Erin Dunne

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Safety & PPE September 12, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: September 5-11: Standby generation as a profit center, Phoenix Contact president Jack Nehlig, four causes of water hammer damage, more

Articles about standby generation as a profit center, Phoenix Contact president Jack Nehlig, four causes of water hammer damage, how to Lean into daily improvement, and IMTS returns to Chicago were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, September 5-11. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE August 29, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: August 22-26: Four causes of water hammer damage, designing your food plant for worker safety, rounding into shape, more

Articles about four causes of water hammer damage, designing your food plant for worker safety, rounding into shape, motor connection tips, and CMMS functions and benefits were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, August 22-26. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Plant Automation August 22, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 15-21: Rounding into shape, issues facing preventive maintenance, sensors drive intelligence into maintenance, more

Articles about rounding into shape, issues facing preventive maintenance, sensors drive intelligence into maintenance, tablet-based augmented reality helps predictive maintenance, and Big Data were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, August 15-21. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Environmental Health August 15, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 8-14: Four causes of water hammer damage, managing air quality, IR inspections, more

Articles about four causes of water hammer damage, managing air quality, IR inspections, CMMS benefits and functions, and Big Data were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, August 8-14. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE August 8, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 1-7: Energy saving control projects, fault detection and IIoT, IR inspections, more

Articles about energy saving control projects, fault detection and IIoT, IR inspections, Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate with IIoT, and collaborative robots were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, August 1-7. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Plant Automation August 1, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 25-31: World-class maintenance, CMMS benefits and functions, automotive company using the IoT, more

Articles about world-class maintenance, CMMS benefits and functions, automotive company using the IoT, why factories still have maintenance departments, and Germany exceeds U.S. in IoT investment were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 25-31. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE July 25, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 18-24: Strengthening Lean leaders, improving machine maintenance, why factories still have maintenance departments, more

Articles about strengthening Lean leaders, improving machine maintenance, why factories still have maintenance departments, webcast questions answered, and Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate with IIoT were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 18-24. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE July 18, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 11-17: Improving machine maintenance, why factories still have maintenance departments, Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate with IIoT, more

Articles about improving machine maintenance, why factories still have maintenance departments, Microsoft, GE ready to collaborate with IIoT, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, and what's involved in an energy audit were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 11-17. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Automation, Controls July 11, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 4-10: Managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, oil and gas skills gap, more

Articles about managing removable media use, improving machine maintenance, bridging the oil and gas skills gap, air leaking from pipes, and arc flash safety requirements were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, July 4-10. Were you out? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE June 27, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 20-26: Hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, more

Articles about hydraulic systems, industrial lubricant storage, world-class maintenance, lubrication 101, and lean manufacturing were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 20-26. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE June 20, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 13-19: Instilling a checklist culture, National Forklift Safety Day, RFID and asset management, more

Articles about instilling a checklist culture, National Forklift Safety Day, RFID and asset management, measuring operational improvements, and fault detection and IIoT were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 13-19. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE June 13, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 6-12: Measuring operational improvements, why Lean fails so often, finding value in KPI lifecycle, more

Articles about measuring operational improvements, why Lean fails so often, finding value in KPI lifecycle, Engineering Leaders Under 40, and the 2016 Energy Management Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 6-12. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Motors & Drives June 6, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 30-June 5: Digital transformation and IoT, benefits of using soft starts on ac motors, improving system efficiencies, more

Articles about digital transformation and IoT, benefits of using soft starts on ac motors, improving system efficiencies, finding value in KPI lifecycle, and Big Data were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 30-June 5. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Supply Chain May 31, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 23-29: Why Lean fails so often, failure curves and P-F intervals, equipment and maintenance purchasing, more

Articles about why Lean fails so often, failure curves and P-F intervals, equipment and maintenance purchasing, natural gas production, and benchmarking were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE May 23, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 16-22: Achieving operational excellence, manage leakage in hydraulic-valve systems, why Lean fails, more

Articles about achieving operational excellence, manage leakage in hydraulic-valve systems, why Lean fails, steps to secure an industrial control network, and improvement initiative were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 16-22. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Wireless May 9, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, May 2-8: IoT to IoAT, three ways to leverage IIoT, Microsoft partnership, more

Articles about IoT to IoAT, three ways to leverage IIoT, Microsoft partnership, U.S. celebrates win at Hannover Messe, and technology changes promise to 'reinvigorate manufacturing' were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, May 2-8. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE April 25, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 18-24: Bridging the skills gap, 2016 Maintenance Study, deferred maintenance, more

Articles about bridging the skills gap, the 2016 Maintenance Study, deferred maintenance and risk assessment, involving operators in equipment maintenance plans, and lockout/tagout procedures were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 18-24. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Plant Automation April 18, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 11-17: 2016 Maintenance Study, data-driven maintenance, Product of the Year Winners, more

Articles about the 2016 Maintenance Study, data-driven maintenance, 2015 Product of the Year Winners, balancing preventive maintenance workload, and defining maintenance data value to gain IIoT benefits were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 11-17. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Wireless April 11, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, April 4-10: Product of the Year winners, using IIoT to improve operations, IIoT’s power found in controllers and HMIs, more

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year winners, using IIoT to improve operations, IIoT's power found in controllers and HMIs, how to balance your PM workload, and universities bring knowledge and curiosity to Hannover were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, April 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Supply Chain April 4, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 28-April 3: Product of the Year winners, corrective maintenance repairs, maintaining deepwater wells, more

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year winners, corrective maintenance repairs, maintaining deepwater wells, subsea repairs, and the skills gap were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 28-April 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Plant Automation March 28, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 21-27: Product of the Year winners, developing foundational manufacturing, predictive maintenance, more

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year winners, developing foundational manufacturing, predictive maintenance, 5S processes, and prioritizing preventive maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 21-27. Were you you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Wireless March 14, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, March 7-13: Manufacturing industry, Cognitive computing, Getting the right data, more

Articles about the manufacturing industry, cognitive computing, getting the right data, asset performance monitoring, and predictive maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, March 7-13. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE March 7, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 29 to March 6: Cooling electric motors, preventing VFD faults and failures, equipment maintenance plans, more

Articles about cooling electric motors, preventing VFD faults and failures, operators in equipment maintenance plans, augmented reality, and an offer for the "Digital Enterprise" were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 29 to March 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Supply Chain February 29, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 22-28: Maintenance strategies in oil and gas, industrial smart meters, challenges coffee producers face, more

Articles about maintenance strategies in oil and gas, industrial smart meters, challenges coffee producers face, 2015 Salary Survey, and navigating a Lean journey were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 22-28. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE February 22, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 15-21: 2015 Salary Survey, preventive maintenance program, preventing VFD faults and failures, more

Articles about the 2015 Salary Survey, designing a preventive maintenance program, preventing VFD faults and failures, wireless for closed-loop applications, and challenges coffee producers face were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 15-21. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Environmental Health February 15, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 8-14: Beverage manufacturer breaking tradition, operators in EMP, risk assessments and global requirements, more

Articles about how a beverage manufacturer broke U.S. traditions, involving operators in EMP, risk assessment as a global requirement, the IIoT offering economic and operational benefits, and OEE scores were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 8-14. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Plant Automation February 8, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 1-7: Data is the new currency, optimize warehouse flow, preventive maintenance program, more

Articles about data is the new currency, optimizing warehouse flow, designing a preventive maintenance program, cooling electric motors, and how IIoT offers economic, operational benefits were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 1-7. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Wireless February 1, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 25-31: Repair, replace, or retrofit; IIoT technologies; preventive maintenance program, more

Articles about choosing between repair, replace, or retrofit; new IIoT technologies; designing a preventive maintenance program; how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails; and best practices in preventive maintenance were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 25-31. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Plant Automation January 25, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 18-24: Product of the Year, piloting through the danger zone, fixing preventive maintenance, more

Articles about the Product of the Year, piloting your way through the danger zone, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, best practices in preventive maintenance, and designing a preventive maintenance program were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 18-24. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE January 18, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 11-17: Preventive maintenance best practice and programs, Fixing preventive maintenance, more.

Articles about the best practices in preventive maintenance, preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, Obama to open Hannover Messe, and how to prevent and mitigate combustible dust explosions in food plants were Plant Engineering;s five most clicked articles from last week, January 11-17. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Maintenance Strategy January 11, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, January 4-10: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, preventive maintenance program, preventive maintenance practices, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, preventive maintenance programs, best practices in preventive maintenance, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, and IIoT technologies were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, January 4-10. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Mechanical & Electrical January 4, 2016

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 28 to January 3: Preventive maintenance program, why preventive maintenance fails, IIoT technologies, more

Articles about preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, IIoT technologies, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and Obama to open Hannover Messe were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 28 to January 3. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE December 28, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 21-27: Preventive maintenance program, why preventive maintenance fails, 2015 Top Plant winner, more

Articles about preventive maintenance programs, how to fix preventive maintenance when it fails, the 2015 Top Plant Winner, the 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, and data being used as currency were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 21-27. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE December 21, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 14-20: Preventive maintenance, 2015 Top Plant winner, 2015 Product of the Year finalists, more.

Articles about preventive maintenance, 2015 Top Plant Winner, 2015 Product of the Year finalists, selling maintenance, and rick management were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 14-20. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE December 14, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, December 7-13: Product of the Year finalists, Leaders Under 40, preventive maintenance, more.

Articles about Product of the Year finalists, Leaders Under 40, preventive maintenance, risk management, and modern automation were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, December 7-13. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE December 7, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 30-December 6: Manufacturing index, Product of the Year Finalists, industrial wireless, more.

Articles about manufacturing index, Product of the Year finalists, industrial wireless, OEE, and FDI drives were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 30-December 6. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE November 30, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 23-29: Product of the Year Finalists; PACs, PLCs, IPCs; 2015 Maintenance Study; more

Articles about he 2015 Product of the Year finalists; convergence of PACs, PLCs, IPCs; the 2015 Maintenance study; planning for food processors series; and the 2015 Safety Study were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 23-29. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE November 16, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 9-15: 2015 Product of the Year Finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, more.

Articles about the 2015 Product of the Year finalists, arc flash energy analysis, Leaders under 40, arc flash NFPA 70E, and STEM education 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
Safety & PPE November 9, 2015

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
Safety & PPE November 2, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 26-November 1: Plant safety standards, Robotic vehicles, Motors and drives, more.

Articles about plant safety standards, robotic vehicles, motors and drives, predictive maintenance, and data-driven manufacturing challenges were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, October 26-November 1. Were you out last week? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Arc Flash & Electrical Safety October 26, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 19-25: Robotic vehicles, NFPA 70E, hands-on manufacturing, more

Articles about robotic vehicles, NFPA 70E, a hands-on approach to manufacturing, predictive maintenance, and supporting arc flash incident energy analysis were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, October 19-25. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Arc Flash & Electrical Safety October 19, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 12-18: Leaders Under 40, NFPA 70E, arc flash safety, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, NFPA 70E, seven arc flash safety measures, supporting arc flash incident energy analysis, and total system approach to compressed air reliability were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, October 12-18. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Safety & PPE October 12, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, October 5 to October 11: Leaders Under 40, world-class manufacturing practices, OEE key concepts and formulas, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, OSHA safety violations, OEE key concepts and formulas, Manufacturing Day, and energy-smart industrial architecture were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, October 5 to October 11. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne
Supply Chain October 5, 2015

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, September 28 to October 4: Leaders Under 40, mechatronics simplifies machine design, world-class manufacturing practices, more

Articles about the Leaders Under 40, mechatronics simplifies machine design, world-class manufacturing practices, OEE key concepts and formulas, and LNG transport technologies were Plant Engineering's five most-clicked articles from last week, September 28 to October 4. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Erin Dunne