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  • Pump Purchasing 201

    Not-so-common tips you should know before making a pump decision.

    Craig Redmond, P.E.
  • The Good and Bad of OEE

    David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, says overall equipment effectiveness is a powerful, meaningful metric if you're aware of what it excludes.

    David Berger, P.Eng., Contributing Editor to Plant Services
  • Adroitly Manage Alarms

    Six underutilized techniques can provide significant benefits

    Peter Andow, Honeywell Process Solutions
  • Keep Bundle Blunders at Bay

    Combining air coolers can provide savings but also pose problems.

    Andrew Sloley, Contributing Editor
  • Keep Maintenance Up in a Down Economy

    Contributing Editor David Berger, P.Eng., says these techniques can help you avoid getting hurt by a sharp budget cut.

    David Berger, P.Eng., Contributing Editor, for Plant Services
  • Inside, Outside

    Contracting strategies for a new economy.

    Bob Sperber, editor at large, Plant Services
  • Look Beyond Orifice Plates

    Consider other types of elements for differential pressure measurement.

    By Greg Livelli and Steve Pagano, ABB Instrumentation
  • Ensure Good Coverage

    Follow these strategies for maintaining coatings of exposed equipment.

    By Thomas W. Burker
  • Lean on Reliability

    Reliability excellence is the foundation of Lean manufacturing.

    Darrin Wikoff, CMRP
  • Change Management

    In Part 2 of this article, David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor, reminds you not to forget the human factor when designing a CMMS implementation process.

    David Berger, P.Eng., contributing editor
  • Predicting Motor Failure

    Power signatures reveal potential problems with performance and reliability.

    Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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