September 2005 Web TOC and extras

Sept. 30, 2005

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The Pros and Cons of Alarm Management Projects
Many alarm management projects fail due to poor understanding of the scope of the problem, lack of resources, loss of momentum, and no identifiable return on investment. The key to success is to establish responsibility-this white paper tells how.

White paper library
Plant Services has aggregated more than 60 white papers across numerous topics at This regularly-updated library has white papers from many reputable sources that are ready to be downloaded to your desktop for personal use.

Events Calendar 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.

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.

From the editor
Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker, CMRP, writes on many issues pertaining to plant management from the future of unions and justifying maintenance to appreciating the wear and tear of long service. Read his archive on the Web and see what happens when you let a degreed mechanic take over a printing press..

 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. 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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