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A look at the changes in the IEEE 1584-2018 standard. Courtesy: SSOE Group
Arc Flash March 7, 2019

IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

By Ed McConnell, PE
Regardless of the formal maintenance strategy, some sort of comprehensive maintenance plan should be followed with conveyor systems. Courtesy: mk North America Inc.
Arc Flash February 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles February 11-17

Articles about conveyor maintenance, the top plant winner, data's role in manufacturing's future, future plant designs, and choosing the right electrical wiring were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from February 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1. It’s important to find the right balance between the electrical needs for wiring device and the ratings and environment in which the device will be used. Courtesy: Legrand
Arc Flash February 11, 2019

Pick the right wiring for the right application

Plugs, connectors have different uses in different environments.

By Jeff Seabury
Figure 2: Fundamental front end (FFE). Courtesy: Yaskawa
Arc Flash January 7, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles December 31 to January 6

Articles about the Product of the Year finalists, regenerative solutions, NFPA70E standard changes, the Top Plant winner, and the skills gap were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 31, 2018, to January 6, 2019. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Arc Flash December 17, 2018

ABB to realign around digital industries

Four divisions focus on robotics, electrification, industrial automation, and motion.

By Bob Vavra
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
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Arc Flash November 8, 2018

2018 Product of the Year Finalists

Get connected to manufacturing's future: The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 11, 2019.)

By CFE Media
Bob Vavra, content manager, Plant Engineering. Courtesy: CFE Media
Arc Flash October 27, 2018

The human element in a safety system

The lack of safety is potentially the greatest financial expense in any plant, and the human cost is incalculable.

By Bob Vavra
Arc Flash September 20, 2018

A new-age approach to traditional manufacturing issues

The Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) event at IMTS 2018 highlighted the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital age with a focus on maintenance, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robotics, and cybersecurity in an information-rich age.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Infor
Arc Flash September 3, 2018

EAM and safety: 5 strategies for success

One of the panelists in the GAMS session on maintenance and IIoT is Kevin Price from Infor, who has the entertaining title of “technical evangelist”. In the Plant Engineering Mid-Year Report, Price evangelizes about the relationship between safety and enterprise asset management. He notes the relationship between data and operational efficiency.

By Bob Vavra