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10 safety signs to spot on a plant walkthrough
Sustainable Plant    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Safety signs are a primary way to communicate important warnings and messages to your employees, on-site contractors and other visitors. To make sure your facility has the right safety signs placed in all necessary locations, it's important to conduct visual plant walkthroughs on a regular basis. More



Control sequences for chilled water systems
Consulting-Specifying Engineer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most important component of good chiller plant control is understanding the full and part load requirements and then matching those to system performance. As the headline implies, this article will provide a discussion and overview of methods used to control chillers. To understand where we are today, a little time travel is required. More

Empowered workers deliver value
Plant Engineering    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Productivity is not an event; it is a process. Finding better ways to operate your plant is a constant search for the small nuggets of opportunity to improve. Big areas for improvement, like energy management or maintenance strategy, should be fairly obvious. They also tend to be those things which your management team should be leading. More

14 critical business topics FMs should understand
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One of the biggest complaints among facility managers is that they are often left out — left out of decisions that will affect facilities, left out of information loops that would allow them to plan more effectively, left out of meetings where they could have made a valuable contribution. Facility managers everywhere have long lusted after the coveted position of corporate insider, someone who is so well versed on topics relating to the company that business leaders include them in strategic or operational discussions because they bring value to the deliberations. More

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Intelligent lighting improves data center efficiency
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Fenwick and West LLP is a national law firm specializing in technology and life sciences. In 2010, the firm worked to incorporate the next generation in energy-efficient technology into its own facilities by implementing LED lighting in its firm-wide data center renovation. More

Maintenance is key to lowering energy costs
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As green thinking and sustainability come to the forefront of business practices, well-run maintenance departments with a focus on energy efficiency are becoming increasingly important. More

Pyramid building underground wall as precaution against quakes
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Spurred by new studies showing that The Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn., could peel apart during an earthquake, engineers plan to install an underground steel-and-concrete wall extending two football fields long and 130 feet deep to shore up the facility. More

Be a player when it comes to electrical energy efficiency
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Electricity can be compared to a tomato — it doesn't travel well or store easily. Just like the tomato, it must be consumed soon after and close to where it's produced. The electrical power grid comprises all utilities, networks and systems used to generate power and deliver it to consumers. Generation plants produce on demand; the electricity radiates out through a series of substations and progressively lower-voltage transmission lines until it reaches its use point. In fact, except for very small amounts stored in batteries or capacitors, electricity is consumed as it is produced. More

AFE LinkedIn Group Site post of the week
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The AFE LinkedIn post of the week comes from Scott Sherman, 2nd, Recruitment Manager, Facilities Services, Energy Management and IT at Sodexo. "In 2012, NFMT will be the biggest gathering of building owners, facility managers, maintenance engineers, sustainability directors, heads of facility operations and management, and other facilities management professionals," he wrote. As a long-time supporter and exhibitor at NFMT, AFE would like to join Scott in encouraging you to attend NFMT. More

AFE Career Center opportunity of the week
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The University of Western Ontario is seeking a highly qualified Director, Facilities Management for its location in London, Ontario (Canada). Visit the AFE Career Center for this and hundreds of other outstanding career opportunities for facilities operations professionals. More
 
 
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