Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 14-20: Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, IoT control systems, more

Articles about 2016 Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, IoT control systems, electricity safety tips, and Apps for Engineers were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 14-20. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Brana Webb November 21, 2016

Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from November 14-20, covered Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, IoT control systems, electricity safety tips, and Apps for Engineers. Link to each article below.

1. 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

View the 114 Finalists across 15 categories; cast your vote for the 2016 Product of the Year 

2. Diagnose bearing failures beyond root cause analysis

Take a ‘CSI’ approach to root cause analysis to look beyond the obvious to determine why bearings are failing. Six types of failures and 12 tips for determining the root cause are featured. 

3. Internet of Things control system optimizes plants and factories

Technology Update: The Industrial Internet Control System (IICS) from GE Automation and Controls can enable a 7% increase in performance, 22% increase in productivity, and 40% decrease in maintenance costs, GE said. Here’s how this helps Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

4. Five safety tips when working near electricity

There is real potential for injury or death associated with electrical accidents and it is important to take the necessary steps to avoid these dangers.

5. Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for maintenance applications

Maintenance-related mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These are listed in the app as of November 2016.

Brana Webb, production coordinator, CFE Media, bwebb@cfemedia.com.