Electrical
Changes in the 2018 NFPA’s 70E Standard result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents. Courtesy: Eaton
Electrical December 9, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 3-9

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, NFPA 70E standard changes, three phases of industrial digital transformation, linear motion considerations, and sensor communication were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 3-9, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Electrical September 17, 2018

2018 Engineering Leaders Under 40

The 2018 CFE Media Engineering Leaders Under 40 are in a class by themselves, but they also have plenty of experience in a class. These 30 manufacturing professionals are by far the best educated group we’ve recognized since the program began almost a decade ago. They’ve taken that formal education and turned it into groundbreaking improvements on their plant floor and in patented product development.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Switchgear
Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Switchgear November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan
Power Systems
Energy losses for motors include core losses in the stator and rotor and friction and windage according to the Nov. 30 webcast presentation "Repair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency." Courtesy: CFE Media, EASA
Power Systems December 12, 2018

Repair Best Practices to Maintain Motor Efficiency: Your Questions Answered

Webcast presenter Tom Bishop answered questions about topics such as measuring efficiency of installed motors, common difficulties, and power factor (PF).

By Tom Bishop, PE
Arc Flash
Changes in the 2018 NFPA’s 70E Standard result in a clearer understanding of energized work and help reduce electrical incidents. Courtesy: Eaton
Arc Flash November 30, 2018

NFPA 70E standard changes to reduce electrical incidents

Changes to the NFPA 70E standard will provide a better way to define risk assessment for energized work and reduce potential electrical incidents for workers.

By Dave Durocher
Power Quality
The Pivot 2.0’s wide variety of speeds and positions is designed to provide the precise air movement the user wants—whether it’s down an aisle or assembly line, around obstructions or in low-ceilinged spaces. Courtesy: Big Ass Fans
Power Quality November 11, 2018

Ventilation fan for precise air movement

The Pivot 2.0’s wide variety of speeds and positions is designed to provide the precise air movement the user wants—whether it’s down an aisle or assembly line, around obstructions or in low-ceilinged spaces.

By Big Ass Fans