Are you getting the most out of your compressed air system?
June 6, 2017
It’s safe, simple to use, easy to generate, and common to nearly all industrial plants. It’s also one of the most expensive sources of energy. We’re talking about compressed air. Consider its potential to be a sizeable electric load and the availability of tools and services to manage it. Are you getting the most out of your compressed air system?
When It Comes to Tires & MCC’s, Replace Them Before They Blow
May 30, 2017
Do you postpone changing your car tires until they blow out? Or do you change tires well before the tread is gone? What about your electrical system? Is your electric room aging and possibly nearing the end of its life expectancy? You want to get the most out of your equipment, but aging infrastructure is an imminent issue.
5 Benefits of Power Factor Correction That Can Impact Your Utility Bill
May 24, 2017
Power factor correction can be extremely beneficial. Benefits include everything from reduced demand charges on your power system to increased load carrying capabilities in your existing circuits and overall reduced power system loses.
A Quick Technical Tip: Motor Control in Retrofit Jobs
May 2, 2017
On a recent project, we took control of motors that were not previously part of a PLC-based automation system. These sites generally have a pushbutton control…
Raymond Berning Named in 2016 Engineering Leaders Under 40
September 22, 2016
We're thrilled to share that Raymond Berning, Lead Control Systems Analyst at Interstates, has been named in the Engineering Leaders Under 40 Class of 2016 sponsored by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering magazines. Engineering Leaders Under 40 is a recognition program to identify and recognize young engineers who have made significant contributions toward the control engineering profession.
Keeping Your Electrical Plant Healthy
September 20, 2016
How can you determine the electrical health of your plant and keep it healthy through electrical preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance comes in many forms, but the general consensus is to be proactive vs. reactive with electrical issues. Electrical issues are often discovered too late and result in costly and lengthy shutdowns. By utilizing an electrical preventative maintenance program, you can identify potential issues while also ensuring safety of plant personnel.
Serial is Not Dead
August 11, 2016
Everyone likes new things, especially in our industry. The fascination with all things new is quite common with industrial protocols. For instance, Ethernet is becoming exceedingly popular and as the “internet of things” gets a lot of play. However, many plants are full of legacy devices that are not on Ethernet. Yet, data is out there; data is everywhere and data can be relatively easy to access.
Recent Arc Flash Updates to NFPA 70E & The NEC
July 28, 2016
Ensure your facility is within compliance. Here are a few recent updates to the Arc Flash portions of NFPA 70E and the NEC.