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ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

ASSET MANAGEMENT FOR MECHANICAL SYSTEMS

By: Jeff Gannon, RK Service Sales Manager Managing mechanical systems involves a deep understanding of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the equipment. Asset management relates to the management and enhancement of those mechanical systems. Importance of Optimal Mechanical Systems Mechanical systems are comprised of pumps and filters, among other equipment, that are responsible […]

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3 Reasons Causing the Skilled Trades Labor Shortage

3 Reasons Causing the Skilled Trades Labor Shortage

By: Jon L. Kinning, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President  The national unemployment rate is at a shocking low of 4.4% due to growth in the manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care and mining industries in 2017. This statistic indicates that the country’s economy is healthy with increased production, more jobs, steady consumer spending and […]

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IS POWER FACTOR CORRECTION NECESSARY?

IS POWER FACTOR CORRECTION NECESSARY?

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager Over the next two decades, energy consumption is expected to increase by 30%, according to Oil & Gas Journal, meaning the need for better energy efficiency is necessary to keep up with our power-dependent lifestyles. To move towards a more energy-efficient future, corporations need to measure how effectively […]

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The Shocking Truth about Arc Flash Hazards: What Facility Managers and Business Owners Need to Know

The Shocking Truth about Arc Flash Hazards: What Facility Managers and Business Owners Need to Know

By: Rob Parkhurst, RK Electrical Service Manager An arc flash is a type of electrical explosion that occurs when electric current travels through the air between two conductors or a conductor and the ground. More specifically, the arc flash is the heat and light created by an electrically energized arc. What Causes An Arc Flash? Accidentally […]

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Oil and Gas Companies are Cutting Costs and Going Digital

Oil and gas companies must cut expenses to survive the slow market. In the down market, oil and gas companies are cutting expenses to weather the storm. According to Fortune article, Here’s How Oil Companies are Scrambling to Survive the Price Crash, spending must be cut to stay financially sound, while capacity and production equipment […]

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Facilities Management Partnerships: 5 Ways They Can Help You Reach Your Operational Goals

Facilities Management Partnerships: 5 Ways They Can Help You Reach Your Operational Goals

By: Jeff Gannon, RK Service Sales Manager Facilities management is the maintenance of buildings and equipment. It’s a complex and difficult job which is necessary to support and help improve the effectiveness of any business. Effective facilities management aids in providing a safe and efficient working environment; and contributes to the delivery of strategic and […]

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