Useful Web Sites for Plant Engineers

The Web has thousands and thousands of interesting and useful sites. Here's a starter list researched and selected by the editors of Plant Engineering magazine. No claims are made or implied as to the completeness of this list.

11/01/2000


The Web has thousands and thousands of interesting and useful sites. Here's a starter list researched and selected by the editors of Plant Engineering magazine. No claims are made or implied as to the completeness of this list. All sites were active as of October 23, 2000.

Be sure to put www.plantengineering.com at the top of your list.

Useful Web Sites for Plant Engineers

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www.plantengineering.com


Cahners Business Information


Home site of Plant Engineering magazine, the problem-solving resource for plant engineers


Associations & Organizations


www.afe.org


Association for Facilities Engineering


Member services, bookstore, certification, calendar, career help, journal, chapter news, and more


www.ansi.org


American National Standards Institute


Member services, library, databases, links, and more


www.asme.org


American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Member services, publications, codes & standards, calendar, career help, education, forums, links, and more


www.asq.org


American Society for Quality


Member services, standards & certification, education calendar, networking, and more


www.astm.org


American Society for Testing & Materials


Member services, ASTM Store, training courses, quality assurance programs, news, lab directory, consultants directory, and more


www.csinet.org


Construction Specifications Institute


Membership services, certification, education, publications, and more


www.iaqcouncil.org


American Indoor Air Quality Council


Member services, training, certification, and more


www.iienet.org


Institute of Industrial Engineers


Member services, books & proceedings, networking, career help, events list, news, and more


www.imionline.org


International Maintenance Institute


Member services, publications, on-line discussions, and training


www.iso.ch/


International Organization for Standardization


Wide range of information dealing with the organization and international standards


www.smrp.org


Society for Maintenance &


Member services, calendar,


Reliability Professionals


library, links, discussion groups, jobs, certification, and more


www.ul.com


Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.


Descriptions of testing and registration services, and other services


Auctions


www.AuctionWatch.com


AuctionWatch.com


Variety of online auctions; plus links to other auction sites. Not a lot of industrial products


www.dovebid.com


Dovebid Auctions Worldwide


Webcast and online business-to-business capital asset auctions and valuation services


www.graingerauction.com or


W.W. Grainger, Inc.


Comprehensive business-to-business


www.mroverstocks.com


auction offering excess, obsolete, and discontinued inventory from W.W. Grainger and partners


www.sorcity.com


Sorcity.com


Reverse-auction service enables buyers to define a product, commodity, or service they want, specify terms & conditions, and receive bids from sellers


www.point2auctions.com


Point 2 Heavy Equipment Exchange


Large-scale heavy equipment auction system


www.zonetrader.com


ZoneTrader.com


Full-service asset management solutions from procurement of used assets through efficient disposition


Distributors


www.accu-tech.com


Accu-Tech Corp.


Supplier of cabling solutions from various manufacturers for the voice, data, sound, security, and broadband markets


www.appliedindustrial.com


Applied Industrial Technologies


Distributor of industrial products


and components


www.bestroute.com


Hughes Supply, Inc.


Distributor specializing in hard-to-find electrical/voice/data products


www.grainger.com


W. W. Grainger, Inc.


Distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations supplies, services, and related information


www.mcmaster.com


McMaster-Carr


Broad-line distributor for maintenance, repair, and operating needs


www.mscdirect.com


MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.


Distributor specializing in supplies, tools, and equipment for manufacturing and metalworking


E-commerce Exchanges & Marketplaces


www.americanmanufacturers.com


AmericanManufacturers.com


E-commerce exchange linking buyers and sellers of products used in manufacturing processes


www.apx.com


Automated Power Exchange, Inc.


E-commerce exchange for buying and trading electricity on the wholesale market


www.b2bxchange.com


B2BXchange, Inc.


Auction and other exchange services


www.bigequip.com


Bigequip.com, Inc.


Used heavy equipment marketplace with online auctions


www.buildpoint.com


Buildpoint


Project bidding and materials procurement for the construction industry


www.buyused.com


Used Equipment Network


Metalworking, chemical/process, electrical, material handling, and other machinery currently available from used equipment dealers


www.capacityweb.com


Capacityweb, Inc.


Allows OEM and contract manufacturers worldwide to buy and sell engineered parts, capabilities, and manufacturing capacity


www.dirtpile.com


Dirtpile.com, Inc.


Portal for the heavy construction industry that provides an interactive marketplace for the sale of all types of new and used construction equipment and machinery


www.EduPoint.com


EduPoint, Inc.


Marketplace for continuing education, providing centralized access to over 1.5 million learning opportunities through more than 4000 learning providers


www.energycustomer.com


Exelergy Corp.


Online exchange for retail energy buyers and sellers


www.e-industrials.com


Ecommerce Industrials Inc.


Global marketplace dedicated to bearings and related products, services, and solutions


www.e-steel.com


e-Steel Corp.


Internet exchange dedicated to steel market, including mills, service centers, converters, fabricators, OEMs, and international trading companies


www.ecaribou.com


eCaribou.com


HVAC site for sales of parts, equipment, goods, and services


www.electroneconomy.com


Electron Economy


Links all members of the supply chain through open and standard XML interfaces


www.energycat.com


Select Energy


Catalog of energy-related products and services


www.engineering-e.com


MSC.Software


Virtual marketplace for engineering expertise, goods, and services


www.epicline.com


Pinnacle Information Corp.


Electrical material pricing and product information source


www.equalfooting.com


EqualFooting.com Inc.


Online catalog for supplies and a variety of other services for small businesses


www.esprocket.com


ESprocket Corp.


Full services for finding, buying, and selling used capital equipment


www.fastparts.com


FastParts.com


Facilitator for electronics manufacturers to buy, sell, and trade inventories


www.findmro.com


W.W. Grainger, Inc.


Complete catalog of maintenance, repair, and operations supplies


www.fluidpowerzone.com


Neuport


Marketplace for hydraulic and pneumatic products; training available through annual subscription


www.hvacindustry.com


eForay Corp.


Buying and selling of HVAC equipment online through listings and auctions


www.industrialexchange.com


Industrial Exchange Network, Inc.


Portal site for a wide variety of vertical online marketplaces


www.iprocure.com


Datastream Systems, Inc.


Online procurement of industrial goods and services from leading suppliers


www.ironplanet.com


IronPlanet.com, Inc.


Used heavy construction equipment marketplace


www.liquidation.com


Liquidation.com


Exchange for buying and selling surplus business-to-business goods


www.manufacturingquote.com


ManufacturingQuote.com


Exchange for connecting buyers with contract manufacturing sources


www.materialnet.com


MaterialNet.com


E-commerce in industrial metals for original equipment manufacturers, service centers, primary mills, and others


www.materialnetwork.com


MaterialNetwork.com, Inc.


Marketplace and auction for buyers and sellers of material handling equipment, parts, and more


www.mro.com


MRO.com, Inc.


Marketplace for maintenance, repair, and operations buyers and suppliers


www.myplant.com


MyPlant, Inc.


Resources, services, and knowledge-based solutions to improve operational performance and solve plant problems


www.testmart.com


TestMart


Marketplace for test and measurement equipment, product comparisons, specifications, and more


www.tradeout.com


TradeOut.com


Marketplace to buy and sell surplus industrial equipment and consumer products


www.ubarter.com


Network Commerce, Inc.


Business-to-business barter services for retail, professional, media, and other corporate clients utilizing a noncash electronic currency


www.utilityconnection.com


M.L. Metzler


Links to more than 3000 electric, gas, water, and wastewater utilities, utility associations, organizations, news, magazines, utility financial resources, and related state & federal regulatory and information sites


www.verticalnet.com


Vert Tech LLC


Portal for a wide variety of online industrial marketplaces


References & Resources


www.buzzsaw.com


BuzzSaw.com, Inc.


Secure, online project hosting for building design and construction that allows architects, engineers, and contractors to view drawings, contracts and specs online


www.c-z.com


Construction-Zone.com, Inc.


Searchable database of construction products, free online training, and more


www.electrical-safety.com


National Electrical Safety Foundation


Variety of articles and links on electrical safety


www.flotherm.com


Flowmerics Ltd.


WebTHERM online design tool helps engineers create power supply layout iterations, perform environmental and airflow adjustments, measure heat dissipation trade-offs, run board-level simulations, and view a full-color thermal image in minutes


www.fmlink.com


FMlink


News from and links to magazines, publishers, academia, training organizations, associations, consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers; surveys; forums; and more


www.gridwatch.com


Gridwatch Associates


Directory of the electric power industry, including power transmission & distribution, power markets, and power generation


www.howstuffworks.com


Howstuffworks.com, Inc.


Thousands of explanations on how things and processes work, from technical to political


www.lightsearch.com


inter.Light, Inc.


Directories of lighting products, manufacturers, design firms, publications, and more


www.maintenanceresources.com


TWI Press, Inc.


Links to a variety of plant engineering and maintenance information sources


www.manufacturing.net


Manufacturing.net LLC


Access to thousands of articles and other information from numerous magazines, supplier directories, and other services


www.periodicals.net


Library Technology Alliance, Ltd.


Electronic data research of 3000 publications


www.plant-maintenance.com


Plant Maintenance Resource Center


Articles, benchmarking, conferences, jobs, newsletter, links, calendar, and more (international, based in Australia)


www.thomasregister.com


Thomas Register


Directory of manufacturers, catalogs, and CAD drawings


www.tpmonline.com/services/


TPM On Line.com


Links to training providers,


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consultants, organizations, and infolinmation resources on total productive maintenance


www.virtual-workshops.com


Virtual Workshops


Online courses on a wide variety of technical and business subjects; some free


www7.bcity.com/nst/World_Class_Training.html


NST/Engineers, Inc.


News about safety regulations, case studies of accidents and how they could have been prevented, book reviews, and more





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