February 2007 Issue
Proper selection and application of a flex hose and its quick disconnects is critical to achieving optimum compressor performance. Learn how to spot cost-effective air hoses and connectors.
Learn the role of oil analysis in root cause analysis and how to use it to identify causes of accelerated oil degradation.
Paying attention to the complex overhead structure might prove to be a huge difference to your bottom line.
After numerous attempts to land a job at Acme and eye surgery, a high-performing Acme employee is hired and then fired for poor eyesight. Find out the details in our monthly In the Trenches, where only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Although most companies spend more money on hard assets such as facilities, equipment, and infrastructure, its unquestionably true that people are your greatest asset. How well management determines the business needs that drive job requirements, then matches the right people with the right jobs, affects profitability, says David Berger, P. Eng., in his latest Asset Manager column.
Learn about the predictive maintenance initiative an electric power provider undertook and the results from lubrication analysis.
It seems like common sense to involve the people closest to a problem in the problem solving discussion. But if that group isn't diverse enough, you are risking falling victim to groupthink, says Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker in his latest column.
Establishing a holistic, continuous energy improvement program and fortifying it with traditional and self-learning initiatives is a practical and profitable approach to performance improvement.
Managing energy productivity and greenhouse gas emissions is a common thread running through the habits of leading companies embracing eco-friendly approaches. It's proving to be a profitable venture too, says Peter Garforth in his latest Energy Expert column.
Use motor management to cut the cost of maintaining your fleet.
Your votes determined which plant received our Best Practices Award in five separate categories.
How hydraulic modeling can improve the efficiency of your pump systems
Read the winning entry (and runner ups) to the 2007 Plant Services Best Practices Award - Energy category.
Read about the winner (and runners up) in the 2007 Plant Services Best Practices Award equipment category.
View the winner (and runners up) in the 2007 Plant Services Best Practices award management category.
Read about the winner (and runners up) of the 2007 Best Practices Awards predictive category.
Read about the winner (and runners up) in the 2007 Plant Services Best Practices Awards software/systems category.
If you think your plant has complex reliability problems, what if you had to track them all the way to Mars? Thats what NASA faces, among other outer space reliability challenges that require performance and risk analyses of multiphase missions.
Effective test methods determine root causes of fluid degradation