Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 2-8

Articles about arc flash analysis, motor service factor, monitoring irrigation systems, reducing manufacturing waste, and aerodynamic machines Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 2-8. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media April 9, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 2-8Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from April 2-8 covered arc flash analysis, motor service factor, monitoring irrigation systems, reducing manufacturing waste, and aerodynamic machines.

1. Arc Flash Analysis—Know the Issues: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Tommy Northcott, PE, CRL, CMRP answered additional questions about topics such as NFPA 70, changes made to the 2018 version, and arc flash best practices.

2. Defining motor service factor

Understanding the proper applications of motor service factor (SF) to maximize a motor’s life expectancy and performance.

3. Remote monitoring of irrigation systems

Wireless remote monitoring and control systems enable farmers to gain better control and visibility over the operations of their irrigation systems and to make better decisions regarding water, chemical, and electrical usage.

4. Six ways to reduce waste in a manufacturing process

Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. Six tips on how waste enters the process and how to monitor it are highlighted.

5. Sharks inspiring researchers to build more aerodynamic machines

Understanding the nuances of a shark could help improve the aerodynamic performance of planes, wind turbines, drones and cars, according to a team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of South Carolina.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, April 2-8, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.