November 2007 Issue
Sequestering CO2, also known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), in recent months has moved from drawing board concepts to real projects backed by universities, corporations and the federal government. Worldwide debate over climate change has sparked the intellectual and financial support of these projects.
In striving to achieve improvements, many organizations turn to lean manufacturing, six sigma and total productive maintenance (TPM). They're valid initiatives and proper implementation depends on having stable, repeatable operations. Realize that such operational stability is delivered through a combination of organizational and equipment reliability.
Vehicle restraints were invented to help stop forklifts from tumbling from a loading dock and crippling or killing drivers. For nearly three decades, theyve done that job well. But now they do more.
When the next bridge falls, plant burns or pipeline leaks, are you going to be able say that you tried to warn everyone you know about the onslaught of pending maintenance problems facing this country?
Chain drives that operate with inadequate lubrication wear faster, drive up repair and replacement costs, and reduce plant reliability. Alleviating these problems with improved lubrication also decreases energy consumption and reduces carbon emissions.
We naturally assume our industrial and political leaders are scouring the planet for proven best practices, technologies and policies that could be implemented to reduce energy risks and capture benefits. In reality, this is rare. Why, and what can we do about it?
Recovering waste heat from your compressor is now smarter than ever before.
Mobile computing gives you power over your every day tasks and your maintenance department all in your hands.
David Berger says take advantage of the help features in your CMMS package to find a better way to accomplish a task, or to find new features.
Managing effective fluid analysis yields a return on your investment.