Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 4-10: Compressed air, Workforce development, steam production, more
Don’t forget the demand side of your audit when assessing your compressed air system.
According to the data in this report, 66% of manufacturing facilities are experiencing a skilled workforce shortage, and an average of 7% of jobs within plants are unfilled because of it. See what actions are being taken to close this gap and improve manufacturing’s appeal to the younger generations.
New spongelike structure converts solar energy into steam, according to MIT researchers. The new material can convert 85% of incoming solar energy into steam, a significant improvement over recent approaches to solar-powered steam generation.
How manufacturers can benefit from the adoption of ISO 55000, which was adopted in 2014 on how to provide a framework for the principles and benefits of establishing an asset management system.
Connectivity improvements are poised to transform manufacturing.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.
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