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How to balance steam loads efficiently    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many process plants, refineries and chemical plants have package boilers and supplementary gas-fired heat recovery steam generator. Without a clear understanding of the thermal performance characteristics of these two types of steam generators, plant engineers often don't assign loads to them judiciously so that the total plant steam is generated most efficiently. More

Facilities America Opens today in Las Vegas; still time for last-minute registration
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Thousands of facilities professionals from around the world are converging on Las Vegas for the Facilities America Conference, opening today in conjunction with the Facility Decisions Conference and Expo. The event will be held today and tomorrow, Oct. 11-12, at the Mirage Hotel Events Center in Las Vegas and is offering attendees their choice of more than 70 FREE educational sessions which will be led by the industry experts. In addition, participants will have a choice of networking events (including the AFE Awards Ceremony) and previews of the latest time and energy saving technologies and services from hundreds of vendors. Register today for Facilities America! More

Celebrate with AFE at the 2011 AFE Chapter Award Reception in Las Vegas
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Join AFE for the social event of the season — the AFE Chapter Awards Reception at Facilities America in Las Vegas. Who will take home the coveted prizes for best chapter activities? What special awards are planned by our sponsors? Find out at this exciting reception, to be held Tonight, Oct. 11, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST at the Mirage Hotel and Conference Center. There will be food, drink and — most important of all — networking with friends and colleagues. More

Buzz Guide for Facilities America 2011 now available
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Whether you will be attending Facilities America and want more information about all the exciting activities, or just want to know more about the event, you'll want to take a close look at the Buzz Guide for Facilities America 2011. And please don't forget to support the sponsors and advertisers who are helping to make Facilities America 2011 another important educational tool in the AFE "toolkit for success for the facilities professional ™." More

Finding roof leaks: 3 places to check for leaks
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Roof leaks are a major headache to fix. The good news is that some leaks are predictable — especially as the roof ages. By identifying areas that are prone to developing problems, steps can be taken that will prevent roof problems cost effectively. More

Building green: What are your options?
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When it comes to improving the energy efficiency of buildings, there are several different options for contractors, builders and corporate owners. This includes improving HVAC, lighting control and air infiltration, just to name a few. Technology can play a key role in helping manage these building systems more efficiently. More

Manage your fuse inventory with 5S    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Are you tired of searching through endless bins to find what you need? Do you feel there's waste in your storeroom? Do you have a lean manufacturing initiative or are you interested in implementing one? If you answered yes to any of these, your storeroom is a good candidate for a Lean 5S project. More

Upgrade needed: Replacing university's heat and power plant is critical
Fairbanks Daily New-Miner    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The University of Alaska Fairbanks heat and power plant is essential to the institution's future. As it nears 50 years old, replacing it isn't an option, it's a necessity. For decades, the plant has provided not only electricity but also heat for the campus. It's an efficient arrangement, one that is catching on around the nation and world. More

Wireless IO advantages: More data, less work
Control Engineering    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More measurements and better control for processes, optimization and asset condition monitoring are achieved with less effort with help from new I/O products. In process dependent industries, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, chemical, food and beverage, and water and wastewater, it is increasingly rare to see processes that rely on human decisions and manual interaction. More

World's greenest office building under construction    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Bullitt Foundation has broken ground on its new Seattle headquarters, which when completed may be the greenest commercial building in the world. It will be the fourth mid-rise commercial building to achieve "living building" certification, which has much higher standards than LEED certification. About 100 others are in the design phase. More

Flooring choices can bring LEED credits
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With all of the attention green building is receiving, it may be easy to overlook some elements that may not be right in front of a facility manager's nose. For example, unless you're walking around with your head down, you may not have noticed the role floor covering can play in a green building project.

Part 2: Variety of carpet options can earn LEED points
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