Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Electrical design as easy as N-E-C
Electrical design as easy as N-E-C

Although the use of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is mandated by OSHA, many plant electrical engineers whose background is control systems are unaware of how it affects their work. What follows is a look at how to design a motor branch circuit based on NEC regulations. For this example, we're looking at one... Read More

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Combined heat and power and frozen vegetables
Combined heat and power and frozen vegetables

Large-scale energy users around the world have become aware of the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) systems. These use a high-quality energy source—often natural gas—to generate electric... Read More

Take back your steam energy
Take back your steam energy

In discussions on how to make today's steam and hot water systems more efficient, first thoughts often turn to replacing or upgrading boilers or boiler burners, or to reducing the demand for steam... Read More

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Electrical test instruments: Safety is still the first tool
Electrical test instruments: Safety is still the first tool

There is a great deal of attention devoted to safe work practices during electrical construction, maintenance and repair work. Industry electrical publications regularly report on safety issues,... Read More

Customizing electrical enclosures
Customizing electrical enclosures

When designing control systems for machines, standard or custom electrical enclosures are needed to house automation hardware. The development of these electrical enclosures grew with the use of... Read More

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Digital Edition
Did you know a digital version of the magazine is released every month? It is easily viewed from your desktop or tablet device and includes interactive links. The April issue includes stories on plugged into safety and the 2016 Product of the Year winners.
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Upcoming Webcast
Energy Management and Safety: A team approach
For some, energy management is seen as an economic issue, and energy safety is a personnel issue. Experienced plant managers know the two are intrinsically related. The May 18 Plant Engineering Webcast will look at how energy management and energy safety are connected, and how both strategies may change in light of the upcoming updates to the NFPA 70E electrical safety standard.

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11 a.m. PT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

One (1) Certified Professional Development Hour (PDH) available for all attendees.

Sponsored by: Starline
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2017 Maintenance Study: 6 high-level findings
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2017 Maintenance Study identified six important, high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. These include: Maintenance strategies, shutdown schedule, unscheduled downtime, training, technologies, and outsourcing.
Sponsored by: ATS. Download the 2017 study.