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Business of Engineering June 22, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles June 15-21, 2020

Articles about COVID-19 business impacts and upgrades, ferrography fundamentals, planning an energy assessment and the Product of the Year winners were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 15-21, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Professor H. Peter Jost. Courtesy: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Lubrication June 20, 2020

A tribute to the father of tribology: Professor H. Peter Jost

The contributions of this industry giant won’t be forgotten

By Dr. Raj Shah and Shana Braff
Lubrication June 17, 2020

Understand the fundamentals of oil analysis

Knowing normal depends on understanding the oil, equipment and operating conditions

By Jane Marie Andrew
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication June 17, 2020

Find the right products for diverse industrial lubrication applications

The 2020 Plant Engineering Industrial Lubrication Guide informs manufacturers with an understanding of market options and innovations

By Kevin Parker and Jack Smith
Courtesy: Mobil Industrial Lubricants
Lubrication June 16, 2020

Analyze oil thoroughly

Individual results are not individual when it comes to maintaining the health of your machinery; this is why

By Jeanna Van Rensselar
Lubrication June 16, 2020

Create a strategy to control industrial lubricant contamination

Identify the source, deal with it

By Debbie Sniderman and Evan Zabawski
Courtesy: Trico Corp.
Lubrication June 3, 2020

Fundamentals of ferrography

Using ferrography fundamentals for oil analysis is an excellent condition monitoring technique to diagnose and predict equipment health without taking equipment offline

By Jeanna Van Rensselar and Ray Dalley
Figure courtesy of Blau, P. J. (2016), Tribosystem Analysis, A Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of Wear Problems, CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL.
Lubrication June 2, 2020

Find a common tribology perspective

When chemists, materials scientists and mechanical engineers work on the same problem, finding a common language can be difficult but rewarding

By Dr. Nancy McGuire
Courtesy: STLE
Lubrication June 1, 2020

Survey says better test methods needed for industrial lubricants in manufacturing

Participants also pointed out workforce and operational challenges

By Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
Maintenance February 4, 2020

Seven steps for a successful shutdown

Follow these steps to ensure a successful outage and restart.

By Steve Hall