June 2005 Web TOC and extras

Leveraging the metrics
In this four-part series on KPIs, Contributing Editor David Berger, P.Eng., offers up a small but powerful set of CMMS-based metrics that address asset, people, materials and financial management goals.

Panel meters are much more than a local display
Many say that with all the more capable technologies now available, panel meters are history. But it that’s the case, why are panel meters still vital components in most control schemes? This two-page PDF white paper attempts to answer that question.

Plant Services partners with GlobalSpec
The power of the leading specialized search engine for technical buyers is now at the fingertips of site visitors thanks to a key partnership. You have to see it to appreciate its breadth, depth and comprehensiveness.

Web hunting
Executive Editor Russ Kratowicz, P.E., tirelessly scans the digital landscape and finds, filters and delivers to you practical, zero-cost, noncommercial, registration-free Web resources that will help keep you and your coworrkers actively interested in the hallowed field of industrial maintenance. Recent subjects include improving your HVAC system, fostering people skills, and tools to help you implement autonomous maintenance. Remember, we search the Web so you don't have to.

 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards

CMMS/EAM Software Review

Maintenance Crisis Resource Center 

Plant Services asked your peers to name the vendors that provide the best value – that combination of performance, reliability, low maintenance and purchase price that adds up to the lowest lifecycle cost -- in each of more than 60 product and service categories. The result is a veritable Who’s Who of qualified suppliers. Our rigorous review of major computerized maintenance management system packages exposes strengths, weaknesses and industry trends. This month, it’s been updated with nine fresh reviews by noted CMMS guru and contributing editor David Berger, P.Eng. PlantServices.com has launched the Maintenance Crisis Resource Center. Visit this Web-based community for information, to network and to find support to help mitigate the increasing shortage of qualified professionals.

Plant Services Extras

Web Hunter Additional Resources

Up and Running

Green energy - Renewable energy resources
If we play our cards right, an energetic horn of plenty will provide us with independence.

Solar energy - Where the sun shines Enhance conservation efforts by harvesting the energy cascading onto your rooftop.

Heat pumps - Almost like free BTUs
Heat pumps can enhance your energy conservation efforts.

H1 + HSE FFB Integrated Architecture Demonstration
This nine-page PDF white paper's primary objective is to demonstrate FOUNDATION fieldbus' capabilities and benefits in complex applications.

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