Sustainability April 13, 2018

Power Distribution: Your questions answered

Webcast presenters Ben Langstraat and Sam Fopma from Interstates answered additional questions about topics such as natural gas as a fuel source, battery back-up systems, and variable frequency drives (VFDs).

By Ben Langstraat and Sam Fopma, Interstates
Sustainability April 12, 2018

Natural refrigerants impact component design and selection

Refrigeration/cooling system manufacturers are replacing the old classes of chemical refrigerants that emit potent greenhouse gases, but it can be a challenge to determine its impact on component design and selection.

By William Bentley, Sensata Technologies
Sustainability April 2, 2018

Ten reasons to build a process model for a manufacturing plant

A process model can be anything from a simple spreadsheet to a complex model that includes all aspects of a real-world manufacturing plant, which includes only what is necessary to answer vital questions.

By Philip Lyman, CRB
Sustainability March 27, 2018

Extracting value from a concurrent engineering model

Examine all portions of a plant’s lifecycle to determine its efficiency.

By Sandy Levy, AspenTech
Sustainability March 22, 2018

Knowledge is power management when it comes to standards

Differing IEC, ANSI requirements can impact compliance.

By Sherry Rollins, Schneider Electric
Sustainability March 20, 2018

The role of information technology in maintenance management

With margins getting narrower and facing intense competition from giants in every industry, many companies are looking to optimize their inventory and maintenance management. Well maintained equipment can mean the difference between a profitable year or a heavy loss.

By Bryan Christiansen, Limble CMMS
Sustainability February 5, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Articles about 2018 System Integrator Giants, giving robots a hand, welding ergonomics, the Maintenance and Safety Digital Report, and 2018 technology trends were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 29-February 4. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Sustainability January 15, 2018

Getting rid of VFD wires

The wireless revolution continues to impact sensors.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Sustainability January 12, 2018

Gain lubrication insight by looking a little deeper

Understand how metals and lubricants will interact.

By Helmut Seubert, Klüber Lubrication
Sustainability January 12, 2018

Planning for expansion

This article outlines tips to keep design-build project on schedule and on budget.

By Corey Zachel, SSOE Group