Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 4-10: Smart cement, age of the control engineer, effective electrical safety, more
Articles about a revolutionary smart cement, the age of the control engineer, effective electrical safety, wear-resistant ceramic coatings, and combined heat and power were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, May 4-10. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for May 4-10, covered a revolutionary smart cement, the age of the control engineer, effective electrical safety, wear-resistant ceramic coatings, and combined heat and power. 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.
Dr. Peter Martin of Schneider Electric talked about opportunities to apply control engineering skills beyond efficiency at the Schneider Electric Global Automation Conference.
Understanding standards critical to efficient operations, worker safety.
Reactive maintenance procedures force the plant to make quick fixes where parts are reinforced, patched, rebuilt, or completely replaced to get back up and running as soon as possible.
Combined Heat and Power—CHP—is no longer a secret. Energy users have found the benefits of generating their own electricity on-site, and using the byproduct heat for a wide range of applications.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.
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