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2:15 am
December 2, 2004
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Evaluating CMMS Software Online

Traditional methods for sourcing maintenance software can be confusing, expensive, time consuming, and incomplete. At last count there were more than 400 CMMS and EAM software publishers and dozens of independent Web-hosted solutions. That is a lot of software to choose from. When I Goggled “CMMS” I got 514,000 Web pages delivered. “Computerized Maintenance Management” […]

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1:56 am
December 2, 2004
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Fan Balancing System Reduces Shutdowns

As a major manufacturer and distributor of uncoated free sheet papers, containerboard and corrugated containers, newsprint, and market pulp, Boise Paper Solutions, Boise, ID, markets itself as a company that provides consistent and efficient products. That is why having to go off-line for unscheduled lime kiln shutdowns at a cost of about $87,000 a year […]

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1:47 am
December 2, 2004
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Infrared Thermography Locates Levels in Tanks, Silos

Thermography is a powerful tool for locating or verifying levels in tanks and silos. All too often existing level-indication instruments are not reliable or positive verification of instrumentation readings is required. When properly used, thermography can reveal not only the liquid/gas interface, but also sludge buildup and floating materials such as waxes and foams. Similar […]

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1:33 am
December 2, 2004
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2004 Survey of Maintenance Salaries

Income of maintenance and reliability personnel varies widely. Our seventh annual survey provides some figures for checking your position. How does your income match up with others in the maintenance and reliability community? It may be hard to find out where you stand because income figures vary so widely almost any way the data are […]

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7:33 pm
December 1, 2004
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Implementing a Successful Training Program

Every step must be well thought out, from planning to instruction to follow up. There is a growing concern in the U.S. over a skill shortage in the technical trades crucial to run American industry. With many seasoned veterans planning retirement in the next 3-5 years, the question of how to transfer knowledge becomes more […]

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7:01 pm
December 1, 2004
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Professional Development—Does It Pay?

Let’s face it; professional development is hard work. It requires a good bit of time to explore and determine just what form of professional development one will participate in. It then requires significant investment of time and money to pursue and complete the various professional development activities. As prudent stewards and investors (even if the […]

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6:26 pm
December 1, 2004
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Creating a Reliability Culture

Benchmarking is key to improvements Air Liquide America (ALA) is part of the Air Liquide Group, the global leader in industrial and medical gases, headquartered in Paris, France. Its products include air gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, and argon as well as hydrogen, CO2, electricity, and steam. In the United States, the company maintains more […]

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5:09 pm
December 1, 2004
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How are you doing?

Robert C. Baldwin, CMRP, Editor What should you be doing in the area of proactive maintenance? No one can fully answer that question but you and your team. However, a look at what others are doing and find successful can save you some time and effort in determining what is best for your operation. MAINTENANCE […]

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