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Don Fitchett
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I don't think enough is done in the field of ocean energy, what do you think?
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Electromagnetic #relays Operation
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The two equal pillars of  *The Toyota Way* are “Respect for People” and “Continuous Improvement.”
 “Respect for People” Principle of the Toyota Way, #TPS #LEAN is often misunderstood. Patrick Ross explains in this article...
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#Online Maintenance Management training and cert recomend.
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If you have asked your self ... What is a PLC? Why should I be concerned about mediating the risk my employees working with PLCs are taking? Watch the video, and realize 90% of the people working with PLCs today have not had Best practices, safety and reliability training related to PLCs. Thus putting your company at  and employees at unnecessary risk. Only our PLC training focus on Best practices, safety and reliability to minimize the risk of damage to man and machine.

It is true most working with PLCs have had scholastic '_training_' (bookwork). They may have been working with PLCs over 10 years, had some education in college on it, by other '_training_' providers, by vendors, hands-on, or even self taught. All those educational means tell them and/or show them "how to", but not the best way to, the safest way, the most reliable way. There is only one source for that kind of best practices, safety and reliability #PLC training to reduce risk and downtime, and that is http://BIN95.com 

You may be saying, oh my PLC people are good, or if you are the PLC person, "I am good". But ask yourself, do you really believe your people (or yourself) can't be any better?  think about it, if the person working with PLCs for 10+ years has no idea of the unnecessary risk they have been taking all these years, how will their managers and other stakeholders know? Request a free quote today from http://BIN95.com for on-site PLC training of your people, and reduce your risk and downtime.
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This is the 2nd edition of The Refinery Process Guide and it is the continuation of the 1st edition produced in 2003. The #refinery process guide (http://www.bin95.com/ebooks/refinery_process_control_optimization.htm) gives an overview of most of the refinery process technologies used in refineries around the world. The new topics that have been added are Oil Movements and Product Blending, Waste and Water Treatment, Process Control and Optimization and Utilities. 

Furthermore, a section on the refinery organization has been added. These are essential areas that are equally challenging as the process technologies used to convert black gold to valuable products. 

My (DonF) comment: "With crude oil price and gas prices shooting thru the roof, it is more important we all learn about the oil refinery process. This second edition guide is complete yet easy reading with new refinery pictures."
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Reliance 4, version 4.6.2, has been released. You can download it for free from the Reliance website here: http://www.reliance-scada.com/en/download/reliance4/reliance4-installation-files

See the main enhancements of this version: http://bit.ly/QWJHnR
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Introduction

I work at Business Industrial Network, who's core business is delivering world class onsite engineering and maintenance training, specializing in Allen Bradley equipment.

For free giveaways and discounts on education I find as well as tips follow me on Twitter (Follow me on twitter @indtraining, add me to LinkedIn )

My most recent paper titled "TLC for PLC" published April 2012 in the Industrial Engineering Magazine.

See also my article titled "PLC Maintenance Management" published in Chemical Engineering Nov 2007

I have also been published in Facilities Engineering Journal [March/April 2002] with article "What is the True Downtime Cost". (Also referenced by several publisher like MaintenanceResources.com, automation.com 

Also Authors Don Fitchett and Mike Sondalini coauthor the extension of the original book -"The True cost of manufacturing downtime - 2nd Edition"
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BIN95.com is a Certified Veteran Owned Business, A+ rating with BBB, been in business since 1995
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TPS Lean Principle of Respect
bin95.com

TPS Lean principle of respect for people is a difficult task until you read this article. For the TPS (Toyota Production System ) principle

Enterprise Asset Management System - EAM Change Management
www.bin95.com

Download Powerpoint: Sam learns Enterprise Asset Management System (EAM System). Some topics covered in this 295 slide set of PPTs are EAM C

Industrial Network Training - DeviceNet™ Training Software CD
www.bin95.com

What is device net network? What is DeviceNet™ software? This DeviceNet training tutorial is an interactive training CD (CBT) that will deli

PLC Programming
sourceforge.net

This project is for the development of PLC programming best practices. Based on expert input, a free video series will be developed by http:

PLC Simulator on Pinterest
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PLC Simulator | PLC Simulator is for PLC simulator software download enthusiast and other PLC simulator related pics. (Be it generic, Allen

6 ways to overcome MTBF stubbornness - No MTBF
nomtbf.com

6 ways to overcome MTBF stubbornness Just before making an 1 hour presentation at a reliability engineering conference George asked me how t

How Do We Encourage Accountability for Development?
www.workforce.com

How do I convince my supervisors why they need to be accountable for employee development? Some of them get it, but others seem to view this

Machine Control: Control Panel Design With Maintenance in Mind
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Some Considerations for Designers and Builders of Control Panels to Help Ensure the Panels' Maintainability

Emergency power plan - electric diesel generator maintenance
bin95.com

The Diesel Emergency Generator Unit, Emergency Power Sytem Plan. Learn from Larry Bush as he leads his maintenance team thru the research to

Modernization of Industrial Machines eBook
bin95.com

This 217 page eBook Modernization of Industrial Machines, addresses the problem of what to do with the vast number of old conventional machi

Doing the Right Thing: A Commitment to Veterans by the Construction Indu...
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Today, I was honored to welcome the First Lady of the United States to the Labor Department, where she made a truly inspiring announcement:

BIN Online University: Industrial Training Online
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BIN95 Online University Courses. Online industrial courses coming soon. Bookmark this page. Currently have a PLC/SCADA and RFID courses avai

PLC-Networking-Basics-Controllogix
bin95.com

This assessment is for the Free PLC Network Basics - Controllogix video course at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au03psa9Vxk and associated

Industrial Skills Training: PLC Networking Wifi
bin95.blogspot.com

Free interactive youtube mini course project of networking five classroom laptops to one Controllogix PAC.

The upkeep of facility and quality of room cleaning and front desk service indicate years of poor management. As a Best Western customer for years, i found this hotel to have an extremely low rating compared to any other Best western I have ever stayed in. Even lower rating than full size Holiday Inns (which are typically more ran down than Holiday Inn expresses.) Obvious facility deterioration/disfunction clearly shows management does not care. Electrical outlet in clear site as you 1st enter room cracked/broken, yet no one ever inspected, and replaced. Cleaning staff not trained to report such discrepancies (poor management). Just like electronic door lock, you have to lift up on door to get to open after keying. I reported to front desk microwave had oversized (wrong) glass rotary tray so that microwave door could not be closed without shoving plate off rollers, and wouldn't rotate for even cooking. Staff appears to give excuses first, then if you complain enough times, do something about complaint. I stayed there a week, they never replaced incorrect microwave part, or even followed up, or asked if problem was resolved. On check out, I let them know again, they never fixed, was met with immediate excuse, "I told maintenance". What they should have been saying or at least thinking, I am sorry, I should have followed up. Normally I would assume, an oversight, no big deal. But when i dropped laundry off at front desk, only to return at end of day and find out my laundry was not there, I was given a bizarre excuse by front desk, instead of 'I will call them right away'. Then when they called. I had to listen to argument back and forth, until I finally told desk clerk, quit with the blame game and just ask how soon can they get them, where are my cloths. Other signs of poor management besides inconsistencies in cleaning from one house keeper to the next over a week's time, was dirt build up in room. I had to stop wearing white socks around the room, because it appeared the carpet has never been shampooed since its installation. My white socks quickly became black. Dirt build up in corners of bathroom, top half of shower wall not cleaned for a long time, with grose splatter on it, TV screen all smeared, mirrors, etc. Under tables, white pellet things or spider eggs near spider webs. Turning TV to an angle revealed some kind of shredded paper or mouse beading under TV, etc. Etc.
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Quality: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
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Been using this company for about 20 years, Rick a honest wood hauler providing great service. (That dh424 guy must have been confuse, Rick stacks his 4x8, so customer know exactly what they are getting. Burning quicker is a good thing, means wood is seasoned [DRY] as advertised. :>)
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The food, salad bar, great service and people.
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I have stayed hear many times over the past years. The owners and staff are very dedicated to making your stay your home away from home. Very, very nice rooms and grounds too. Especially now they totally remodeled everything. New carpet, paint, pictures, furniture and more. Great people and great place to stay.
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reviewed 2 years ago
Custom plastic injection molding, a rare find. Support USA companies, buy American.
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