Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 14-20

Articles about condition-based maintenance, aluminum reshaping, cloud-based efficiency, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 14-20. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Susie Bak, CFE Media May 21, 2018

Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from May 14-20 covered conditioned-based maintenance, aluminum reshaping, cloud-based efficiency, steam traps, and the importance of eyewash stations.

1. Three levels of condition-based maintenance

Compressed air strategies to maximize uptime.

2. Reshaping the future

Exal’s aluminum package factory is building momentum and helping to rebuild Youngstown.

3. Material handling maintenance needs cloud-based efficiency

When you use heavy-duty equipment to complete large tasks, you face the risk that big things will go wrong.

4. Successfully testing steam traps with high-frequency ultrasound 

A field-proven comparison method will provide an accurate test on each steam trap by using three or more test points on the steam trap station.

5. Better eyewash stations reduce injury

An eyewash station designed for treating chemical eye burns should be placed where a person in mid-emergency will find it easily and it must be operable without mistakes or confusion in a moment of crisis.

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

Susie Bak, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,