June 2005 Issue
After decades on the job, an Acme maintenance worker disagrees with a company policy and demands back overtime pay.
A constant problem with cold spots forced BP-Texas to find a solution. The plant's bolt-on thermal re-jacketing solved the problem and gave BP higher reliability and better environmental compliance.
Contributing Editor David Berger discusses the potential risks and rewards in CMMS today and the dilemma it presents to management.
Industrial coatings enhance the properties of a substrate and increase its service life. The right coatings can endure severe temperatures, moisture and humidity, fumes, chemicals and abrasion.
Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker says you should get excited about your plant maintenance vision. It's time to start your own "tipping point."
How to make the transition from run-to-fail to run-to-profit
OSHA's new approach to inspection involves site-specific targeting in hopes of reducing accidents and injuries in the country's "most dangerous" plants.
Executive editor Russ Kratowicz offers web resources that can help you reduce your future heating bills.
Tests reveal the economics of applying variable-frequency drives in centrifugal pump systems.
Viscosity measurement is generally considered key to an effective oil monitoring and conditioning program. Changes in the viscosity of oil used in machinery can signal a number of problems -- oxidation, contamination and thermal degradation -- altering lubricant performance.
When it comes to asset care, a war zone and an industrial plant have much in common.
Joel Leonard says that we need to figure out a way to generate interest in the maintenance profession in order to adequately replace a rapidly retiring work force.