Standards October 17, 2017

Sharp decrease in OSHA workplace violations

Annual report finds fall protection citations drop 14% from 2016

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, CFE Media.
Standards September 18, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 11-17: motor repair, causes of bearing failure, 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40, and more

Articles about motor repair, causes of bearing failure, 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40, unleashing captive data, and reducing energy waste were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, September 11-17. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media
Standards September 14, 2017

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Galina Antova, 35

Co-founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Claroty, New York

By CFE Media
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Standards June 13, 2017

The dangers of counterfeit bearings on a facility

Counterfeit bearings are becoming a major problem for companies and they pose dangers to machines as well as workers and there are steps and organizations out there looking to stem the tide.

By David Manney, L&S Electric
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Standards May 18, 2017

Three ways integrated design can improve a future food manufacturing facility

The food safety quality for a future facility depends on whether the people designing and constructing the plant can communicate effectively.

By Jason Duff, Stellar
Image courtesy: Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Standards May 5, 2017

Three keys to food and beverage manufacturing compliance

Use enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to manage processes and procedures for food and beverage manufacturing facilities.

By Mike Lorbiecki, IFS North America
The new Size 6 starter is ready to be attached to the side of the motor control center. Courtesy: Robert Barnett
Standards April 14, 2017

Electrical design as easy as N-E-C

A step-by-step look at how to rework a motor branch circuit as well as tips when a motor control center (MCC) is not involved in the project.

By Robert Barnett, PE
Figure 4: Conducting an electrical risk assessment wearing the proper PPE. Courtesy: AVO Training Institute
Standards April 13, 2017

Electrical test instruments: Safety is still the first tool

Safety is paramount with electrical test instruments and great care must be taken when using equipment or understanding the codes involved.

By Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, CESCP, AVO Training Institute
Image courtesy: CFE Media
Standards February 6, 2017

Six ways to optimize a facility’s energy consumption

Companies looking to improve their facility's energy efficiency should look at factors such as utilizing energy bills, conserving water, saving electricity through strategic placement, and other small, but helpful tips that go a long way to improving efficiency in many ways.

By Todd Allsup, Stellar
Standards January 4, 2017

Is your company’s electrical safety program NFPA 70E-compliant?

NFPA 70E-2015 requires employers to implement and document an overall electrical safety program. An NFPA 70E-compliant electrical safety program can be broken down into eight easily understood pieces. Knowledge gained from appropriate training is the key factor that will make or break a company’s electrical safety program.

By Tommy Northcott, PE, CMRP, Northcott Consulting LLC, Tullahoma, Tenn.