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, NFPA 70E compliance, and VFD efficiency were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 9-January 15. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from January 9-January 15, covered lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy, NFPA 70E compliance, and VFD efficiency. Link to each article below.
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Regular testing of the electrical motors provides many benefits, including financial savings, energy conservation, improved safety and increased uptime.
An effective maintenance program prolongs the lifespan of DC motors and prevents expensive and unnecessary repairs.
NFPA 70E-2015 requires employers to implement and document an overall electrical safety program. An NFPA 70E-compliant electrical safety program can be broken down into eight easily understood pieces. Knowledge gained from appropriate training is the key factor that will make or break a company's electrical safety program.
The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 9-January 15, for articles published within the last two months.
Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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