Environmental Health

Environmental Health November 9, 2017

2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 12, 2018.)

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, and Amanda Pelliccione, Project Manager
Environmental Health September 29, 2017

Media Mist Collector

CLARCOR Industrial Air introduces its new mist media collector. It was engineered specifically to capture oil mist and coolant contaminants, while increasing efficiency and extending filter life.

By CLARCOR Industrial Air
Environmental Health September 28, 2017

Motion detecting fan

AirEye shuts off when you leave and turns on when you return, generating energy savings every day.

By Big Ass Solutions
Environmental Health September 14, 2017

2017 Engineering Leader Under 40: Sivan Cohen, PE, 32

General Manager, Ayyeka Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

By CFE Media
Environmental Health August 25, 2017

CHP helps growth in the greenhouse

Commercial greenhouse production requires energy for lighting, heating and ventilation. Often the best solution is combined heat and power (CHP) – on-site electric generation that also utilizes the byproduct heat for climate control in the greenhouse.

By Gas Technology
Environmental Health August 24, 2017

Next generation air compressors

The Next Generation R-Series 200-250kW line of rotary screw air compressors is designed to improve overall system efficiency for customers with high-capacity air requirements.

By Ingersoll Rand
Jason Dea (left) is director of product marketing at Intelex Technologies, and Gary Edwards is a data science advisor to Intelex. Courtesy: Intelex
Environmental Health February 3, 2017

Mobile safety strategy: Six things to consider

Combine smart devices with flexible technology to provide real-time alerts.

By Jason Dea and Gary Edwards, Intelex Technologies
Power factor is a dimensionless number between 0 and 1 that is defined as the ratio of real power (kW) to apparent power (kVA). Real power is considered to be the work producing component. Apparent power is the product of the total current and voltage use
Environmental Health January 31, 2017

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system. Improved power factor will increase the distribution system’s efficiency and reduce energy costs associated with low power factor penalties.

By Tommy Northcott, Northcott Consulting
ISS employees installing mineral wool insulation on boiler wall at power plant. Courtesy: ISS Insulation Services & Solutions
Environmental Health January 26, 2017

Insulation deficiencies can harm plants, people

Proper attention provides better energy management, reduced operational failure

By Nick Eaton, ISS Insulation Services & Solutions
If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is the first place to start. Courtesy: Jason Blackeye, Unplash
Environmental Health January 16, 2017

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipment is crucial. Consider the five areas highlighted below as a place to start.

By David Manney, L&S Electric