In case you're looking for a technically oriented online hangout, EGS Electrical Group, Rosemont, Ill., a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, has launched a new social media community site: Power Panel Community — Powered by Appleton at www.PowerPanelCommunity.com. The site will be a centralized source for engineers who design, build and maintain oil, gas, petrochemical and other industrial facilities, offering news, original blog content and a discussion forum for contributing opinions and expertise.

Electrical technologies are an integral part of the discussion, but all content provided on the site will be free from any recommendation of specific EGS or Appleton products, the company said in a release announcing the site's launch. The goal of the site is to engage end-users with experience across a wide spectrum of industries and applications and provide them with a forum for industry insights and discussion, EGS said.