Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 30 to July 6: Motor power factor, energy efficiency, employee engagement, more
Articles about induction motor power, energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers, employee engagement, the myths about bearings, and reducing HVAC energy consumption were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 30 to July 6. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with excessive heating of equipment.
During Plant Engineering's May 15 webcast, Ethan Rogers, a senior program manager for industry at ACEEE, discussed practical ways small and mid-sized manufacturers can implement energy efficiency programs.
A strategy for improving the employee experience can pay big dividends for everyone.
From installation to lubrication, 11 ways to protect your assets.
Air-cooled chillers can take up a lot of room while expending massive amounts of energy. Integrating FHP and VFD operations is one way to cap energy consumption.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, June 30 to July 6, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media, email@example.com.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.