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.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.