Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 21-27: Engineers’ Choice finalists, maximize heat and power, IoT control system optimization, more

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, maximizing heat and power, IoT control system optimization, energy consumption in the U.S., and sensor-to-cloud interoperability were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 21-27. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 28, 2016

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 21-27 for Control Engineering, covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, maximizing heat and power, IoT control system optimization, energy consumption in the U.S., and sensor-to-cloud interoperability. Links to each article below. 

1. 2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists 

For a limited time, the official Engineers’ Choice ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers. Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice finalists of 116 entries across 28 categories. 

2. Maximizing a manufacturer’s combined heat and power plant

A Midwestern manufacturing facility opted for a hybrid combined-cycle steam turbine generator solution.

3. Internet of Things control system optimizes plants and factories

Technology Update: The Industrial Internet Control System (IICS) from GE Automation and Controls can enable a 7% increase in performance, 22% increase in productivity, and 40% decrease in maintenance costs, GE said. Here’s how this helps Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

4. 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.

5. Groups collaborate on sensor-to-cloud interoperability

Cover Story: The FDT Group and OPC Foundation have collaborated on off-the-shelf interoperability designed to help plants, factories, and other industrial facilities gain access to enterprise-wide, sensor-to-cloud interoperability and enhanced lifecycle management throughout the industrial sector. See what standards apply, and how they’re helping.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, November 21-27, for articles published within the last two months.  

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

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