Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Five ways to reduce energy consumption in your plant
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You can’t manage what you don’t know. But there can be too much of a good thing. Most power distribution systems incorporate a host of equipment that can communicate and provide a vast amount of data. Alarming can help identify a problem, but when there are a number of alarms going off simultaneously, it is hard to... Read More

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Digital edition of National Electrical Code available
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released the 2014 National Electrical Code in digital format. It is available in PDF and through the National Fire Codes Subscription... Read More

Steam tip: The purpose of a steam trap on steam/water washdown stations
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Piping for the steam feed to the washdown station generally drops from a higher level. The washdown station is used intermittently throughout the day and remains in the stand-by mode for long periods... Read More

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Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors
Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors

Two mistaken ideas about how to dry wet windings have persisted for years. One is that heating the windings with a welding machine is good way to dry out an electric motor. The other is that windings... Read More

Plant Engineering Energy Study: Less than half of manufacturers conduct energy audits
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Energy is the largest cost area for many manufacturers, yet fewer than half of manufacturing facilities conduct even an annual energy audit. That is the key finding from Plant Engineering’s recent... Read More

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Active RFID System Shatters Productivity Problems for a Glass Manufacturer
Glass manufacturer Viracon has to keep track of up to 60,000 unique orders through a process that takes up to 30 steps. Its barcode system was contributing to inefficiencies throughout its manufacturing process.

Learn how Viracon’s switch to active RFID technology used the plant’s existing Wi-Fi to manage more than 5,000 WIP carriers in a 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/11 a.m. PT

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