Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 1-7: Pneumatic systems and saving energy, finding time for maintenance, predictive analytics, more

Articles about pneumatic systems and saving energy, finding time for maintenance, predictive analytics, calculating the cost of faults, and manufacturing maintenance practices were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 1-7. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 8, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 1-7, covered pneumatic systems and saving energy, finding time for maintenance, predictive analytics, calculating the cost of faults, and manufacturing maintenance practices. Link to each article below.

1. Pneumatic systems: 10 ways to save energy

Manage pressure, find the leaks and build a strong system of equipment and people. 

2. 12 ways to find time for maintenance

Even in a 24/7 process, look for opportunities to identify openings. 

3. Predictive analytics hit the midstream

Model-based, predictive analytics lends itself to crunching multiple data sources to pinpoint risks for pipeline integrity management, while analytics for process monitoring and measurement evolve to better discover crucial variances.

4. Calculate the cost of faults

Discovering faults before they cause damage can save an estimated $55 million.

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, Jun. 1-7, for articles published within the last two months.

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