Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 11-17: Pneumatic systems and energy savings, maintaining power in remote locations, PLM and connectivity, more
Articles about pneumatic systems and saving energy, maintaining power in remote locations, PLM and connectivity, effective electrical safety, and a revolutionary smart cement were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, May 11-17. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for May 11-17, covered pneumatic systems and saving energy, maintaining power in remote locations, PLM and connectivity, effective electrical safety, and a revolutionary smart cement. Link to each article below.
Manage pressure, find the leaks and build a strong system of equipment and people.
UPS systems ensure reliable power for oil and gas applications.
Keep focused on the goal of improving plant information flow.
Understanding standards critical to efficient operations, worker safety.
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 list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 11-17, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.
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