Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, August 24-30: Absorption cooling, Lean equipment maintenance, manufacturing maintenance practices, more

Articles about absorption cooling, sustaining Lean equipment maintenance, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, five VFD myths, and Lean's relevance in today's economy were Plant Engineering’s five most-clicked articles from last week, August 24-30. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

08/31/2015


Plant Engineering Top 5 most read articles online, for Aug. 24-30, covered absorption cooling, sustaining Lean equipment maintenance, achieving world-class manufacturing maintenance, five VFD myths, and Lean's relevance in today's economy. Link to each article below. 

1. Absorption cooling makes sense

Each area and application is different, but in many places the absorption solution has become much more attractive and will bear reconsideration over an electric chiller.

2. 12 tips to sustain improvement in Lean equipment maintenance programs

For companies that truly want to maximize their equipment uptime, productivity and quality, a disciplined approach is critical. Here are 12 tips to help the organization continue improving throughout the maintenance program.

3. 10 steps to achieve world-class manufacturing maintenance practices

Lean out your maintenance process and deliver cost savings and greater efficiency.

4. The truth about five common VFD myths

Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable frequency drive.

5. Is Lean relevant in today’s economy?

Despite this hurdle to Lean adoption, the reality is that in today’s highly competitive and unpredictable global economy, Lean is still just as relevant, if not more so, than ever before.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on plantengineering.com, August 24-30, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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