Case Studies

Case Studies April 22, 2014

Case study: Preventing surge in a medium-size process gas compressor

The following case study highlights a plant's struggle to prevent surge while using a four-impeller, 1.6 MW integrally geared centifugal gas compressor. The problem and three solutions are discussed.

By Amin Almasi
Case Studies December 20, 2013

Pre-configured software templates — are they effective?

Manufacturing Operations Management systems look to specific industry needs

By Mark Davidson
Case Studies November 18, 2013

A road map to reliability

How Premier Silica's Brady operation used evaluation to improve plant performance.

Case Studies August 7, 2012

Using 3D to deliver a new view of manufacturing

Chrysler expands use of technology to help deliver products faster, better.

By Chrysler Group LLC
Case Studies December 14, 2011

Motor circuit analysis

During routine operation of a coal-fired steam plant within a corn milling facility, a 100-hp motor that drives one of the two coal pulverizers was tripping offline shortly after start-up.

By Tim Griesmer, Allied Reliability
Case Studies December 10, 2010

2010 TOP PLANT WINNER: Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing

What TIEM did to find its way through the recession and the challenges in manufacturing was not to wait for the recession to end. The operations staff and employees at TIEM met the recession head on.

By Bob Vavra, Plant Engineering
Case Studies October 26, 2010

Getting down with heat

Air destratification can reduce heating costs in winter

By Nina Wolgelenter, Big Ass Fans
Case Studies April 8, 2010

Special Report: Signal conditioners ensure signal integrity

Employed wherever temperature, pressure, flow, speed or other process values are measured and controlled, signal conditioners help protect these measurements from being corrupted as they transmit the measurement data from the field where the sensors collect data to the plant control room.

By Jeffrey Kilburn, Rockwell Automation
Case Studies April 1, 2010

Signal conditioners ensure signal integrity

Like a fuel injector in a high-performance engine, signal conditioners perform a critical, yet often under-recognized function. Signal conditioners isolate, transmit and convert a wide range of process signals into a format that is compatible with the receiving device such as a programmable logic controller.

By Jeffrey Kilburn, Rockwell Automation
Case Studies April 1, 2010

Exploding the misconceptions and myths about arc flash issues

As a member of the NFPA 70E Committee and an instructor, I hear it all. There seems to be some common misconceptions among people that are like urban legends; they just don’t go away. One of my favorites is that “You don’t have to worry about arc flash below 240 volts.” While it may be true that an arc is more difficult to sustain at lower voltages, there have been some ...

By Jim White, Shermco Industries Inc.