December 2010 Issue
Smart is more than merely money: Pull non-financial information into your decision-making process.
David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, says data needs a well-designed process and trained users.
Steel roll mill temperature monitoring: Online monitoring averts major gearbox failure on the mill stand gear drive in areas F1 and F2.
Best Practices Award: Energy — Food service distributor installs high-tech lighting and improves its bottom line
Out of the dark: Upgraded lighting qualifies for government incentive.
Joel Leonard, contributing editor, says correct the ignorance of the reliability profession.
Energy Expert Peter Garforth says consumption during non-production hours should be as close to zero as possible.
Mike Bacidore, chief editor, says plant reliability is a journey, not a destination.
Tom Moriarty, P.E., CMRP, contributing editor, says leadership sets the culture.
In this edition of In the Trenches, the depressing story of Acme and the scheduling function.
Button up the loading dock: Reduce wasted energy and its cost.
Motor repair, energy and the environment: Be sure your repair shop can meet the minimum requirements of IEEE 1068-2009.
Paul Studebaker, CMRP, editorial director, says Dow knows what's wrong with BP.
High-tech industrial coatings find use in the greening and sustainability of the manufacturing plant
Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor, says advanced chemistry gives industrial coatings new possibilities.
In this installment of What Works, grounding rings enhance reliability in a dusty environment.