Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 15-21: Lubrication culture, ROI for infrared, arc flash code compliance, more
Articles about the culture of lubrication, focusing on ROI for infrared, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and unusual flush plans for mechanical seals were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 15-21. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 15-21, covered the culture of lubrication, focusing on ROI for infrared, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and unusual flush plans for mechanical seals. Link to each article below.
Plant engineers often fail to incorporate correct lubrication into system processes and do not realize its critical importance until something goes wrong.
For infrared camera, proper training and use can reduce downtime and protect your assets.
Revised NEC 240.87 requirements make mitigation easier to achieve.
While new equipment can make a good first impression, what builds long-term charm is smart maintenance of all that equipment.
Mechanical seals are used in millions of process pumps; the many available seal configurations are described in the standards of the American Petroleum Institute (API-682).
The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Jun. 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.
- Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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