Photo courtesy of Lloyd's Register Deeper Insight New software mines historical equipment-failure data down to the component level to improve management strategies for rotating equipment. Related Links: Engineering News-Record Lloyd's Register Energy Americas Facilities engineers often manage rotating equipment on a time-based schedule. Absent that, they may have to run systems to failure or until something breaks as part of their maintenance plan.A new software tool is helping them get a better handle on life-cycle performance by diving into historical data about the machines.The software, called Capstone RBMI Rotating Equipment, is from Lloyd's Register Energy Americas, part of the 252-year-old
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.