Energy Management - Electrical Systems

Control room temperatures: Strategies to beat the heat

Air-to-water exchangers can reduce variable frequency drive (VFD) heat exposure. » more

Microgrids drive a new energy strategy

Energy master planning provides a bridge to the future by using microgrids to help manufacturers... » more

Natural gas from new sources

The convergence of three technologies—horizontal drilling tools, smart drill feedback... » more

Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs

Mistakes to avoid when highlighting your plant to LED include choosing the wrong watt level, not... » more

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system.... » more

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: January 9-January 15: Lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy, more

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy,... » more

Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with... » more

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Wireless digital flowmeters

A new line of digital flowmeters with wireless capability use a mesh network protocol to measure and monitor your compressed air use, trends, and historical data. » more

Rotary screw air compressors

The oil-flooded rotary screw air compressors provide a more energy-efficient solution for customers with high-capacity air requirements. » more

Mobile portable compressor

The M58 is a mobile portable compressed that has a powder coated, weatherproofed steel cabinet built to withstand harsh conditions. » more

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 cotter pins can be used for the axial mounting of bolts and axles. » more

Arc flash relay system

Littelfuse, Inc.'s AF0500 is a microprocessor-based arc-flash protection relay that limits arc-fault damage.

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Research Analyst Blog

Machine-tool industry limiting growth in the motion...

The machine-tool industry continues to be the largest sector for the... » more

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Lubrication strategy and energy management

Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra...

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