Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 30 to July 6: Motor power factor, energy efficiency, employee engagement, more
Articles about induction motor power, energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers, employee engagement, the myths about bearings, and reducing HVAC energy consumption were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 30 to July 6. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with excessive heating of equipment.
During Plant Engineering's May 15 webcast, Ethan Rogers, a senior program manager for industry at ACEEE, discussed practical ways small and mid-sized manufacturers can implement energy efficiency programs.
A strategy for improving the employee experience can pay big dividends for everyone.
From installation to lubrication, 11 ways to protect your assets.
Air-cooled chillers can take up a lot of room while expending massive amounts of energy. Integrating FHP and VFD operations is one way to cap energy consumption.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, June 30 to July 6, for articles published within the last two months.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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