Top 5 Plant Engineering content: August 28 to September 3, 2023

Top 5 Plant Engineering content over the past week covered intelligent pump condition monitoring, arc flash best practices, adjustable speed drives and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra September 4, 2023
Figure 1: In a potential failure (P-F) curve, oil analysis is used early to reveal if the oil is degrading or contaminated, to avoid issues that will cause the equipment to begin failing. If needed, it also can be used later in the interval to identify wear metals. Courtesy: Motion

Top 5 Plant Engineering content over the past week covered intelligent pump condition monitoring, arc flash best practices, adjustable speed drives and more. Links to each article below.

1. Reduce dreaded pump problems or failures with condition monitoring

To avoid costly, unplanned downtime, leveraging condition monitoring in a reliability plan is essential.

2. Arc flash and electrical safety: Compliance and best practices

An arc flash incident is one of the most significant hazards that electrical maintenance workers may face. Five tips for preventing arc flash are highlighted.

3. Advantages of using adjustable speed drives, part 1: Energy efficiency in motors

Tim Albers and John Malinowski discuss energy efficiency in motors and synchronous motors and the benefits engineers can realize.

4. Benefits of developing an electrical preventive maintenance program

An electrical preventive maintenance (EPM) can help identify safety risks, correct reliability issues and give an overall view of the health status of a facility’s electrical infrastructure.

5. Why will intelligent digital twins become an industrial manufacturing must-have?

Smart device and equipment manufacturers must include digital twins in their product roadmap to help their industrial customers digitize manufacturing operations.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 28 to September 3, 2023, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


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