Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 13-19: Preventive maintenance mistakes, 2016 Salary Survey, electric motor maintenance, more

Articles about avoiding preventive maintenance mistakes, the 2016 Salary Survey, electric motor maintenance, future oil and gas projects, and optimizing a facility's energy consumption were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 13-19. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 20, 2017

Plant Engineering‘s top 5 most read articles from Feb. 13-19, covered articles about avoiding preventive maintenance mistakes, the 2016 Salary Survey, electric motor maintenance, future oil and gas projects, and optimizing a facility’s energy consumption. Link to each article below.

1. Four preventive maintenance mistakes to avoid

When building a preventive maintenance (PM) program, it’s important to ensure the new program represents an improvement over the reactive maintenance it’s replacing and that it includes the necessary supportive back-end systems and processes to ensure the program is efficient.

2. 2016 Salary Survey

Plant Engineering’s 2016 Salary Survey shows optimism amongst manufacturers remain strong going into 2017, but there are some concerns about the future and they don’t know what the Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) role will be in the workplace.

3. Five tips for better preventive maintenance programs for electric motors

It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of managing facility assets because they have a massive impact on a business’ productivity and profit.

4. Industry voices speak to oil and gas projects future

Multi-discipline efforts converge in 3-D reality models, even for existing facilities. Four steps for successfully using a data platform are highlighted.

5. Six ways to optimize a facility’s energy consumption

Companies looking to improve their facility’s energy efficiency should look at factors such as utilizing energy bills, conserving water, saving electricity through strategic placement, and other small, but helpful tips that go a long way to improving efficiency in many ways.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, February 13-19, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,