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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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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