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Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor “What is the formula for determining the optimum maintenance staffing level for our plant?” someone recently asked. I have asked the very same question about optimum maintenance staffing levels for...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 5870 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Doug Hughes, Valero Refining, James Cesarini, Petro Spect, Erick Howard, Taper-Lok
Some creative thinking and willingness to take the initiative helped resolve a significant recurring reliability issue, all during a quick turnaround window. This article describes the successful removal of a tube side cover plate diaphragm...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 5736 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor with Tim Haggerty, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Teamwork is truly a key ingredient in the juiced up production and maintenance efforts at this facility. The Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. [OSC] Bordentown, NJ facility was getting a bit “long in the tooth.” Originally constructed in the late...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 3322 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor "ABC Corporation of Smalltown, USA, today announced a manufacturing sales order worth over $100 million…" Such announcements are commonplace in today's business press, leaving little doubt that the...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 1699 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:MT Staff
Over the past few months we have read with interest how Maintenance Technology has adopted and re-energized the concept of “capacity assurance” as it applies to industry. This underscores the time-proven influences exerted by proactive...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 1915 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Neil Coopers, Invensys Process System
Advances in open technologies, fieldbus integration and information technology are extending the reach of enterprise asset management To many plant-level professionals, the term “asset management” is synonymous with equipment maintenance or...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 2656 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:ohn Camillo, Princeton Healthcare System
How you rally and arm your troops is crucial to the outcome of this ongoing battle. As the well-known civil engineer and author Henry Petroski put it, “Success is foreseeing failure.” It’s only four words, but it defines what every...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 2129 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
Author:Robert Poole, Process Measurements & Monitors
As a number of Louisiana refineries are finding, flexible sensor technology can deliver an especially cost-effective way to measure temperatures almost anywhere in a system. As a systems integrator that services refineries and chemical plants...
Thursday, 01 November 2007 | 2192 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more

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