Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 15-21: Lubrication culture, ROI for infrared, arc flash code compliance, more

Articles about the culture of lubrication, focusing on ROI for infrared, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and unusual flush plans for mechanical seals were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 15-21. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 22, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 15-21, covered the culture of lubrication, focusing on ROI for infrared, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and unusual flush plans for mechanical seals. Link to each article below.

1. The culture of lubrication

Plant engineers often fail to incorporate correct lubrication into system processes and do not realize its critical importance until something goes wrong. 

2. Focus on the ROI of IR

For infrared camera, proper training and use can reduce downtime and protect your assets. 

3. Arc flash relays meet code compliance

Revised NEC 240.87 requirements make mitigation easier to achieve. 

4. 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. 

5. Unusual flush plans for mechanical seals

Mechanical seals are used in millions of process pumps; the many available seal configurations are described in the standards of the American Petroleum Institute (API-682).

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Jun. 15-21, for articles published within the last two months.

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