Safety Standards May 16, 2019

Fueling forklift safety

Company’s choice of propane one part of its best practices

By Jeremy Wishart
Electrical May 15, 2019

Overcurrent protection technologies change the calculations for PPE

NEC Section 240.87 provides guidance for safety, maintenance teams.

By Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP
Maintenance Strategy May 13, 2019

The need for speed

In an accelerating supply chain, effective management of costs, people and data is becoming more crucial.

By Bob Vavra
DCS, SCADA, Controllers May 9, 2019

An untapped data gold mine

Leverage supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) data to address maintenance needs for maintenance operations and applications.

By Michael Watson
Webcasts May 23, 2019

Battling Human Error: How NFPA 70E Changes and PPE Program Best Practices Mitigate Arc Flash and Combustible Dust Hazards

The NFPA 70E risk assessment procedure now addresses human error and its negative consequences and have shed new light on arc flash PPE program "best practices". Error precursors, such as complacency – a safety killer, which can lead to a “Normalization of Deviance” company culture must be countered with human performance tools.

By CFE Media
Recent Content
Business of Engineering May 23, 2019

How to retain and recall what you read

Follow these three steps to remember what you’ve read or learned.

By Syed Peeran, Ph.D., PE, Boston
Webcast

IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

June 20, 2019
11AM PT | 1PM CT | 2PM ET

Educational May 20, 2019

Gene Wolfe: 1931-2019

Former Plant Engineering senior editor became fantasy writing legend.

By Bob Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Safety May 20, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 13-19

Articles about electrical safety culture, arc flash hazards, an accelerating supply chain, energy project savings barriers, and the human factor in change management were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 13-19. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
Cybersecurity May 18, 2019

Securing electric substations

Researchers at Georgia Tech have discovered that side channel signals and bolts of lightning from distant storms could one day help prevent hackers from sabotaging electric power substations and other critical infrastructure.

By Gregory Hale
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced its acquisition of Foxborough, Massachusetts-based Iconics Inc., in an opportunity to enhance their automation Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offerings. Courtesy: Mitsubishi Electric
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 17, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric acquires Iconics to advance IIoT offerings

Manufacturing, building automation products strengthened by deal, company officials say.

By Bob Vavra
Bipedal robot designed to walk on unpredictable, uneven terrain reshapes researchers’ expectations for dynamic robotic locomotion in the real world. Courtesy: Oregon State University/RIA
Robotics May 17, 2019

Robot ethics, movement key to future technology developments

Researchers at several universities are working on technological developments that are blurring the line between human-robot interaction and what they can ethically do for people.

By Tanya M. Anandan