January 2007 Issue
Joel Leonard discovers that European manufacturing is facing many of the same maintenance crisis issues as U.S. manufacturers. Read about his overseas adventure.
The justification for upgrading a lighting system frequently centers on reducing energy consumption, but there are additional benefits associated with improved light quality and output.
To maximize the utility of diagnostic equipment used in chemical processing, technicians must stretch their knowledge of control valves and related diagnostic equipment that keeps tabs on valve health and safety.
Companies are balancing regulatory and shareholder influence, while seeking the agility and speed to compete globally. Scrutiny of capital expense budgets has slowed infrastructure upgrades and allowed older equipment to fall out of warranty. To compensate, companies are placing a higher value on contractual services to offset lost manpower, supplement their technical abilities, and increase profitability.
The Biogas Energy Project has converted eight tons of food waste into energy since October. It is billed as the first large-scale demonstration of this new technology in the United States.
Learn some of the ways a maintenance department can minimize waste, use more sustainable materials and systems, and use energy more efficiently.
An Acme employee is fired for cause after snooping around some personal files of a manager and is denied severance benefits. She brings a civil lawsuit (Only the names are changed to protect the innocent).
Industry and educational events aren't always the best use of your time, but if you bring a coworker, you can get the most out it, says Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker in his latest column.
An Albany County Sewer District compressor system proves to be more efficient running a fine bubble system than agitation. Find out the details, including the costs, in this case study.
The white paper library is one of the most popular destinations on www.plantservices.com. View which white papers were the most popular of 2006.
Companies face three main dimensions of energy risk unpredictable and probably rising prices, availability and reliability, and environmental impacts and costs. Energy Expert Peter Garforth examines how the surrounding community can help you manage these risks.
These web resources focus on energy conservation and related uncommon ideas, some of which might be combined with other resources at your disposal.
The underlying causes of shaft currents weren't understood well until recently. Learn some of the solutions to the most common causes of shaft currents.
Companies invest substantial amounts of money and time in developing risk management plans that are designed primarily as reactive response procedures for events that happen and little in plans or actions specifically designed to prevent the disasters.
As the boomer generation ages and leaves a sizable gap in the workforce, it is essential to institute apprentice programs to help fill the void.
Spills are inevitable, and spill kits with related mats, pigs, dams and related equipment are necessary. Incomplete drainage can result in throwing away costly chemicals.
Thanks to installing a new CMMS system that has reduced mechanical failure and downtime, Gormac Products has seen an increase in sales.