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  • Predicting Motor Failure

    Power signatures reveal potential problems with performance and reliability.

    Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor
    08/25/2008
  • Managing Batch Processes in 2020

    Senior Pharmaceutical Executives Agree, the Motif of Batch Manufacturing Will Change Dramatically In the Next Dozen Years

    Dave Harrold
    07/28/2008
  • Pulling together on asset management

    Users Are Implementing New Preventive Maintenance, Condition-Based and Optimization Tools in More Settings. Here’s How They Make Asset Management Pay Off—If They Can Get Their Staffs to Use It.

    04/15/2008
  • A Dynamic Duo

    Digital Valve Controllers Linked to Asset Management Systems Offer a Double-Barreled Approach to Valve Maintenance.

    04/15/2008
  • Pulling Together on Asset Management?

    Users are implementing new preventive maintenance, condition-based and optimization tools in more settings. Here’s how they make asset management pay off — if they can get their staffs to use it.

    03/24/2008
  • A Dynamic Duo

    Digital valve controllers linked to asset management systems offer a double-barreled approach to valve maintenance.

    03/24/2008
  • Build reliability in during design

    Instrumentation that promises to improve reliability may not always be what they seem. You have to consider whether a site can properly maintain sophisticated instruments.

    Dirk Willard
    12/19/2007
  • Eliminate exchanger tubing troubles

    Today, many companies consider coating the inside of carbon steel tubes a best practice for extending the performance and lifecycle of a heat transfer system.

    Edward Curran, Curran International
    11/14/2007
  • Wireless finds its calling

    For maintenance and condition-monitoring, wireless technology offers much more than just reducing or eliminating costs. However, wireless also requires an integrated infrastructure approach rather than independent, proprietary point solutions.

    05/27/2007
  • Remember the basics of maintenance

    Despite the “buzz” about asset management systems don’t forget the “oilers”, advises Mike Spear, in this month's End Point column.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
    03/01/2007
  • Plants get help in boosting reliability

    More and more companies are placing greater emphasis on maintenance and seeking help from vendors to boost the effectiveness of their efforts, as some recent major investment decisions demonstrate. Many automation companies now are benefiting by building up asset management services alongside process control capabilities.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
    02/26/2007
  • pH sensor stands up to tough conditions

    Design provides improved reliability in a polymer-precursor batch reactor. Sensors must respond quickly and survive a harsh environment. Poor probe reliability can make the difference between a process that makes money and one that doesn’t.

    Kyle Becker, Polychemie
    01/08/2007
  • Check for human errors

    You may be making an error if you don’t find time to double-check your own and other’s work. Making time to check human work can prevent costly mistakes and save time.

    Trevor A. Kletz, Loughborough University
    10/31/2006
  • Control your maintenance

    Automation systems have now reached such a high degree of reliability that many personnel at plants now take them for granted. Learn to use digital communication with your asset management tools to achieve predictive maintenance and substantial savings.

    Ian Verhappen, MTL Instruments Group
    07/12/2006
  • Maintenance diagnostics get a makeover

    Plants increasingly are outsourcing these vital services, lured by larger vendors and broader capabilities.

    Alan S. Brown, contributing editor
    12/12/2005
  • Use operators to boost pump reliability

    Preventing pump problems before they happen is the best way to save costs, and it is the operators who are the key to your pump maintenance.

    Ross Mackay
    06/15/2005
  • AMS benefits chemical plant from start to finish

    DuPont engineers chose Intelligent Device Manager software from Emerson Process Management to help manage all the data available from their instrumentation.

    Warren Way, E.I. DuPont deNemours Co.
    04/08/2005
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