June 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.
4 must-have maintenance roles — Part II
David Berger explains how well-defined roles and responsibilities can help to get the most from your CMMS software.
Statistics are not religion
Peter Garforth says statistical probabilities around climate change are merely guides for making energy-related decisions.
Is your plant as safe as it could be?
In the wake of several plant explosions, Mike Bacidore says give employee safety the attention it deserves.
Deploy maintenance resources with customer service in mind
Tom Moriarty says an optimized process is a satisfied process.
Does your maintenance team play like pros?
J. Stanton McGroarty says professionals play as if time were money, and they bring the right equipment.
Fluid handling tools you can use
Sheila Kennedy reveals the latest in pumps, probes and connectors.
LEDs shine on energy efficiency
In this installment of What Works, a paper-product plant upgrades its lighting to improve energy costs and lighting efficacy.
Improve air quality while reducing energy costs
In this installment of What Works, a ventilation-on-demand system reduces energy costs in an underground mine.
Choose the right tool for vibration analysis
Vibration collection is the first step toward reliable equipment.
Communicate with contracted MRO staff
Planning and scheduling are just as important with outside workers as they are internally.
Inspect boiler drums effectively
Steps to take from initial safety considerations to the final inspection report for your boiler condition assessment.
Make 5S labels and signs on demand
Lean principles are easier to implement when people know what goes where.
Power to the process
Why a standard is needed for work processes related to intelligent device management.