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System Integrators March 21, 2019

Steps to take for a successful integration project

A successful system integration project should have clear goals and solve problems that will benefit companies in the short- and long-term, but not every project applies. See tips for when integration does and doesn’t make sense for a project.

By Tyler Whitaker
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Maintenance March 18, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 11-17

Articles about maintenance strategies, machine learning and maintenance, IEEE 1584-2018, AI-based maintenance, and a dust collection survey were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 11-17. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Safety March 15, 2019

The 7% of workplace fatalities

Workplace shooting pose a consistent threat to safety and security and needs to be addressed.

By Bob Vavra
Figure 4: This condensate cooling-water pump experienced chronic cavitation and vibration events that resulted in bearing failures and unscheduled downtime of the Nabha power facility. Courtesy: Nanoprecise Sci Corp.
AI and Machine Learning March 14, 2019

AI-based maintenances improve pump uptime

Data-driven information supports advanced predictive maintenance.

By Sunil Vedula and Don McClatchie
The safety related parts of the control system have rated operational specifications including exposure to environment, electrical, and mechanical load and must be considered with a maintenance program. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Safety Standards March 13, 2019

Machine safety webcast: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Jacob Kimball from Schneider Electric highlighted machine safety issues such as worker habits, motor control cabinet best practices, OSHA standards, and more.

By Jacob Kimball
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Maintenance March 13, 2019

A race against time

Maintenance is valued, but aging equipment puts pressure on plants.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione
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Maintenance March 12, 2019

Aging dust collection equipment requires attention to maintenance

Donaldson study finds more system evaluation needed.

By Bob Vavra and Amanda Pelliccione