Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 23-29: Hacking oil and gas control systems, dc drives in an ac age, U.S. named Hannover Messe 2016 Partner Nation, more
Articles about hacking oil and gas control systems, dc drives in an ac age, U.S. being named Partner Country for Hannover Mess 2016, the top 5 signs of a reliable plant, and refining in the oil and gas industry were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, March 23-29. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Mar. 23-29, covered hacking oil and gas control systems, dc drives in an ac age, U.S. being named Partner Country for Hannover Mess 2016, the top 5 signs of a reliable plant, and refining in the oil and gas industry. Link to each article below.
Cyber attacks are growing in number and intensity over the past decade. Companies in the oil and gas industry are high-profile targets and must take measures to protect themselves from hackers.
For brute force speed control applications where positioning or extremely precise control are not required, it's hard to beat a dc motor and drive. While the basic design of the brushed dc motor has not changed much, the technology used to control the dc motor's speed has evolved over the years.
President Barack Obama is expected to appear at the 2016 Hannover Messe, which will be April 25-29 in Hannover, Germany and address the opening ceremonies in an event that also will showcase American culture.
Having visited hundreds of manufacturing plants in the last 15 years, someone recently asked me if there were any traits the most reliable plants all had in common.
Some parts of the refining segment have emerged as beneficiaries of these confusing market conditions. So how are refiners taking advantage of this prosperity-while it lasts?
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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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