Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 8-14: Lubrication culture, effective HVAC maintenance, arc flash code compliance, more

Articles about the culture of lubrication, making HVAC maintenance more effective, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and developing an improvement-driven plant were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, June 8-14. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra June 15, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Jun. 8-14, covered the culture of lubrication, making HVAC maintenance more effective, arc flash relays and code compliance, predictive maintenance data analysis, and developing an improvement-driven plant. 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. Five tips to make HVAC maintenance more effective

Here are five tips to help ensure the success and effectiveness of your facility’s HVAC maintenance plan. 

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. Developing an improvement-driven plant

Leading indicators not only help predict the lagging results, they also serve as a starting point for continuous improvement because they measure the processes that can be directly managed. 

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, Jun. 8-14, for articles published within the last two months.

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