Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 31-November 6: 18 years of safety, arc flash reduces costs, energy consumption in U.S., more

Articles about 18 years of safety, arc flash reduces costs, energy consumption in U.S., VFDs cost-effective benefits, mobile manufacturing maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 31-November 6. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Brana Webb November 7, 2016

Plant Engineering top 5 most read articles from Oct. 31-Nov. 6, covered safety, every day–for 18 years, arc flash reducing costs, energy consumption in U.S., VFDs cost-effective benefits, and mobile manufacturing maintenance . Link to each article below.

1. Safety, every day – for 18 years

Baldor’s Belton, South Carolina, manufacturing plant hasn’t had a lost-time incident since 1998.

2. How an arc flash relay reduces costs

Wire manufacturer finds a way to eliminate hazard and control labor spending.

3. Energy consumption in the U.S. has changed dramatically since 1908

Since the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians last won the World Series in 1908 and 1948, respectively, energy production and consumption in the United States has changed a great deal.

4. VFDs offer cost-effective benefits for plants

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants.

5. Mobile manufacturing maintenance on the rise

Mobile apps are becoming a part of the manufacturing experience by providing users with a natural extension of the browser-based CMMS that workers on the plant floor use on a day-by-day basis.

Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.