Plant managers, building engineers and project managers have an inherent stake in the productivity and health of their hydraulic equipment. When theres a recurrent or chronic problem, its imperative to have background information or, better yet, a strong suspicion of whats wrong before the service providers, inside or outside the company, are called.
Lighting control is among the strategies that improve economic and environmental performance. Such systems can curb lighting energy costs by more than 50%, defer lamp replacement costs by cutting burn hours and encourage predictive maintenance practices.
Heat exchangers are getting increasingly compact and efficient. Enhanced, compact, ultra-compact, microscale and mesoscale variations are on the market or in development. Continuing innovations in nanotechnology and fuel cells promise further advances in heat exchanger miniaturization.
Anheuser-Busch's Fairfield, Calif. brewery is a leader in renewable energy technology for AB InBev breweries around the world and uses green energy provided by an on-site solar array and wind turbine to provide an average 15 percent of its energy needs.