Plant Engineering most-viewed content, December 2023

Read the best content in December 2023 including: Rotating bearing lubricants, mitigating arc flash hazards, reducing oil and gas emissions and more.

By Chris Vavra January 2, 2024
Courtesy: EASA

The top 10 Plant Engineering most-viewed content online in December 2023 posted over the last three months covered rotating bearing lubricants, mitigating arc flash hazards, reducing oil and gas emissions and more. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. Characteristics and test properties of rotating electrical machine bearing lubricants

Key considerations with greases and oils include their suitability for an application. Knowledge of lubricant characteristics and test properties helps ensure the correct selection for rotating electrical machine bearings.

2. When and how to mitigate arc flash hazards in medium-voltage electrical systems

Mitigating arc flash hazards in medium-voltage systems could be performed in synergy to achieve optimal system reliability and safety.

3. How to proactively reduce leaks and emissions in oil and gas

Plant managers and engineers in process-focused industries are seeking ways to reduce fugitive emissions to provide a safer work environment and reduce their facilities’ environmental footprint.

4. What are the key benefits and strategies to implementing plant automation?

Plant automation offers many potential benefits, but it requires precise strategies that consider the entire facility to achieve the best possible result.

5. Where digital manufacturing is going and how it is evolving

Digital manufacturing has fundamentally changed the trajectory of industrial production, but companies need to ask where it’s going next and how to adapt to these changes.

6. How can plant personnel successfully maintain low-voltage dry type transformers?

Low-voltage dry type transformers (LVDTT) are often forgotten pieces of necessary electrical equipment, however they need regular maintenance.

7. NFPA 70B codification is a much-needed development for industrial safety

The new NFPA 70B standard will change electrical equipment maintenance, and understanding the standard and how it fits with others will help facility managers achieve compliance and build a greater culture of safety.

8. How AI, ML and Industry 4.0 affect plant automation

Plant automation, combined with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) along with Industry 4.0 concepts, can help companies make many positive strides, but cultural and technological challenges persist.

9. Calibration and asset management integration deliver productivity gain

A large public power utility integrated its asset management and calibration software, to reduce risk and redundancies.

10. Systems integrators continue applying technology to human endeavors

As the workplace changes, the integration imperative persists and leads to innovation for the System Integrator of the Year winners.

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.