In the New Products for Engineers Database by CFE Media and Technology, 5 of the top 6 products cover control of air or cleaning, since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.
Research analysis, advice: Adverse effects of Coronavirus more than doubled in just a week for visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites taking a survey on COVID-19 impacts on engineering. For respondents answering March 11 to 19 and March 20 to 25, 13% felt a “great deal” of impact in the first week and 35% the next week.
Digital work from home is fine, but manufacturing takes place in the physical world
Oil and gas capital project management
Five industrial controller findings
The IIoT for Engineers 2018 Enterprise Resources Planning, IIoT and the Cloud Study unveiled several key findings regarding usage of ERP, IIoT, and the Cloud. This includes connections to process control, HMIs, SCADA, data historians, alarm management, and data acquisition systems.
7 key findings on facility maintenance
A possible agent of change is the 2014 Australian Mining Prospect Award for innovative mining solutions that was won by the Columbus Group for its 3D down-the-hole, high-water-pressure-drilling system. Since the award in Sydney, October 2014, development continues with multiple applications.
According to the data in this report, the importance of safety on the manufacturing floor is more recognized now than in previous years by plant workers, resulting in fewer incidents and lower workers' compensation and insurance costs.
Control system integrators continue to wait for a much anticipated reacceleration in the operating environment, according to results of a recent survey of Control System Integrator Association (CSIA) members conducted by J.P. Morgan.