October 2007 Issue
As software functionality and user needs become more sophisticated, CMMS vendors are developing niche features, modules or entire product lines that cater to a given market segment. Contributing Editor David Berger, P.Eng., says for true industry specialization, look for CMMS vendors with industry experts on staff.
There are several different organizational approaches to managing your technical staff. Asset Management expert David Berger examines the pros and cons of each in his latest column.
Plant Services 2007 Survivor Plant of the Year explored new frontiers in energy independence, and concepts such as process control, production efficiency and social responsibility now resonate within its organization.
Despite the efforts of EPA and other private and public groups to conduct research on indoor environmental issues and to communicate the findings of that research, many Americans dont have a clear sense of the significant health risks of indoor pollution.
Take a look at one company's commitment to energy productivity and find out how visible senior leadership can affect the climate of energy management.
A motors lifetime operating cost can exceed its purchase price by an order of magnitude, says Executive Editor Russ Kratowicz. Utilize these Web resources to help you make sure that you're purchasing the right motor.
Gas oxidation had halved capacities of hot, high-power rotary compressors. Learn how the problem was addressed in this What Works case study.
Will wireless work in your application? A site survey can show how well a network will work for you.
Could your plant be turned into a weapon of mass destruction? Could the goods you manufacture be intentionally contaminated or your hazardous materials stolen? Keep bad things from happening to good people, plants and products.
Most maintenance workers have received limited formal training and have huge gaps between what they perceive and what actually are best practices. Taking a proactive approach to educating workers can improve your career as well.
Were figuring out exactly how to calculate and express the value of maintenance.
Rotary-valve regenerative thermal oxidizer simplifies compliance.
A buyout of a struggling company leads to organization-wide training meetings. These meetings result in some heated debate, and when two black employees are punished for their angry participation, and a white worker is not, a lawsuit is filed.