Arc Flash

While traditional maintenance teams completed manual routes, organizations that capitalize on modern technologies can stream asset data to the cloud. By eliminating manual measurements, personnel can attend to needed repairs and the ever-expanding backlog of work orders. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.
Arc Flash September 4, 2019

Evolution of modern manufacturing: more data

Automation future: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are widely known concepts, have not been widely adopted. On the way, physical device data connectivity can increase information flow to add efficiency, eliminate errors and increase uptime

By John Bernet
In addition to being properly trained for electrical hazards, an essential element for those working on or around electrical gear is proper safety equipment, including personal protective equipment. Courtesy: Vertiv
Arc Flash September 2, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 26 to September 1

Articles about safer plant machinery, skilled workforce, lubrication and bearings, long battery life, and baby steps with the IIoT were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 26 to September 1. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
In addition to being properly trained for electrical hazards, an essential element for those working on or around electrical gear is proper safety equipment, including personal protective equipment. Courtesy: Vertiv
Arc Flash August 26, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 19-25

Articles about safer plant machinery, skilled workforce, lubrication and bearings, long battery life, and baby steps with the IIoT were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 19-25. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Arc Flash August 13, 2019

Are you aware of arc flash hazards?

Be cognizant about hazards, preventive measures and the dire consequences of an arc flash event.

By Steve Park, Director, Engineering and Technical Support
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Arc Flash July 29, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 22-28

Articles about alarm management tips, lubrication advice, NFPA 70E advice, maintenance process redesign, and smart manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Kevin Lippert, senior manager of standards for Eaton's Electrical Sector, has been appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Courtesy: Eaton Corporation
Arc Flash July 22, 2019

Electrical group names president for national committee

Kevin Lippert has been appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and will work on testing, certification and accreditation for the electrotechnical industry.

By Eaton Corporation
Figure 3: An alarm priority matrix shows potential the severity of consequences versus time-to-respond. Courtesy: APC Performance
Arc Flash July 22, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 15-21

Articles about alarm management tips, maintenance process redesign, NFPA 70E advice, digitizing reality, and smart manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 15-21. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Arc Flash 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
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
NEC Section 240.87 provides electricians and maintenance workers the overcurrent protective device technologies necessary to reduce distribution system energy. Courtesy: Eaton
Arc Flash June 10, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 3-9

Articles about overcurrent protection technologies, predictive maintenance in oil and gas, collaborative robots and manufacturing, the PMI May 2019 report, and electrical safety culture were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra