Process Safety

The EASYMASK combines comfortability with sustainability allowing users to easily interchange the mask filters with typical household items. Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
PPE October 27, 2020

Frame created for interchangeable mask

A team of Texas A&M students bonded together to create the EASYMASK, which is designed to provide a reusable and inexpensive face mask for the general population.

By Michelle Revels
Courtesy: Kaspersky/ISSSource
Cybersecurity October 26, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Oct. 19-25, 2020

Articles about heated face masks designed to inactivate coronaviruses, evaluating IoT wireless protocols, cybersecurity, human and artificial intelligence, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Oct. 19-25, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PPE October 22, 2020

Heated face mask designed to filter and inactivate coronaviruses

The reusable mask includes a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene, which could help health care professionals and in other situations where social distancing is difficult.

By Anne Trafton
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Safety October 21, 2020

Manufacturers’ response to COVID-19 uncoordinated, unprepared

Many manufacturers have taken steps to mitigate COVID-19's effects, but it is largely reactive and uncoordinated and they often don't have plans for managing an outbreak.

By Brittany Magelssen
Courtesy Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE October 5, 2020

Top 5 Control Engineering articles Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020

Articles about mobile robots, improved PPE, explosion protection for wireless internet, VFD parameter changes, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 28- Oct. 4, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
The hardware for the robot developed by USC Viterbi researchers includes a spray sense camera to detect spray droplets and a nozzle, from which the spray is released. All of the specifications, including speed and coating thickness, can be defined by the user. See video for more. Courtesy: USC Viterbi
PPE October 4, 2020

Engineering understanding about COVID-19’s effects, safety

Students at USC worked on robots, masks and droplet dispersion to better understand how to live with COVID-19 over the summer. See video.

By Avni Shah
Courtesy: Emerson
Machine Safety October 2, 2020

How to keep machines operating during stoppages and power disruptions

Zoned safety and uninterruptible power supplies for control power offer enhanced machines control during stoppages and power disruptions

By Mike Johnson and Enrico De Carolis
In early-fall 2020, College of Engineering student employees assembled Badger Seal mask fitters outside the Grainger Engineering Design Innovation Laboratory in Wendt Commons. Courtesy Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PPE September 28, 2020

DIY fitter developed to improve mask filtration

The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.

By Renee Meiller
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Arc Flash September 22, 2020

Your questions answered: Arc flash mitigation

Reducing arc flash to electrical personnel is an evolutionary process. Learn more in this Q&A

By Zia Salami and Tracy Wagoner
Ameet Bathiya, 31, Plant Engineer, Protech Powder Coatings Inc., Strongsville, Ohio, BS Mechanical Engineering, Modern College of Engineering, India, MS Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University
Events and Awards September 17, 2020

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Ameet Bathiya, 31

Plant Engineer, Protech Powder Coatings Inc., Strongsville, Ohio, BS Mechanical Engineering, Modern College of Engineering, India, MS Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University

By Amanda Pelliccione