Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 1-7

Articles about lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, oil's return on investment, predictive maintenance obstacles, and worker safety best practices were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 1-7. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra July 8, 2019
Typical cause of being failure by percentage. Courtesy: ABB

The top 5 most read articles online, from July 1-7 for Plant Engineering covered lubrication and bearings, the 2019 Lubrication Guide, predictive maintenance obstacles, oil’s return on investment, and worker safety best practices. Links to each article below.

1. Understanding lubrication from the bearing’s perspective

Many factors can impact how proper use can avoid friction.

2. Moving the needle on productivity

The 2019 Plant Engineering Lubrication Guide is designed to provide manufacturers with an understanding of all of the market options available and the innovations. See link to the Lubrication Guide.

3. Overcoming predictive maintenance obstacles

There are several key barriers to the implementation of predictive maintenance technologies, but they can be alleviated.

4. The R-O-I of O-I-L

Lubrication is an investment—so treat it like one.

5. Stop! In the name of safety

Workers should be encouraged to halt a job when risks appear.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, July 1-7, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra is an associate editor for Control Engineering 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.