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2008/January
Author:Amanda Martyka, Assistant Editor
Keep the following information in mind as you seek out the best product for your specific needs. Nondestructive testing (NDT) is crucial in ensuring the reliability, integrity and SAFETY of materials, components, equipment, vessels, processes,...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 3294 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:Bill Kiesel, Publisher
Bill Kiesel, Publisher/Vice President With this issue, our 240th, we begin our 21st year and are proud to be “Your Source for Capacity Assurance Solutions.” Throughout 2007, we spent very little time looking back. Instead, as always, we...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 3060 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor
Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor Policy – A deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). Policy merely guides actions toward those behaviors that are most likely to achieve a desired outcome. (…From...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 3315 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:Dr. Brian Becker, Reliability Management Group (RMG)
Based on the use of a learning exercise over almost two decades, the first article in this series (pgs. 32-37, MAINTENANCE TECHNOLOGY, December 2007) described how individuals tend to subtly side-step discussing costly errors and mistakes in their...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 2429 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:James Netzel and Charles West, Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. Tom Lai, John Crane, Inc.
Through extensive R&D and the advent of improved equipment and processes, nature’s hardest substance now appears to have a very bright future in the area of seal faces. A mechanical seal is a critical component whose useful life...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 3428 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor, with Chris Vassalotti, Open Text Corporation
While your MOC program may be in compliance with the regs, its processes may not be as efficient as they could be. Over the past 17 years, Management of Change (MOC) has received increased attention at chemical plants and refineries due to the...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 5583 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:John Granda, Executive VP, Syclo
John Granda, Executive VP, Syclo Leading organizations are leveraging mobile to control costs by extending asset life and performance and optimize labor deployment. The automation and streamlined workflow that mobile technology delivers also...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 2309 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor
Ken Bannister, Contributing Editor Many of the pyramidal corporate management structures favored up to the 1990s have virtually all been closeted in favor of the lean, flat organizational tree, in which executive and operational management...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 2154 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more
2008/January
Author:MT Staff
The Operating Engineers Trust Fund Building… If you’re a Union Pension Trust Fund that owns real estate and demands the highest level of operating efficiency for your buildings, you need to continually implement cutting-edge energy...
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 | 2364 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read more


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