Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 6-12: Why electric motors overheat, finding the perfect maintenance balance, 2017 Product of the Year finalists, and more

Articles about why electric motors overheat, finding the perfect maintenance balance, 2017 Product of the Year Finalists, spare parts management, and why ‘Five Whys’ may be incomplete were Plant Engineering's five most clicked articles from last week, November 6-12. Were you out? You can catch up here.

11/10/2017


Top 5 Plant Engineering articles, November 6-12Plant Engineering's top 5 most read articles from November 6-12, covered why electric motors overheat, finding the perfect maintenance balance, 2017 Product of the Year Finalists, spare parts management, and why ‘Five Whys’ may be incomplete. Link to each article below.

1. Four reasons why electric motors overheat

Increases in the temperature of an electric motor reduce its lifespan. By knowing the reason why electric motors overheat, users can develop a preventive maintenance strategy to combat inefficiencies.

2. More preventive maintenance is not necessarily the answer

More is not necessarily better when it comes to preventive maintenance. In order to strike the perfect balance, you have to find the right amount of maintenance as well as what tools best accomplish the job.

3. 2017 Product of the Year Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Plant Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform.

4. Four best practices in spare parts management

A comprehensive spare parts management policy should include identifying critical motors, comparing carry costs to downtime, and maintaining spare parts on hand.

5. Five why "nots": Using more than the "5 whys" method for root cause analysis

Using 5 Whys alone may leave engineers with an incomplete root cause picture, which is why other methods should be considered to help solve the problems and keep them from recurring.

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

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



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