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Why Doesn't Management See The Value Of Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is a tough thing to convince management to invest in because you can't see it. Pushing for a budget on something that isn't easily quantifiable is a hard sell in itself, but when you can't even see what you're buying, it's even worse. Fortunately, there are enough reports on the ROI and benefits of doing PM that, with a bit of persuasion, can make it easier to pitc...

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Infographic - What Are The Types Of Maintenance?

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Choosing The Best Lubrication For Your Equipment

Before we get into how to best choose lubricants, a quick disclaimer. Manufacturer recommendations are going to be your best answer as to what lubrication you should be using for your equipment. This post is meant for those who don't have manufacturer specifications to reference, have older equipment, or equipment that has been repaired with parts that are not original. Let's start with ...

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5 Reasons To Do Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the core of any maintenance program. Unfortunately, many find it hard to convince others it's worth doing or they can't seem to find the time to stick with it. The truth is, the benefits of PM aren't seen right away and it is hard to quantify its value. However, in the long term, PM proves it's worth because of these five reasons.   Reason 1: Extends Equipment L...

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Category: Tips n' Tricks, HVAC

How To Read A Psychrometric Chart

Psychrometrics is the science of moist air thermodynamics (the effects of heat, work, and energy on a system) in relation to HVAC systems. A phychrometric chart is helpful for determining what combination of heating, cooling, humidifying, and dehumidifying sources should be used to reach optimal environmental conditions in facilities. At the end of this post, I have an example of how to ...

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