August 2006 Issue
That you should be using only best practices is easy to say, but with technology, regulations and the macroeconomy changing at a furious pace, its going to be more difficult than that, says Executive Editor Russ Kratowicz, P.E., CMRP, in his monthly column. He offers up these free Web resources for best practices in maintenance.
A court date put on hold when the power goes out: better maintenance would have kept things moving smoothly
A court date for the maintenance evangelist is put on hold when the power goes out. It was up to the power of maintenance to restore the power of the law.
It seems that preventive maintenance (PM) is now a misguided and misused term, says Ricky Smith in this month's Boiler Room. A little deeper thinking can lead to more effective preventive maintenance.
The United Steelworkers (USW) and the Sierra Club are working together in support of good jobs, a clean environment and a safer world under the Blue-Green Alliance they formed.
An exciting trend in the world of CMMS is the increasing sophistication of condition-based maintenance (CBM) features and functions vendors offer and maintenance professionals actually use. Perhaps were finally turning a corner on the age-old firefighting mentality, replacing it with a more planned environment.
New techniques are being developed to minimize the onus of repairs and frequency of replacement, and to convert roofing liabilities into energy-producing assets.
Acme's strong-armed technique to have an employee fabricate performance numbers to win a wrongful termination lawsuit ends with yet another firing and yet another lawsuit. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
As the primary means to significant increases at the bottom line, automation is over the hill. The almighty bottom line is dependant on maintenance these days, says Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker in his monthly column.
The new market realities of higher and rising energy costs as well as global pressures to reduce fossil fuel intensity have made energy management tracking much more valuable. Learn how to keep energy productivity programs from running out of gas in Peter Garforth's latest Energy Expert column.
Why have reciprocating designs fallen out of favor relative to the rotary compressor that is so predominant today? Read about the evolution of efficient controls for compressed air systems.
Does your plant have reliability issues and a hard time meeting production targets? Metrics such as key performance indicators (KPIs), when identified and aligned properly, can save your plant, your job and your career. So grab a pen, open your mind and get ready to learn.
Alcoa finds key(hole) to fast, safe closed-door infrared inspections.
Foundations latest interoperability solution wraps legacy apps with Web Services.