May 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.
Control system helps to gather maintenance data
In this installment of What Works, a power company installs condition monitoring modules to make better maintenance decisions.
Lift truck power, naturally
In this installment of What Works, hydrogen fuel cells provide an alternative energy source for a material-handling fleet.
Steam generators enable efficient food processing and freezing
Steam heat keeps Seabrook Farms fresh for 30 years.
4 phases of reliability-centered lubrication
Optimize maintenance practices through assessment, design, implementation and sustainability.
4 steps to defining maintenance roles — Part I
David Berger explains how well-defined roles and responsibilities can help to get the most from your CMMS software.
Shortcuts to energy savings
Peter Garforth says energy mapping can find the best route to cost savings.
Plan for legacy systems in industrial plants
Mike Bacidore says capture knowledge of maintenance and reliability professionals before they retire.
From vision to plant-floor practice
Tom Moriarty says use job descriptions to let employees know what's expected.
Use maintenance to drive financial success
J. Stanton McGroarty says system reliability can improve throughput, if production is properly planned.
Take control of temperature
Sheila Kennedy says heating and cooling equipment just got hotter and cooler.
Keep the compressed air lines dry
Install and maintain condensate drains to keep water out of the distribution system.
Maintenance needs assessment
A contracted-MRO-services approach requires teamwork and communication.
Predictive motor maintenance
Motor testing is critical to PdM, system uptime and revenue generation.