New 'Quick Clicks’ tab

Go to the new 'Quick Clicks’ tab at www.plantengineering.com to download white papers or link to specific Websites. It’s a fast way to gather the latest new ideas in manufacturing research and deliver it right to your desktop. In this month’s Quick Clicks: PLANT ENGINEERING’s recent Webcast, “Safety – Right to the Bottom Line” is now available at www.

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Go to the new 'Quick Clicks’ tab at www.plantengineering.com to download white papers or link to specific Websites. It’s a fast way to gather the latest new ideas in manufacturing research and deliver it right to your desktop.

In this month’s Quick Clicks:

PLANT ENGINEERING ’s recent Webcast, “Safety %%MDASSML%% Right to the Bottom Line” is now available at www.plantengineering.com under the Webcast Archive section. The Webcast sponsor, UNICCO Services Company , has also launched a new plant services Web site, located at www.uniccoplantservices.com that details the company’s industrial sector services. UNICCO provides plant services with accounts in several industry sectors and recently passed the 1 million hour mark over two years without a lost-time incident at one of its industrial accounts.

PLANT ENGINEERING has a new study from ICONICS that looks at how one manufacturer is successfully implementing plant floor level intelligence. That study can be found on the home page, www.plantengineering.com

Looking for a checklist on how to minimize the chance of an arc flash incident in your facility? Eaton Corp. , Moon Township, PA, has put together a simple one-page checklist on ways to minimize your exposure to arc flash. You can download this checklist today through Nov. 30 at www.plantengineering.com .

The recent Flir InfraMation Conference in Las Vegas brought together some of the best new ideas on infrared thermography and its uses in a variety of ways. A variety of papers presented covered the full range of thermographic uses, including finding people lost at sea and helping keep animals healthy at a zoo in Alaska. The thermographic images of elephants and camels were impressive. On a more practical note for manufacturers, there was an excellent paper presented on how thermography has been used for more than 25 years to keep a Manitoba hydroelectric system up and running safety. You can download this white paper at www.plantengineering.com .

A white paper by Johnson Controls addresses a timely topic: How to help manufacturing facilities get “greener” to reduce the cost of energy on our environment and on the bottom line. “Greening Industrial Facilities: A Sustainable Approach to Addressing Energy Concerns” by David Love and Paul vonPaumgartten is available to download at www.plantengineering.com .





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But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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