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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