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Volume 11, Number 1

You've Never Seen a Plant Like This Before »

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has a "manufacturing" process that uses "shots" of laser energy focused on a target the size of a BB to create nuclear fusion reactions. Top-level maintenance and calibration are essential.

Tech Tips: How Hot? Use the Spot »

Easier for the user: an IR thermometer with dual lasers defines the outer edges of the measurement spot.

Texas Power Consultant Keeps Uninterruptible Power Supplies Up and Running »

Critical systems run smoothly with regular maintenance and reliable tools.

Peak Efficiency Cogeneration »

Optimize "combined heat and power" with measurement and maintenance in three key areas.

Energy Waste You Didn't Even Know About. Do You Care? »

How to avoid generating and paying for power that's affected by harmonics and load unbalance.

Cover:

Travis Averill of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) uses Fluke instruments to keep laser test shots firing with utmost accuracy.