Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 29 to July 5: VFD trends and solutions, HVAC maintenance tips, manufacturing maintenance, more
Articles about VFD trends and solutions for drive systems, making HVAC maintenance more effective, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, NFPA 70E PPE challenges, and predictive maintenance data analysis were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 29 to July 5. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 29-Jul. 5, covered VFD trends and solutions for drive systems, making HVAC maintenance more effective, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, NFPA 70E PPE challenges, and predictive maintenance data analysis. Link to each article below.
The increase in variable frequency drive (VFD) installations across the globe has meant that drives are being applied in more challenging system environments.
2. Five tips to make HVAC maintenance more effective
When it comes to plants and facilities, HVAC systems play an important role in making sure the building stays at the right temperature and humidity levels. Preventive maintenance is key to keeping HVAC systems running effectively and efficiently.
Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.
4. Arc Flash University: NFPA 70E PPE Challenges and Solutions Webcast: Your questions answered
Hugh Hoagland, Senior Consultant for ArcWear, was the presenter at the June 18 Plant Engineering Webcast, “Arc Flash University: NFPA 70E PPE Challenges and Solutions.”
While new equipment can make a good first impression, what builds long-term charm is smart maintenance of all that equipment.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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