Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 22-28: PID loop tuning, Top Plant 2014 winners, more

Articles about PID loop tuning advice, the 2014 Top Plant winners, and audit costs and benefits workplace were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, December 22-28. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra December 29, 2014

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Dec. 22-28, covered PID loop tuning advice, Top Plant 2014 winners, and audit costs and benefits. Link to each article below.

1. Learning PID loop tuning from an expert

Hands-on experience helps accelerate the PID learning curve. 

2. 2014 Top Plant winners announced

Victaulic and Mother Parkers are honored with Plant Engineering’s top manufacturing honor. 

3. Top Plant: Mother Parkers: Recipe for growth

Mother Parkers is managing growth and brewing success and has maintained quality and safety while rapidly adding personnel, products, processes, procedures, and equipment. 

4. Top Plant: Victaulic Forks facility: Connecting the pipes

When it comes to safety and manufacturing excellence, Victaulic is doing much more than connecting the dots. 

5. Take a deep dive into audit costs, benefits

By understanding more about how to manage compressed air, and by realizing that at its core "air isn’t free," many facilities can make rapid gains in avoiding inappropriate usage of air and compressed air leakages throughout the plant. 

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

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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