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Our winning letter-writer this month compares the NERSA compliance scores of municipalities which have outsourced their maintenance to those that have not… (more)

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This month’s winning letter focuses on South Africa’s trig beacon network and how this national assest is being eroded due to lack of maintenance and vandalism… (more)

A range of vibration monitoring equipment has been instrumental in ensuring that plastics manufacturer Safripol is able to keep up with high-output demands without causing any unnecessary damage to its machinery… (more)

 I do not presume to know much about the maintenance of electrical substations for, as you know, I shuffled off this mortal coil well before this new skill came into being. Also, this newfangled thing called the internet is a bit beyond my ken, but my attention was drawn the other day to a picture purporting to proclaim the procedure in case of a power failure posted on the wall of a substation building, which I thought was worth a comment or two… (more)

With the advent of technological advances and the movement to proactive maintenance, the official death knoll has been served on reactive maintenance and crisis management. Although reactive maintenance has served the organization for the last several decades, it has left behind virtually no written documentation of any of the past work. Interestingly, it has also been discovered that quite often several hundred thousand dollars worth of spare parts inventory is stashed away in cubby holes… (more)

Ever wondered why it costs more to maintain plant instrumentation than it did to purchase it in the first place? In truth it is our engineering competence which is preventing the successful implementation. The result is incorrectly-designed and often incorrectly-installed networks… (more)

Baseload coal-fired plants have been designed for consistent, round-the-clock operation at full load. But today’s low natural gas prices and increased dispatch of intermittent renewable generation are encouraging the use of baseload plants for cycling duty, which can lead to component damage and reliability problems. EPRI is working with member utilities on an integrated framework of analysis, operating strategies, and design modifications that will help minimise these impacts… (more)

Today’s public lighting designers and managers are required to provide far more reliable infrastructures, adopt ever increasing energy saving principles and to provide effective on-demand and proactive maintenance of these systems. Further to this situation, South African legislation enforces the requirement for well maintained systems… (more)

At the start of 2008, South Africans had a small taste of what life without electrical energy would be like. That’s why Eskom is investing a great deal of energy, finance and technology into understanding the behaviour and status of its complex grid and generation facilities on a national level with an initiative that is known as the Plant Data System or PDS… ( more)

Dr.Willie-de-BeerADAM , the Approach to Distribution Asset  Management, aims to identify and develop strategies to address maintenance, refurbishment and funding gaps, and also provides EDI Holdings with a plan that covers every aspect of distribution asset management.
Mike Rycroft, editor of Energize, interviews Dr. Willie de Beer, CEO of EDI Holdings on the status of ADAM… (more)

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