Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 7-13: 2016 Product of the Year finalists, troubleshooting maintenance plans, automation on Halloween, more

Articles about 2016 Product of the Year finalists, troubleshooting maintenance plans, automation on Halloween, Apps for Engineers, and three steps to becoming a proactive leader were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 7-13. Were you out? You can catch up here.

11/14/2016


Plant Engineering top 5 most read articles from Nov. 7-13, covered Plant Engineering's 2016 Product of the Year finalists, troubleshooting predictive maintenance plans, using automation to scare on Halloween, Apps for Engineers, and three steps to becoming a proactive leader. Link to each article below.

1. Plant Engineering | 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

Plant Engineering's 29th annual Product of the Year awards has 114 Finalists across 15 categories; cast your vote for the 2016 Product of the Year.

2. Troubleshooting predictive maintenance plans

Properly implementing predictive maintenance (PdM) requires initial support from leaders, effective teams, and following through with the system at each step of implementation.

3. Using automation to scare the neighbors on Halloween

Automation is used in ghoulish and frightful ways by one particular sales manager on Halloween who is determined to satisfy his children's urge and desire to scare. See video for more frights and scares.

4. Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for maintenance applications

Maintenance-related mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type.

5. Three steps to becoming a proactive leader

Proactive leadership may seem counterintuitive to our reactive minds, but it will go a long way to help avoid potential risks or dangers on a project.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, November 7-13, for articles published within the last two months. 

Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.



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