Voices: From the Editor

From the Editor is a monthly opinion of the latest trends and innovations in the world of plant maintenance, reliability, engineering, and production. Look to Plant Services Chief Editor Thomas Wilk for his insights on what really matters to plant managers.


On the road again: 6 takeaways from 5 industrial events

Thomas Wilk is taking a deep breath to recap the best of the busy season.

By Thomas Wilk, chief editor
Nov 3, 2015

It's been a busy past six weeks with the fall event season shifting into high gear. Plant Services' first stop was in September at the Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia in Houston where, perhaps unsurprisingly, the impact of current oil prices on 2016 project planning was top of mind with both presenters and attendees. These concerns did not stop presenters from delivering information on their latest innovations, including a very inspiring joint case study by the Southwest Research Institute and PEMEX on how they designed a pump system simulator that enabled safe operator training on new screw pump equipment as well as on a variety of operational scenarios over the entire system.

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