Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 19-25
Plant managers should challenge old beliefs about maintenance and adopt new ones and should believe that with careful study and continual refinement, each and every failure can be addressed either through redesign or careful application of a proactive maintenance task.
Air-cooled chillers can take up a lot of room while expending massive amounts of energy. Integrating FHP and VFD operations is one way to cap energy consumption.
Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with excessive heating of equipment.
For more than 10 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working to update the regulations for water intake at industrial and power facilities, including manufacturing plants, as part of the Clean Water Act. Manufacturers are now gearing up to comply with the new terms.
During Plant Engineering’s May 15 webcast, Ethan Rogers, a senior program manager for industry at ACEEE, discussed practical ways small and mid-sized manufacturers can implement energy efficiency programs.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.
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