Submission Entry Form for TOP PLANT
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The Plant Engineering TOP PLANT awards recognize industrial plants that effectively utilize the plant engineering function to achieve outstanding operational results.
More specifically, TOP PLANT seeks to:
Demonstrate the contribution of the plant engineering function in supporting overall plant profitability and performance
Identify plants that have achieved a high level of operational excellence
Identify best practices in plant engineering management
Identify quantifiable levels of excellence for manufacturing/processing plants and the plant engineering function.
All industrial plant sites engaged in manufacturing or processing operations are eligible to apply for recognition. (In the United States, these plants fall within SIC codes 20-39 or NAICS codes 311-339.) Recognition will be given to individual plant sites, not to companies, divisions, or departments.
A plant site receiving “TOP PLANT” recognition may not reapply the following year.Confidentiality and nondisclosure
All applications, data, and evaluation information submitted will remain proprietary and confidential. Plants selected for recognition will be contacted for the release of information and data.
Plants not selected for recognition will remain anonymous.
Each applicant will be identified by a code released only to the applicant to which it is assigned. Data will be used only in the aggregate and will not be identified with any specific entrant except by code.Evaluation
Applications for the Plant Engineering TOP PLANT program will be evaluated by the staff of Plant Engineering magazine and such other knowledgeable people as they may deem appropriate. Their decisions will be final and will not be subject to review by any outside party.Recognition
Up to 10 plants will be selected annually from among applicants for TOP PLANT recognition. Each plant will be honored by coverage in the December issue of Plant Engineering magazine and a special presentation during the National Plant Engineering & Facilities Management Show.Definition of plant engineering
Plant engineering is the function responsible for planning, designing, specifying, installing, modifying, operating, managing, and maintaining plant facilities, systems, and equipment. Personnel in the plant engineering function are typically involved with:
Electric power distribution and application
Fluid and mechanical power transmission
Air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration
Process and space heating
Construction and buildings
Maintenance of facilities and production equipment
Fire protection, safety, and health
Instruments and controls
Energy systems and management.Application procedure
Applications may be obtained by contacting Plant Engineering magazine or by downloading from plantengineering.com.
Applicants must use the official application form. Applications may be submitted in print, on CD, or by e-mail attachment. Digital forms must be in MS Word format.
All materials must be submitted in a single package.
Application fee is $500. Checks should be payable to Plant Engineering.
Application forms and fees must be received in the offices of Plant Engineering magazine by 5:00 p.m. CDT, Thursday, September 1, 2006.Schedule
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