Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Correcting induction motor power factor
Correcting induction motor power factor

Most plant managers and maintenance personnel know that induction motors can cause low power factor (PF) and trigger expensive surcharges on electric bills, even if they aren’t sure why. A simple explanation is that low power factor saps the utility’s (or industrial power system’s) generation capacity, wastes energy,... Read More

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Plant Engineering 2014 Energy Management Study: Five energy monitoring trends
Plant Engineering 2014 Energy Management Study: Five energy monitoring trends

In February 2014, Plant Engineering surveyed members of their audience who have energy management responsibilities within their facilities. The 2014 Energy Management study asked key questions on... Read More

Manufacturing safety: 12 practical strategies
Manufacturing safety: 12 practical strategies

1. Have properly trained staff: All staff members setting foot on your facility floor should be aware of the potential hazards and be properly trained on how to perform their day-to-day tasks as well... Read More

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How the EPA's clean water regulations will impact manufacturers
How the EPA's clean water regulations will impact manufacturers

Known as Section 316(b) of the act, the water intake rule regulates the water a plant pulls in for cooling purposes. The rule has been revised and delayed several times in the last few years, and it... Read More

Borrow, invest, expand, grow: Advice for system integrators
Borrow, invest, expand, grow: Advice for system integrators

Control system integration firms should be full of optimism and action; 2014 can work to the advantage of firms proactive to larger economic expansion anticipated for 2015 and beyond, according to... Read More

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On a quarterly basis, Plant Engineering conducts research studies on various topics.

Studies include

· Energy Management
· Workforce Development
· Safety
· Maintenance

Also don't miss out on the 2014 Maintenance Study. This report includes details on facility maintenance—time spent each week, scheduled shutdowns, levels of maintenance, outsourcing, training, technologies, and unscheduled downtime—as well as advantages to the top facility maintenance strategies.
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The Zen IoT is a gateway and edge processing device that is designed to enable discrete... Read More

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