Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 4-10

Articles about motor maintenance trends, best practices for compressor storage, LEED v4 criteria, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 4-10. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Susie Bak, CFE Media June 11, 2018
Fig. 1: According to research, just more than one-half of plants have a policy of automatically replacing failed electric motors below a certain horsepower rating. Image courtesy: EASA/Plant Engineering.Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from June 4-10 covered motor maintenance trends, best practices for compressor storage, LEED v4 criteria, conditioned-based maintenance, and PMI.
1. Motor maintenance trends: 6 factors to evaluate

Recent EASA research studies provide new insights on repair vs. replace.

2. Best practices for compressor storage

Understanding best practices for compressor storage for a lubricated trim compressor with load/unload controls is critical for optimized performance.

3. The pros and cons of a facility’s location with stricter LEED v4 criteria

Site selection credits that are now harder to earn in LEED v4 include green vehicles and rainwater management, which can be tricky to achieve depending on a company’s priorities and budget.

4. Three levels of condition-based maintenance

Compressed air strategies to maximize uptime.

5. PMI rises in May, but so do concerns over tariffs

Index hits 58.7% in May, but labor and global issues also gaining attention.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, June 4-10, for articles published within the last two months. 

Susie Bak, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,

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