Courtesy: Zachary LaTurner, Rice University
Process Manufacturing March 24, 2021

Refining tests for detecting COVID-19 in wastewater facilities

Rice University-led study evaluates methods to find signs of COVID-19 virus in municipal wastewater plants and have found a viable and consistent method for detection.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: John Toon, Georgia Tech
Automation, Controls April 12, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control systems helping drones team up to deliver heavy package, smart factory acceleration in a pandemic, and two ways smart pneumatics maximize energy savings were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: Siemens
Automation April 12, 2021

Integrated automation suites solve 24/7 connectivity problems

Edge solutions deliver data insights that increase uptime

By John DeTellem and Ramey Miller
Courtesy: CFE Media screen capture from 2021 Hannover Messe Digital Edition
Cybersecurity April 14, 2021

Cybersecurity is key for digital transformation

Digital transformation can change manufacturing, but companies need to invest in cybersecurity knowledge and training to make it viable.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Northeast Automation
Embedded Systems, Edge Computing April 8, 2021

Edge computing provided cost-effective upgrades

By Thomas Coombs
Example of a before (left) and after (right) by improving spare parts inventory management for a maintenance department. Courtesy: Daniel Penn Associates
Maintenance April 13, 2021

Spare part inventory for maintenance organizations is critical

By Ken Staller
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication April 5, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 29 to April 4, 2021

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Graycor Southern
Safety April 14, 2021

Anatomy of an effective preconstruction strategy

By Aman Singh
Courtesy: Motion Industries
Workforce Development March 17, 2021

How to resolve a conflict before it manifests itself

By Brock Culpepper