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Top View of Silo: Facility Equipment Maintenance

Planning Design for Maintenance

One of the biggest hurdles we face in the engineering department is designing a facility or structure that simplifies equipment maintenance and housekeeping.
Whether we are building a feed mill, a grinding building, a finished feed tower, or a receiving system, equipment maintenance and housekeeping must be considered part of the package.

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Blue Electric Motor: Facility Power Factor Correction

Ask the Expert

Easy-To-Understand ‘Power Factor’ Part I
Q: I’m confused by the term ‘power factor.’ Do you have a simple explanation for a guy who’s really not very technical?
A: Well, for those of you who are a little technical, the power factor is the ratio of real power to apparent power—or, in other words, pF = Real Power/Apparent Power.

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Cleaning up grain dust in feed mill facility

The Importance of Good Housekeeping

Good housekeeping is a way to eliminate many hazards often cited as violations of the OSHA’s General Duty Clause, such as blocked entrances and exits; sticking doors; slip, trip, and fall hazards; lack of or improperly stocked first-aid kits; cuts and lacerations from bent/protruding objects on

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