Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 27 to May 3: Smart cement, process safety and security controller, ac motor repair, more
Articles about a revolutionary smart cement, a process safety and security controller, ac motor repair, the age of the control engineer, and the 2015 Plant Engineering maintenance study were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, April 27 to May 3. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Apr. 27-May 3, covered revolutionary smart cement, a process safety and security controller, ac motor repair, the age of the control engineer, and the 2015 Plant Engineering maintenance study. Link to each article below.
Cumaraswamy "Vipu" Vipulanandan, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology at the University of Houston (UH) created smart cement. It has great potential in the oil and gas industry with revolutionary properties beyond the oil-well cement currently used.
The Tricon CX system is a controller designed to combine traditional process controls and safety with improved cyber security in a smaller footprint.
ANSI/EASA AR100 provides best practices for mechanical repair, electrical repair including rewinding, and testing that help apparatus rebuilders maintain or enhance the performance, reliability, and energy efficiency of ac and dc motors and generators.
Dr. Peter Martin of Schneider Electric talked about opportunities to apply control engineering skills beyond efficiency at the Schneider Electric Global Automation Conference.
Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Maintenance Study identified nine important high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, April 27 to May 3, for articles published within the last two months.
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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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