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By taking a holistic, collaborative and pragmatic approach to VA/VE, manufacturers can decrease their material costs and simultaneously increase customer value. Courtesy: Samuel Zeller, Unsplash
Oil and Gas January 3, 2017

Three steps to reduce material cost for top-line growth

By taking a holistic, collaborative and pragmatic approach to VA/VE, manufacturers can decrease their material costs and simultaneously increase customer value.

By Andreas Doerken, Argo Consulting, Europe
The wide range of skills and experiences gained from a multigenerational workforce can drive high productivity once reigned in. Courtesy: Smartware Group
Oil and Gas December 9, 2016

Three tips to train a multigenerational workforce

Managing a generationally-diverse maintenance staff can be challenging at times, but the wide range of skills and experiences gained from a multigenerational workforce can drive high productivity once reigned in.

By Paul Lachance, president, Smartware Group
Chart of the energy consumed by type ranging from 1908 to 2016. Courtesy: U.S. Energy Information Administration
Oil and Gas November 2, 2016

Energy consumption in the U.S. has changed dramatically since 1908

Since the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians last won the World Series in 1908 and 1948, respectively, energy production and consumption in the United States has changed a great deal.

By Mason Hamilton, Mike Mobilia, EIA
Oil and Gas November 1, 2016

GE buys controlling interest in Baker Hughes

New $32 billion company to build oilfield technologies on Predix platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
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Oil and Gas October 3, 2016

Manufacturing index rebounds in September

The Purchasing Manufacturers' Index moved out of contraction in September with 51.5%, which is two points higher than in August.

By Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media
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Oil and Gas September 1, 2016

Manufacturing index slides in August

The Purchasing Manufacturers' Index (PMI) fell 3.2 points to 49.4% due to a general slowdown in the manufacturing industry.

By Bob Vavra, content manager, CFE Media
Honeywell Process Solutions' (HPS) measurement portfolio is for the midstream natural gas sector and consists of three products: The TwinSonicplus ultrasonic gas meter, the Encal 3000 gas chromatograph, and the GasLab Q2 (pictured) online gas quality anal
Oil and Gas August 18, 2016

Measurement portfolio for midstream natural gas applications

The measurement portfolio is for the midstream natural gas sector and consists of three products: The TwinSonicplus ultrasonic gas meter, the Encal 3000 gas chromatograph, and the GasLab Q2 online gas quality analyzer.

By Honeywell Process Solutions
Offer efficiency, redundancy, flexibility. Courtesy: Miura America
Oil and Gas August 12, 2016

Package boilers find new friends

For original equipment or replacements, package boilers offer efficiency, redundancy, flexibility: Advanced controls manage steam ramp-up and ramp-down for better combustion efficiency and heat transfer; improvements create efficiencies as high as 85%.

By Gas Technology
Oil and Gas July 11, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 4-10: Managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, oil and gas skills gap, more

Articles about managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, air leaking from pipes, and arc flash safety requirements were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 4-10. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) purchasing manufacturers index (PMI) increased 1.9 percentage points to 53.2%, which marks the fourth straight month of growth. Courtesy: CFE Media
Oil and Gas July 1, 2016

PMI rises for fourth straight month, hits 12-month high

The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) purchasing manufacturers index (PMI) increased 1.9 percentage points to 53.2%, which marks the fourth straight month of growth.

By Bob Vavra, content manager, CFE Media