November 2010 Issue
Sustainability initiatives can benefit the bottom line, worker health and safety, and the environment
Green the plant logically: Not every initiative will have a positive, sustainable return.
Variable-speed drives and central control systems help compressors achieve efficiency and reliability
Design a better system: Variable speed, controllers and piping configuration can improve air system efficiency.
David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, explores 16 characteristics of numbers that can be trusted.
Joel Leonard, contributing editor, says maintenance and reliability are keys to industrial economic prosperity.
Where's the energy money? Use these five practical approaches to energy efficiency.
The pulse of the plant: An electrical energy survey provides guidance for reducing utility bills and greening of industry.
Energy Expert Peter Garforth says be wary of economic factors outside your control.
Mike Bacidore, chief editor, says maintenance professionals are part of something bigger.
Tom Moriarty, P.E., CMRP, contributing editor, says determine the reasonableness of policies you impose.
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme considers an employee with a prescription for a pharmaceutical.
Economy, energy and environment initiative might help manufacturers become more efficient, competitive and sustainable
Paul Studebaker, CMRP, editorial director, says put your government to work for you.
Demand response technology in the industrial plant makes immediate economic sense for early adopters
Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor, says cut power consumption during periods of peak price or demand.
In this installment of What Works, a lubrication program enables a plant to trend data on its equipment.
Legacy upgrade: Optimize production flow and ROI with control system investments.