Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 5-11: PID loop tuning advice, improving your KPI, saving energy, more

Articles about PID loop tuning advice, improving your KPI, saving energy, reducing preventive maintenance costs for your food processing plant, and workflow improvement in maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, January 5-11. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra January 12, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jan. 5-11, covered PID loop tuning advice, improving your KPI, saving energy, reducing preventive maintenance costs for your food processing plant, and workflow improvement in maintenance. Link to each article below.

1. Learning PID loop tuning from an expert

Hands-on experience helps accelerate the PID learning curve. 

2. Ten tips to immediately improve your key performance indicators

Plan, think and manage your way to a better KPI process in the new year. 

3. To save energy, first find where it’s used

One of the most important factors to saving energy in the industrial environment is to obtain the knowledge that equipment is running, and how well the shafts and rollers are moving. 

4. Five ways to reduce preventive maintenance costs for your food processing plant

Preventive maintenance is crucial for keeping your plant’s assets healthy. Follow these five strategies to reduce costs and maximize uptime. 

5. Key steps to workflow improvement in maintenance

It’s impossible to address the organizational behaviors that encourage or discourage change without first understanding your organization’s culture. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, January 5-11, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.

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