Apps for Engineers: Energy apps for iOS and Android
CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS, created by various companies. We’ve organized apps by category, company, and type. This month, gain access to our energy category.
VSD Energy Savings Calculator
Android OS 2.2+
Company: Schneider Electric
Company Website: www.schneider-electric.com
The Variable Speed Dive (VSD) Energy Savings Calculator quantifies energy and cost savings. VSDs are applied in place of traditional on/off methods to control commercial and industrial fans.
Steam Tools Mobile
Android OS 2.3+
Company: Spirax Sarco
Company Website: www.spiraxsarco.com
Spirax Sarco Steam Tools provides access to key calculations in the palm of your hand without the need for an Internet connection. The app also contains links to Spirax Sarco’s engineering tutorials and product catalog.
Company: Yaskawa Electric America
Company Website: www.yaskawa.com
The Yaskawa iQpump Drive (Intelligent Pump Controller) is used in pumping, agricultural, irrigation, and water/wastewater applications to control the flow of pumping systems.
Company: Tognum AG
Company Website: www.rrpowersystems.com
This app allows you to find the nearest MTU sales and service location based on your current location. Easily contact the locations and get directions to them.
- Edited by Jordan Schultz, associate content manager, CFE Media, jschultz(at)cfemedia.com
Case Study Database
Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.
These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.
Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.