Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 13-19: Industrial Internet, smart grid, energy savings in industrial environments, more
Articles about the industrial Internet, smart grid framework updates, saving energy in industrial environments, the 2014 Leaders Under 40, and the relationship between safety and reliability were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, October 13-19. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 13-19, covered the industrial Internet, smart grid framework updates, saving energy in industrial environments, the 2014 Leaders Under 40, and the relationship between safety and reliability. Link to each article below.
1. An evolving Industrial Internet: Refrigerators need not apply
Connecting plant floor data has been going on years, and the new wave of technology is seen more as an evolution of that process than a revolution of devices and IP addresses.
2. NIST Smart Grid framework 3.0 aims for interoperability, updates cybersecurity
NIST's 3.0 framework update aims to transform the aging U.S. electric power system into an interoperable Smart Grid-a network that will integrate information and communication technologies.
3. Saving energy in industrial environments
Measure, compare and uncover the "energy vampires" in your operation to decrease energy use and improve reliability.
4. 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control Engineering and Plant Engineering announce the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Leaders each have a story to tell about their path into manufacturing. Read about them here.
5. Analyzing the relationship between safety and reliability: Q&A Session
Webcast Q&A session with presenter Shon Isenhour, CMRP, Eruditio and The Institute at Patriot's Point.
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, October 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.
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