Maintenance Strategy

Project Management October 13, 2020

How a chemical company improved R&D project performance

Software brings Kanban methods to project management

By Dimitar Karaivanov
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