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Breakthrough lean best practice: 6-step strategy to reduce energy consumption
and emissions of assets.

Aired September 25, 2008

Energy consumption is the largest single expenditure in most companies' operating and maintenance budget; as a result, best-in-class manufacturers are employing a 6-step asset management strategy, called Global Asset Sustainability, to maximize return on assets and optimize asset performance at the lowest possible costs.

Hear experts Sandra Glatt, Project Officer at the Department of Energy and John Murphy from Infor (ENERGY STAR Partner) as they explore sustainability trends, provide insight into best-in-class asset management practices, and discover the 6-step methodology that manufacturers are implementing to maintain and extend the life of their assets and lower costs through reduced energy consumption.

By attending this Webcast, you will:
•Discover DOE's Save Energy Now iniative and how this program helps American businesses, factories, and manufacturing facilities save energy and continue to thrive despite variable energy costs
•Find a new way to achieve ENERGY STAR goals for your facilities by monitoring energy consumption of assets %%MDASSML%% such as production equipment, HVAC, boilers, refrigeration units and lighting %%MDASSML%% in real-time.
•Understand the role asset management plays in helping manufacturers ensure operational efficiency
•Identify a 6-step approach to integrate energy consumption and emissions management into your organization’s asset management practices to identify costly energy waste and fix it.

Register for this Webcast today !

Arc Flash University is now in session! Enroll today and receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Schedule by date and topic:
Now On-Demand
3/6/08: Arc Flash Analysis
4/3/08: Arc Flash Training
5/8/08: Arc Flash Prevention
6/5/08: Selective Coordination
7/17/08: Arc Flash PPE
Upcoming Sessions, Register Today!
9/11/08: Arc Flash Liability and Insurance
10/9/08: Arc Flash Research & Development
11/6/08: The CSI of Arc Flash

Upcoming Webcasts

Arc Flash Liability and Insurance
September 11, 2008
at 11:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. EDT

Avoiding an arc flash incident can help reduce liability and insurance. This Webcast looks at how understanding arc flash root causes can be applied to an overall safety program to lower those costs. Register now!

Arc Flash Research & Development
October 9, 2008
at 11:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. EDT

The science of arc flash is well-known, but what are companies doing to look at future equipment that will reduce or even eliminate the possibility of arc flash? Register now!

The CSI of Arc Flash
November at 11:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. EDT

Analyzing an arc flash incident is vital to avoid future incidents. In the final class of Arc Flash University, we look at how studying what went wrong can solve the mystery of arc flash. Register now!

Webcast Archive

Arc Flash University: Arc Flash and PPE
July 17, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. EDT

One of the most important aspects of arc flash safety is wearing proper protective equipment every time you are working on live equipment. The kind of PPE needed varies with the hazard, and everyone who works on electrical equipment needs to know what each situation calls for. But PPE is also a human issue, requiring workers to be diligent about using the proper PPE regardless of conditions. This fifth Webcast in the Arc Flash University series looks at PPE from both the hazard and human side to provide a comprehensive look at safety in arc flash situations.

Register Today! If you’re busy that day, register anyway and view the webcast on-demand.

Arc Flash University: Selective Coordination
June 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. EDT

In the fourth class at Arc Flash University, we take a look at selective coordination %%MDASSML%% the process of clearing an electrical fault as quickly as possible while containing the outage to the smallest possible area. When selective coordination is done properly, the overcurrent protective device installed closest to the fault opens before protective devices installed upstream. Localizing the outage improves uptime by keeping power going to the rest of the plant.

Register Today! If you’re busy that day, register anyway and view the webcast on-demand.
Take the CEU exam, click here.

Mobility: Your Ticket to Better Maintenance
Thursday, June 19, 2008 11am PST/1pm CST/2pm EST

There are proven and reliably deployed technologies today that address the pressure on operations to do more with less.ess stories on how leading firms have leveraged ATM-friendly mobile solutions to improve the company’s bottom line.

In this session, you’ll learn how mobile enables organizations to:

  • Increase “wrench time” with greater productivity and streamlined operations

  • Access valuable work detail at the point of performance for higher first time fix rates

  • Increase planned work possible when capturing timely and accurate data

  • Enhance reporting capabilities for best-practices and compliance statements

    • Who should attend:
      -Management responsible for field service, plant and facilities management
      -IT who support field service, plant and facilities management

      Bob Vavra, Editor, Plant Engineering
      Joe Granda, Executive Vice President, Syclo

      How do you prevent arc flash? Great equipment, great maintenance, great training. It also requires monitoring the critical aspects of your plant, looking for clues that could help prevent a tragedy. We’ll talk with industry leaders on the best ways to prevent arc flash.

      Register today! If you’re busy that day, register anyway and view the webcast on-demand.

      Webcasts Archive

      Arc Flash Prevention
      Thursday, May 8, 2008 11am PST/1pm CST/2pm EST

      How do you prevent arc flash? Great equipment, great maintenance, great training. It also requires monitoring the critical aspects of your plant, looking for clues that could help prevent a tragedy. We’ll talk with industry leaders on the best ways to prevent arc flash.

      Register Today! If you're busy that day, register anyway and view the webcast on-demand.

      Take the CEU exam, click here


      Arc Flash Training

      The biggest variable in achieving arc flash safety isn’t your equipment; it’s your people. Making sure they are aware at all times of the dangers of electrical equipment and work to maintain their safety and the integrity of the equipment is vital. Industry experts give you a step-by-step training regimen for arc flash training.

      Register today!
      Take CEU exam, click here.

      Arc Flash Analysis
      Thursday, March 6, 2008 11am PST/1pm CST/2pm EST

      Identifying your plant floor’s arc flash risk is the first step toward keeping your employees safe. This means making sure your equipment is functioning properly and that you’ve mitigated all the risk. Experts will talk about the proper way to analyze your risk factors.

      Register today!

      Electrical Safety Webcast: You've Completed an Arc Flash Study, Now What?
      Thursday, March 27, 2008, 11:00am PST/1:00pm CST/2:00pm EST

      You've completed an arc flash study. Now what?

      You realize the safety concern, business risk and cost of an arc flash incident. You've taken some steps to address it and you've discovered several potential areas in your facility where the hazards are great. But have you evaluated the solutions? Are you aware that you have many options to mitigate high risk areas? An arc flash safety program is more than just compliance to OSHA mandates. It should be a pro-active program that integrates a wide range of solutions into a comprehensive plan to minimize the personnel safety and business risks posed by Arc Flash incidents.

      This webcast will provide the framework for a new way of looking at the problem from a broader perspective. We will feature arc flash mitigating techniques ranging from equipment labeling and personnel training, through solutions that reduce the available fault current, shorten fault clearing time, move people away from the arc, redirect the arc fault and even prevent the fault from occurring in the first place. We will also give you a look at the problem from a federal/regulatory viewpoint and we will offer some insights from people at the plant level who grapple with this issue every day.

      Register today! If you’re busy that day, register anyway and view the webcast on-demand.(Note that this is not part of Arc Flash University)


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

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Material Handling
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Electrical Safety Update
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IIoT: Machines, Equipment, & Asset Management
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