Plant Engineering most-viewed content, April 2024

Read the best content in April 2024 including: Maintenance trends, asset life cycle management, automation tips, finding the right material handling solutions and more.

By Chris Vavra May 1, 2024
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The top 10 Plant Engineering most-viewed content online in April 2024 posted over the last three months covered maintenance trends, asset life cycle management, automation tips, finding the right material handling solutions and more. Catch up with a link to each article below.

1. How maintenance trends are affecting and changing manufacturing facilities

Maintenance best practices have evolved and are changing how workers stay safe and improve their operations.

2. Three tech-fueled tailwinds behind asset life cycle management

Innovations in technology and AI, along with increasing demands for sustainability, are pushing businesses to adopt asset life cycle management systems, which are becoming a necessity.

3. Four automation tips to better manage the power grid

Advanced automation helps power systems meet the ever-increasing complexity of a changing power industry.

4. Helping companies and users find the right material handling, conveying solutions

Michael Field of Raymond Corporation discusses how they’re working to reach consumers in the material handling and other industries. See video.

5. Building a world-class predictive maintenance foundation

E. & J. Gallo’s World Class Maintenance initiative builds a predictive maintenance foundation to help process manufacturers drive improved performance.

6. Developing the right maintenance strategy for long-term success

Regardless of what maintenance philosophy a company enacts, having the right strategy is paramount and will mean the difference between success and failure.

7. Developing an effective PPE program for long-term success

Personal protective equipment (PPE) serves as the last line of defense between most hazards and employees and requires innovative strategies to improve PPE program success as companies strive for zero injuries in the workplace.

8. Pipes and valves are critical in a compressed air system

There is more to an efficient compressed air system than the compressor itself. Piping, valves and fittings all play an important role in the overall health and efficiency of a compressed air system.

9. Chain lubrication considerations for extreme conditions

Chain lubrication is useful for extreme applications for equipment or situations that are dangerous for humans to enter while in production and where speed, flexibility and friction reduction is needed.

10. How to use relief valves to ensure chemical plant safety

Proper design and installation of relief valves can keep industrial fluid systems operating efficiently and effectively for years to come.

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.