Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency
Operating NEMA Premium motors above rated load cuts efficiency

Recently some motor manufacturers have begun to mark their motors with service factors (SFs) of 1.25 rather than the usual 1.15 number used for years. Although this may indicate one is receiving a more robust motor, the actual torque capability of the motor is not enhanced. Operating at SF, the motor is also... Read More

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Find the process demand waste in your energy system
Find the process demand waste in your energy system

After you’ve done the basics on energy management, where do you look next for cost savings? Plant Engineering posed that question to Robb  Dussault, a solutions development leader for Schneider... Read More

HMIs embrace the future, deliver performance
HMIs embrace the future, deliver performance

Advancements in human-machine interface (HMI) technologies have paved the way for some of industrial automation’s most beneficial applications, used to gain access to critical information.... Read More

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Using technology to gain 'situational awareness'
Using technology to gain 'situational awareness'

The Deepwater Horizon well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 cost BP and its operating partners billions of dollars. High-profile accidents such as the well explosion linger in the public's... Read More

Understanding Flash Steam
Understanding Flash Steam

Flash steam is low-pressure steam created when hot water is released from a high pressure to a lower pressure within a steam system. For example, it can be released through a steam trap or from... Read More

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This Principles of Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance is gaining traction as a sound strategy to keep equipment running and productivity humming. The hardest part is getting started. Plant Engineering will present a Webcast that looks at the steps needed to implement a sound Lean Maintenance strategy on your plant floor and to begin to reap the benefits.
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Antistatic power transmission belt
Antistatic power transmission belt

The Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt is an antistatic polyurethane solution that meets the ISO 9563 spec... Read More

Telescoping light pole system
Telescoping light pole system

The V-Spring Telescoping Light Pole uses spring assistance to offset the pole and the light's... Read More

Atomizing nozzles
Atomizing nozzles

The No Drip Internal Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way standard atomizing nozzles... Read More

Hand-held data logger
Hand-held data logger

The ALMEMO 2590-A Professional Measuring Instrument with Data Logger Function is a hand-held,... Read More

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