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
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NEC Section 240.87 provides electricians and maintenance workers the overcurrent protective device technologies necessary to reduce distribution system energy. Courtesy: Eaton
PPE May 27, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 20-26

Articles about overcurrent protection technologies, the human factor in change management, Mitsubishi Electric acquiring Iconics, electrical safety culture, , and protecting the production line were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
For a standard turbine fan such as the diagram shows here, a typical simulation would only include sections S1, R2 and S2. New research from the GUIde 6 Consortium is now showing that including R3 is important to the accuracy of the simulations. Courtesy: Shreyas Hegde/Duke University
Simulators, Optimizers May 26, 2019

Guiding vibration simulations for turbines

The Duke-led GUIde Consortium develops faster, more accurate simulations of turbine blade vibrations to help aeronautical engineers develop safer jet turbines with lower maintenance costs.

By Ken Kingery
GlobalData's report on predictive maintenance finds oil & gas companies are increasingly relying on it due to aging infrastructure and volatile crude pricing. Courtesy: GlobalData, Oil and Gas Intelligence Center
Oil and Gas May 24, 2019

Predictive maintenance gains greater significance in oil and gas industry

GlobalData's report on predictive maintenance finds oil & gas companies are increasingly relying on it due to aging infrastructure and volatile crude pricing.

By GlobalData
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Machinery and Equipment May 24, 2019

Equipment leasing business increased in April

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index reported business was up 11% year-over-year in April, though overall 2019 business is down compared to 2018.

By Chris Vavra
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

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

June 20, 2019
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Educational May 20, 2019

Gene Wolfe: 1931-2019

Former Plant Engineering senior editor became fantasy writing legend.

By Bob Vavra