Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 26 - March 4

Articles about decommissioning paint shops, HVAC systems, following best practices, preventing downtime, and industrial cybersecurity were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, February 19-25. Were you out? You can catch up here.

03/05/2018


Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, February 26 - March 4Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from February 26 - March 4 decommissioning paint shops, HVAC systems, following best practices, preventing downtime, and industrial cybersecurity.

1. Decommissioning paint shops: Three areas to watch

Consider environment, utility and safety issues when making your plan.

2. HVAC systems now run by the numbers

AHR Expo draws record crowd as focus turns to sensors and analytics.

3. A best practice? Follow best practices

Engineers should use existing best practices when coming up with their own systems.

4. The drive to prevent downtime

Aging equipment is revealed as a major area of concern in manufacturing.

5. Industrial cybersecurity adoption moving slowly

Even though cybersecurity incidents across the globe are increasing, industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt measures to protect their data and operations according to a report by LNS Research. Three solutions are highlighted.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, February 26 - March 4, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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