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Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 18-24, 2020

Articles about plant cooling system optimization, Product of the Year winners, COVID-19 grant for wastewater, digital twins and COVID-19's impact on engineering jobs were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 18-24, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra May 25, 2020
Figure 8: Cost comparisons for parallel pumps. Courtesy: Mentor

The top 5 most read articles online, from May 18-24, 2020, for Plant Engineering covered plant cooling system optimization, Product of the Year winners, COVID-19 grant for wastewater, digital twins and COVID-19’s impact on engineering jobs. Links to each article below.

1. Optimization of a plant cooling system design

Size a feed water pump; consider heat-exchanger options; determine cooling system power and energy use

2. 2019 Product of the Year Winners

The 2019 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the May 2020 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.

3. Grant awarded to track COVID-19 in wastewater treatment plants

A North Carolina State University-led team of researchers has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to monitor wastewater from four U.S. cities for indicators of COVID-19.

4. Digital twins drive innovation in the energy sector

Representations also serve as interfaces to further information.

5. How COVID-19 is changing the engineering jobs, jobs market

Taking control in an uncontrolled time: Leaders share lessons from the industrial automation, controls, and manufacturing industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, May 18-24, 2020, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, associate editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for CFE Media.