July Table of Contents

Events Calendar
PlantServices.com now has a user-friendly events calendar where you can post trade shows, training, or conferences that you are hosting, peruse events others have posted or use interactively to keep track of your daily events.

Product library
Plant Services keeps its readers informed of the newest and most useful products available. The new product archive at www.plantservices.com has more than 130 products in 20 categories available for your perusal.

Hydraulic oil helps power plant improve efficiency and cut costs
This four-page white paper from Chevron chronicles a Seminole generating station. It was experiencing severe operating problems such as pump failures, filter plugging and valve sticking with the conventional hydraulic fluid used in its hydraulic systems. Read about how these problems were addressed and the results Seminole experienced.

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 of 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.

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