Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, June 19-25: Common welding errors, data management and the cloud, VFD fundamentals, more

Articles about common welding errors, the cloud and data management, VFD fundamentals, remote monitoring, and reducing maintenance costs were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, June 19-25. Were you out? You can catch up here.

06/26/2017


Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from Jun. 19-25, covered common welding errors, the cloud and data management, VFD fundamentals, remote monitoring, and reducing maintenance costs. Link to each article below.

1. Bring the heat to avoid six common welding errors

Avoiding six common welding mistakes such as improper gas pressure, poor material fit-up, and overlooking preventive maintenance can reduce costs, improve productivity.

2. The cloud's role in data management

The connectivity of devices that use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) must collect and analyze lots and lots of data.

3. The ABCs of VFDs

Find the right application to match the motor need and know the conditions for using a variable frequency drive (VFD).

4. Remote monitoring an antidote to downtime

Remote monitoring protects against skill shortages, complexity.

5. Six tips for reducing maintenance costs

Companies that are engaged in ongoing maintenance at an industrial facility should implement safe working practices and practice predictive maintenance whenever possible.

This list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on www.plantengineering.com, June 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.

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



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