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Idle

Describing a project or asset that is not being used and therefore is not generating revenue. An idle asset usually has a maintenance cost associated with it. Companies therefore attempt not to have idle assets unless demand drops below a certain level.
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At $4 a gallon, letting a piece of equipment idle for an hour is just like burning a $10 bill.
In the case of idle reduction, a telematics solution would tell you every time a piece of equipment was idling for more than 15 minutes.
EPA data have shown that a long-haul truck at idle for 1 hour burns approximately 3.
State agencies, such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority--a pioneer in the field of idle reduction--and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, also have funded numerous projects.
The system was maintained at idle for the remaining 12 nonproduction hours to minimize warm-up time after testing and to extend the life of the calciner's refractory liner.
During a normal operating year, the foundry has 4000 hours of sand process time and 4760 hours of idle time.
The bill proposes a tax credit for the purchase of idle reduction equipment outfitted in commercial diesel trucks.
20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is that time of the year when many motorists let their vehicle "warm up" or idle before driving.
Under this legislation, the driver of any diesel-fueled commercial motor vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds shall not idle the vehicle's engine for more than five minutes when not engaged in work activities.
Idle restrictions also constrain operators' ability to cool their vehicles in hot weather.
Idle Smart helps fleets run at peak efficiency by actively managing idle time and battery voltage levels in addition to helping prevent cold starts during the winter months.
AdSavers are animated screensaver ads that are activated on a PC screen when it is in idle mode.