July 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.
Know what's in your CMMS contract before you sign
David Berger offers tips and traps to consider when negotiating CMMS contract terms.
Where are the next energy managers?
Peter Garforth says colleges need to educate students to meet industrial needs.
What is the cost of poor maintenance practices?
Mike Bacidore says use maintenance and reliability practices to keep equipment operational.
Increase efficiency to raise productivity
Tom Moriarty says remove barriers that hinder craftsmen performance.
Take credit for maintenance improvements
Stanton McGroarty explains why broadcasting maintenance success is good for the company.
Keep current on electrical equipment
Sheila Kennedy shares the latest tools for testing, analysis, protection and control.
Safety born out of sustainability
In this installment of What Works, a manufacturer turns environmental foresight into a company culture.
Make the most of your infrared thermography initiatives
Thermography requires management initiative to succeed.
Keep compressed air pressure under control
Mitigate energy costs with better management of compressed air.
Predictive maintenance survey reveals drivers, obstacles and the future
Financial considerations propel the use of oil analysis, infrared, and vibration testing.
A thousand points of lubrication
Paper mill finds cost savings and machine condition improvements through lubrication management.