Top 5 Plant Engineering content: May 20-26, 2024

Top 5 Plant Engineering content over the past week enhanced safety, microchip fabrication, event prevention and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra May 27, 2024
Courtesy: Rockwell Automation

Top 5 Plant Engineering content over the past week covered enhanced safety, microchip fabrication, event prevention and more. Links to each article below.

1. Three ways connected technologies provide a gateway to enhanced safety

Connected technologies can reduce risks and improve worker safety by taking advantage of digital twins and smart devices.

2. Students revive classic microchip fabrication with open-source tools

A project has enabled Cornell undergraduates to use emerging open-source hardware to design, test and fabricate their own microchips.

3. How a midstream oil and gas company reduced costs from event prevention

Collecting reliable data on equipment becomes crucial then to maintain uptime and prevent unplanned shutdowns.

4. Improving OEE and mitigating energy costs

There’s an important link between improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and mitigating the impact of rising energy costs.

5. Predictive maintenance: When does it make sense?

For large operations and critical systems, a well-strategized investment in an integrated system of human and digital resources can be well worth the effort.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 20-26, 2024, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, senior editor, Plant Engineering, WTWH Media LLC, cvavra@wtwhmedia.com.


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