Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 9-15: the next generation of RCM, IIoT and the process industry, digitizing Lean project management, and more

Articles about the next generation of RCM, IIoT and the process industry, digitizing Lean project management, implementing a successful RPM program, and reducing weld fume exposure were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, October 9-15. Were you out? You can catch up here.
By Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media October 13, 2017

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 9-15Plant Engineering’s top 5 most read articles from October 9-15, covered the next generation of RCM, IIoT and the process industry, digitizing Lean project management, implementing a successful RPM program, and reducing weld fume exposure. Link to each article below.

1. Next generation of RCM: A more rigorous tool

Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) must be seen as a strategy, not a software solution.

2. Rewire the process industry with IIoT

Digitalization can offer process industries increased process optimization and plant efficiency. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adds predictive maintenance, asset information management, and open device configurability.

3. The benefits of digitizing Lean project management

Cloud-based ERP networks allow for more efficient operation. One company, Broadwind Energy saw significant savings and increased productivity.

4. Four keys to a successful RPM program
Repairable parts maintenance (RPM) focuses on root cause and reliability. An RPM program eliminates waste, improves component reliability, and optimizes factory performance.

5. Reduce weld fume exposure by choosing the right option

Protecting employees against weld fumes is critical to providing a safe working environment. Choosing the right welding solution involves many key factors including the welding process, the type of fumes produced, and the OSHA standards relevant to the manufacturing process.

This list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, October 9-15, for articles published within the last two months.

Sierra Grayson, Production Coordinator, CFE Media, sgrayson@cfemedia.com.

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