Articles about the global semiconductor chip shortage, autonomous UV robots, how to properly size surge protective devices, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 26- Aug 1, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.
The semiconductor supply chain is unique, but there are lessons that all manufacturers can learn from its shortcomings.
Texas A&M University researchers are developing decision-making tools to enable and incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid when needed
Improve system reliability of switchgear with protective relay upgrade projects.
Rice University lab detects piezoelectric effects in nanosheets due to defects, which could improve energy harvesting applications.
Ontario utility embarks on North America’s first utility-scale Power to Gas plant project
Two utilities speak out regarding their efforts and views on decarbonization and electrification
Corrosion is a powerful destructive force; prevention is key
How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists.
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.