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Figure 3. Typical speed torque curves. Courtesy: EASA
Standards November 9, 2018

What’s in a nameplate?

Information helps the selection of the right motor regardless of application.

By Jim Bryan
Starbucks' processing plant is designed to produce instant coffee products in a safe facility that adheres to rigorous standards to enhance the quality of the product. Five safety implementations are highlighted. Courtesy: Robert Pepple, Stellar
Standards November 8, 2018

Processing plant enhances food safety

Starbucks' processing plant is designed to produce instant coffee products in a safe facility that adheres to rigorous standards to enhance the quality of the product. Five safety implementations are highlighted.

By Todd Allsup
Standards October 31, 2018

Wireless alarms for facility showers are crucial to plant safety

Wireless alarms for facility showers can help workers provide quicker first aid to a worker if they have been injured in a remote area or late at night.

By Jeff Cater
Standards June 5, 2018

The pros and cons of a facility’s location with stricter LEED v4 criteria

Site selection credits that are now harder to earn in LEED v4 include green vehicles and rainwater management, which can be tricky to achieve depending on a company's priorities and budget.

By Ron Fournier, Stellar
Standards May 24, 2018

CMMS upgrades in wastewater: Lessons for a smooth transition

A more advanced system improves operation and maintenance—if done correctly.

By Gregory Perry, CRL, Fluke Accelix
Standards May 21, 2018

Indoor air quality increases workforce productivity

A plant’s air quality is one of the leading contributors to workforce comfort because, at the end of the day, nothing is quite so pervasive as the air employees breathe.

By Jeff Chastain
Standards April 18, 2018

Better eyewash stations reduce injury

An eyewash station designed for treating chemical eye burns should be placed where a person in mid-emergency will find it easily and it must be operable without mistakes or confusion in a moment of crisis.

By Imants Stiebris, Speakman & Stevewn Miller, CDT
Standards March 28, 2018

Improving documentation change control process

In regulated environments, companies are expected to establish procedures for document change control as a way of ensuring product quality and safety.

By Niranjan Kulkarni, CRB
Standards March 26, 2018

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 19-25

Articles about improving engineer safety, condition-based maintenance, the 2018 Maintenance Survey, ERP best practices, and smart actuators were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 19-25. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, CFE Media
Standards March 24, 2018

Six ways to reduce waste in a manufacturing process

Companies small and large, across all industries, are faced with waste in their manufacturing process. Six tips on how waste enters the process and how to monitor it are highlighted.

By Renee Benson, CRB