email with a link to the manufacturer's web site concerned.  If it's excellent they'll post it on the 'Links To Reliable Technology' page so everyone can use it in future.

To submit your design idea and for questions, email Lifetime Reliability [info@lifetime-reliability.com] and good luck!


Management Help: SEMINAR

Best Maintenance Practices 2004 in Houston, TX Nov. 8-11

Lean Maintenance via Lean Six Sigma

Seminar already occured.


The World Wide Web:

Below are some more seminars I recommend you attend... 

PLC Training Seminar - PLC5 - SLC500 Aug, Sep

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - Seminar Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec.

Shutdowns Turnarounds and Outages - Seminar Sept.

Leadership Skills For Maintenance - Workshop Nov.

Maintenance Storerooms - Seminar Dec.

Maintenance Process Management - Seminar

 


Best regards and thanks for being a subscriber to this newsletter,

Don Fitchett
Managing Editor
Feed Forward Publications
http://www.feedforward.com.au
Tel : (573) 547-5630

www.feedforward.com.au teaches your maintenance crew engineering and asset care knowledge so that they can solve more problems, become more knowledgeable, make better decisions and your plant runs more reliably!

Please select "subscribe to newsletter" on our contact form.

Volume 12:

Welcome: 

Please select "subscribe to newsletter" on our contact form.

RE: The Challenge OF Change

Welcome to the 12th issue of our Feed Forward Newsletter! My name is Don Fitchett, the author of "The Maintenance War Newsletter". This first area of the newsletter is for introductions and commentary. Remember,  the website has many new items added each month. So please browse around and find your gold nugget. 

If a friend has given you this copy of the newsletter, you can find an online version on our website www.feedforward.com.au Every month we add new book titles  for you to download, CDs, free articles and other resources.

This newsletter issue, I would like to challenge all readers to change. Change management, change process, change the world! Below you will find two challenges for you to change the world we live in, more specifically; change the industry we have to live with.

Challenge Number 1: Change the world by putting in writing some of the knowledge you have obtained for a topic you feel you have become an expert at. You don't have to be a writer or author now days to change the world by sharing your expertise. (There is always some one who can proof read your material. :>)

  • You need only to take action today to make it happen! 

Make the commitment today by setting some time in your calendar or writing a quick initial outline of some topic you feel you have better than average knowledge of.

How will this change the world? This is where Feed Forward Publications can help you. Send us your industry related writing and we will share it with the rest of the world. You can write as little as a page or two (an article) or as much as 30 to 600 pages (a book). It depends on your passion for the topic. We will use our global resource to make your writings known to the world.

  • At no cost to you!

Why? Besides doing your part to change management, the process or the industry in general, you will receive recognition for the expert knowledge you have obtained and may even start a life time stream of extra revenue for your self.

Take our newest author Larry Bush for example. Larry has been an electrician for 47 years, and in maintenance management for 22 years. We helped him organize his notes and thoughts on how a maintenance policy should be written and it evolved to become the "Maintenance Policy and Procedures Manual Ebook". We currently show his book to well over 80,000 unique individuals in our industry, every month!

While the most important fact is that Larry is changing the world we live in by sharing his knowledge, he is also earning that much deserved recognition for his accomplishments. Additionally, at absolutely no cost to Larry, 30 days after his ebook release he started receiving additional income from book sales. Larry, like Mike Sondalini, is on his way to releasing many articles  too. Industrial articles help make our industry a better place to work while giving the author even more publicity.

The articles we release are distributed on the many websites we manage, our affiliates and picked up by other industry related websites. A great article released by us can very possibly reach a quarter of a million unique individuals every month from around the world!

At the time of this release, Larry has three articles which we have publicized for him. They are ... Electrical Industrial TroubleshootingHow a Photoswitch Saved My Job,  and How To Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity.

Putting your knowledge in writing not only helps the industry, it helps you. Whether you are a consulting company seeking additional exposure for your company or an individual seeking recognition and additional revenue, we want to review your writings. Please email them to us today! (See also Technical Writing for Business)


Challenge Number 2:  A New Design Competition With US$999 Worth Of Prizes.

This month Lifetime Reliability added more products to their list of problem solving technologies.  You can see a list of them by following the link lower down this page.

Let's start a competition!

To promote the use of more reliable technologies for solving real world problems Lifetime Reliability has collected together some prizes for the competition.

The first competition is to design a long lived a rotating shaft bearing seal solution using the technologies at the companies listed on the 'Links To Reliable Technology' http://www.lifetime-reliability.com/links.html web site page. Before August 31st, please email your solutions using outstanding bearing protection technologies and they'll pick a winner.

As for the prize they'll post to anywhere in the world, a complete set of the GOLD Feed Forward Publications Workforce Training CD Set worth US$399.  PLUS credit the winner US$600 into their PayPal account.  (Thanks to Don Fitchett of www.bin95.com for the Gold Workforce Training CD donation.)

Please include a .JPG or .GIF image of your hand sketch (or CAD drawing) of the design idea with a short 300 - 400 word description of the design, why it's good, and descriptions and part numbers of the items you chose to use.

Finally, if you come across great technology, with outstanding reliability that is not on the Lifetime Reliability web site, please send them an email with a link to the manufacturer's web site concerned.  If it's excellent they'll post it on the 'Links To Reliable Technology' page so everyone can use it in future.

To submit your design idea and for questions, email Lifetime Reliability [info@lifetime-reliability.com] and good luck!


Management Help: SEMINAR

Best Maintenance Practices 2004 in Houston, TX Nov. 8-11

Lean Maintenance via Lean Six Sigma

Seminar already occured.


The World Wide Web:

Below are some more seminars I recommend you attend... 

PLC Training Seminar - PLC5 - SLC500 Aug, Sep

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - Seminar Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec.

Shutdowns Turnarounds and Outages - Seminar Sept.

Leadership Skills For Maintenance - Workshop Nov.

Maintenance Storerooms - Seminar Dec.

Maintenance Process Management - Seminar

 


Best regards and thanks for being a subscriber to this newsletter,

Don Fitchett
Managing Editor
Feed Forward Publications
http://www.feedforward.com.au
Tel : (573) 547-5630

www.feedforward.com.au teaches your maintenance crew engineering and asset care knowledge so that they can solve more problems, become more knowledgeable, make better decisions and your plant runs more reliably!

Please select "subscribe to newsletter" on our contact form.

Maintenance tech tip

Boiler Energy Efficiency Tips

  • Submeter energy use.
  • Perform regular boiler and furnace maintenance.
  • Analyze flue gas and adjust the fuel-air ratio for efficiency.
  • Improve feedwater treatment to reduce boiler blowdown.
  • Turn off boilers during long periods of no use.
  • Optimize loading of multiple boilers or compressors.
  • Turn off hot water circulation pumps when boilers not in use.
  • Repair or replace broken steam traps and steam pressure
    regulators.
  • Repair insulation regularly.
  • Repair leaks in steam and compressed air lines.
  • Operate compressor systems at lowest acceptable pressure.
  • Clean steam coils in processing tanks.
    Install properly sized motors.
  • Upgrade motor efficiency during regular replacements.
  • Tighten and align belt drives.
  • Replace standard V-belt drives with notched V or synchronous
    belt drives.

This tech-tip is being provided to you by www.rhvactools.com. Our website is an RHVAC training site designed to improve the technical expertise of all RHVAC service & installation technicians.

Belt Length Formula

Approximate length:

 

L = 2C + 1.57 (D + d)

 

Exact length:

L = 2C + 1.57 (D + d) + ((D -d)2/4C)

Belt Length Formula

 

L   =   Pitch length of belt

C   =  Center distance

D   =  Pitch diameter of large pulley

d   =   Pitch diameter of small pulley

 

 

Reader Feedback
Subject: kind words

A very educative publication and is a platform for the exchange of ideas.

Tawanda


Good site with informative articles Regards,

Mike H.


Great Job as always. I enjoy reading your news letters.

Mikie  

 

Featured Articles :

How a Photoswitch Saved My Job - by Larry Bush

Hydrocarbon Traces In Purging Nitrogen (via Chromatography) - by P.K. Rao


Human Resource:

Resources for the Study of Human Resource Development

 Academy of Human Resource Development - was formed to encourage systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD, to encourage the application of HRD research findings, and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.

HRZONE - Human resources, personnel management, industrial and organizational psychology, employment and labor law, workers compensation, discrimination, and labor relations information.

The Business Research Lab - has an excellent website that is well organized to quickly get you in touch with your employee's needs. Be sure to see their surveys and Good Boss/Bad Boss submissions. :>)


 

World Industry News:

ARCwire for the Week Ending July 16,2004, reaching over 60,000 professionals worldwide.


Archives ...

Up
Vol-14, Lubrication Engineer
Vol 13 - Power Management
Vol-12, Change Management
Vol 10 -Electrical Troubleshooting
Vol-9, PLC Training
Vol-8, Six Sigma
Vol-7, Safety and Reliability
Vol-6 Reliability
Vol-5 Criticality
Vol-4, Human Resources
Vol-3, PLC Programs
Vol-2, managing people
Vol- 1, maintenance advice

Click Newsletter to return to current news letter.

 

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