March 2006 Table of Contents

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 What's new at

Every month, offers a special page ( that not only contains web exclusive material but also extra content specifically related to articles found in the print edition.  Keep an eye out while you’re flipping through the magazine and you’ll see references to articles, white papers, news etc. related to the articles you’re reading. Bookmark and peruse all the extras as well as sift through’s archives.


Get your sneak peak at April

Regular columnist and contributing editor Sheila Kennedy, offers up some new tools for predictive maintenance. She reveals ways to complete condition monitoring that go beyond oil analysis, temperature and vibration. This column that is set to appear in the April 2006 Plant Services is available online today at Take our associated poll that asks which new tools for predictive maintenance are you most likely to use. Read what your peers are planning to do.

What else is coming in April? Here’s the list:

  • Plant Services 2006 CMMS/EAM Software Review
  • Save with a continuous energy efficiency program
  • Don’t get soaked for dry air
  • Green flooring
  • Capital asset management
  • How to control rising energy costs
  • Condition monitoring instrumentation
  • Free Web resources for conflict resolution

New CMMS/EAM columnist

We’ve added an exclusive Web-only columnist at who we identify as Ben Keith, the pen name of an anonymous telemarketer who works for a CMMS/EAM company he prefers not to name. Read his one-of-a-kind take on asset management.

How important is resolution for accurate thermal measurement?

For a lot of plants, it just isn’t in the budget for that $25,000 or more high-resolution infrared imaging camera. Instead, you’re stuck making a choice between a cheap model with low-resolution or getting nothing at all? How much better are those high-resolution cameras and isn’t there something in between? Read this article and get the details.

Exclusive to

Top 10 white paper downloads has aggregated more than 70 white papers across numerous topics. See which white papers have been most often downloaded and find out what your peers are reading.

Energy Expert

As rising prices in the energy sector lead to more pressing issues for plants worldwide, Plant Services has added a monthly energy columnist. Read his tips and insight into the energy landscape.

Polls likes to keep a finger to the pulse of its readership and offers monthly polls centered on hot topics. Participate and review the responses to this month's topic, and peruse our poll archive to see your peers' thoughts.

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.

Starting in January 2006, digital versions of Plant Services is available on the web. Check back here every month or click on the Current Issue link on the home page to read the full magazine in digital format.

Plant Services magazine extras

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