Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, Feb. 2 - Feb. 9, 2014
Were you out last week? Miss something? Here are Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, Feb. 2 - Feb. 9, 2014, including articles about motor strategies, Schneider Electric, aluminum piping, and steam valves.
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.
Schneider Electric announced today that it completed its acquisition of Invensys PLC, a global automation player with a large installed base and a strong software presence. The deal previously was reported to be a $5 billion transaction.
Proper system design, component selection, and installation of your steam PRV station may prolong the life of steam components
Aluminum piping offers many advantages for compressed air installation including reduced costs and increased longevity
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com during the week of Feb. 2-Feb. 9, 2014.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.