Electrical
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Electrical June 3, 2019

PMI slips again as tariffs have an impact

Manufacturing index stays in growth range, but slides to a 17-month low of 52.1%.

By Bob Vavra
A partner who can offer a turnkey solution can make it much easier to see any energy project through implementation. Courtesy: Motion Industries
Electrical May 6, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 29 to May 5

Articles about the barriers to energy project savings, Product of the Year winners, monitoring assets, using lean methods, and why things break were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 29 to May 5. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Switchgear
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Switchgear June 24, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 17-23

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, predictive maintenance obstacles, worker safety best practices, and NFPA 70E expert advice were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 17-23. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Power Systems
Rice University graduate student Chloe Doiron co-led a project to create a device that recycles waste heat into electricity through aligned carbon nanotube films. Courtesy: Chloe Doiron/Rice University
Power Systems July 17, 2019

Researchers develop device that channels heat into light

Rice University scientists are designing arrays of aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes to channel mid-infrared radiation and increase the efficiency of solar energy systems.

By Mike Williams
Arc Flash
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Arc Flash June 17, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 10-16

Articles about worker safety best practices, lubrication for bearings, NFPA 70E expert advice, the state of manufacturing, and the benefits of clean oil were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 10-16. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Power Quality
Optalign touch, Pruftechnik
Power Quality April 15, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 8-14

Articles about the Product of the Year winners, packaged boilers, IEEE 1584-2018, energy monitoring, and successful integration project tips were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 8-14. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra