Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 4-10: Managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, oil and gas skills gap, more
Articles about managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, air leaking from pipes, and arc flash safety requirements were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 4-10. Were you out? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering top 5 most read articles from July 4-10, covered managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, air leaking from pipes, and arc flash safety requirements. Link to each article below.
Using removable media can be a major risk, and companies that are involved with critical and hazardous environments need to take stringent measures to ensure that industrial control systems (ICSs) and other key components are not compromised.
Learn how mechanical and electrical contractors are turning to technologies such as mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) to automate machine maintenance and provide care throughout the lifecycle of the equipment.
The commitment to ongoing professional development keeps employees engaged and passionate about their work, which pays dividends to the company's profitability.
In many facilities, one of the prime culprits for energy waste is compressed air of compressed gas leaks. Although these are very common, they are often difficult to detect through a visual inspection.
Knowing and understanding the dangers of arc flash is key to preventing them, and regulatory agencies have worked diligently to put specific requirements and guidelines into place to combat these hazardous incidents.
This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, July 4-10, for articles published within the last two months.
Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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