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Standards August 13, 2019

Putting safety first with collaborative robots

While collaborative robots are starting to be accepted within the manufacturing sector, safety is still a concern for many. Learn how several companies are working to address the safety issue and address misconceptions.

By Suzanne Gill
Table 3: Conditions for fire and explosion hazards. Courtesy: Stonehouse Process Safety Inc.
Standards August 12, 2019

NFPA 652 compliance starts with a dust hazard analysis

Combustible dust safety standard requires understanding the codes.

By Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.
Courtesy: Axel Americas/STLE
Standards August 6, 2019

Aesthetics in lubricating greases

There are several kinds of lubricating greases available with notably distinct differences in colors, tackiness level and smell.

By Debbie Sniderman
Emerging technologies are solving the problem of unconnectable assets, providing data from legacy systems to people on the shop floor. Courtesy: Fluke
Standards August 2, 2019

Modern technologies solve industrial cybersecurity needs

Emerging condition monitoring software and devices have ingrained cybersecurity that helps bring legacy systems and processes into the modern era.

By Edward Valencia
Figure 1: Badly damaged fan impeller. Courtesy: Holming Fan & Fabrication LLC
Standards 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
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB
Standards July 29, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 22-28

Articles about alarm management tips, lubrication advice, NFPA 70E advice, maintenance process redesign, and smart manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Standards July 25, 2019

Cybersecurity alliance’s founding members announced

The International Society of Automation (ISA) named the founding members of its Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA): Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Claroty, and Nozomi Networks.

By International Society of Automation (ISA)
Kevin Lippert, senior manager of standards for Eaton's Electrical Sector, has been appointed president of the United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Courtesy: Eaton Corporation
Standards July 22, 2019

Electrical group names president for national committee

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.

By Eaton Corporation
Figure 3: An alarm priority matrix shows potential the severity of consequences versus time-to-respond. Courtesy: APC Performance
Standards July 22, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 15-21

Articles about alarm management tips, maintenance process redesign, NFPA 70E advice, digitizing reality, and smart manufacturing were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 15-21. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
In industrial automation, the edge is found where the action is, at or near the industrial process. Courtesy: CFE Media
Standards June 26, 2019

Your questions answered: IIoT/Cloud series, Part 2: Edge, Fog and Cloud

Webinar participants outline evolving nature of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) elements and how users are applying the edge, fog and cloud in their manufacturing operations.

By Charles (Chuck) C. Byers, Ed Kuzemchak, and Steve Hilton