Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: November 28-December 4: SCADA/HMI cybersecruity, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, more

Articles about SCADA/HMI cybersecruity, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, preventing a dust explosion, and connecting information, engineering, and operational technologies were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 28-December 4. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Brana Webb December 5, 2016

Plant Engineering‘s top 5 most read articles from November 28-December 4, covered SCADA/HMI cybersecruity, 2016 Product of the Year finalists, diagnosing bearing failures, preventing a dust explosion, and connecting information, engineering, and operational technologies. Link to each article below.

1. Ensuring SCADA/HMI cybersecurity

Critical industries, such as chemical, energy, transportation, and water/wastewater depend on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for daily operations. Strengthening weaknesses in these systems must be a priority and is a shared responsibility. 

2. 2016 Product of the Year Finalists

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

3. 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. 

4. How to prevent a dust explosion at your food processing plant

Food manufacturing plants are among the most susceptible to dust explosions, especially manufacturing plants in food product segments.

5. Connecting information, engineering and operational technologies

Asset performance management provides the power of combining all systems into one that can deliver actionable intelligence. 

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, November 28-December 4, for articles published within the last two months. 

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