February 2012 Issue
Plant Services magazine is an MRO (maintain, repair, replace, retrofit, overhaul and operations) resource that features problem-solving articles and editorials for plant maintenance professionals.
Streaming video can economize vendor acceptance tests on equipment
In this installment of What Works, P&G discovers the benefits of one engineer and a camera.
Proactive maintenance reduces the risk of safety incidents
Condition monitoring can be used to enable predictive maintenance strategies.
Are hourly engineers profitable?
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme considers turning its engineering department into a non-salaried division.
5 tips for managing spare parts
David Berger explains what role CMMS should play in spare parts inventory.
Fix It Forward All Stars tackle the Maintenance Crisis
Joel Leonard recognizes industry leaders and organizers who are nurturing the next generation of talent.
Energy manager's job keeps changing
Peter Garforth says the energy manager's position is one of the most dynamic and most exciting in the company.
Total productive maintenance requires culture change
Mike Bacidore says use these key performance indicators to determine TPM success.
See change from workers' perspectives
Tom Moriarty explains how the nature of strategic projects is going to change.
How do you make a better bearing?
Sheila Kennedy says better materials, design, protective devices and lubricants mean better bearings.
Manage contracted maintenance work as if it's your own
Use software to create a seamless integration of outside MRO services.
Optimize life of existing switchgear
Consider direct replacement and retrofill options.
Shaft seals retain bearing lubricants
Contact lip seals and bearing isolators can protect, too.