Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, Feb. 10-16, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 10-16, 2014, including articles about lighting control requirements, VFD and motor strategies, Schneider Electric and Invensys, dc power systems, and data centers.
Last week’s top five articles included articles about lighting control requirements, VFD and motor strategies, Schneider Electric and Invensys, dc power systems, and data centers. Here they are:
This article examines lighting control requirements in various codes and standards, commissioning these controls, and what engineers may expect in the future.
A variable frequency drive (VFD) often is specified to save money by reducing energy consumption in pumps, fans, compressors, or any other motor loads that may be found in a typical building. These best practices will provide the engineer with information on how to specify a VFD to meet load conditions while achieving efficiency.
Now that the Invensys acquisition deal is complete, Schneider Electric will combine the two firms’ unique discrete and process industrial portfolios, positioning it as a global market leader.
As efficiency becomes a dominant mantra today and in the future, dc is getting another look.
Engineers involved in data center design can limit their potential exposure by taking a few simple steps.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.csemag.com, Feb. 10-16, 2014.
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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.
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