Archive | June, 2008

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Viewpoint: Interoperability & The Future Of Engineering Productivity

Gerhard Sallinger, President, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine Skyrocketing energy demands… The rising need for raw materials to produce more consumer goods… An ever-expanding global economy connecting the continents… These macroeconomic forces are spurring further productivity investment by owner operators (O/Os), as well as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies. These entities need every possible […]

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Capacity Assurance Marketplace

Ultrasonic Flow Transmitters Clark Solutions’ ClarkSonic Ultrasonic Flow Transmitters are ideal for measuring flow of acoustically conductive liquids, including most clean liquids and many liquids with entrained solids. Applications include monitoring flow rates of chilled or heated water as part of a green technology program, as well as in municipal, process and industrial systems. These […]

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Solution Spotlight: Thumbs Up For Better Recip Reliability

An active reliability program for reciprocating machinery, based on proven dynamic monitoring and analysis techniques, enables meaningful asset protection, mechanical condition monitoring and economic performance assessment. According to Windrock, Inc., end users of the large reciprocating compressors and engines used in natural gas gathering and storage, gas transmission, oil refi ning and petrochemical manufacturing can […]

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Uptime: Ten Key Questions

Bob Williamson, Contributing Editor “Maintenance” alone cannot make equipment and processes reliable. Often, a maintenance department is reacting to problems caused by decisions and/or actions of other departments. Further, in high-reliability plants, the maintenance department is NOT a “supplier” of maintenance services to the operations group “customer,” but rather a “partner” WITH the operations group […]

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MT News

News of people and events important to the maintenance and reliability community TIMKEN’S SAMOLCZYK CHAIRS BEARING MANUFACTURERS Mark Samolczyk, senior vice president of corporate planning and development for The Timken Company, has assumed the chairmanship of ABMA, the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (www.abma-dc.org). The fourth Timken executive to take on this role, his term will […]

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Staying Productive & Competitive In Today's Food Industry

In an industry that’s widely consolidated, proudly independent Mt. Olive Pickle Co. has found that it is able to maximize uptime and minimize labor by using a new self-cleaning filter system that eliminates production stoppage. As the largest privately held U.S. pickle maker, Mt. Olive Pickle Company understands it must operate more efficiently than the […]

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Addressing The Training Dilemma

Elegant Maintenance Managers will easily recognize and be able to capture the benefits that formal on-the-job training can provide for their organizations. A successful trainer typically will employ two major principles in his or her work. The first of these is to ensure that trainees have the ability and talent for what their assignments will […]

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Technology Update: Compressed Air

Walking into any industrial plant and locating a compressed air system wouldn’t leave you out of breath. Often given a bad rap for a lack of energy efficiency, properly managed compressed air systems can actually save energy and decrease downtime. The companies in this month’s showcase offer everything to suit your air compressor needs—from the […]

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