HVAC seminars

A summer and fall schedule is available for air conditioning and refrigeration, and heating and ventilating seminars. Hands-on exercises provide system and component familiarization; demonstrate pressure-temperature relationships, gauge attachment and removal, refrigerant recovery, charging a system with refrigerant, and more.

National Technology Transfer, Inc. , nttinc.com , Write 312 on PE card

Handy blowers

A line of high-performance, portable venturi blowers offers the perfect solution for quickly and easily moving fumes that may be explosive, or hazardous. Four models feature a galvanized diffuser, cast aluminum inlet housing and a carrying handle. Adapters, connectors, storage bags, and racks are available.

Allegro Industries , allegrosafety.com , Write 313 on PE card

Efficient bag filters

Hilco Bag Filter Cartridges are intended to increase the filtration efficiency of existing bag filter housings while reducing labor and other associated costs of frequent bag change-outs. Each cartridge is designed with an external O-ring that seals on the inside diameter of the basket, eliminating traditional bag bypassing concerns.

The Hilliard Corp. , hilliardcorp.com , Write 314 on PE card

No overcooling

Predator MagnaDRY convertible, single-package rooftop unit combines the high efficiency of the Predator series with an advanced dehumidification system that allows maximum dehumidification independent of the cooling load. The unit provides high levels of moisture removal and maintains humidity levels below setpoints eliminating costly swings of overcooling.

York Intl., UPG , yorkupg.com , Write 315 on PE card

Vacuum filters fines

CFM 217 vacuum has the power of a large industrial vacuum in a compact, portable, and easy-to-use machine. The unit includes a HEPA exhaust filter. The multistage filtration system traps 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns.

Nilfisk-Advance America , n-aa.com , Write 316 on PE card

Pocket hygrometer

Lufft E200 pocket thermo-hygrometer with fixed probe is small in size (67/ 8 in. x 17/ 8 in. x 1 in.). A thumb wheel operates all the menus and functions such as max. and min. temperatures, averages, dewpoint, absolute humidity, and hold. Automatically shuts itself off. Temperature range is -4 to 122 F with

Abbeon Cal, Inc. , abbeonl.com , Write 317 on PE card

Leak detection

A free, 6-p, full color brochure provides practical information on three tools for adding fluorescent dye to AC&R systems: a multidose dye injector and dye capsules for small to medium-size systems, a multidose injector for medium to large systems, and bottled dyes for very large systems. There is information on leak detection lamps.

Spectronics Corp. , spectroline.com , Write 318 on PE card

Top Plant
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America.
Product of the Year
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
October 2018
Tools vs. sensors, functional safety, compressor rental, an operational network of maintenance and safety
September 2018
2018 Engineering Leaders under 40, Women in Engineering, Six ways to reduce waste in manufacturing, and Four robot implementation challenges.
GAMS preview, 2018 Mid-Year Report, EAM and Safety
October 2018
2018 Product of the Year; Subsurface data methodologies; Digital twins; Well lifecycle data
August 2018
SCADA standardization, capital expenditures, data-driven drilling and execution
June 2018
Machine learning, produced water benefits, programming cavity pumps
Spring 2018
Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
October 2018
Complex upgrades for system integrators; Process control safety and compliance
September 2018
Effective process analytics; Four reasons why LTE networks are not IIoT ready

Annual Salary Survey

After two years of economic concerns, manufacturing leaders once again have homed in on the single biggest issue facing their operations:

It's the workers—or more specifically, the lack of workers.

The 2017 Plant Engineering Salary Survey looks at not just what plant managers make, but what they think. As they look across their plants today, plant managers say they don’t have the operational depth to take on the new technologies and new challenges of global manufacturing.

Read more: 2017 Salary Survey

The Maintenance and Reliability Coach's blog
Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
One Voice for Manufacturing
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Blog
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Machine Safety
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
Research Analyst Blog
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Marshall on Maintenance
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
Lachance on CMMS
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
Material Handling
This digital report explains how everything from conveyors and robots to automatic picking systems and digital orders have evolved to keep pace with the speed of change in the supply chain.
Electrical Safety Update
This digital report explains how plant engineers need to take greater care when it comes to electrical safety incidents on the plant floor.
IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
Articles in this digital report highlight technologies that enable Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies.
Randy Steele
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Matthew J. Woo, PE, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Randy Oliver
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Design of Safe and Reliable Hydraulic Systems for Subsea Applications
This eGuide explains how the operation of hydraulic systems for subsea applications requires the user to consider additional aspects because of the unique conditions that apply to the setting
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