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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 www.plantservices.com/thismonth. 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 www.plantservices.com 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.
Top 10 white paper downloads
PlantServices.com 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.
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.
PlantServices.com 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.
Pave the way for plant projects
Find the root cause of gear failure
Upgrading power trans equipment - Drive system upgrades
How to test redundant and backup controls
Fuzzy logic for process control - Fuzzy logic
Keep bulk materials moving
|Pension security - Empty promises|
Entrepreneuraialism - Don't quit your day job
Job hunting - Trading time for money
Researching employers - Researching a company
Assertiveness - Good negotiators aren't shy or aggressive
PlantServices.com Timeless Resources
2006 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.|