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Safety March 11, 2020

Fastening tools without tradeoffs

Optimize throughput goals and worker safety; new tool technology addresses both issues for manufacturers

By Jeff Lowe
Safety February 10, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 3-9

Articles about safety best practices, right-sizing pumps, intuitive HMI screens, exoskeletons, and wearable electronics were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Vulnerabilities of the infrastructures are easily identified at the physical layers and extend to all aspects of the system. Courtesy: Panduit
Safety December 17, 2019

Mitigate control panel security, safety risks

A review of relevant standards, including UL 1436 and NFPA 70E.

By Michael Jammal and Martin Kronz
Rice University theorists have calculated flexoelectric effects in double-walled carbon nanotubes. The electrical potential (P) of atoms on either side of a graphene sheet (top) are identical, but not when the sheet is curved into a nanotube. Double-walled nanotubes (bottom) show unique effects as band gaps in inner and outer tubes are staggered. Courtesy: Yakobson Research Group/Rice University
Energy, Power March 31, 2020

Double-walled nanotubes have electro-optical advantages

Rice University calculations show double-walled nanotubes could be highly useful for solar panels and other nanoelectronics applications such as photovoltaics.

By Mike Williams
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Maintenance March 23, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 16-22, 2020

Articles about coronavirus challenges for manufacturers, the 2020 Maintenance Survey, electrical component protection and 3D metal printing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Energy Efficiency March 31, 2020

Steam system thermal cycle efficiency

There are many chances for companies to improve overall efficiency with their steam system with a thorough analysis; learn how

By Kelly Paffel