Proper Application of VFDs


Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are an integral part of process design and plant operations. The advantages of having a variable-speed and reversing-capable motor include greater control of process conditions such as…

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A Case for 3D Modeling


I recently sat down with a farmer, a city councilman and an ag businessman. We chatted about the things that we call successful – new farm practices, city development initiatives,…

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Mindset Matters: Are You Ready for Lean IPD?


The industry is rapidly changing, and Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is overcoming some of the pitfalls of traditional contracting. The traditional approach might be the most familiar choice, but high costs,…

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Collaborative Design: Sprinting Ahead


This article was originally published in Current Connections Spring 2020 issue. Thanks to internet commerce and massive logistics firms, most people can order nearly anything and see it arrive on their doorstep…

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