Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 6-12: Preventive maintenance mistakes, optimizing facility energy, permanent magnet motors, more

Articles about avoiding preventive mistakes, optimizing a facility's energy consumption, understanding permanent magnet motors, why CMMS implementations fail, and mobile safety strategy were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 6-12. Were you out? You can catch up here.

02/13/2017


Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from Feb. 6-12, covered articles about avoiding preventive mistakes, optimizing a facility's energy consumption, understanding permanent magnet motors, why CMMS implementations fail, and mobile safety strategy. Link to each article below.

1. Four preventive maintenance mistakes to avoid

When building a preventive maintenance (PM) program, it's important to ensure the new program represents an improvement over the reactive maintenance it's replacing and that it includes the necessary supportive back-end systems and processes to ensure the program is efficient.

2. Six ways to optimize a facility's energy consumption

Companies looking to improve their facility's energy efficiency should look at factors such as utilizing energy bills, conserving water, saving electricity through strategic placement, and other small, but helpful tips that go a long way to improving efficiency in many ways.

3. Understanding permanent magnet motors

A permanent magnet (PM) motor is an ac motor that uses magnets imbedded into or attached to the surface of the motor’s rotor. This article provides an elementary understanding behind the terminology, concepts, theory, and physics behind PM motors.

4. Why CMMS implementations fail

Organizations that falter during their implementation project may end up falling short in their attempts to switch to effective strategies and spend the next few months scrambling to fix their mistakes.

5. Mobile safety strategy: Six things to consider

Combine smart devices with flexible technology to provide real-time alerts. 

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, February 6-12, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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