Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles, March 3-9, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Consulting-Specifying Engineer's five most-clicked articles from last week, March 3-9, 2014, including articles about steam traps, boiler control systems, female engineers, Smart Grid, and the commercial building sector.
Steam and condensate leaks cost buildings and industrial plants millions of dollars in lost energy, while increasing emissions from boilers due to increased operation, creating potential safety hazards, and lowering the reliability of operations. This article will review the many factors that impact the reliability, performance, longevity, and maintenance requirements for condensate return piping systems.
The end user is ultimately responsible to use the correct code for pressure sensors and transmitters for boiler controls and pressurized vessels.
An enhanced focus on creativity in engineering along with a reduced emphasis on classical tool collection may encourage women students to remain in the profession.
The relationship between interconnection and interoperability in the Smart Grid is often a source of confusion for engineers.
Reed Construction Data’s U.S. chief economist Bernard Markstein answers one-on-one questions about the commercial building construction forecast.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, March 3-9, 2014, for articles published within the last two months.
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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.