Energy Management - Electrical Systems

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Control room temperatures: Strategies to beat the heat

Air-to-water exchangers can reduce variable frequency drive (VFD) heat exposure. » more

Microgrid systems can be implemented to minimize downtime, lower costs, and increase sustainability all in a single project. Courtesy: Schneider Electric

Microgrids drive a new energy strategy

Energy master planning provides a bridge to the future by using microgrids to help manufacturers... » more

Map illustrates the diversity of natural gas plays in North America. Courtesy: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Natural gas from new sources

The convergence of three technologies—horizontal drilling tools, smart drill feedback... » more

The after image of a U.S. Steel facility show the effectiveness of proper LED lighting in enclosed spaces. Courtesy: MyLEDLighting Guide

Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs

Mistakes to avoid when highlighting your plant to LED include choosing the wrong watt level, not... » more

Power factor is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1 that is defined as the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Real power is considered to be the work producing component. Apparent power is the product of the total current and voltage use

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system.... » more

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is the first place to start. Courtesy: Jason Blackeye, Unplash

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: January 9-January 15: Lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy, more

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy,... » more

The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with little or no maintenance and an adjustable pitch impeller for precise performance matching. Courtesy: CFM

Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with... » more

Image courtesy: CFE Media Microgrid systems can be implemented to minimize downtime, lower costs, and increase sustainability all in a single project. Courtesy: Schneider Electric Map illustrates the diversity of natural gas plays in North America. Courtesy: U.S. Energy Information Administration The after image of a U.S. Steel facility show the effectiveness of proper LED lighting in enclosed spaces. Courtesy: MyLEDLighting Guide Power factor is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1 that is defined as the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Real power is considered to be the work producing component. Apparent power is the product of the total current and voltage use If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is the first place to start. Courtesy: Jason Blackeye, Unplash The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with little or no maintenance and an adjustable pitch impeller for precise performance matching. Courtesy: CFM

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  • Bionomic's series 6500 jet venturi scrubber is designed to simultaneously remove gaseous contaminant and particulate down to .75 micron size for chemical, pharmaceutical, and other scrubbing applications. Courtesy: Bionomic Industries.

Rotary screw air compressor

The CSG-2 SFC, DSG-2 SFC, and FSG-2 SFC variable speed, oil-free air compressors are available from 75 to 450 hp and cover flows from 125 to 1788 cfm at 125 psig and are designed to deliver part load efficiency and steady... » more

Modular touch panel computers

Advantech's two-piece panel PCs offer numerous performance and cost saving advantages.

Precision limit switches

The precision limit/position switches are designed to be mounted in tight locations and have a 4mm diameter barrel.  » more

Bionomic's series 6500 jet venturi scrubber is designed to simultaneously remove gaseous contaminant and particulate down to .75 micron size for chemical, pharmaceutical, and other scrubbing applications. Courtesy: Bionomic Industries.

Ejector venturi for tough process and high concentration emergency gas scrubbing

Bionomic's series 6500 jet venturi scrubber is designed to simultaneously remove gaseous contaminant and particulate down to .75 micron size for chemical, pharmaceutical, and other scrubbing applications.  » more

Spring cotter pins for axial mounting

The GN 1024 cotter pins can be used for the axial mounting of bolts and axles. » more

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Machine-tool industry limiting growth in the motion...

The machine-tool industry continues to be the largest sector for the... » more

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Lubrication strategy and energy management

Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra...

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