Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 13-19: Preventive maintenance mistakes, 2016 Salary Survey, electric motor maintenance, more
Articles about avoiding preventive maintenance mistakes, the 2016 Salary Survey, electric motor maintenance, future oil and gas projects, and optimizing a facility's energy consumption were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 13-19. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from Feb. 13-19, covered articles about avoiding preventive maintenance mistakes, the 2016 Salary Survey, electric motor maintenance, future oil and gas projects, and optimizing a facility's energy consumption. Link to each article below.
When building a preventive maintenance (PM) program, it's important to ensure the new program represents an improvement over the reactive maintenance it's replacing and that it includes the necessary supportive back-end systems and processes to ensure the program is efficient.
Plant Engineering's 2016 Salary Survey shows optimism amongst manufacturers remain strong going into 2017, but there are some concerns about the future and they don't know what the Industrial Internet of Things' (IIoT) role will be in the workplace.
It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of managing facility assets because they have a massive impact on a business' productivity and profit.
Multi-discipline efforts converge in 3-D reality models, even for existing facilities. Four steps for successfully using a data platform are highlighted.
Companies looking to improve their facility's energy efficiency should look at factors such as utilizing energy bills, conserving water, saving electricity through strategic placement, and other small, but helpful tips that go a long way to improving efficiency in many ways.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, February 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey