Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Discrete Manufacturing March 26, 2020

Hannover Messe 2020 cancelled

The annual manufacturing event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Organizers plan to launch digital events leading up to the next annual show in April 2021.

By Hannover Messe
Midstream projects and capital expenditure (capex) projections are being slashed in the wake of coronavirus and the oil price crash. Courtesy: ICIS
Oil and Gas March 24, 2020

Chemical, oil companies slashing capex, slowing investment wave

The coronavirus and collapse in crude oil prices, chemical, and oil and gas is forcing midstream companies to slow investment and project startups for the next several years.

By Joseph Chang
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Automation March 24, 2020

Manufacturers focusing on faster automation in wake of coronavirus

GlobalData reports that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has made manufacturers realize the need for faster automation and innovation, but it is going to take time to recover from the virus' economic effects.

By GlobalData
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Cybersecurity March 20, 2020

Remote security working in world of coronavirus

With a large influx of people working remotely due to COVID-19, cybersecurity is becoming a topic of concern for employers and their employees.

By Gregory Hale
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology COVID-19 engineering impact survey, March 12-17
Research March 19, 2020

Poll results: Coronavirus, COVID-19 impact on engineers and industry

Coronavirus impact data was collected from March 12 to 17 from visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites. Half of respondents’ business have negative effects; half have supply chain problems. Results cover impact on business, company responses, travel, future outlook, government strategies and other topics.

By Mark T. Hoske
This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Courtesy: NIAID-RML, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Research March 18, 2020

Coronavirus diagnostic might be tested on patient samples soon

A variety of MIT research projects are being developed to aid efforts to detect and prevent the spread of coronavirus.

By Anne Trafton, Jennifer Chu, and David L. Chandler
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Oil and Gas March 18, 2020

Crude oil price collapse to crush U.S. petrochemical advantage

The recent crude oil price collapse is affecting the US petrochemical advantage, while the spread of coronavirus is hindering global demand.

By Joseph Chang
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Automation March 18, 2020

Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

By Jan Zhang
CFE Media and Technology websites (Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Oil & Gas Engineering) include a section with updates on coronavirus impacts on engineers along with a related newsletter. Courtesy: Control Engineering
Business of Engineering March 17, 2020

COVID-19 impact on engineering, engineers

Engineers like facts and seek credible information sources on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) effects to the engineering-related world. Engineers also have technologies, processes and expert advice that can help. See Control Engineering highlights.

By Mark T. Hoske
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Maintenance Strategy March 10, 2020

Preventing coronavirus through preparation

Many manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with Covid-19 breakouts on the production floor. There are ways to improve worker safety through preventive best practices and proper preparation.

By Eagle CMMS