September 2008 Issue
Energy Expert Peter Ganforth says a historical perspective is a bad reason for not managing energy productivity.
Acme learns a lesson about forced labor, its on-call policies and the emotional cost of overtime. Remember, only the names are changed to protect the innocent.
Part 1: David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, says it's important to focus on getting universal buy-in when youre trying to launch an initiative.
Contribiting Editor Joel Leonard says this summer was great for discovering more ways to fight the maintenance crisis.
Editor in Chief Paul Studebaker, CMRP, asks, "Whats your payback requirement for an energy project?"
Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy reports that better motors, drivers, controllers and systems are powering a lively competition.
Russ Kratowicz, P.E., CMRP, executive editor, searches out what the Web tells us about rust and corrosion control.
Managing Editor Lisa Towers writes about one plant manager's journey through his maintenance career, and the advice he would give to those interested in entering the field.
Reflective fixtures boost fluorescent lighting efficiency.
This solar system produced 500,000 kWh in 2007.
Building vibration analysis into the control system boosts efficiency and productivity.
What TPM can do for your plant and how to achieve it.
Use these guidelines for selecting, commissioning and maintaining gear reducers.
High-volume/low-speed fans provide better overall environmental control when used in conjunction with conventional HVAC systems.
Revised safety standards build on proven practices.