Top 5 Plant Engineering articles April 22-28

Articles about the Product of the Year winners, why things break, data visualization, engineer career advice, and IEEE 1584-2018 were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 22-28. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra April 29, 2019
Root cause logic tree. Courtesy: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)

The top 5 most read articles online, from April 22-28 for Plant Engineering covered the Product of the Year winners, why things break, data visualization, engineer career advice, and IEEE 1584-2018. Links to each article below.

1. 2018 Product of the Year Winners

The 2018 Product of the Year Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners are honored below and in the April 2018 print edition of Plant Engineering magazine.

2. Why things break: Just the facts

A root cause failure analysis takes the guesswork out of downtime.

3. Data visualization, monitoring remotely

Improving data visualization and implementing cloud-based remote access is also the first step to implementing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 applications for said data visualization.

4. Career advice for engineers: Work with the quirks

Engineers can excel by working with what makes them unique, rather than fighting against personality traits others might consider quirky.

5. IEEE 1584 -2018 changes offer a robust upgrade

Comprehensive standard review impacts arc flash analysis.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, April 22-28, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra has been production editor for Control Engineering since 2014 and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.