PPE

Each component in an industrial control panel must be properly applied for safe and reliable operation. The requirements for each component are unique and often misunderstood. Courtesy: Eaton’s Bussmann Division
PPE September 27, 2019

Safety tips on SCCR for industrial control panels, industrial machinery

How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists.

By John Kovacik, Dan Neeser, Christy Rosati and Joe Pavia
PPE August 13, 2019

Are you aware of arc flash hazards?

Be cognizant about hazards, preventive measures and the dire consequences of an arc flash event.

By Steve Park, Director, Engineering and Technical Support
Courtesy: CFE Media
PPE July 26, 2019

Rethinking machine safety risk

The design phase of a project allows companies to reduce potential machine safety before it has a chance to manifest itself as a hazard and danger to workers.

By Gregory Hale
NEC Section 240.87 provides electricians and maintenance workers the overcurrent protective device technologies necessary to reduce distribution system energy. Courtesy: Eaton
PPE June 10, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 3-9

Articles about overcurrent protection technologies, predictive maintenance in oil and gas, collaborative robots and manufacturing, the PMI May 2019 report, and electrical safety culture were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: CFE Media
PPE June 4, 2019

Prevention through Design: Improving electrical safety in the plant

Better equipment design takes a step beyond training.

By Marty Kronz
NEC Section 240.87 provides electricians and maintenance workers the overcurrent protective device technologies necessary to reduce distribution system energy. Courtesy: Eaton
PPE May 27, 2019

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 20-26

Articles about overcurrent protection technologies, the human factor in change management, Mitsubishi Electric acquiring Iconics, electrical safety culture, , and protecting the production line were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
NEC Section 240.87 provides electricians and maintenance workers the overcurrent protective device technologies necessary to reduce distribution system energy. Courtesy: Eaton
PPE May 15, 2019

Overcurrent protection technologies change the calculations for PPE

NEC Section 240.87 provides guidance for safety, maintenance teams.

By Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP
Courtesy: CFE Media
PPE May 10, 2019

Four steps to a sound electrical safety culture

Training makes a difference, and so does communication.

By Eddie Jones, P.E.
PPE April 17, 2018

Plant Engineering 2017 Product of the Year Winners

The 2017 award recipients represent the best in innovation

By Bob Vavra, Content Manager, Plant Engineering
PPE January 17, 2018

Welding ergonomics

Worker protection also delivers productivity gains.

By Andy Monk, Bernard; and Jack Kester, Marsh Risk Consulting