The use, utility of steam
In the first of a three-part series, Spirax Sarco, a Plant Engineering content partner, takes a look at the uses and utility of steam as a manufacturing power source and as a source of clean energy.
How is steam used, and why is steam still an effective power source? In the first of a three-part series, In the first of a three-part series, Spirax Sarco, a Plant Engineering content partner, takes a look at the uses and utility of steam as a clean energy source and its continuing value as a energy resource for manufacturers.
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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