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Why use simulators to train operators?

Complexity and an aging workforce addressed with reality-rich models that allow comprehensive approach
In the airlines industry, pilots take responsibility not only for complex and expensive equipment but also hundreds of lives. Flight simulators train pilots for non-typical events like engine failures and water landings, and pilots clock specified amounts of time in simulator training to maintain certifications.
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Maintain level instrument safety; understand the associated costs

Validating level-instrument safety function requires regular proof-testing. Testing confirms integrity of the level-measurement loop portion and maintains average probability of failure on demand (PFD average) within acceptable limits. Without testing, this value will increase to a point where the instrument no longer meets SIL requirements.
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The case for vendor-managed MRO inventory

Cost savings, productivity gains and greater availability among benefits
In lean economies, processors look for ways to streamline operations, improve productivity and gain a competitive edge. Typically, they might look first at the price of goods, materials and supplies.
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A better way to optimize air consumption in AODD pumps

In the world of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps, Grand Terrace, Calif.-based Wilden Pump and Engineering Co. says, this AODD pump represents a significant breakthrough in energy efficiency and overall cost of operation, primarily through incorporation of a “revolutionary” air distribution system.
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