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Certified for use Down Under

Monitran’s Group I intrinsically safe sensors are awarded ANZEx for use in mining applications in Australia and New Zealand.

All of Monitran’s Group I intrinsically safe accelerometers and velocity transducers have been approved by certification body Simtars to ANZEx for use in mining applications throughout Australia and New Zealand. This certification is in addition to the (EU) ATEX and (International) IECEx approvals Monitran’s Group I sensors already possess.

Andy Anthony, Monitran’s Operations Director, comments: “Many countries, whilst acknowledging international standards like IECEx, still impose their own standards for certain applications. We sought ANZEx in response to requests from end-users based in Australia and New Zealand, and companies based elsewhere wishing to supply machinery into these countries.”

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Wellhead Control Technology

Gyda field re-development focuses on ease of maintenance and space saving. The Norwegian Gyda field, located between Ula and Ekofisk in the southern part of the North Sea, proven in 1980 started production in June 1990. Developed with a combined drilling, accommodation and processing facility with a steel jacket, the facility supplies approximately 14,000 barrel of oil per day. The Gyda field is considered amongst many, as a mature field in terms of current reserve depletion. Gyda is ideally suited to owners Talisman Energy’s North Sea strategy, which focuses on mature and small field development, with ample potential for significant new investment.

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The October edition of EMS magazine

ems front cover oct 09
The October edition of EMS magazine is now available to read online in page turning digital format or PDF format. This edition contains articles on achieving best practice in condition monitoring and plant maintenance as well as the latest products, news and case studies.

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Links

The British Compressed Air Society

BCAS is the UK trade association for manufacturers, distributors and end users of compressed air and vacuum products and services. BCAS actively represents the interests of members and the compressed air industry to both UK Government, European and international institutions.

BCAS was formed in 1930 at the instigation of Government, the primary purpose to provide a forum for British manufacturers to encourage the manufacture of products for import substitution. The inaugural meeting was held January 8, 1930 at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

www.britishcompressedairsociety.co.uk

British Institute of NDT:
1 Spencer Parade,
Northampton NN1 5AA, England
Tel: +44 (0)1604 630124; Fax: +44(0)1604 231489.
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Danish Society for NDT
7th ECNDT: Park Alle 345, DK-2605 Broendby, Denmark
Telephone: +45 40 61 30 90
Fax: +45 43 26 70 11
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The Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI) is the leading professional body for the energy industries, supporting almost 12,000 professionals both nationally and internationally. A Royal Charter membership organisation, the Energy Institute serves society with independence, professionalism and a wealth of expertise in energy matters, creating a home for energy professionals and a scientific and technical reservoir for industry. It is licensed by the Engineering Council (UK) to offer Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to engineers.

www.energyinst.org.uk

The Institute Of Asset Management

Institute of Asset Management
221 St John Street,
Clerkenwell,
London,
United Kingdom
EC1V 4LY

Phone: +44 (0)845 456 0565, Fax: +44 (0) 207 688 2829 , Web: www.iam-uk.org, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 IET
 
Website - www.theiet.org/
 
The largest professional engineering society in Europe and a world-wide membership of 140,000. (A direct link to the description pages is - http://www.iee.org/TheIEE/about.cfm

 IET TV Broadasts - IAM Annual Lecture
 
Website - www.iet.tv/search/index.html?spres=4879
 
Latest webcasts from the IET, including the IAM Annual Lecture by Peter Ainsworth 

 Joint Knowledge Network (previously known as Joint Professional Network)
 
Website - www.iee.org/OnComms/pn/assetmanagement/
 
The IAM works with the IET to provide jointly the Asset Management Knowledge Network 

 Seminar Presentations - Ensuring Return on Investment in Asset Information Systems
 
Website - www.iee.org/events/measuringreturn.cfm   
 

Seminar Presentations - Competence Assessment and Professional Development for Asset Managers
 
Website - www.iee.org/events/competencyskills.cfm   
 

The D.T.I (UK Government Department of Trade & Industry)
 
Website - www.dti.gov.uk
 
The dti endorses the IAM and may become more directly involved. 

 The European Federation of National Maintenance Societies
 
Website - www.efnms.org/  

The Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia
 
Website - www.mesa.org.au
 
The Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia (MESA) is a professional organisation with whom the IAM is collaborating, particularly in supporting their Asset Management Council. 

Self-Study Training Programs
cpd.engin.umich.edu
Six Sigma green belt and black belt certification.
University of Michigan Engineering Center for Professional Development

natraining.abb.com
In addition to comprehensive class offerings, service options are available to meet diverse customer needs. ABB University Training Services can deliver the training you need at our world-class training centers, locally at your plant site, or via the Internet.
ABB NA Reliability Services

snellinfrared.webex.com
Fundamentals and principals of infrared thermography. Different levels available (informational, beginner, experienced and advanced). 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Snell Infrared

www.aeecenter.org
Basics of energy management, HVAC fundamentals, core skills for indoor air quality professionals, motors, building energy management, and others in three online formats.
Association of Energy Engineers

www.AmericanTrainco.com
"Real World Training…For Real World Needs"
American Trainco, Inc.

www.avotraining.com
Fundamental courses in basic electricity, low-voltage circuit breaker maintenance, electrical safety, protective relay, and substation maintenance. 2 hr each.
AVO Training Institute

www.bkhome.com
Principles of vibration measurement and analysis, introduction to vibration measurement, and FFT analysis basics. 1 hr each.
Brüel & Kjær

www.bussmann.com/services/training/
Narrated online presentations may be available in areas of 2002 NEC sections, over current protection, and telecommunications.
Cooper Bussmann

www.energyvortex.com/seminars/seminar_1_choose.cfm
Basics of energy management (eight modules), energy management, and HVAC fundamentals (10 modules).
Association of Energy Engineers

www.govinst.com/distancelearning.html
Areas of OSHA general industry, OSHA construction, OSHA hazardous waste training, and human resources.
ABS Consulting/Government Institutes

www.iknowindustrialskills.com
Areas of centrifugal pump repair, electric motor maintenance, electric motor theory, electrical safety, hydraulic power, industrial lubrication, mechanical seals, multimeters, and oscilloscopes. Also PC skills and Microsoft Office. 30-45 min each.
ITC Learning Corp.

www.infraspection.com
Infrared inspection of electrical systems, infrared inspection of mechanical systems, infrared inspection of petrochemical facilities, infrared building sciences, industry-specific courses, and Level I certification prep. 1 hr each.
Infraspection Institute

www.isa.org/training
Areas of ac/dc electrical motor maintenance, ac/dc electrical motor theory, boiler control and operations, electrical safety, industrial hydraulic power, regulatory compliance, and automation and control. Membership not required. Each about 1 hr.
ISA—The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society

www.itctrng.com
OSHA-required safety courses.
Industrial Training Consultants Inc.

www.itz.net
Basic hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical, and electrical courses.
Industrial Training Zone

www.jjkeller.com/resourcecenters/aol/home-2.htm
Areas of workplace safety, environmental, hazmat, transport, construction, and human resources. Majority 1 hr.
J.J. Keller & Associates Inc.

www.masteringmaintenance.com
Areas of TPM, benchmarking, change management, KPIs, ac induction motor maintenance and diagnostics, and Maintenance and Reliability Professional certification review course. 8-12 wk each.
NetexpressUSA Inc.

www.namvu.com
Areas of technical training, quality, OSHA, professional development, organizational excellence, business and finance, personal development, information technology, HR and legal, and customer service. Membership not required.
National Association of Manufacturers

www.ndt-training.org
Magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant testing, basic theory and application of ultrasonics, and eddy current testing and fundamental principles.
NDT Training Center

www.plantwebuniversity.com
Business School: quality, availability, maintenance and operations, maintenance practices and strategies, online monitoring, and OEE. Engineering School: networks for process automation, HART, and FOUNDATION Fieldbus. Short sessions.
Emerson Process Management

www.polarislabs.com
Practical oil analysis and cooling system maintenance training and development designed for maintenance and reliability professionals. 3-Day Class.
POLARIS Laboratories, LLC

 www.pumplearning.org
Centrifugal pumps: fundamentals, design and applications. 6 modules/2 courses. 60-90 min each module.
Hydraulic Institute

www.pwpl.com/industrial
Bearings, compressors, electric motors, hydraulics, lubrication, pumps, seals, shaft alignment, and vibration analysis.
Primedia Workplace Learning

www.rit.edu/cms/reliability.html
Reliability Maintenance Certificate, seven courses: Reliability I, II, III, and IV; Statistics for Total Quality; Problem Investigation Isolation and Analysis; Report Writing.
University of Rochester (NY), Center for Multidisciplinary Studies

www.safetyontheweb.com
Areas of safety, environmental, energy, equipment, and supervisory/behavior.
Summit Training Source Inc.

www.sme.org/learningcenter
Charting process behavior (SPC); Six Sigma executive overview, yellow belt, green belt, black belt; green belt, black belt certification; and areas of electrical maintenance and quality. Membership required for some.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers

www.skfusa.com/rmi
Basics courses in vibration, lubrication, bearings, shaft alignment, seals and maintenance optimization.
SKF Reliability Maintenance Institute

www.svdinc.com
Suite of signal processing and vibration courses, including maintenance philosophies and introduction to machinery signals.
Spectral Visualization and Development

www.vibrationschool.com
Vibration analysis certificate series. 8-12 wk.
ReliabilityWeb.com

www.wetrainindustry.com
Introduction to boilers, combustion and pollution control, plant operations overview, and chiller basics. 90 min each.
Industrial Interactions Inc./BEI

www.v-workshops.com
Root cause analysis, Six Sigma, people skills. Also SKF Reliability Maintenance Institute courses: predictive maintenance, root cause bearing failure analysis, practical bearing lubrication, and maximizing precision alignment. 2 hr each.
Virtual Workshops Inc.

GlobalSpec - The Engineering Search Engine GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized search engine and information resource for the engineering community. Engineers regularly use GlobalSpec in their work process to source products and services and access comprehensive technical content.

Associations & User Groups

ARI CoolNet The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) is a national trade association representing manufacturers of more than 90% of U.S. produced central air-conditioning and commercial refrigeration equipment. ARI is located in Arlington, Virginia.

Chief Engineers Association For over 90 years the Chief Engineers Association has provided information and education to Power Engineering Professionals throughout the U.S. They also produce a monthly magazine which has been in publication for over 70 years.

IMechE The Institution has been the home of Mechanical Engineers for 150 years. Around 80,000 engineers world-wide are members. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is the United Kingdom's qualifying body for mechanical engineers.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) SME, headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.A., is an international professional society dedicated to serving its members and the manufacturing community through the advancement of professionalism, knowledge, and learning.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) At the SAE, more than 75,000 engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries form our network of members who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

Books Journals and Magazines

Pumps and Processes Magazine Pumps and Processes is devoted exclusively to serving the needs of pump professionals. In these fast-changing times, pump users must have problem-solving information at their fingertips in an easy-to-access, easy-to-handle format.

Career and Employment

Building Services Jobs A UK-based HVAC and M&E Building Services jobs board, taking vacancies from across the UK at all levels.

Harbor Associates, LLC. We are a professional recruiting and executive search firm specializing in civil engineering positions throughout the United States.

HVAC and Mechanical Contractors Professional Recru Advanced Career Solutions specializes in the placement of exceptionally qualified sales, management engineering, installation, service and maintenance candidates in today's mechanical, commercial and industrial HVAC, Refrigeration markets.

HVAC Jobs - HVAC Employment - HVAC Agent Looking for jobs in the HVAC or Refrigeration Industry? HVAC Agent has over 1,000 HVACR related jobs available today and it's FREE.

PDH Center PDHcenter is an approved online continuing education provider for professional engineers, land surveyors and architects. Online courses offered by PDHcenter.com help PE, LS, PLS and AIA earn PDH, CEU and LU credits for their license renewal.

The Recruiter's Bible Search engine of free recruiting sites. Used by employers, job seekers and recruitesr.

Commercial Vendors

Air Care Electrostatic Filters Providing Electrostatic air conditioning/furnace filters with anti-microbial media. We offer a lifetime warranty and free shipping. 25 years of excellence. Great for allergy relief.

AMWEI Thermistor Co., Ltd. Manufacturer of PTC and NTC thermistor. Products include PTC thermistor for overcurrent protection, telecom, switching, temperature protection, degaussing, heating, and NTC thermistor for inrush current limiter, temperature measurement.

Betatherm Manufacturer of high precision HVAC NTC thermistors and temperature probe assemblies. Check out application notes.

Business Industrial Network We eliminate unnecessary down time do to lack of technical information, through teamwork and networking. Our goal is to make Maintenance/Engineering personnel look good. Problem / Solution Database,Surveys, with real dollar amounts.

Controls Depot Distributors of heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls. Secure on-line ordering. On-line catalogs, traning and new product updates.

Ductless air conditioners, heat pumps & mini split DuctlessDepot.net offers the best customer service in ductless mini split air conditioners and heat and easy safe shopping through our store.

ECI ECI provides process control and testing software and equipment for HVAC and appliance manufacturing plants.

EMG Energy Saving Tips Get useful energy management ideas from the Energy Saving Tips newsletter at www.emg-inc.com. Topics this month: Energy Accounting: Loose Ends Cost Money; Balancing Act: What is Your True Minimum Outdoor Air Requirement?; and more.

Hazardous Area Direct www.hazardousareadirect.com offers hundreds of Intrinsically Safe products certified for use in explosive environments. Area classifcation definitions and helpful information on certification agencies are also provided.

High Performance HVAC Offers residential commercial high performance HVAC advice, heating, energy management, air conditioning, boilers, HVAC preventive maintenance, thermostats, DDC, building automation

HVAC/R Instrumentation & Tools www.extech-direct.com is your source for HVAC/R instrumentation and tools. Secure e-commerce offering hundreds of products for the HVAC technician and facilities engineers

implementation of lean manufacturing lean manufacturing, productivity improvement, value stream mapping, plant layout, industrial engineering, production

Industrial Engraved Legend Plates and Labels Check out our web site for custom Plastic Engraved Legend Plates and Labels. Labels engraved to your specs. We can also convert dwg files and engrave graphics on plastic labels.

LAWGIBB Group, Inc. LAW provides clients with engineering solutions, using proven technologies and innovative testing, project management, design and management consulting services. We meet clients' needs of today and anticipate challenges they will face in the future.

logical Control Solutions - AUTOMATION Industrial Automation Specialists featuring PLC programming, motion control, panel building, robotics, ac/dc drives, engineering, and system integration. Located in Ontario, Canada and serving all of North America.

Maintenance Resources Your plant engineering and maintenance supersite. Choose from maintenance and engineering books, cd-roms and videos.

Monachos Mechanical Engineering Engineering website offering free on line calculators , data tables and resources for technicians and engineers.

Morrison & Associates, P.A. Located in Charlotte, NC Morrison & Associates strives to serve the mechanical engineering consulting needs of the North Carolina, SC, and Tennesse area.

MR Engineering Company for Air-conditioning Ltd. Air-conditioning * Refrigeration * Heating * Ventilation * Plumbing Our services include Engineering Consulting, Engineering Design, Supervision, Technical Calculations, Technical Drawings, Installation, Technical Services, Import

Portable Air Conditioners Swamp Coolers Fans Porta Evaporative Swamp Coolers, Portable Air Conditioners, Electric Heaters and More! Big Selection of Portable Air Conditioning, HVAC Heater & Cooler Systems, and Evaporative Swamp Cooling on SALE

Protection against harmful agents A revolutionary product that will clean organic build-up of mold, mildew, dirt and gives protection on all surfaces even in the air.

R. J. Mckee Engineering Limited R.J. McKee Engineering Ltd. was formed in 1975 to provide mechanical and electrical Consulting Engineering Services, with the main focus on building systems. Located in Ottawa Canada.

Reliability Direct, Inc. RDI provides secure e-commerce of Condition Monitoring products for Vibration, Temperature, Alignment, Balancing, Oil Analysis, Power Quality and Ultrasonics. Application notes, newsletters and reliability forums are provided.

Sharp Controls, Economizer Controls that work Sharp Controls makes simple, reliable economizer controls for a variety of HVAC applications.

Sigma Psi Consulting Engineers Mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers serving New York State, Ct., Maine, Pa. Design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential facilities.

Solar Energy Corporation Low emissivity, high temperature radiant barrier coatings, for energy conservation, building, construction and manufacturing. Selective coatings for solar absorbers.

Southern Air Temp Htg & Clg Inc We install and service HVAC systems in the Nothern Virginia area

Southern Geothermal Distribution Center We sell and do professional installation of geothermal products in the northern Virginia area

Spectrum Engineers, P.C. Spectrum is a mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering consultant serving Virginia and surrounding states. We service the building construction needs of architects, educational institutions, and telecommunications providers.

Swanson Rink Consulting Engineers Founded in 1949, Swanson Rink provides mechanical, electrical and telecommunications engineering design for new construction and renovation projects throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Warmup Radiant Heating Electric radiant heating designed for heating ceramic and stone tiles with radiant floor heating.

Wintac Pro Software the all-in-one service management, dispatch, and accounting software solution for HVAC and plumbing contractors, published by Intac International, Inc.

Education Training and Testing

PDHengineer.com Courses provided online 24/7 for PE's to fulfill their state board requirements for continuing education. Courses are priced at $19/hr and are taught by licensed PE's. State board acceptance backed up with money-back guarantee.

RedVector.com The construction industry's largest selection of online continuing education courses for engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers and surveyors.

General Information

All HVAC Info AllHVACInfo.com is the premier information source for individuals and organizations associated with HVAC industries with listings for consulting engineers, contractors, recruiters, associations, software companies, discussion forums & technical resources.

CFD Online An online center for Computational Fluid Dynamics. Services include a comprehensive link section, a jobs database and a discussion forum. This is the largest CFD site on the net.

EngNet Engineering Directory Engineering Directory & Search Engine - Designed by Engineers to source Engineering Products, Services and Companies

Heavy Industry Exchange A network and market place for Industries. Find process equipment, electrical equipment,Construction equipment, instrument manufacturers, chemical and hardware suppliers, Engineering Consultants. A Resource guide for Industry Professionals

HVAC Portal Resources for HVAC engineers, contractors, technicians, operation and maintenance managers seeking information about equipment, supplies, parts, tools, news, bids, jobs, business, specifications, books, software, tips, help.

MEPguide.com - Your Industry Guide We are dedicated and committed to serving mechanical, electrical, and plumbing professionals. We organizes and delivers to you the very best content, collaboration, technology, and service provider websites within our industry.

The Gateway to the Flow Control Marketplace FlowBiz.com manages a network of sites dedicated to the flow control marketplace. Here you will find technical articles, troubleshooting guides, news, product specification sheets from manufacturers and an industry directory.

Personal Websites

Donatas Mishkinis - Heat and Mass Transfer R&D Presentations and articles on topics of adsorption, heat and mass transfer, transform, exchange and storage phenomenon & devices: heat pipes, exchangers, pumps, storages and refrigerators, by Dr. Mishkinis (Clemson University USA)

Software and Downloads

FireCAD - Fire Tube Boiler Design Package FireCAD series is a set of user friendly design packages for the optimum design of wide range of Boilers. These packages are extremely useful for both novice and expert design engineers and consultants to design Industrial boilers.

Free CAD Drawings Thomas Register's PartSpec, PlantSpec and CADBlocks CDs. Also availiabe on Web site. Dimensionally correct, manufacturer specific CAD drawings and architectural details - over 1,000,000 drawings.

Hands Down Software State-of-the-art Psychrometric Charting and Process Analysis Engineering Software. FREE download available!!

kW Engineering - Psychrometric Software for Excel ¡Get Psyched!™ will allow you to do psychrometric calculations in MS Excel. The software is based on ASHRAE correlations and is more than accurate enough for HVAC applications.

Large Format Document Scanner CAD Cam is pioneer in providing one of the best large format document scanners. Get the professional auto cad design, document management & raster to caster conversion software online.

MBG Solutions for AutoCAD 30-days free trial.MBG Solutions announce release of Block Controller 7.6 for AutoCAD 12-2000 - the finest block manipulation and cataloging tool.For details download zipped help file fromhttp://www.mbgsolutions.com/bc/zips/bchelp.zip

Psychrometrics - HumidAir Application The application provides access to 35 thermodynamic properties of humid (moist) air. Calculations are based on the most exact formulations of thermodynamic properties of moist air, currently available, developed by Hyland and Wexler.

SmartSketch The award-winning 2D drawing application that gives you the power to create quick sketches, complex engineering designs, production drawings, plot plans, schematics, business diagrams, and more. Free 30-day evaluation.

VSX - VOGEL SOFTWARE Leading provider of software for selection and configuration of centrifugal pumps and accessories as well as for following business processes and adjacent topics. Web-based solutions and Windows applications.