Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 28 to June 3

Articles about condition-based maintenance, improving product flow, best practices for compressor storage, and more were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 28 to June 3. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Susie Bak, CFE Media June 4, 2018

Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from May 28 to June 3 covered conditioned-based maintenance, factories, improving product flow, an STLE announcement, and best practices for compressor storage.

1. Three levels of condition-based maintenance

Compressed air strategies to maximize uptime.

2. Where’s the ‘Factory of the Present’?

If manufacturers wait too long, their plant won’t have a chance to be considered a ‘Factory of the Future’. In an era when manufacturing is gaining respect and building strength despite the many challenges the industry faces, the laggards will be merely ‘Factories of the Past’.

3. Improving product flow in a food manufacturing facility

Improving product flow and reducing inefficiencies such as lack of automation and reducing the potential for injuries is crucial for a food manufacturing facility.

4. Tribologist and lubrication group names president for 2018-19

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) announced Greg Croce, a technical manager for Chevron Products Company, has been named president of the group for 2018-19.

5. 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.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, May 28 to June 3, for articles published within the last two months.

Susie Bak, Production Coordinator, CFE Media,