Energy Management

Courtesy: Emerson North America
Energy Management August 12, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 5-11

Articles about managing an engineering career, burner management, lubrication and bearings, collaborative robot benefits, and lubrication aesthetics were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 5-11. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 1: Badly damaged fan impeller. Courtesy: Holming Fan & Fabrication LLC
Energy Management August 1, 2019

What to do when a production fan fails

Catastrophic failure of a critical piece of air handling equipment can be devastating.

By Fritz Theilacker

Electrical Systems

Courtesy: Trane
Webcasts Electrical Systems May 15, 2019

Rental Units: The Solution to Planned and Unplanned Outages

To give you the needed resources to stay ahead, Trane experts will explain the benefits of rental services and three scenarios when rental services may be necessary.

Sustainability

Bacteria laying on a thin layer of quantum dots are probed with a laser. Courtesy: Cornell University
Sustainability September 6, 2019

Interdisciplinary team awarded grant to research bioenergy conversion

Cornell researchers received a $2 million grant to study the combination of inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles and bacterial cells for more efficient bioenergy conversion.

By David Nutt

Lighting

Plant Engineering 2018 Product of the Year Finalist Logo
Lighting 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

Remote Monitoring

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.
Remote Monitoring 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

Oil and Gas

Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Oil and Gas September 13, 2019

Leonard W. Moore, founder of Moore Industries-International passes away at 85

Leonard (Len) W. Moore, P.E., founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., an industrial and automation control company, passed at the age of 85.

By Mark T. Hoske