Arc Flash

Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
PPE February 25, 2021

Choosing the right flame-resistant PPE

Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is essential for anyone who works on job sites or with equipment that comes with potential fire, combustion or electrical hazards.

By Nick Warrick
Courtesy: High Voltage Maintenance (HVM)
Maintenance November 18, 2020

How to build a better testing and maintenance program

The central objectives of any maintenance program are to extend the life of the equipment, increase facility uptime and improve plant safety

By Eric Nation
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Arc Flash September 22, 2020

Your questions answered: Arc flash mitigation

Reducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A

By Zia Salami and Tracy Wagoner
Electrical August 12, 2020

Develop a cable gland strategy for hazardous environments

Tips on how to get maximum benefit from cable glands

By Matt Ogden
Courtesy: Electrical Reliability Services Inc.
Maintenance August 5, 2020

How to improve electrical maintenance with predictive tests

How to use these four predictive tests to improve your electrical maintenance plan

By Leif Hoegberg
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Arc Flash May 18, 2020

A look at electrical safety programs

The 2020 Plant Engineering electrical safety survey examines how your plants’ electrical safety programs measure up

By Jack Smith and Amanda Pelliccione
Figure 2: Example of an Absence of Voltage Tester. Courtesy: Panduit
Safety May 14, 2020

Adopt prevention through design for electrical safety

Leaders and managers need to implement a proactive prevention through design (PtD) program and track near misses to mitigate electrical safety hazards and protect workers in their plant

By Marty Kronz
Courtesy: OSHA
Safety May 13, 2020

Five steps to improve your electrical safety program

OSHA recommends ways to make your electrical safety program better

By H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd, PE, CSP, CESCP
Courtesy: Plant Engineering/ATS
Maintenance March 23, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 16-22, 2020

Articles about coronavirus challenges for manufacturers, the 2020 Maintenance Survey, electrical component protection and 3D metal printing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 16-22, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions, Appleton Group
Electrical Systems March 13, 2020

Protect electrical components from corrosion

Corrosion is a powerful destructive force; prevention is key

By Dave Mueller