New white papers, research added to library

One of the most popular uses for this Website is the ability to review archived stories and articles from past years. Some of the best strategies and ideas are the tried and true methods. Yet the Website grows every day with the addition of the latest research from major suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and study groups.

12/26/2007


One of the most popular uses for www.PlantEngineering.com is the ability to review archived stories and articles from past years. Some of the best strategies and ideas are the tried and true methods.

Yet the Website grows every day with the addition of the latest research from major suppliers, manufacturers, trade associations and study groups.

Among the new studies now available at www.PlantEngineering.com :

  • An ASQ study on how a paint shop in India improved its quality and customer service by successfully implementing a Six Sigma strategy in the operation

  • A study by Lawson on how to combine Enterprise Asset Management and Enterprise Resource Planning to achieve the best of both strategies. The paper looks at integrating EAM and ERP throughout the enterprise

  • A NASA white paper on how to integrate Fieldbus devices to an existing DCS system. The paper discusses the reasons for the upgrade and an analysis of the project’s outcome

  • A study of the redesign of the lighting grid in Gillette’s Andover, MA facility. The result was an annual $110,000 reduction in electricity costs while creating a brighter work environment for employees in the manufacturing space.



    Top Plant
    The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2017 Top Plant.
    Product of the Year
    The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
    System Integrator of the Year
    Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
    May 2018
    Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
    April 2018
    2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
    March 2018
    SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
    April 2018
    ROVs, rigs, and the real time; wellsite valve manifolds; AI on a chip; analytics use for pipelines
    February 2018
    Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
    December 2017
    Product of the Year winners, Pattern recognition, Engineering analytics, Revitalize older pump installations
    Spring 2018
    Burners for heat-treating furnaces, CHP, dryers, gas humidification, and more
    April 2018
    Implementing a DCS, stepper motors, intelligent motion control, remote monitoring of irrigation systems
    February 2018
    Setting internal automation standards

    Annual Salary Survey

    Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

    There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

    But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

    Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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    Research Analyst Blog
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    Marshall on Maintenance
    Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
    Lachance on CMMS
    The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
    Maintenance & Safety
    The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
    Industrial Analytics
    This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
    IIoT: Operations & IT
    This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
    Randy Steele
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    Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
    This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
    Safety First: Arc Flash 101
    This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
    Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
    This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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