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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 16-January 22: lowering compressed air costs, VFD efficiency, keeping DC motors healthy, more

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, VFD efficiency, keeping DC motors healthy, motor current analysis, and the importance of motor winding analysis were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 16-January 22. Were you out? You can catch up here.

Brana Webb
01/23/2017

Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from January 16-January 22, covered lowering compressed air costs, VFD efficiency, keeping DC motors healthy, motor current analysis, and the importance of motor winding analysis. Link to each article below.

1. 10 tips to lower compressed air costs

Keep an ear out for leaks, but look at other factors as well. 

2. VFD efficiency: Three best practices

The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear. 

3. Tips for keeping DC motors healthy

An effective maintenance program prolongs the lifespan of DC motors and prevents expensive and unnecessary repairs.

4. How does motor current analysis help motors?

Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned windings, and grounded windings.

5. Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits. 

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, January 16-January 22, for articles published within the last two months.

-Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb(at)cfemedia.com.

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