Top 5 Plant Engineering articles March 14-20, 2022

Articles about the benefits behind cycle-based PM, how to extend the life of a ball valve, and the IIoT's role in smart manufacturing, were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from March 14-20, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra March 21, 2022
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies

The top 5 most read articles online, from March 14-20, 2022, for Plant Engineering covered the benefits behind cycle-based PM, how to extend the life of a ball valve, the IIoT’s role in smart manufacturing, and more. Links to each article below.

1. The benefits behind cycle-based PM

Moving from calendar-based to a cycle-based preventive maintenance system can be a game changer for organizations.

2. How to extend the life of a ball valve

Proper preventive measures can extend the life of ball valves by years.

3. The IIoT’s role in smart manufacturing

Thanks to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) companies are digitally transforming business strategies and processes to better serve customers and be more competitive in a global environment.

4. Considering electric vehicle charging risks

Electric vehicle (EV) charging risk involves potential damage to EV batteries, compromised EV life safety systems, charger malfunction and more.

5. Four ways to unshackle the supply chain

COVID-19 has caused many supply chain challenges, but being proactive and aggressive can help manufacturers reduce potential headaches. Four tips are highlighted.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, Mar. 14-20, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is senior editor for WTWH Media LLC.