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.


1. Correcting induction motor power factor

Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with excessive heating of equipment. 

2. Achieving energy efficiency for small and mid-sized manufacturers

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. 

3. Optimizing employee engagement across the globe

A strategy for improving the employee experience can pay big dividends for everyone. 

4. Debunking the myths around bearings

From installation to lubrication, 11 ways to protect your assets. 

5. Reduce HVAC energy consumption with FHP and VFD operations

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, June 30 to July 6, for articles published within the last two months.

- Chris Vavra, content specialist, CFE Media,

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