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White Papers April 1, 2010

The Changing World of the Plant Engineer

Technology and an evolving global landscape have changed the plant floor

By Bob Vavra, Editor
White Papers April 1, 2010

Larger microturbines make inroads in industrial cogeneration

Microturbines have come a long way. These distant descendants of aviation auxiliary power supply turbines and automotive turbochargers were first developed in the 1990s. From the beginning, they have been recognized as an important technology for on-site electric generation. Beneficial use of the turbine waste heat has always been the key to successful installations.

White Papers April 1, 2010

Cooling the Industrial Workplace

Excessive heat in a manufacturing or warehouse environment has negative effects on workers, production levels and even the quality of produced or stored goods. This is a growing concern because today's North American industries are being pressed hard to match offshore production options. Fortunately there are plant cooling solutions that can solve this problem.

White Papers March 31, 2010

2010 SUMMIT: Improve asset management with smarter information tools

IBM's Mary Bunzel explained how today's software tools help solve asset management and information integration challenges.

By Bob Vavra
White Papers March 12, 2010

Effective task planning can optimize your outage

Outages can only be successful when the outage work is planned effectively before the work is scheduled and/or started.

By Tim Kister, Life Cycle Engineering
White Papers March 12, 2010

Predict to prevent: 7 smart maintenance strategies

Customers should use smart predictive maintenance practices as they search for any competitive advantage, particularly as markets see possible rebounds in 2010.

By Jonathan Davis, The ITR Company
White Papers March 12, 2010

Preventing steam trap failures

Failed traps waste fuel, reduce efficiency, increase production costs and compromise the overall integrity of the steam and condensate systems. Traps should be tested regularly, or the neglect may be quite costly.

By Bruce Gorelick, Enercheck Systems and Alan Bandes, UE Systems Inc.