November 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.
5 steps on the path to maintenance superiority
Assess, collaborate, build the business case, execute, and make adjustments to achieve maintenance superiority.
Get certified with UL and ISO
UL and ISO mark the integrity of an organization and its offerings.
Does off-the-clock work count as overtime?
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme wonders if a supervisor's sleep warrants overtime.
Rotor balancing for bearing reliability
Consider the internal stresses such as vibration that can manifest in a rotor assembly.
Is your CMMS too complex?
David Berger says focus on the basics when your CMMS is so advanced.
Plan for an energy-efficient future
Peter Garforth says a long-term energy road map requires the discipline to follow it.
A trip down reliability lane at SMRP
Mike Bacidore says past SMRP chairs are still committed to reliability.
The responsibility of leadership
Tom Moriarty says your workers are your responsibility, so make sure they know.
Common sense management of EISA motor changes
Stanton McGroarty says use Plant Services' market intelligence report to help create a solid motor strategy.
Spice up electrical systems
Sheila Kennedy says circuit breakers, switchboards and transformers get new charges.
Smart grid, smart water and smart buildings
In this installment of What Works, 60,000 sensors and meters help to achieve energy efficiency and water savings.
Calibrated to tech specifications
Tailor your maintenance plans and procedures to your audience's level of experience and comprehension.
Energy efficiency by the numbers
Legislative and rare-earth-metal pressures add up to long-term savings for motor users.