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  • Ensure Good Coverage

    Follow these strategies for maintaining coatings of exposed equipment.

    By Thomas W. Burker
    12/21/2008
  • Consider Dividing Wall Columns

    These distillation units often can provide both capital and energy savings.

    John G. Pendergast, David Vickery, Patrick Au-Yeung and Joe Anderson, The Dow Chemical Company
    12/19/2008
  • Lean on Reliability

    Reliability excellence is the foundation of Lean manufacturing.

    Darrin Wikoff, CMRP
    11/26/2008
  • 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
    10/29/2008
  • 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
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