Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 20-26: Building safety into maintenance, preventive maintenance, welding helmets, more

Articles about building maintenance into safety, setting up a smart-tool preventive maintenance program, welding helmets, and determining a motor’s actual load, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40 were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, October 20-26. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra October 27, 2014

Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Oct. 20-26, covered building maintenance into safety, setting up a smart-tool preventive maintenance program, welding helmets, and determining a motor’s actual load, and the 2014 Leaders Under 40. Link to each article below.

1. Building safety into maintenance 

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 20-26There are a lot of safeguarding devices that are not properly applied or not securely fastened, bypassed, or damaged that could be remedied during a regular maintenance inspection.

2. Checklist: Set up a smart-tool preventive maintenance program

Here are a few tips for creating an effective preventive maintenance system on your plant floor.

3. Balance safety, productivity and comfort when choosing a welding helmet

A welder is only as effective as the level of personal protection he or she is getting on the job, and the helmet is one of the most important components in a welder’s arsenal of personal protective equipment.

4. Keeping it simple: Steps to determine motor’s actual load

Oversized motors cost more to operate-sometimes a lot more. Fortunately, there’s a simple procedure for determining the actual hp required by a load, without expensive equipment or engineering.

5. 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40

Control Engineering and Plant Engineering announce the 2014 Engineering Leaders Under 40. The Leaders each have a story to tell about their path into manufacturing. Read about them here.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, October 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

– Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.