Citations with the tag: SERVICE life (Engineering)

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  • Shut-off device for well-head equipment.
    Arifulin, R.; Kashtanov, I.; Antonov, N. // Chemical & Petroleum Engineering; Jan2012, Vol. 48 Issue 1/2, p35 

    Today, a large number of direct-flow gate valves with a single slide plate are used in the petroleum industry, and, in particular, for oil and gas recovery. Moreover, the service life of well-head equipment in Russia may attain many tens of years. In this respect, modernization of these gate...

  • Experimental analysis of the effect of some compaction methods on mechanical properties and durability of cement stabilized soil.
    Kenai, S.; Bahar, R.; Benazzoug, M. // Journal of Materials Science; Nov2006, Vol. 41 Issue 21, p6956 

    Cement stabilized soil is usually compacted by different mechanical methods to increase its strength and durability. This paper summarizes the results of an experimental study on the effect of different compaction methods on the performance of stabilized soil. The compaction methods investigated...

  • Impact of lifetime on US residential building LCA results.
    Aktas, Can; Bilec, Melissa // International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment; Mar2012, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p337 

    Purpose: Many life cycle assessment (LCA) studies do not adequately address the actual lifetime of buildings and building products, but rather assume a typical value. The goal of this study was to determine the impact of lifetime on residential building LCA results. Including accurate lifetime...

  • Preparation of fast-drying waterborne nano-complex traffic-marking paint.
    Sun, Daoxing; Zhang, Yiheng // Journal of Coatings Technology & Research; Mar2012, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p151 

    The main aim of this research is to prepare environmentally friendly waterborne traffic-marking paint, which has fast dry, wear resistance, and long-term durability. The crosslinkable monomers are selected to co-polymerize with acrylate, then a core/shell latex with hard core and soft shell is...

    POPA, Irina; VASILE, Vasilica // Constructii; 2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p3 

    The paper deals with the climate changes on the Romanian territory in the last 15-20 years, with particular remarks on the effects of these changes, generally on buildings, but especially on anticorrosive and finishing coatings. A few approaches were mentioned, related to the impact of climate...

  • Top 10 Ways to Maximize Crucible Service Life.
    POPA, Irina; VASILE, Vasilica // Foundry Management & Technology; Jan2013, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p17 

    The article discusses the ten ways that can help maximize crucible service life in foundries. The approaches include checking for cracks and damage, installing crucibles per manufacturers instructions, preventing thermal shock with proper pre-heating. It further cautions on maximum temperature...

  • Attachment Issues.
    DAnnunzio, John A. // Roofing Contractor; May2011, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p22 

    The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the three membrane attachment methods used in the U.S. low-slope commercial roofing market. The fully adhered method provides waterproofing and wind-uplift capacity and the longest average service life, and its disadvantages include...

  • IT'S IN THE TAG: The Importance of Considering Power Efficiency when Choosing a Real Time Location System.
    Jackson, Steve // Wireless Design & Development; May2009, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p19 

    The article provides information on the dimensions essential for the evaluation of power efficiency and real time location system (RTLS) tags. It states that the expected service life of power cells can be accurately modeled in relation to its power consumption. It adds that systems operate...

  • New generation of thermal imaging systems for thermal monitoring of the lining of metallurgical furnaces.
    Zavidei, V.; Sizov, V. // Metallurgist; Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1/2, p79 

    The use of new thermal imaging systems is significantly expanding the possibilities for tracking and analyzing the thermal phenomena which take place in heating furnaces, and it shows that systems can be developed to continuously monitor the condition of these units. Solving this problem will...

  • What Makes Avgas Different.
    LESLIE, TIM // Canadian Aviator; Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p24 

    The article discusses important considerations of 100LL in relation to performance and service life of the engine. 100LL's most significant property is its high octane quality of fuel needed to meet the requirements of thermally efficient high-output engines. Low water retention also remains a...

  • Further Development of Proven Suspension Means in Elevator Construction.
    Wolf, Ernst; Franz, Andreas // Elevator World; Oct2009, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p132 

    The article focuses on concepts that address the required means of suspension used in elevators. Steel rope is reportedly considered as environment friendly and is the most widely used means of suspension. It is stated that compacting ropes with fiber or steel cores increase service life because...

  • The Development of Wood Floor Construction in Finland.
    Vahtikari, Katja; Silvo, Jonna; Metsälä, Harri; Paajanen, Olli // Forest Products Journal; May2012, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p388 

    Traditionally, wood has been widely used for construction in Finland and other Scandinavian countries and has been the dominant floor material in Finland. Solid wood floors that were installed more than 100 years ago are still in service. In Finland, however, the current attitude toward using...

  • The Changes of Moisture Absorption Properties during the Service Life of External Thermal Insulation Composite System.
    NORVAIŠIENĖ, Rosita; GRICIŪTĖ, Gintarė; BLIŪDŽIUS, Raimondas; RAMANAUSKAS, Juozas // Materials Science / Medziagotyra; 2013, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p103 

    This paper provides initial results from experimental work on the durability of external thermal insulation composite system (ETICS). In order to predict service life of ETICS, the accelerated climatic cycle was composed on the basis of earlier scientific research and the statistic data of the...

    Ellison, Julie // Climbing; Feb2012, Issue 312, p69 

    The article offers some tips for climbers on the proper way of cutting a damaged rope to increase its service life. It advises them to inspect the rope, look for frayed sections, and measure a foot from the damaged section and mark it. It suggests to wrap a tape around the part that will be cut...

  • Method for estimation of the average local working temperatures and the residual resource of metal coatings of gas-turbine blades.
    Krukovskii, P.; Tadlya, K. // Journal of Engineering Physics & Thermophysics; May2007, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p440 

    A new method is proposed for estimation of the average local operating temperatures and the residual service life (resource) of protective MCrAlY metal coatings of gas-turbine blades after a certain time of operation on the basis of experimental data on the residual content of aluminum in the...

  • Reactor systems in nuclear-powered ships — present status, service life extension, and prospects.
    V. Kostin; Yu. Panov; V. Polunichev; O. Yakovlev // Atomic Energy; Jan2007, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p25 

    Abstract  The main results of the operation of nuclear-powered ships (icebreakers) and their reactor systems are presented. Information about the operating time of the ship reactors and the results of operating individual pieces of equipment are presented. The status, results, and plans...

  • Polyurethane flooring: Long term protection for various functional floors.
    Mulla, Ayub; Dhamdhare, Paresh; Zhang, Frank // Paintindia; Apr2013, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p82 

    Polyurethane floor coatings have been in commercial use for more than 30 years. Flexible, hard and tough coating materials are formulated with polyurethane raw materials for application in many different market segments. This article covers the application of the polyurethane technology for...

    Mulla, Ayub; Dhamdhare, Paresh; Zhang, Frank // Concrete Products; Sep2006, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p14 

    The article reports that the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is accepting abstracts of candidate papers for the Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on High Performance Concrete which will be held in Dallas, Texas on May 22-24, 2007. The suggested track and topics include self...

    Mulla, Ayub; Dhamdhare, Paresh; Zhang, Frank // American Cranes & Transport; Jul2013, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p34 

    The article offers information on the Service Life Extension Project (SLEP) by WHECO Corp., which restores old Galion cranes such as the Galion 150F for crane rental companies in the U.S.

  • How roof service life impacts sustainability.
    Mulla, Ayub; Dhamdhare, Paresh; Zhang, Frank // Roofing Contractor; Dec2008, Vol. 28 Issue 12, Special section p10 

    The article discusses the impact of roof service life on sustainability. It presents findings of a study on whether Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a better method of assessing a roof's long-term economic and environmental value that Life Cycle Costing (LCC). It notes that the Equivalent Uniform...

  • Consider Below the Membrane.
    Garcia, Ruben // Roofing Contractor; Dec2008, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p46 

    The article discusses the impact of insulation and cover boards on the overall roof performance. It states that insulation, a key component of any roofing system, delivers energy efficiency and savings through its R-value, the product's insulating effectiveness. A list of the benefits of using...

  • Understanding MQL.
    Quaile, Ron // Modern Machine Shop; Jan2005, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p92 

    Focuses on the use of minimum quantity lubricant (MQL) in coolants. Effect of MQL on cutting coolant costs; Metals in which MQL machining process can be adopted; Effects of eliminating abrasive silicon particles suspended in the coolant on its tool life.

  • Understanding reliability centred maintenance.
    Quaile, Ron // DEMM: Engineering & Manufacturing; Sep2011, p36 

    The article discusses the concept behind Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) previously used in the aviation industry. It cites the creation of a series of Maintenance Steering Groups (MSG) to re-examine the processes designed to keep the aircraft airborne. It notes the adoption of the MSG...

  • Third Measurement of Aircraft Life Emerges As Residuals Shorten.
    Quaile, Ron // Aircraft Value News; 11/8/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 23, p1 

    The article presents information on aircraft life measurement, focusing on the third concept of asset life, considered as necessary in view of emerging issues on limited aircraft service lives. It explains the other two measurement concepts, namely technical or design life and economic life,...

    Sankar, B. // BTRA Scan; Sep2005, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p1 

    This article discusses ideas for getting the maximum life out of various types of belts in spinning machines. In spinning most of the drive areas are prone to fluff/dust accumulation. Hence regular cleaning is very essential, particularly for the timing belt drives, where incidences of...

  • Bulletproof Your Batteries.
    Banse, Tim // MotorBoating; Apr2006, Vol. 197 Issue 4, p99 

    The article provides tips on how to maintain and care for marine batteries. Neglecting a starting or deep-cycle battery during spring commissioning is guaranteed to diminish its effectiveness and shorten its service time. Factors to consider when replacing a battery is identified. Maintenance...

  • How to Maintain and Preserve the Small Wood Boat.
    Kiefer, Mike // Ash Breeze; Summer2003, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p8 

    Gives advice on the maintenance and preservation of small wood boats. Importance of keeping water out of the bilge; Features of a proper summer mooring cover; Need to clean decks and sails.

  • The Final Check.
    Johnson, Steve // Plastics Technology; Mar2008, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p53 

    The article focuses on the fundamentals of repetitive maintenance which often get overlooked. The article advocates using signs for final-check procedures posted where it cannot be missed that should be made of hard plastic, not the common foam board or poster board which is easily damaged. This...

    Johnson, Steve // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly; Dec2003, Issue 613, p22 

    Provides tips on how to properly operate the MLRS units. Need to look for cab hold-fown bolts before using the vehicle; Way of preventing hand microphones from tangling each other up; Securing equipment inside the vehicle with the use of several tiedown straps.

    Johnson, Steve // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly; Dec2003, Issue 613, p50 

    Provides suggestions for decontaminating potential problems for the M12A1 decons. Need to have extra hoses; Avoid having to put hoses together without assistance; Need to put plumber's tape on the hose connections for the upper and lower hose reels; Need to check that the dust covers for the...

  • The Secrets for Deconning Success.
    Johnson, Steve // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly; Dec2003, Issue 613, p52 

    Presents deconning tips that could get the most out of M17 Decons. Need to take apart the igniter tube every six months and clean out all the carbon with a wire brush; Engine spark plug gap measurement; Need to take off the air filter if you have trouble starting the M17; Need to tie off the...

  • How's the condition of your monitoring?
    Baker, Paddy // Works Management; Sep97, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p20 

    The article explains the purpose of condition monitoring and discusses its pros and cons. Condition monitoring is when engineers use a battery of techniques to determine the health of machinery instead of waiting for them to break down. The author discusses the pitfalls of the technique, its...

  • Bearing, aluminum improve pump's power density.
    Baker, Paddy // Hydraulics & Pneumatics; Sep2005, Vol. 58 Issue 9, p14 

    The article discusses the use of aluminum to improve pump's power density. To squeeze a little more power density into its KVA-7VO series of variable-displacement axial-piston pumps, Bosch Rexroth, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, constructs pump housings with aluminum alloy. The pump also features an...

    Özkan, Ömer // Journal of the Faculty of Engineering & Architecture of Gazi Uni; Mar2007, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p87 

    In this study, the properties of mortars that contain waste bottle glass and blast furnace slag as binding materials were investigated. For this purpose, specimens that were mixed with glass of two different colors alone and also together with glass mortar specimens where some amount of mortars...

    LUCIAN, GRIGORESCU; NICOLAE, ZIDARU // Analele Universitatii Maritime Constanta; 2009, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p201 

    For the endurance and reliability improvement of the axial mechanical seals, the study of the sliding rings behaviour is the main method for the best proposals of service maintenance. The paper presents a short analysis of the field.

  • Designing for Maintainability and Optimization of Maintenance Policy an important step of achieving Performability.
    Misra, Krishna B. // International Journal of Performability Engineering; Jul2010, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p301 

    The author reflects on the significance of maintainability design and maintenance policy optimization in achieving performability. He mentions that maintenance prolongs the state of functioning without deteriorating an item's condition. He suggests that design and maintenance are planned to...

  • Analyzing hybrid techniques.
    Poley, Jack // Tribology & Lubrication Technology; Jul2008, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p63 

    The author offers his thoughts on the emergence of oil monitoring (OM) sensors as a viable, cost-effective way in monitoring machinery. He states that sensors are instruments that perform oil analysis, and that they can enhance and complement other condition monitoring (CM) tools including...

  • Take the right steps to ensure proper drive belt alignment.
    Parsons, Dan // Plant Engineering; Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p55 

    The article discusses on maintaining proper belt drive alignment. The author points out that any degree angular or parallel misalignment will decrease the normal service life of a belt drive and accurate measurements and acceptable limits are necessary for corrective action. He outlines...

  • Understanding applications, uses key to solenoid valve selection.
    Zdobinski, David; Mudd, William; Byrne, Gregory // Plant Engineering; Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p65 

    The article discusses on selecting solenoid valves. The author points out that in selecting the right valve for a given task, users should consider valve characteristics, critical factors, and be aware of problems and solutions in solenoid valve selection and maintenance. He outlines common...

  • Taking Roof Maintenance to the Next Step.
    D'Annunzio, John A. // Roofing Contractor; Jun2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p18 

    The article describes a roof maintenance program that roof contractors can implement to help clients get the maximum value out of existing roofs. It shows how to extend the service life of existing roof systems, and presents a systematic, cost-effective approach to roof maintenance. It...

  • Preventing fan motors failure.
    D'Annunzio, John A. // Electrical & Automation Technology; Feb/Mar2008, p24 

    The article discusses how to solve the problem of electric motors affected by stray currents. Noted in this entry is the situation of a pulp and carbonboard mill that was losing productivity due to bearing problems in the pulp boiler flue gas recirculation fan motors. Also cited are the...

  • Proceed to succeed.
    D'Annunzio, John A. // Plant & Works Engineering; Jul2012, Issue 364, p14 

    The article discusses the procedure-based approach to maintenance which ensures a maintenance process that is more precise and less susceptible to error. Although procedure-based organisations generate and comply with detailed written instructions for all aspects of maintenance, the value of...

    D'Annunzio, John A. // Concrete International; Mar2004, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p134 

    Reports that the California Department of Transportation's freeway pavement rehabilitation program has reached another milestone in replacing broken concrete pavement sections by night with a rapid-setting concrete. Maker of the rapid-setting concrete; Removal of broken concrete; Installation...

    D'Annunzio, John A. // Concrete International; Feb2007, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p21 

    The article invites papers and presentations for a technical session on Health Monitoring Systems and Sensors for Assessing Concrete at the American Concrete Institute's Spring 2008 Convention scheduled from March 30 to April 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Papers must focus on the...

    Tonkovič, Zlatko; Somolanji, Marija; Stojšić, Josip // Tehnicki vjesnik / Technical Gazette; Jul-Sep2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p33 

    This paper deals with new approach to life estimation of damaged thick-walled gas pipes made of high-density polyethylene (PE 80). The most common approaches to polyethylene gas pipes durability prediction rely on methods of fracture mechanics, which involve defining the stress intensity factor...

  • Tata Motors launches 'Prolife' engine recon initiative.
    Tonkovič, Zlatko; Somolanji, Marija; Stojšić, Josip // Commercial Vehicle; Jul2013, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p24 

    The article reports on the launch of the Prolife service programme by Tata Motors Ltd. on June 5, 2013, the World Environment Day, to recondition automobile engines.

  • Modeling the deformation of RBMK graphite columns surrounding a damaged cell with a ruptured channel pipe taking aging into account.
    Tkachev, V.; Mikhailov, D.; Zheltukhin, K.; Afanasiev, A.; Tkacheva, N. // Atomic Energy; Feb2011, Vol. 109 Issue 4, p252 

    The results of modeling of the deformation of RBMK graphite columns surrounding a damaged cell with a rupture channel tube and analysis of the possibility of multiple rupture of the tubes in such columns as a result of the action of the steam-water mixture flowing out of the rupture are...

    Tribbey, Chris // Home Media Magazine; 5/25/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 21, p24 

    This article focuses on a report by online warranty company SquareTrade about smartphones. According to the report, smartphones are 50% more likely to have problems and fail compared to regular cell phones. It found that one in three smartphones malfunction within the first three years, while...

    Tribbey, Chris // Motorcycle Cruiser; Feb2011, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p55 

    The article offers suggestions for motorcycle enthusiasts on how to upgrade a battery from the factory-recommended wet cell to a version that is maintenance-free and has more capacity. One is to know the basic physicals dimensions of the battery to avoid shoehorning it into a space that is too...

  • As Navy Defines Open Architecture, Managing The Process Is Important, SECNAV Says.
    Fein, Geoff // Defense Daily; 11/6/2006, p5 

    This article stresses the need for the U.S. Navy to examine how best to manage the disconnect that exists between the service life of platforms and technology incorporated into them. The advise came from U.S. Navy Secretary Donald Winter. One way is to take advantage of new technologies as they...

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