On-Going Commissioning – Leveraging Technology to Ensure Efficient Operations

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The two key resources that facilities seemingly always need are money and people.  However, those are often the two that are continually being stretched, as facility departments are instructed to do more with less.  This strain is growing with the exodus of the baby boomers and the consequential skilled labor shortage.  Thus, it is imperative […]

FM360 Online Training – Leveraging a CMMS in a Facilities Program

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A CMMS (CAFM/IWMS) is the nervous system of a facility management program and as such is a valuable tool to the department.  This class will provide a comprehensive overview of how to utilize a CMMS to manage day-to-day operations and drive business decisions.  We will also talk about tips for successfully selecting and implementing a […]

Reducing Data Center Cost with an Air Economizer – An Intel Study

See how Intel proved that they could reduce data center utility costs by 67% using outside air economizer with no impact to server failure rates. Intel Study – Reducing Data Center Costs with Air Economizer Plus, here is a Green Grid White Paper further validating Intel’s study. WP50-Data Center Efficiency and IT Equipment Reliability at […]

Preventive Maintenance and Reliability of Low Voltage Overcurrent Protective Devices – Courtesy of Cooper Bussmann

This white paper is courtesy of Cooper Bussmann Abstract – Electrical preventative maintenance and testing is one of the most important aspects to assure the reliability and integrity of electrical distribution systems, as well as the protection of equipment and people. However, preventative maintenance of electrical systems and equipment, specifically with regard to overcurrent protective […]

Proper Application & Maintenance of Molded Case Breakers to Assure Safe & Reliable Operation – Courtesy of Eaton Corporation

The below referenced white paper is courtesy of Eaton Corporation. Abstract – This paper will discuss the importance of reliable and repeatable performance of molded case circuit breakers in today’s power distribution systems. The paper will review existing standards for maintenance of molded case breakers including procedures outlined in NEMA AB4 and IEEE1458. Common misconceptions […]

CMMS is not a Four-Letter Word

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With implementation failure rates ranging from 50% to 80%, it is no wonder that many may consider “CMMS” a four-letter word. In my experience, I have seen numerous failed Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) implementations or very slow implementations (some of you are nodding in agreement…). Additionally, I have rarely seen an organization robustly using […]

CMMS: Realizing the Value

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Published in the March/April 2014 edition of IFMA’s Facility Management Journal (FMJ) Follow the this link to read about my recommendations for selecting, implementing, and utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

How Poor Water Quality Can Damage a Facility Infrastructure and How to Address It!

By Bill Berryman Many water quality reports from city water departments and water treatment service providers that provide chemical injection  for your HVAC  Chilled Water Plants will in some cases produce reports that say your water quality is adequate and would not cause any issues to your systems.  This is not always the case as […]