Free Utility & Energy Magazines and Downloads from groupweb.tradepub.com
Free publications about the utility and energy industries.
Reliability Centered Maintenance - Low Impact, High Return on Investment
15 Jan 2021 at 3:50pm
National Field Services provides electrical testing and maintenance services to improve the reliability, safety and efficiency of your equipment and facility. We also offer engineering services, NCCER accredited training, surplus power distribution equipment and more.
We have over 30 years of experience serving the power distribution needs of customers in a variety of industries, from power generation to property management. Our team includes both NETA certified technicians and professional engineers.
With three locations in Texas, two locations in Nevada and assets in other states, National Field Services serves clients throughout the southern and western states, but can also mobilize to any location in the United States and Canada.
Services Power System Analysis Commissioning Disaster Recovery Electrical Testing & Maintenance Protection & Control NFPA 70E Implementation NERC Compliance Asset Management Consulting Training Electrical Equipment
Why Smart Cities Need an Event-Driven Architecture
14 Jan 2021 at 12:00am
What’s needed is an event-driven architecture (EDA) that will allow those developing smart city initiatives to reap success today, while enabling innovative applications and collaborative efforts with other smart city projects in the future.
In this special report, sponsored by VANTIQ, you’ll learn about: The common demands of modern smart city applications The distinct benefits of an event-driven architecture Common use cases and real-world examples What to look for when selecting an EDA platform
Automating Your Procurement Processes [Virtual Fireside Chat]
4 Jan 2021 at 12:00am
Clearway Energy Group, one of the largest developers and operators of clean energy, recently overhauled its entire procurement technology stack and internal processes to eliminate outdated and costly technologies, improve worker efficiencies and turn their procurement center into a center of excellence.
In this session you’ll be able to ask Clearway and the panel of experts on how to best migrate from legacy procurement technologies, which processes need to be updated, and what cost and time savings you can expect.
The Importance of Foam Control
4 Dec 2020 at 10:20am
While pure liquids themselves do not foam, the introduction of contaminants or gases can facilitate the formation of foam and bubbles that can impact system efficiency.
In this eBook, we look at: The myriad causes of foam Potential problems foam poses for industrial applications Preventative measures for avoiding those problems
Antifoams and defoamers are the two main tools used to reduce problematic foam formation, and it's important to consider the application before selecting between them.
The ROI of Industrial Water Treatment
26 Oct 2020 at 12:00am
Industrial water treatment systems play a crucial role in facilities across a diverse set of sectors, including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, municipal, and wastewater treatment. These systems treat source water to bring it to operation-appropriate conditions, whether that means reducing mineral or microorganism content. If left untreated, the contaminants in the source water can cause equipment damage, reduce equipment performance, and negatively impact product quality—all consequences that translate to money loss.
25 Strategies For Managing Multigenerational Employees
13 Oct 2020 at 12:00am
Generational perspectives seem to conflict on every point. You try and try, but all the management strategies you learned over the years do nothing to reconcile these differences.
The good news is that generational differences don’t have to be so challenging.
Simple changes in perspective can turn differences into strengths. When managers and organizations harness this power, they become more successful than ever before
In fact, the manager who is able to bridge generational differences often becomes an organization’s greatest asset.
To help you master your multigenerational leadership skills, I’ve collected 25 of my most useful, actionable multigenerational management tips in one place. Each suggestion falls under one of five categories: Mindset & Office Culture Assignments & Project Delegation Technology & Office Communication Mentoring & Feedback Benefits, Recruiting & HR Guidelines
Keep this practical guide on file and reference it whenever you face a multigenerational challenge.
Read Uniform Plumbing Code for Free
1 Oct 2020 at 12:00am
The main aims of the Uniform codes are:
- To ensure that planners, administrators and plumbers develop the required competency to ensure that the codes are applied and upheld;
- That standards are set to ensure that plumbing assemblies, materials and technologies are safe and effective;
- To ensure that plumbing installations meet these standards;
- To ensure safety and effectiveness continuously through the proper maintenance of these installations.
The 2021 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC©) represents the most current approaches in the plumbing field. It is the sixth edition developed under the ANSI Consensus process is designated as an American National Standards by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Contributions to the content of this code were made by every segment of the built industry, including such diverse interests as consumers, enforcing authorities, installers/maintainers, labor, manufacturers, research/standards/ testing laboratories, special experts and users.
The UPC is designed to provide consumers with safe and sanitary plumbing systems while, at the same time, allowing latitude for innovation and new technologies. Key changes to the 2018 UPC include:
- New product standards for plumbing fixtures such as wall hung fixtures, waste fittings, lavatories, showers, bathtubs and whirlpool bathtubs, flushometer valves, sinks and eyewash stations; and signage for single use toilet facilities (Chapter 4)
- New peak water demand method and calculator for estimating demand loads for water supply of single- and multi-family dwellings with water conserving plumbing fixtures, fixture fittings, and appliances (Appendix M)
- New Appendix N – Impact of Water Temperature on the Potential for Scalding and Legionella Growth
1 Jun 2020 at 3:20pm
Each month, Wind Systems delivers on that philosophy, pairing the latest industry news with valuable knowledge and insights from industry experts, in turn GIVING WIND DIRECTION. Wind Systems is targeted toward decision makers who actively seek information about construction services and equipment, wind assessment, research and development, siting, blades, gearboxes, composite materials, condition monitoring, fastening, O&M service, lubrication, and safety, among other topics relating specifically to wind energy production and transmission. Technical articles, profiles, columns, interviews, product information, and industry news?generated by Wind Systems staff and industry experts?comprise the publication's editorial content. Emphasis is placed on emerging technologies, operations and maintenance, research, management, manufacturing, construction, logistics, and policy. All content published in the magazine also supports its companion website, windsystemsmag.com. A leading online source of information about the wind energy industry, the website contains current-issue editorial content, a digital edition, and a robust technical library. Reaching a global market through an organic convergent media platform, Wind Systems delivers the important industry information in a useful, attractive, easily accessible package.
How to Recover Deleted Files from Network Shares
11 May 2020 at 11:35am
This happens because Windows is organized so that deleted files can be captured by the Windows Recycle bin on local drives only. If a user deletes a file on a server from a network shared folder, it isn’t being deleted from the local machine, so the Recycle Bin does not capture it. This is also true of files deleted from attached or removable drives, and files deleted from applications or the Command Prompt. Only files deleted from File Explorer on a machine’s local drive will be saved by the Recycle Bin.
With some types of software, you might be able to recover an earlier saved version of a file deleted from a network shared folder, which would give you the version prior to the deletion. Failing this, the only other way to recover a file deleted from a network share (without a third-party solution—see below) is to have your system administrator retrieve an earlier saved version of the file from the most recent backup. This will only work if:
a) A version of the file was actually backed up
b) You can recall the file name so that the system administrator can find it
c) You can recall with some accuracy the time and date when the file was saved.
This method is, of course, extremely time consuming for the sys admin—and for you, too, if you have to wait. Even if the previous version can be retrieved, any work done on the file since the last save is lost forever.
Fortunately, there is a very easy and cost-effective solution to this perpetual issue: Undelete® Instant Data Recovery software from Condusiv.
Why Customer Experience Should Matter to Utilities
6 May 2020 at 8:50am
Customer service has always been important. The basic tenets of customer service, such as “know your customer” and “the customer is always right” are timeless. However, the digital age has changed customers’ expectations in a number of ways.
As utilities and organizations across the globe navigate unprecedented crisis such as Covid-19, one thing is clear. The drive for digitization, omni-channel communications and seamless customer experience has increased more than ever before.
Download "Why Customer Experience Should Matter to Utilities" now to find out how Utilitec can help you today.