April 14, 2010 

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Remote machine monitoring: A developing industry
Technology is revolutionizing the field of predictive maintenance. With intense competition and a shrinking skilled talent pool, industrial plants are faced with doing more with less. This white paper details how new technologies are helping plants to better monitor their critical industrial equipment, resulting in increased uptime, improved efficiency and reduced operating costs.

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Life cycle costing: A reliability tool
Follow these 12 steps to get control of your LCC program.

Economic pressures make it imperative to maximize asset reliability at the optimum cost. Life-cycle costing begins with the design and selection of new or replacement assets. Procurement takes place only after the initial stages (asset strategy, plan, evaluate and design) are completed.

Life cycle costing: A reliability tool

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Issue Highlights

Vibration amplitude criteria
Use actual vibration data to baseline machine condition.

Vibration amplitude criteria

A basic principle of machinery vibration analysis is evaluating whether specific vibration amplitudes are excessive and, if so, to what degree. Many criteria provided by manufacturers simply say that no single spectral peak should exceed a prescribed amplitude. Others establish overall broadband limits for a given machine or test location.

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Cement manufacturer deploys Visual KPI to deliver real-time plant data directly to managers' and executives' smart phones 

With Visual KPI, Essroc supervisors, managers and executives can easily access real-time plant-level data - including process, production, maintenance and compliance information - directly from their iPhones and other mobile devices.

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Plant Services Special Report: The value behind RCM
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Best Practices AwardsPlant Services Best Practices Awards
Our Best Practices Awards recognize management techniques, work processes, product and service implementations as expressed in a short application story. The entry deadline for the Equipment category is April 15, 2010.

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