January 2013 Issue
In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme deals with labor unrest amongst undocumented workers.
David Berger says strike a balance between local standards and industry best practices.
In this Big Picture Interview, Al Weber ponders the future of maintenance and reliability.
Peter Garforth wonders how low must alternative energy go before we use it.
Mike Bacidore says responsible plants share the responsibility for safety.
Tom Moriarty says culture is set by leadership.
Stanton McGroarty says keep emergency maintenance work to less than 5%.
In this Plant Profile, the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority relies on best practices for asset management.
Stanton McGroarty says actions must be aligned with objectives to create behavioral change.
How automated should a material-handling operation be?
Sheila Kennedy says detect hot-spot anomalies early with infrared equipment.
Maintain breathable air and improve product quality with proper dust collection, ventilation and filtration.
Compressed-air piping size impacts control and cost.
Use RCO to focus on extending equipment life.
Follow these steps to reduce electrical accidents and better protect workers.