Where is your plant this year on the PdM-RxM curve? Take the Plant Services PdM survey and you could win an Apple Watch!


Plant Services has been asking readers every 18 months about their experience with predictive maintenance (PdM) tools and programs. Now, as smart technologies are enabling the rise of prescriptive maintenance (RxM) projects, Plant Services wants to know: Where does your organization stand? You're invited to share your plant's experiences in our fourth PdM-RxM survey. Results from this survey are referenced throughout industry to better manage maintenance challenges, and we're looking forward to compiling a new set of timely, relevant data and sharing it back with you.

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Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS)
September 17 - 20
Houston, TX

Best Practices Expo and Conference 2018 
September 17 - 19
Chicago, IL

Smart Industry, featuring RxM Track from Plant Services 
September 24 - 26
Chicago, IL

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Papers and Reports

Check out the most recent papers and reports created by Plant Services. Whether you are interested in original research, looking to learn more about a particular topic, or searching for in-depth analysis of a particular technology, we have what you are looking for.

Most recent: The Dos and Don’ts of Condition Monitoring

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  • Tariffs, tech, and your supply chain

    By Christine LaFave Grace, managing editor

    John Caltabiano is VP, Global Supply Chain, at St. Petersburg, FL-based Jabil, a global manufacturing services company that works with 27,000 suppliers worldwide. He spoke recently with Plant Services managing editor Christine LaFave Grace about the mounting trade-related uncertainties that…

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  • Building a more-efficient compressed air system

    By Bill Holmes, Holmes Autopilot LLC

    This case-study article reports on a project that was conducted at a 400,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Smithfield, NC, to determine and quantify specific opportunities to improve the efficiency of, reduce the operating costs for, and optimize the operation of the compressed air system. The…

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  • 5 trends propelling the compressed air industry forward

    By Ron Marshall, compressed air efficiency consultant

    Compressed air has been a go-to tool for a long time, and it might be easy to think that not much has changed in the industry. If we look closer, though, we can identify important developing innovations that will change the efficiency of compressed air systems worldwide for years to come. Some of…

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  • Boost your profit via an energy audit

    By Frank Healy, Fluke

    For years, industrial and commercial facilities viewed their electrical utility bill as a cost of doing business. Then, energy costs began to spike as fossil-fuel costs rose to unprecedented heights – more than $100 per barrel in the case of oil. Concurrently, energy-efficiency technology…

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