Maintworld.com http://www.maintworld.com en-GB Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:18:35 +0300 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:31:01 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Japan can Benefit from Finnish High-Tech Maritime Solutions Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:18:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3684 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Japan-can-Benefit-from-Finnish-High-Tech-Maritime-Solutions Finland has a long history and thorough understanding of delivering smart and environmentally friendly maritime solutions. Finnish maritime companies’ expertize was highlighted at the Sea Japan 2018 exhibition 11–13 April 2018.

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ABB's Terra HP Electric Vehicle Chargers Chosen For Use Along U.S. Highways Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:08:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3682 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/ABB-s-Terra-HP-Electric-Vehicle-Chargers-Chosen-For-Use-Along-U.S.-Highways ABB has been selected to supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States.

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Are Electric Vehicles Ready to Overtake Fossil Fuel Cars? Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:57:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3680 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Are-Electric-Vehicles-Ready-to-Overtake-Fossil-Fuel-Cars Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with more people looking for alternatives to gas and diesel cars. A concern to many people is however whether it is possible to travel longer distances. We set out on a journey across Europe in an electric vehicle – and found a lot of challenges along the way.

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New International Tyre Manufacturer Confirms Positive Test Results with EnviroCB Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:23:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3671 http://www.maintworld.com/News/New-International-Tyre-Manufacturer-Confirms-Positive-Test-Results-with-EnviroCB In addition to previously reported positive tests by tyre manufacturers, another international tyre manufacturer has now confirmed their positive test results of recovered carbon black, EnviroCB, from Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB (publ).

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Press conference: Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances, Brussels, 24 April 12.00 noon Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:18:52 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3678 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Press-conference-Healthy-Workplaces-Manage-Dangerous-Substances-Brussels-24-April-12.00-noon EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, is set to launch its 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign jointly with the European Commission and the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency. The campaign challenges common misconceptions, raises awareness of the risks and disseminates good practice and resources for effective management of dangerous substances in the workplace.

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Sewage Sludge Safe to use in Biogas and Fertilizer Production According to Study Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:50:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3675 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Sewage-Sludge-Safe-to-use-in-Biogas-and-Fertilizer-Production-According-to-Study A study coordinated by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) examined the long-term fertilization effect of sewage sludge phosphorus on barley and ryegrass and transfer of contaminants to plants. According to the study, contaminants contained by sewage sludge were not transferred to above-ground plant parts.

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Metso to showcase Innovations for the Mining Industry at Expomin 2018 in Chile Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:31:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3673 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Metso-to-showcase-Innovations-for-the-Mining-Industry-at-Expomin-2018-in-Chile At the 15th Exhibition and World Congress for Latin American Mining, Expomin 2018, Metso will be presenting a variety of product Industry 4.0 applications and tailored solutions to improve process and resource efficiency while reducing operational costs in mining operations. The exhibition is part of Metso's anniversary activities, celebrating 150 years of delivering results to our customers around the world.

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The Industrial IoT Maturity Model Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:09:30 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3620 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/The-Industrial-IoT-Maturity-Model A new model is helping to guide decision makers along a successful path in the manufacturing space.

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PRUFTECHNIK Service Center in West Voerde Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:29:11 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3582 http://www.maintworld.com/News/PRUFTECHNIK-Service-Center-in-West-Voerde At the end of the 2016, the new office in Voerde (North-Rhine Westphalia) was handed over to PRUFTECHNIK. Since then three employees have been working to manage and acquire service orders in the areas of machine alignment (especially PARALIGN) and condition monitoring. Within the first 365 days, the West Service-Team were able to be very successful and took on over 70 service orders.

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IMVAC Europe Keynote "The Future of Vibration Monitoring and Analysis – Will Computers Take Your Job?" Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:00:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3581 http://www.maintworld.com/News/IMVAC-Europe-Keynote-The-Future-of-Vibration-Monitoring-and-Analysis-Will-Computers-Take-Your-Job Mobius Institute founder Jason Tranter provides June 7th keynote address at the International Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring conference held in Antwerp, Belgium, June 4-7, 2018.

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Examples: Using Ultrasound and Infrared for Electrical Inspections Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:17:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3574 http://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Examples-Using-Ultrasound-and-Infrared-for-Electrical-Inspections Ultrasound and infrared technologies are a perfect match when conducting inspections of electrical equipment. At any voltage, thermal anomalies and sources of ultrasound such as tracking and arcing can occur. Corona can also occur at 1000 volts and greater. Any of these conditions threaten the reliability of the equipment being inspected.

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Integrating Legacy Data into IoT Initiatives: Three Methodologies Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:55:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3617 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Integrating-Legacy-Data-into-IoT-Initiatives-Three-Methodologies Today’s factory floor is a melting pot of equipment, with the newest machines relying on technology that didn’t even exist when the oldest machines were built. Integrating data from different machine generations can be a huge challenge, but is vital when optimizing the plant floor and creating an effective Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. 

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How Proper Lubrication Can Enhance a Plant’s Reliability Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:56:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3612 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-Proper-Lubrication-Can-Enhance-a-Plant-s-Reliability Everybody wants a reliable plant with a predictable maintenance schedule – and a key part of achieving that goal is to ensure that your lubrication programme is organized, well-funded and employs the best practices across the board. So, what are they, and how will they affect your plant's reliability? 

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Are you Spending More Time on Technology than on Processes and People? Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:18:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3589 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Are-you-Spending-More-Time-on-Technology-than-on-Processes-and-People A common reason why reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives often do not generate the expected achievable results is competing priorities and focusing on the wrong things.

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Effective Backlog Management – Backlog Size Control Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:02:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3585 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Effective-Backlog-Management-Backlog-Size-Control 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 Size Management. In parts 2 and 3, the Age of the Backlog and Backlog Size Management were discussed in detail.

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Managing Hazardous Energy Safely Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:16:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3571 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Managing-Hazardous-Energy-Safely Electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, kinetics, chemistry and thermodynamics – energy can be dangerous in every form if it is released unintentionally or in an uncontrolled manner. To be able to classify a machine as safe in all operating conditions, it must not only be able to be disconnected from all energy sources; it must also be guaranteed that the machine will not start up unexpectedly or that machine parts will not move unexpectedly due to stored energy. For this reason, Lock Out Tag Out programmes - as required in the USA - are increasingly being used in Europe.

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Attract the Right Knowledge and Skills Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:58:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3555 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Attract-the-Right-Knowledge-and-Skills The NVDO Maintenance Compass gives an overview of the trends and current state of the Dutch maintenance market. For the NVDO (Dutch Maintenance Society), the goal of the Maintenance Compass is to facilitate its members concerning their developments and challenges related to maintenance within the asset management chain.

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7 Effective Strategies to initiate Proactive Maintenance Culture for Companies that use Spreadsheets Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:12:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3544 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/7-Effective-Strategies-to-initiate-Proactive-Maintenance-Culture-for-Companies-that-use-Spreadsheets A recent (May 2017) article by Deloitte suggests that 5 to 20% of overall plant production capacity is influenced by its maintenance strategy. This is yet another proof point that maintenance should be a mainstream activity regardless of the size of the companies.

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Strategic and Operational Insight for Plant Management Professionals Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:56:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3542 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Strategic-and-Operational-Insight-for-Plant-Management-Professionals T.A. Cook Conferences has announced that the first ever Plant Management Forum will be taking place on 12-13 June, 2018 in Birmingham, UK.

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Munters launches new cooling technology Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:41:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3540 http://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Munters-launches-new-cooling-technology Munters is launching a new cooling technology to the world of data centers. SyCool ITC offers data center owners and operators an energy efficient indirect cooling solution without the need for water.  

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What is Blockchain Technology? A Beginner’s Guide Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:29:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3538 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/What-is-Blockchain-Technology-A-Beginner-s-Guide You may have heard the term “blockchain technology” before, in reference to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For the uninitiated, the term might seem abstract with little real meaning on the surface. However, blockchain technology is a critical element of cryptocurrencies — without it, digital currencies like Bitcoin would not exist.

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Euromaintenance 4.0 conference in Antwerp, Belgium in September 2018 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:17:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3536 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Euromaintenance-4.0-conference-in-Antwerp-Belgium-in-September-2018 Euromaintenance is the biggest European congress & exhibition on industrial maintenance and asset management. The next edition - Euromaintenance 4.0 - takes place in Antwerp (Belgium) from September 24th - 27th 2018.

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Reconsidering Damage Production and Radiation Mixing in Materials Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:09:44 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3531 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Reconsidering-Damage-Production-and-Radiation-Mixing-in-Materials Understanding the nature of radiation damage in materials is of paramount importance for controlling the safety of nuclear reactors, using ion implantation in semiconductor technology, and designing reliable devices in space. An international team of researchers present new mathematical equations that with minimal increase in computational complexity allow for accurate and experimentally testable predictions.

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Sweden's Fagerhult Signs an Accord to Acquire Veko Lightsystems International B.V. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:59:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3529 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Sweden-s-Fagerhult-Signs-an-Accord-to-Acquire-Veko-Lightsystems-International-B.V In a bid to strengthen and consolidate the Fagerhult Group’s position in the professional lighting market, Fagerhult has signed an agreement to acquire Veko Lightsystems International B.V., (Veko), a company based in Schagen, the Netherlands. 

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PulPaper 2018: Wood is the Raw Material of the Future Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:21:49 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3526 http://www.maintworld.com/News/PulPaper-2018-Wood-is-the-Raw-Material-of-the-Future The PulPaper 2018 -event will gather the best forest industry experts from around the world in Helsinki in May. The futuristic theme of the event is “Visit tomorrow today.” With the help of new innovations and technologies, the forest industry is developing in a digitizing world with respect for the environment.

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Kalmar signs New Service Agreement for Straddle Carrier Operations Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:19:26 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3524 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Kalmar-signs-New-Service-Agreement-for-Straddle-Carrier-Operations Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a Kalmar Care service agreement with Suomen Satamatekniikka, a subsidiary of Steveco, covering the maintenance and service of 16 Kalmar straddle carriers at the Port of Helsinki, Finland. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 fourth quarter order intake and the agreement comes into effect from the beginning of February 2018.

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Atlas Copco opens expanded Innovation Center in Germany Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:51:24 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3522 http://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Atlas-Copco-opens-expanded-Innovation-Center-in-Germany Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has inaugurated an expanded innovation center in Bretten, Germany. The center will meet growing customer demand for testing and developing innovative joining technologies.

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Adoption of IIoT-based Smart Bearings Spurs Growth of European Bearings Market Sat, 03 Mar 2018 18:15:29 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3521 http://www.maintworld.com/News/Adoption-of-IIoT-based-Smart-Bearings-Spurs-Growth-of-European-Bearings-Market Partnerships with IIoT solution providers will enhance bearing product portfolios, finds Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial team.

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ICONICS Utilizes Bedrock Automation Root of Trust Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:09:38 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3518 http://www.maintworld.com/HSE/ICONICS-Utilizes-Bedrock-Automation-Root-of-Trust ICONICS has announced an authentication method of its GENESIS64™ HMI/SCADA and building automation software suite via a control system root of trust provided through Bedrock Automation, based in San Jose, California.

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SDT Provides LIFETIME WARRANTY on Major Products Fri, 02 Mar 2018 11:01:01 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3515 http://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SDT-Provides-LIFETIME-WARRANTY-on-Major-Products SDT International, a global manufacturer of ultrasound hardware and software solutions used in predictive maintenance (PdM) and asset reliability, announced a significant change to its product warranty program. Effective March 1st, 2018, all major hardware groups will be covered for the entire lifecycle of the product.

 

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