Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 2-8: Improving hydraulic control, arc flash energy analysis, the ‘perfect’ bearing fit, more

Articles about improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident energy analysis, the quest to find the 'perfect' bearing fit, arc flash NFPA 70E, and arc flash safety measures were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, November 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.
By Erin Dunne November 9, 2015

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Nov. 2-8, covered improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system, supporting arc flash incident energy analysis, the quest to find the ‘perfect’ bearing fit, arc flash NFPA 70E, and arc flash safety measures. Link to each article below.

1. Five tips for improving hydraulic control in a mechatronic system

Advanced machine designs and new Industry 4.0 technologies combine mechanical motion with sophisticated electronic controls in a synergy known as mechatronics.

2. Ten essential steps to supports arc flash incident energy analysis

These 10 essential steps after receipt of an arc-flash-incident energy analysis will help enhance personnel and equipment protection, and help support compliance with NFPA and OSHA standards.

3. The quest to find the ‘perfect’ bearing fit

Measuring is critical to the reliability of rotating equipment.

4. Arc Flash NFPA 70E Webcast: Your questions answered

Webcast presenter Brian Downie answered additional questions about topics such as reviewing the arc flash program, labeling requirements, PPE, and reducing dangerous levels of arc flash.

5. Top seven arc flash safety measures

Seven ways to limit the exposure of workers to the risk of arc flash incidents.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, November 2-8, for articles published within the last two months. 

– Erin Dunne, production coordinator, CFE Media, edunne@cfemedia.com.