October 2010 Issue
David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, explains how to manage large maintenance and capital projects.
Is an efficient compressed air system an oxymoron? Receivers and controls might be useful, if configured correctly.
Operators use diagnostic data to optimize production and eliminate maintenance problems before they start
Exorcise breakdowns: Use condition monitoring to guide operators on the fly.
Joel Leonard, contributing editor, asks readers to become an ambassador for tomorrow's problem solvers.
Energy Expert Peter Garforth says break the heat recovery paradox and replace tax breaks with energy incentives.
Mike Bacidore, chief editor, says new employees are coming, and they need your help.
Mitigate electrical harmonics: It improves system reliability, uptime and energy efficiency.
Tom Moriarty, P.E., CMRP, contributing editor, says derive accurate values to determine maintenance efficiency.
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme investigates what happens when Eros joined the ranks on Mahogany Row.
ABC analysis of MRO inventory: Benefits abound for maintenance and operations analysis.
Paul Studebaker, CMRP, editorial director, says let sustainability open your mind to better possibilities.
Closed-loop water and energy savings: Container manufacturer finds process efficiencies in an often-overlooked place.
Sleuthing compression packing failures: Forensic analysis can point to root causes and corrective action.
Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor, says tools and equipment that harvest sunlight are growing in number and scope.
The ups and downs of monitoring: Canadian mine drum hoist raises the level of remote data analysis.
In this installment of What Works, industrial energy consumption reduction starts with measurement.
The unpredictability of arc flash incidents make them difficult to prevent.