Another site to check out is GridWatch -- for the power industry. The website (www.gridwatch. com) is divided into three main sections: power generation, power markets, and transmission and distribution.
Another site to check out is GridWatch -- for the power industry. The website (www.gridwatch. com) is divided into three main sections: power generation, power markets, and transmission and distribution. Of particular interest to the Plant Engineering audience is the Plant Operations and Plant Maintenance segments of the power generation section. These segments are further broken down and linked to contact information and, in some cases, the participating company's own website. Under the Plant Operations segment are such categories as instrument calibration services, performance analysis software, operators, performance testing and analysis, personnel training, safety services, safety systems, software, and weather services.
This website also has a nice search function if you are looking for a more broad or specific subject (such as electrical or water).
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey