March 2005 Issue
An Acme contractor is the victim of domestic violence and is informed by Acme that his services have been terminated. Acme is quickly met with a lawsuit from the fired contractor. How could this situation have been avoided?
American plants are increasingly experiencing competition from abroad and are in need of any advantage they can find. Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker says strong maintenance skill sets can be a real competitive advantage.
In order to maintain complete control-system reliability, you have to be committed. Here are four often-overlooked flaws that can creep into modern automation and control systems while you're not watching.
In order for maintenance to be viewed as a valuable and profitable discipline, maintenance professionals need to help change the negative image of their profession.
Predictive maintenance has become a priority for many companies in the last 20 years, but often these companies lack the manpower or the expertise to effectively support predictive programs. Learn how to improve reliability with equipment and systems pre-engineered for condition monitoring.
Ammonia refrigeration is still a cool technology that can pay dividends. With some careful adherence to OSHA regulations, it can be safe as well.
Jishu hozen, or autonomous maintenance, is attainable through free Web resources.
Every plant manager has to walk a delicate tightrope when managing their spare parts inventory. This article gives tips on how you can manage spares and improve parts availability without increasing your inventory investment.
With rising oil prices, Middle East violence and pollution concerns, the U.S. is looking to invest in other energy resources besides fossil fuels. Nuclear power is primed to make a huge comeback.
In an effort to make maintenance seem a bit more "cool" to the younger generation, one industry professional is putting together a rap album all about the industry.
Corrosion is inevitable in your plant and reduces the useful life of equipment and increases the risk of litigation. Learn how to monitor corrosion and save on corrosion-related costs.