Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, July 27 to August 2: Energy management apps, predictive maintenance analysis, zero-net energy, more

Articles about energy management apps, predictive maintenance analysis, a zero-net case study, global engineering, and achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, July 27 to August 2. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra August 3, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jul. 27 to Aug. 2, covered energy management apps, predictive maintenance analysis, a zero-net case study, global engineering, and achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance. Link to each article below.

1. Apps for Engineers: Energy management and savings

CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. We’ve categorized apps by category, company, and type. This month, see these energy management and savings tools, including a pump energy savings calculator and a steam tools app.

2. Predictive maintenance: Analyze data properly

While new equipment can make a good first impression, what builds long-term charm is smart maintenance of all that equipment.

3. Case study: Zero-net energy transit center

The John W. Olver Transit Center zero-net energy (ZNE) project is a high-performance building designed with reduced energy loads, passive design strategies, maximized efficiency of mechanical and electrical systems, and on-site power generation.

4. Engineering on an international scale

Working on projects clear across the globe may introduce more obstacles to overcome than mere distance and language barriers—each locale comes with its own codes, climate conditions, and unique characteristics. 

5. 10 steps to achieve world-class manufacturing maintenance practices

Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, July 27 to August 2, for articles published within the last two months.

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