Well Maintenance Articles

  • Managing Maintenance Backlogs

    Every business has work that needs to be done. It could be greasing moving parts of a machine, changing the oil in a vehicle, performing an inspection, or a million other tasks. Whatever the case may be, this work gets added into a backlog in preparation for work scheduling and planning. When the work is completed, it is then removed from the backlog. Sometimes, backlogs can grow to unhealthy ...


    By CHAMPS Software Inc.

  • Horizontal Well Rehabilitation at NASA Facility

    A horizontal groundwater extraction well at an active NASA facility in Louisiana was impacted by mineral scaling and bio-fouling affecting operations of the groundwater pump and the treatment system. A flow reduction of over 50% was observed. Directional Technologies, Inc. performed a series of horizontal well rehabilitation activities, that increases flow by 58%, which including mechanical ...

  • Improving Output and Quality with Better Maintenance

    In the competitive industrial industrial landscape, companies are always striving to increase the quality and output of their products. As a result much attention is often given to refining processes, upgrading equipment, or improving management and planning. While these are certainly all effective, important factors to consider, another invaluable tool for increasing output and quality is better ...


    By STI Group, Inc.

  • Helping Great Britain Work Well

    Sharing HSE’s Health and Safety Strategy Great Britain has an excellent record in regards to Health & Safety, which is built upon an extensive regulatory framework. However, as ill health currently accounts for over 23 million lost days each year, costing the economy around £9 billion, more still needs to be done. This is why the new HSE strategy ‘Helping ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • What is Crisis Management Software?

    A crisis is not something a company wants to deal with on its own. Having crisis management software in place helps you, your department and company better manage and prevent environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. With crisis management software, you can easily approach an issue from various angles, including EHS. Using this type of software allows for scenarios to be established in ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Horizontal Remediation Wells - Don`t Disrupt your Client`s Business

    The use of Horizontal Remediation Wells for environmental cleanup is a proven solution for project managers with many benefits including the benefit of the continuation of business activities during mitigation or remediation activities.   Since 1993, Directional Technologies, Inc. has installed thousands of Horizontal Remediation Well systems in the United States and abroad at many different ...

  • Groundwater management in China

    After introducing groundwater development and other issues, the paper analyzes China's groundwater management system and its problems, and provides suggestions for improving the system. Increasing water demand since the 1970s has resulted in severe groundwater overdraft, water level decline and water quality degradation in China, but the current management system is not able to provide an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Addressing and Supporting Wellness Behaviors for the Silver Tsunami

    The aging workforce (also known as the silver tsunami) refers to the rise in the median age of the workforce in the US and other Western countries. By 2020, workers aged 55 and over will account for more than 25% of the US labor force. This shift reflects two trends: the overall population is aging and more older people are working longer1. ...

  • Does perception of justice effect psychological well–being of employees?

    The present study has been initiated with a viewpoint that research pertaining to the unique effects of justice dimensions on psychological well–being would be a nascent area of study in management discourse. It attempts to investigate the relationship between the perception of justice and psychological well–being of employees. A total sample of 195 managers was selected from the banking and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Restriction of gas losses in an overpressurised CO 2 reservoir using gel technology

    The overpressurised CO 2 field Bečej (Serbia) was explored in 1951. At the end of 1968, an uncontrolled gas blowout of Bč-5 well lasted 209 days resulting in 35 bars pressure drop in the reservoir until 2007. Hence, the substantial loss of reserve (> 17 billion m 3 ) became a critical issue of the operator. Environmental friendly chemicals should be used only for well rehabilitation. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Think health as well as safety

    Lee Calver of Workplace Law writes about how the HSE is making sure that the construction industry ‘thinks health’ as well as safety’. Not many weeks pass without the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) releasing new research or detailing ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Managing effective workforce well-being programmes across your organisation

    Introduction The commitment to well-being is a challenge for global business leaders, who see workplace well-being as one of the most pressing challenges to their future growth and profitability. Well-being is increasingly considered a core focus for companies to unlock value across workforces and supply chains. Corporate well-being programmes are increasingly designed with a ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Factors that affect the hydraulic performance of raingardens: implications for design and maintenance

    Raingardens are becoming an increasingly popular technology for urban stormwater treatment. However, their hydraulic performance is known to reduce due to clogging from deposition of fine-grained sediments on the surface. This impacts on their capacity to treat urban runoff. It has been recently hypothesised that plants can help to mitigate the effect of surface clogging on infiltration. A ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Doing Well by Doing Good

    'Doing Well by Doing Good' is more than a feel good byproduct of a company's corporate social responsibility endeavours. It is a fundamental business precept that lies at the core of sound management practice. Finding creative business solutions to address any of the pressing social or economic problems of today's increasingly complex world is as important to the overall bottom line performance ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rehabilitation techniques - Use of combination chemical for borehole rehabilitation

    Geoquip Water Solutions, in partnership with Aquabiotics Industrial and Laval Underground Systems, has been developing a borehole maintenance programme for the last ten years and their programme, which incorporates the BoreSaver ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • DeskCenterUSA IT Management Solutions

    Control, Improve Efficiency, Reduce Budget Costs – Immediately! DeskCenter was created for any Business; to save money, time, be more productive & effective Reduce Energy costs and carbon emissions.  Optimize your systems, network and operations to realize immediate savings.  Produce an effective IT and Operational Environment across ...


  • Knowledge management systems for emergency management: a situational approach

    Research on the role and relevance of knowledge management systems in support of emergency management continues to grow. Knowledge management (KM) literature aptly suggests that KM systems have the ability to support emergency management. Well–designed and implemented KM systems offer more accurate information/knowledge representation relevant to communication and coordination efforts required ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Groundwater Asset Management in Mining

    Mike Deed is the author of an interesting article on Groundwater Asset Management in Mining that appeared in the December issue of Geodrilling International. The article focuses on the importance of implementing a regular maintenance programme to control borehole contamination and keep systems running efficiently. ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • A review of the three most popular maintenance systems: how well is the energy sector represented?

    A recent review of maintenance literature found that total productive maintenance (TPM), reliability–centred maintenance (RCM), and condition–based maintenance (CBM) were the most popular maintenance management models discussed in academic journals. In this paper, a comprehensive review of these three models is undertaken to identify empirical 'real world' examples of each model being used in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Self supply systems: Urban dug wells in Abeokuta, Nigeria

    Self supply systems are privately owned household water sources. The systems are generally perceived as playing a role in water service delivery to the rural poor. The systems' yielding safe drinking-water also receives little attention in literature and policy, relative to public and communal sources. This paper assessed urban self supply wells and argues that self supply is a coping water ...


    By IWA Publishing

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