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Maintenance Strategy

Courtesy: Niagara Bottling
Maintenance October 7, 2020

How to maintain material traceability in LMS-commissioned plants

Introducing manual processes in line management systems (LMS)-commissioned plants can harm material traceability

By Oladeji Andrew
Courtesy: Dude Solutions
Maintenance October 3, 2020

Four common profit killers and how to avoid them

Superior maintenance operations may just be the difference maker

By Paul Lachance
Courtesy: Megha Tatiya
Asset Management September 10, 2020

Advanced capabilities are being incorporated into EAM systems

Tools are meant to support actionable insights

By Megha Tatiya
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives September 8, 2020

How to field test 3-phase squirrel cage motors

Maintenance of critical machines depends on the diagnostic electrical testing of installed 3-phase squirrel cage motors, interpretation of results and key points of physical inspection

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Swagelok
Maintenance September 4, 2020

Select and specify efficient, accurate grab sampling systems

How fluid vessel types and other variables influence system design

By Matt Dixon
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Robotics September 2, 2020

Robots remotely measure patients’ vitals for COVID-19

Robots can remotely measure patients' vital signs, which could reduce health care workers’ exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

By Anne Trafton
In addition to the ethanol-alcohol base, the hand sanitizer contains small amounts of a denaturant and hydrogen peroxide to make it safe and effective, along with glycerin and distilled water to avoid drying of people’s hands. Courtesy: University of Missouri
Safety August 31, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 24-30, 2020

Articles about Ethanol-based hand sanitizers, protecting VFD investments, global manufacturing outlook, IIoT engagement and predictive maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 24-30, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Thomas Bishop, PE, is senior technical support specialist, EASA. He offered information about motor repairs in a Aug. 19 one-hour course available for viewing until end of November 2020. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology and EASA
Motors, Drives August 27, 2020

Motor repair answers via Virtual Training Day

Motor repair advice about applications, a motor detective story, and a common misconception about motor designs are among additional answers available after a motor repair educational course.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Emerson
Maintenance August 26, 2020

End users, OEMs and technology partners engage on IIoT

IIoT-enabled predictive maintenance maximizes uptime, with machinery end users and OEMs working together to determine best practices

By Silvia Gonzalez
Variable AC drives can save users money by providing better motor control to operate the system at lower speeds and unity power factor. Courtesy: Danfoss
Maintenance August 24, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 17-23, 2020

Articles about protecting VFD investments, cable gland strategies, predictive maintenance and block valves were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 17-23, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra