Energy, Power November 18, 2019

Synthetic compounds could help produce more energy from biogas

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that synthetic compounds, called siloxanes, could be harnessed to produce more energy for industries such as wastewater treatment plants and other energy-dependent industries.

By James Lynch
Courtesy: CFE Media
Energy Management October 11, 2019

Energy management’s strategic role shifting for manufacturers

Reliable energy efficiency policies are being given a new lease on life by the introduction of better technology solutions.

By Vincent de Rul
A basic care program for rotating equipment enables operations to accurately record, communicate and act upon process and inspection data. Courtesy: SKF
Maintenance November 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles November 11-17

Articles about Product of the Year, optimized maintenance programs, Leaders Under 40, low battery self-discharge, and Industry 4.0 success were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 6: “The architecture of the RCS allows you to achieve very high safety and reliability,” said Dr. Angela Summers. “And by designing it into the manifold, you also can eliminate many sources of maintenance errors, which further improves the reliability of your installation.” Courtesy: Emerson
Sensors, Actuators November 15, 2019

Double up on solenoid safety

Adding two solenoid valves to a safety instrumented system keeps equipment, facility and personnel safe and the system online.

By Joseph D. McHugh II
FacilityConneX simplifies and speeds up the manual data entry process, making it possible to add and integrate these data points via mobile devices. Courtesy: FacilityConneX
Process Safety November 5, 2019

Intelligent alarms create actions from noise

By Jennifer Grimley

Poised to go all-in on edge

November 3, 2019
Courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Mechanical November 14, 2019

Equipment finance report gets boost thanks to consumer confidence

By Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation
Courtesy: John Crane
Maintenance November 11, 2019

Your questions answered: Tips on avoiding leakage, downtime and equipment failure

By Brian Kalfrin and Jack Bagain
WPI researchers (from left) Soussan Djamasbi, Jeanine Skorinko, Winston Soboyejo, Cagdas Onal (principal investigator), Yunus Telliel, Jing Xiao, Pratap Rao and Jane Li with the Baxter research robot. Courtesy: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Robotics October 28, 2019

Researchers win grant to study workplace human-robot interaction

By Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)