2002 Planning Guide

PLANT ENGINEERING's online 2002 Planning Guide lists the lead article, major features, special reports and advertising sections appearing each month. Links to details of some upcoming feature articles are included.

11/11/2002


 

  • Click on issue month to review details of a feature article in that issue.

  • Content details are updated as information becomes available. This calendar represents editorial plans as of the day of posting, and is subject to change at any time prior to publication. An appearance of an article on the calendar is not a gurantee of publication in that or any other issue.

    • 2002 Last update: 12/11/2001

      Issues Lead article Features Special report or advertising supplement
      January Exclusive PLANT ENGINEERING Salary Survey Heating with infrared
      How motor efficiencies affect system designs

      Reference file: Power measurement devices and how they work

      Manifolds simplify valve piping and wiring
      February National Plant Engineering Show Preview Motor control centers
      Reference file: Refrigerants

      Boiler water treatment

      Monitoring steam traps

      Conveyor noise

      Trips & Tricks winners

      Instrument calibration

      Ethernet and intranet
      March How to buy a lift truck Impedance testing
      Hose carriers

      Compressed air solutions

      Distributed control

      Reference file: Meters
      National Plant Engineering Show new product pocket guide
      Special report: Safety
      April Plant profile: AK Steel Rockport Works Workstation exhausts
      Reference file: Rotary joints

      Welding maintenance

      Noise control

      Plant automation
      May Compressor controls Electric power
      Storage and retrieval

      Lubricant additives
      Special advertising section: Internet
      June Project management software Monitoring bearings
      Pump reliability

      Reference file: Tools

      Epoxy coatings
      Special report: predictive maintenance technologies
      July Maintenance Tips & Tricks Reference file: fluorescent lighting
      Cranes

      Hydraulic bolting
      Special report: Safety
      August Electric power quality Gear boxes
      Reference file: Belt & chain tensioners

      Humidity control

      Hazardous materials

      Clamp-on ammeters
      Special report: Software
      September Valve positioners Motor protection
      Burner controls

      Compressors

      Docks

      Maintenance

      Reference file: Temperature controllers

      Data acquisition
      Special advertising section: CMMS/EAM
      October Instrument & control buses I & C buses
      Cogeneration

      Heat transfer fluids

      Steam traps

      Reference file: Compressed air accessories

      Floors

      ASP update
      November PLANT ENGINEERING Product of the Year Finalists Special report: Safety
      December Data mining Compressor lubrication
      Wiring

      Material handling

      Reference file: Safety
      Special report: Contract maintenance


Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
June 2018
2018 Lubrication Guide, Motor and maintenance management, Control system migration
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
April 2018
ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
April 2018
Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
February 2018
Setting internal automation standards

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Electrical Safety Update
This digital report explains how plant engineers need to take greater care when it comes to electrical safety incidents on the plant floor.
Maintenance & Safety
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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