Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 9-15: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, arc flash NFPA 70E, and STEM education were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

11/16/2015


Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 9-15, covered the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, arc flash NFPA 70E, and STEM education. Link to each article below.

1. 2015 Product of the Year Finalists 

Plant Engineering offers these 2015 Product of the Year Finalists for your consideration and your votes. 

2. Ten essential steps to support arc flash incident energy analysis

These 10 essential steps after receipt of an arc-flash-incident energy analysis will help enhance personnel and equipment protection, and help support compliance with NFPA and OSHA standards.

3. 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40

The 2015 Engineering Leaders Under 40 are a dedicated group of engineers that give hope to the future of manufacturing.

4. Arc Flash NFPA 70E Webcast: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Brian Downie answered additional questions about topics such as reviewing the arc flash program, labeling requirements, PPE, and reducing dangerous levels of arc flash. 

5. Bridging the racial gap in STEM education

Experts from National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign College of Engineering offered advice about science, technology, engineering, and mathematrics (STEM) education. See three STEM tips for parents and engineers. 

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, November 9-15, for articles published within the last two months. 

-Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com



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