Maintworld.com http://www.maintworld.com en-GB Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:52:59 +0300 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:42:44 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification When Vibration Diagnostics Fails to Work Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:52:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2981 http://www.maintworld.com/News/When-Vibration-Diagnostics-Fails-to-Work In some cases the use of applied diagnostics fails to give you the expected end result. For instance, a company may buy a system for vibration diagnostics and offer proper training on the device to its staff, but still the anticipated results from it use, such as reduced costs and less unexpected shutdowns, are just not forthcoming. Why is this so?

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Building the Foundation for a Successful Ultrasound Programme Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:28:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2976 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Building-the-Foundation-for-a-Successful-Ultrasound-Programme Ultrasound is a key technology used by maintenance professionals all over the world. Its many applications and quick learning curve are adding to the popularity, but to get the maximum out of an ultrasonic inspection tool, companies need to invest in standardized Certification Training.

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Extracting Maximum Economic Value from Ageing Assets Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:15:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2972 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Extracting-Maximum-Economic-Value-from-Ageing-Assets More than 40 maintenance professionals from chemical production plants in Benelux joined Mainnovation last month to discuss challenges facing their industry. The key message of the event was straightforward: maintenance is an increasingly critical factor for industrial companies. More attention must, however, be devoted now to extending service life of ageing plants and to technological modernisation.

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Reliability and Maintenance Management Beliefs Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:06:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2970 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Reliability-and-Maintenance-Management-Beliefs Excellent leadership is an essential success factor for lasting results for any improvement initiative an organization undertakes. As a leader you need to create an organization of disciples that will follow you to make your vision, or future organization, a reality.

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The Parallel Paths of Maintenance and Lubrication Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:56:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2968 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Parallel-Paths-of-Maintenance-and-Lubrication For maintenance programmes, the decades-long migration from Breakdown to Planned to Predictive strategies represents significant, albeit slow-paced, progress. It is interesting to note, however, that by comparison, this progress did not filter down equally to lubrication programmes. A look at the first two strategy phases - Breakdown and Planned – shows a close analogy between corresponding maintenance and lube processes.

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ICONICS Announces IoT World Tour Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:31:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2960 http://www.maintworld.com/News/ICONICS-Announces-IoT-World-Tour ICONICS has announced an IoT World Tour, where it will present its Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, and secure web visualization software solutions for businesses across the globe.

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Small Cost, Big Savings in Packaging and Bottling Industries Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:44:46 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2964 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Small-Cost-Big-Savings-in-Packaging-and-Bottling-Industries Conveyors and assembly processes are widely used across many industries. As automation continues its upward trend, markets like PET bottling, food and beverage, and general packaging, which see many sudden stops and starts are seeing an increased need for shock absorbers to safely control and dampen the kinetic energy produced throughout the production line.

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You are invited to attend IMVAC Europe 2017! Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:27:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2958 http://www.maintworld.com/News/You-are-invited-to-attend-IMVAC-Europe-2017 Mobius Institute, the premier provider of vibration analysis training & certification, has announced the first 2017 International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference (IMVAC).

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Leveraging Planned Outages at Power Plants Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:18:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2959 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Leveraging-Planned-Outages-at-Power-Plants Many of the world’s most efficient power plants are Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Plants (CCGT) incorporating gas and steam turbines. These turbines present demanding motion control challenges, which affect machine performance, safety, reliability and supply of power to customers. 

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Cardan Shaft Measurement – Working in Confined Spaces Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:57:40 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2953 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Cardan-Shaft-Measurement-Working-in-Confined-Spaces Winter Grün Markier-technologie GmbH produces, at their site in Wilnsdorf, machines specially designed for making road markings. In addition to this, trucks are fitted with special installations and equipped according to customer requirements.

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Industrial Communication in the Context of Industry 4.0 and IoT Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:36:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2944 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Industrial-Communication-in-the-Context-of-Industry-4.0-and-IoT The blending of the digital world with the physical thanks to the Internet heralds the start of the intelligent factory era. Flexibility, efficient use of resources, improved ergonomics, and integrating customers and business partners into the business and value creation processes, are all features of this blending process.

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Using Nodeset Files to Exchange Information: A Case in MDIS Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:19:30 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2942 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Using-Nodeset-Files-to-Exchange-Information-A-Case-in-MDIS Any client that needs to work with an OPC UA Server has to understand the information model present in the server and discover the instance of the model to be able to wire up to the correct nodes and exchange data.

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The Mixed Reality of IIoT Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:05:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2940 http://www.maintworld.com/News/The-Mixed-Reality-of-IIoT If I told you it was possible to use a mixed reality device to control a manufacturing robot using HMI/SCADA software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), would you believe me? Certainly there is a “wow” factor in being able to do so, but it is a reality today.

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iQunet wins the BEMAS Digital Innovation Award 2017 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:40:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2935 http://www.maintworld.com/News/iQunet-wins-the-BEMAS-Digital-Innovation-Award-2017 The BEMAS Digital Innovation Award 2017 was granted to the iQunet Vibration Monitoring Sensor and is a recognition for the innovative digital character and relevance of a new solution and product in the field of maintenance and asset management.  

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Watch the Fault Severity Trends, Not the Vibration Trends Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:55:51 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2932 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Watch-the-Fault-Severity-Trends-Not-the-Vibration-Trends The Adash Company introduces a new approach to vibration analysis. All of us in the vibration world used the same concept in the past. For detection of faults we used overall measurements and then spectra, time waveforms etc. for deeper analysis. After that, we derived the severity of faults for each machine.

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Strong Performance in Hanover Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:35:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2929 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Strong-Performance-in-Hanover It is this time of the year again! The HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s leading industrial show opens its doors in Hanover, 24 - 28 April 2017.

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IDCON visits Capitol Hill to Discuss the Importance of Skills Training in the American Workforce Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:08:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2926 http://www.maintworld.com/News/IDCON-visits-Capitol-Hill-to-Discuss-the-Importance-of-Skills-Training-in-the-American-Workforce Christer Idhammar Founder and CEO of management consultant firm IDCON INC headquartered in Raleigh NC visited with US Legislators on March 22-23rd in Washington D.C. with the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) to lobby for Work Force Development.

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How Often Should Measurements Be Taken? Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:00:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2924 http://www.maintworld.com/News/How-Often-Should-Measurements-Be-Taken Regardless of the condition monitoring technology, you must decide how often measurements will be taken. At one extreme, it could be a permanent monitoring system that takes measurements every split second of every day. At the other extreme, it may be infrared analysis that is performed once a year. But how do you make that decision?

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Leveraging OPC UA to Help Meet Site Security Requirements Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:29:37 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2921 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Leveraging-OPC-UA-to-Help-Meet-Site-Security-Requirements Today’s industrial control systems leverage the latest OPC Unified Architecture (UA) standards, which provide cross-platform interoperability between software applications and devices. This allows for the vendor-independent exchange of real-time, alarm and condition, historical, and many other types of data. 

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Ethernet for the Process Industry Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:20:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2918 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Ethernet-for-the-Process-Industry Today’s process industries share many challenges with hybrid and discrete industries, such as increasing global competition. While users are looking to latest automation technologies to help address challenges, it can be more difficult for plants in process industries to adopt and benefit from many advances, such as industrial Ethernet and IP technologies.

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How to Thrive in the Oil and Gas Industry Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:29:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2915 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Thrive-in-the-Oil-and-Gas-Industry Don’t just wait for an increase in oil prices to achieve profitability. Oil and gas leaders need to act on technology innovations to make a difference in 2017 and beyond.

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Leak Detection Course – Birmingham - UK, 03 May 2017 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:22:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2911 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Leak-Detection-Course-Birmingham-UK-03-May-2017 UE Systems Europe will hold a 1 day Leak Detection Course using ultrasound technology, on the 3rd of May 2017, in the Arden Hotel (Birmingham, UK).

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Improve Productivity and Performance with Automated Lubrication Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:29:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2909 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Improve-Productivity-and-Performance-with-Automated-Lubrication Replacing manual lubrication with an automated system reduces downtime and enables OEMs to extend the performance and warranty of their machines.

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Blog Post: Keeping Doors Open and Closed at the Same Time Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:21:44 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2905 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Blog-Post-Keeping-Doors-Open-and-Closed-at-the-Same-Time Engines are able contact a service desk directly if they expect failure. Ships are able to communicate with ports during their voyage on what repairs they need. Even elevators, made by Finnish manufacturer Kone, ­are communicating in plain English on how the latest trip upstairs went, and if the system recognised anything notable. All this is already happening today!

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New System Helps Reduce Chemical Fluids Use in Aircraft De-icing Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:37:00 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2901 http://www.maintworld.com/News/New-System-Helps-Reduce-Chemical-Fluids-Use-in-Aircraft-De-icing Utilizing de- and anti-icing chemical fluids on aircrafts is often a prerequisite for ensuring safe take-offs during winter conditions. Vaisala CheckTime increases operational efficiency and minimizes environmental impacts by combining real-time environmental data with information on de- and anti-icing fluids.

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Using Nodeset Files to Exchange Information: A Case in MDIS Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:29:28 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2897 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Using-Nodeset-Files-to-Exchange-Information-A-Case-in-MDIS Any client that needs to work with an OPC UA Server has to understand the information model present in the server and discover the instance of the model to be able to wire up to the correct nodes and exchange data.

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Megatrends: New Technologies Create the Fourth Industrial Revolution Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:59:16 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2892 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Megatrends-New-Technologies-Create-the-Fourth-Industrial-Revolution Megatrends are transformative, global forces that define the future world with far reaching impact on business, societies, economies, cultures and personal lives to 2025 and beyond. The implications of these megatrends are high impact – they have the power to change a large city and they have the power to affect the life of a single individual.

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ABB Helps Secure Power Supply in NYC Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:46:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2890 http://www.maintworld.com/News/ABB-Helps-Secure-Power-Supply-in-NYC ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan.

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Nokia Calls for Disruptive Innovations in Manufacturing Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:32:36 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2888 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Nokia-Calls-for-Disruptive-Innovations-in-Manufacturing Finland's Nokia was among leading technology companies that inspired listeners at the Reboot Finland D.Day for Manufacturing Industry -event held in Espoo, Finland.

 

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Neste Jacobs and Coolbrook to Develop New Olefin Cracking Technology Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:02:42 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/2886 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Neste-Jacobs-and-Coolbrook-to-Develop-New-Olefin-Cracking-Technology Neste Jacobs, a technology, engineering and project management company and Coolbrook, a technology development company are developing a new technology innovation in collaboration with University of Oxford's Osney Thermo Fluids laboratory, University of Cambridge's Whittle laboratory, and major chemical producers such as Dow Chemical as well as equipment manufacturers including MANTurbo. Thes innovation is based on hydrocarbon (e.g. Naphtha) cracking method, where ethylene, the core raw material for polyethylene is produced.

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