Safety - Environmental Health

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Sivan Cohen, PE, 32

General Manager, Ayyeka Inc., Los Angeles, Calif. » more

CHP helps growth in the greenhouse

Commercial greenhouse production requires energy for lighting, heating and ventilation. Often the... » more

Jason Dea (left) is director of product marketing at Intelex Technologies, and Gary Edwards is a data science advisor to Intelex. Courtesy: Intelex

Mobile safety strategy: Six things to consider

Combine smart devices with flexible technology to provide real-time alerts.  » more

Power factor is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1 that is defined as the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Real power is considered to be the work producing component. Apparent power is the product of the total current and voltage use

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system.... » more

ISS employees installing mineral wool insulation on boiler wall at power plant. Courtesy: ISS Insulation Services & Solutions

Insulation deficiencies can harm plants, people

Proper attention provides better energy management, reduced operational failure » more

The FC6A MicroSmart combines the power of a PAC in a low-cost controller with a small form factor for demanding applications including oil & gas, chemical, solar, marine, OEM, etc. Courtesy: IDEC

Micro PLC with power of PAC

The FC6A MicroSmart combines the power of a PAC in a low-cost controller with a small form factor...

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is the first place to start. Courtesy: Jason Blackeye, Unplash

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: January 9-January 15: Lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy, more

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy,... » more

Jason Dea (left) is director of product marketing at Intelex Technologies, and Gary Edwards is a data science advisor to Intelex. Courtesy: Intelex Power factor is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1 that is defined as the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Real power is considered to be the work producing component. Apparent power is the product of the total current and voltage use ISS employees installing mineral wool insulation on boiler wall at power plant. Courtesy: ISS Insulation Services & Solutions The FC6A MicroSmart combines the power of a PAC in a low-cost controller with a small form factor for demanding applications including oil & gas, chemical, solar, marine, OEM, etc. Courtesy: IDEC If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is the first place to start. Courtesy: Jason Blackeye, Unplash

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  • Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion. Courtesy: Plasti-Bond.
  • The Agile1500 is the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) is modular, scalable, and reconfigurable and can carry more than 1.5 tons. Courtesy: Comau
  • Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to monitor the health of steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers and many other plant assets. Courtesy: Emerson
  • The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures. Courtesy: Wildeck
  • The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design for greater efficiency and plant safety. Courtesy: Emerson
Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion. Courtesy: Plasti-Bond.

PVC coated sealing locknut

Plasti-Bond's PVC coated sealing locknut provides protection for exposed conduit threads from corrosion.  » more

The Agile1500 is the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) is modular, scalable, and reconfigurable and can carry more than 1.5 tons. Courtesy: Comau

Automated guided vehicle

The Agile1500 is the first automated guided vehicle (AGV) is modular, scalable, and reconfigurable and can carry more than 1.5 tons. » more

Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to monitor the health of steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers and many other plant assets. Courtesy: Emerson

Operational applications for monitoring plant assets

Emerson Automation Solutions' Plantweb Insight is a family of operational applications designed to monitor the health of steam traps, pumps, heat exchangers and many other plant assets.

The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures. Courtesy: Wildeck

Safety gate with integrated cable/pulley system

The NetGate pick module safety gate utilizes an integrated cable/pulley system and is easy to install into new or existing rack structures.  » more

The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design for greater efficiency and plant safety. Courtesy: Emerson

Non-contacting radar level transmitter

The SIL 3-capable Rosemount 5408 non-contacting radar level transmitter uses enhanced technology and human-centered design for greater efficiency and plant safety. » more

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Machine Safety Blog

Functional safety life cycle: 1) Perform risk assessment 2) Examine functional requirements 3) Design and verify mitigation 4) Install and validate 5) Manage, change, and improve. Courtesy: Control Engineering Machine Safety Blog, JB Titus & Associates

Machine Safety: Benefits of safety assessments, risk...

The need to evaluate hazards and apply corrective actions to reduce... » more

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Top 4 mistakes made when precision balancing

Tom Hoenig of GTI Predictive Technology discusses...

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