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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
Courtesy: CFE Media
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.

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, CFE Media
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
Arc Flash July 13, 2018

Why Should I Trust New Approaches to Electrical Safety Management: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Rachel Bugaris and Marty Kronz answered questions about topics such as voltage indicators for AVTs, electrical safety, and labeling.

By Rachel Bugaris and Marty Kronz, Panduit
Arc Flash May 7, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 30-May 6

Articles about testing steam traps, manufacturing cooperation, building process models, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 30-May 6. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Arc Flash April 9, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 2-8

Articles about arc flash analysis, motor service factor, monitoring irrigation systems, reducing manufacturing waste, and aerodynamic machines Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 2-8. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Arc Flash April 4, 2018

Arc Flash Analysis—Know the Issues: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Tommy Northcott, PE, CRL, CMRP answered additional questions about topics such as NFPA 70, changes made to the 2018 version, and arc flash best practices.

By Tommy Northcott, PE, CRL, CMRP, Jacobs
Arc Flash March 21, 2018

Controlling and containing arc flash with maintenance, technology

Brent Henry, director of marketing for power distribution and control assemblies at Eaton, talks with Plant Engineering about the continuing issues around arc flash and how plant managers can address these issues.

By Brett Henry, Eaton