maintenance shop talk with engineers

Episode 4 – Energy efficiency: How should it be measured and what you should do about it

Industrial maintenance engineers are always looking for ways to boost energy efficiency with their equipment. Our experts explain how best practices in measuring energy efficiency are critical in successfully managing it.


  • Why energy efficiency is essential to a plant’s organizational planning
  • What energy efficiency really means from an equipment perspective
  • How to improve energy efficiency measurement practices

Guests and host

  • ken bannister headshot

    Ken Bannister is a UK technical apprenticed and accredited mechanical design engineer with numerous engineering design patents to his credit. A frequent contributor for Efficient Plant magazine, he is one of few who holds expertise and accreditation in tribology and lubrication failure management.

  • michelle ruiz headshot

    Michelle Ruiz is a Mobil Serv℠ lubrication engineer who works with global plastics operations to help improve the efficiency and performance of their machinery. She led a first-of-its-kind study in Wisconsin that resulted in the first lubricant to be identified as an energy efficient technology under a statewide efficiency program.

  • michelle segrest headshot

    Michelle Segrest is an award-winning journalist who has experienced the manufacturing industry up close and personal. As a reporter for Efficient Plant magazine and national keynote speaker, she’s dedicated to sharing stories, trends and tips to navigate any and every plant.

Catch up:

Listen to previous episodes of Maintenance Shop Talk.

Next up:

Episode 5 – Oil leakage: How do you manage it? Ken Bannister and Bruce Ames join Michelle.


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