Maintworld.com http://www.maintworld.com en-GB Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:26:32 +0200 Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:40:40 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification VR used to identify safety hazards at Melbourne-based Water Utility Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:26:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3325 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/VR-used-to-identify-safety-hazards-at-Melbourne-based-Water-Utility A water utility has been recognised by Worksafe for its innovative approach to identifying potential hazards early in asset design by using virtual reality (VR). The Melbourne Water project has been named the winner of the “best solution to a specific workplace Health and Safety issue,” award, at the 2017 Worksafe Awards.

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Ukraine – the Main European Market for Renewable Energy among the Newly Emerging Economies Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:43:22 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3323 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Ukraine-the-Main-European-Market-for-Renewable-Energy-among-the-Newly-Emerging-Economies Today the largest international players in the field of renewable energy consider Ukraine as the most attractive European market among the developing economies. Such conclusions were made based on the results of the 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition of Eastern Europe SEF-2017 Kyiv, which took place on October 9-11 in Kyiv.

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Gamification Reaches the Process Industry Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:39:36 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3321 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Gamification-Reaches-the-Process-Industry Operator training can be both fun and efficient when done through gamification. Finnish company Neste Jacobs has launched a new game called NAPCON Games Distiller for operator training in the process industry. The game is the first one of a completely new generation of training games.

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Emerson Helps Reliability Teams Reduce Downtime with Eddy Current Chain Management Solution Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:58:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3319 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Emerson-Helps-Reliability-Teams-Reduce-Downtime-with-Eddy-Current-Chain-Management-Solution Emerson’s newest eddy current measurement chain solution helps reliability organisations shorten process downtime by eliminating factory calibration and delays in acquiring replacement parts. Traditional eddy current chains are complex, and parts management is difficult. With the new AMS EZ 1000 eddy current signal digital converter, Emerson reduces measurement chain complexity by moving from multiple converters to a single user configurable digital converter, enabling easy in-the-field calibration.

 

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Neste and American Airlines Collaborate to Explore Opportunities for Renewable Fuel Use Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:00:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3313 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Neste-and-American-Airlines-Collaborate-to-Explore-Opportunities-for-Renewable-Fuel-Use Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel, and American Airlines, the world's largest airline, have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to further reduce American's environmental footprint through the use of Neste's renewable fuels. 

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Vaisala turns on First Units of its OptimusTM Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA) Monitors for Transformers for Clients Globally Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:20:46 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3317 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Vaisala-turns-on-First-Units-of-its-OptimusTM-Dissolved-Gas-Analysis-DGA-Monitors-for-Transformers-for-Clients-Globally Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, is working with power utilities, maintenance providers and asset owners to bring the first commercial units of its OptimusTM DGA Monitor for Transformers online. In recent months, Vaisala has delivered Optimus units to various customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia. Vaisala looks to keep pace with demand and an expected increase in production in 2018.

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Good Working Environments Ensure Financial Benefits as well as Happier Staff and Customers Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:10:45 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3315 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Good-Working-Environments-Ensure-Financial-Benefits-as-well-as-Happier-Staff-and-Customers Teleopti, a global provider of workforce management (WFM) software, has launched its new online calculator tools that help companies to see tangible benefits when applying its workforce management (WFM) solution. 

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Railway Goes Smart with Predictive Maintenance and Industry 4.0 CMMS Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:32:59 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3311 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Railway-Goes-Smart-with-Predictive-Maintenance-and-Industry-4.0-CMMS The railway industry is a dynamic sector with a large amount of assets, maintenance and repair equipment, depots and stations spread across a wide territory. Good internal communication, fast reactions based on equipment geolocation data, high-quality maintenance planning and regular interventions are required to keep this massive machine work. 

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Finnish-Russian Co-operation Secures the Safe Operation of Hanhikivi Nuclear Power Plant Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:22:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3302 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Finnish-Russian-Co-operation-Secures-the-Safe-Operation-of-Hanhikivi-Nuclear-Power-Plant Constant development of human capital and exchange of experiences between partners are pre-requisites for innovation and advances in nuclear technology. This is why Finland is in close co-operation with Rosatom, Fennovoima’s Russian plant supplier of Hanhikivi 1. 

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MSC Cruises Chooses ICONICS for Updated Ship Controls Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:08:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3300 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/MSC-Cruises-Chooses-ICONICS-for-Updated-Ship-Controls MSC Cruises, working with system integrator, Engie Axima selected ICONICS’ GENESIS64™ HMI/SCADA and building automation suite.

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SKF Launches New Service that Gives Customers Direct Control Over Active Magnetic Bearing Tuning Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:58:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3308 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SKF-Launches-New-Service-that-Gives-Customers-Direct-Control-Over-Active-Magnetic-Bearing-Tuning Sweden’s SKF has launched a new service called 'certified tuning E300V2'. Leveraging the capabilities of the E300V2 control cabinet for SKF S2M magnetic bearings, the development is a spin-off from a previous subsea electronic system developed for the Norwegian Åsgard project and offers the ability to monitor and control magnetic bearings from a remote location.

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World’s Fastest Flash-Charging Connection Technology from ABB to Power First Fully Electric 24-meter Buses Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:50:01 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3306 http://www.maintworld.com/News/World-s-Fastest-Flash-Charging-Connection-Technology-from-ABB-to-Power-First-Fully-Electric-24-meter-Buses ABB has won a $20 million order from Swiss bus manufacturer HESS to supply its flash-charging technology for 20 e-buses and related infrastructure for the French city of Nantes. The buses will be operated by public transport operator, Société d'Economie Mixte des Transports de l'Agglomération Nantaise (Semitan).

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Better Buildings, Improved Energy Performance and Optimised Costs Wed, 25 Oct 2017 22:35:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3304 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Better-Buildings-Improved-Energy-Performance-and-Optimised-Costs Caverion has launched ServiFlex+, a renewed concept for managing technical installations in buildings. ServiFlex+ allows achieving energy savings up to 20 percent by optimising building technology with remote monitoring. The development of ServiFlex+ is based on the vast experience Caverion has from building technology in more than 30,000 different facilities in 12 European countries.

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Effective Backlog Management Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:01:17 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3288 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Effective-Backlog-Management Backlog management has a number of different but interdependent focuses: Backlog Work Order Quality, Age of Backlog and Backlog Size Management. This article will focus on Backlog Work Order quality. Later editions of Maintworld-magazine will cover Time in Backlog and Backlog Size Management in more detail.

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What are you willing to do to improve reliability? Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:55:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3285 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/What-are-you-willing-to-do-to-improve-reliability With strong leadership, reliability can be improved, and every employee will benefit. It is very difficult to force change, but when people are motivated anything is possible.

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Demonstrating Value with Benchmarking Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:49:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3281 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Demonstrating-Value-with-Benchmarking How can the service offering that creates the highest value to the customer be identified? How can industry-wide experience-based data and knowledge be exploited to provide, and continuously improve asset management services.

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Elements of a Good Preventive Maintenance Program Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:36:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3271 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Elements-of-a-Good-Preventive-Maintenance-Program If your preventive maintenance program does not have the right content, it will never generate the desired and possible results. If you haven’t updated the program in the past five years, it probably contains not only too much PM but also the wrong activities. A good PM program has 90% of all PM activities done as inspections while equipment is running.

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Using Technology and Innovation to Manage Mega-Maintenance Challenges Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:24:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3266 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Using-Technology-and-Innovation-to-Manage-Mega-Maintenance-Challenges Imagine this as your workweek routine:  travel to work, grab your tools and climb 80 to 100 metres to your job site, on occasion your climb is 160 meters. Sometimes, before you can make your climb, you take a boat or a helicopter to the job. That’s the life of someone who maintains onshore and offshore wind turbines. Although the renewable energy industry presents some extreme issues for maintenance and service, every industry has uptime challenges. 

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Bearing Grease Replenishment - On-Condition or Time-Based? Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:17:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3261 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Bearing-Grease-Replenishment-On-Condition-or-Time-Based Maintaining plant assets at an optimal state of lubrication is a topic receiving lots of attention. Maintenance and Reliability practitioners dedicate teams to the task, but not every organization achieves world-class results. 

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Enjoy Success with Small Vibrometers Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:41:40 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3247 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Enjoy-Success-with-Small-Vibrometers How can a simple vibrometer successfully detect defects? This article contains a guide for reading the measurement results and how to reliably determine machine condition.

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Developing Leadership in Maintenance and Reliability Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:01:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3233 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Developing-Leadership-in-Maintenance-and-Reliability Does your organization have what it takes to be successful in leading maintenance and reliability improvement across the facility and the corporation? Below, we will share with you the story of one young leader who has had the opportunity to lead two different organizations. Let us see what we can learn from the successes and the failures that could advance your maintenance and reliability efforts. 

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The Productivity Boost of the Century Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:39:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3229 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Productivity-Boost-of-the-Century Machine learning has typically been linked with industries such as transportation and banking, but there are many uses for machine learning within the industrial sector. This article focuses on four industries within the industrial sector that are primed to take advantage of the application of machine learning and leverage the many benefits it can bring.

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Kalmar unveils Fully Electric Medium-Range Forklift Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:45:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3226 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Kalmar-unveils-Fully-Electric-Medium-Range-Forklift Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has launched a new range of fully electric forklift trucks in the 9-18 ton range. 

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SKF is creating new European aeronautical test centre Wed, 04 Oct 2017 14:38:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3224 http://www.maintworld.com/R-D/SKF-is-creating-new-European-aeronautical-test-centre SKF is increasing its capacity to innovate by opening a new European Test Centre dedicated to high-speed aeronautical bearings.

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Adash’s Vibration Data Collector: Vibrio M – The Evolution Thu, 28 Sep 2017 11:19:51 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3222 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Adash-s-Vibration-Data-Collector-Vibrio-M-The-Evolution Isn’t it interesting that we first developed Vibration Analyzer in 1994 and then we decided to make something simpler… Do you remember the first Adash vibration meter - the first Vibrio device?

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Reliability and Maintenance Mastery Certification - IDCON Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:45:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3214 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reliability-and-Maintenance-Mastery-Certification-IDCON IDCON INC, a reliability and maintenance consulting firm headquartered in the United States with partners worldwide, has further developed on-location training for organizations in the processing and manufacturing industries.

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Predictive Maintenance Launch Event with Mainnovation & PwC Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:14:33 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3216 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Predictive-Maintenance-Launch-Event-with-Mainnovation-PwC Predictive maintenance is key to the optimization of asset maintenance. Through the possibilities brought along by "Big Data", we are now standing at the dawn of a new era.

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Regulated Motion Made Easy with Enidine Rate Controls Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:29:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3212 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Regulated-Motion-Made-Easy-with-Enidine-Rate-Controls ITT Enidine Inc. Rate Controls are used to regulate the speed or time required for a mechanism to move from one position to another. They use proven technology to enhance performance in a variety of product applications. Rate controls are typically used to control pneumatic cylinders, linear slides, lids, and other moving mechanisms.

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New Technologies are Revolutionizing Traditional Industrial Maintenance Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:36:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3206 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-Technologies-are-Revolutionizing-Traditional-Industrial-Maintenance Many industrial processes have remained unaltered for decades even though the world has gone through drastic change. Ultimately, this change has induced a big impact on the operating environment of the different industries.

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Ovako Introduces Hybrid Steel® at Euromat 2017 -event Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:21:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3203 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Ovako-Introduces-Hybrid-Steel-R-at-Euromat-2017-event This week at the Euromat 2017 congress, Ovako has introduced a new innovative steel family that challenges traditional steel categorizations – Hybrid Steel. It offers properties of tool steel, maraging steel and stainless steel, combined with the production economy of engineering steel. It is set to enable customers to achieve exceptional performance and help reduce production costs.

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