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ISS employees installing mineral wool insulation on boiler wall at power plant. Courtesy: ISS Insulation Services & Solutions
PPE 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
PPE October 31, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: October 24-30: process improvements, arc flash relays, CMMS adoption, more

Articles about permanent process improvements, arc flash relays reducing costs, CMMS adoption enhancing maintenance, mobile manufacturing maintenance, and OSHA's annual safety violation report were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 24-30. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Brana Webb
PPE October 18, 2016

OSHA reports slight increase in safety violations for 2016

Fall protection once again leads the way as violations increase by almost 2% for 2016. Three categories in the top 10 reported considerable improvements compared to their 2015 numbers.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
Fig. 4: For sense input to the arc flash relay, contractors installed four point sensors in strategic locations as shown in the center and two fiber optic sensors, covering the entire top level cable tray. Courtesy: Littelfuse
PPE October 12, 2016

How an arc flash relay reduces costs

Wire manufacturer finds a way to eliminate hazard and control labor spending.

By Bryan Waldrop, Conaway Electrical Service
Image courtesy: CFE Media
PPE October 5, 2016

Three tips for worker arc flash safety

Companies need to take necessary steps to prevent an arc flash incident such as identifying potential areas where an incident might occur and ensuring workers have access to proper safety equipment like personal protective equipment (PPE).

By David Manney, L&S Electric
PPE October 3, 2016

2016 Safety Study: Seven key findings

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2016 Safety Study identified seven high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries,

By Amanda Pelliccione, Director of Research
PPE December 7, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 30-December 6: Manufacturing index, Product of the Year Finalists, industrial wireless, more.

Articles about manufacturing index, Product of the Year finalists, industrial wireless, OEE, and FDI drives were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 30-December 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Figure 3: Arc flash/shock hazard label. Courtesy: AABC
PPE December 1, 2015

Education vital when implementing NFPA 70E code updates

The leading cause, contact with an electric current, is something construction employees are exposed to on a regular basis. These injuries commonly come from incidences of arc flash energy.

By Brian Downie, Faith Technologies Inc.
PPE November 16, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 9-15: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, arc flash NFPA 70E, and STEM education were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
PPE November 9, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 2-8: Improving hydraulic control, arc flash energy analysis, the ‘perfect’ bearing fit, more

Articles about improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident energy analysis, the quest to find the 'perfect' bearing fit, arc flash NFPA 70E, and arc flash safety measures were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne