Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:12:04 +0200 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:16:23 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Neste Engineering Solutions has performed a dynamic simulation for Kiilto Oy Thu, 31 Jan 2019 11:12:04 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4153 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Neste-Engineering-Solutions-has-performed-a-dynamic-simulation-for-Kiilto-Oy Neste Engineering Solutions has performed a dynamic simulation for Kiilto Oy, a producer of chemical industry products. The purpose of the dynamic simulation was to get a better understanding of how Kiilto's production facility's polymerizing reactor behaves in possible disturbances. The production facility is located in Tampere, Finland.

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Emission-Free, Efficient and Safe: The Future Urban Construction Site Tue, 29 Jan 2019 22:28:30 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4147 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Emission-Free-Efficient-and-Safe-The-Future-Urban-Construction-Site A lot of work lies ahead for the construction industry: According to estimates, by 2050 two thirds of the world's population will live in large cities. At the same time, the industry is about to see massive changes through macro trends such as electric mobility, digitalization and assistance systems.  

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Siemens Opens Advanced Robotized and Digitized Battery Module Factory in Norway Tue, 29 Jan 2019 22:13:40 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4145 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-Opens-Advanced-Robotized-and-Digitized-Battery-Module-Factory-in-Norway Together with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Siemens has opened one of the world's most advanced and robotic battery module factories in Trondheim, Norway. In the future, 55 battery modules per shift will be assembled every day for the marine and offshore market.

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Mobius Institute Exceeds 100 Authorized Training Centers Worldwide Tue, 29 Jan 2019 22:05:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4143 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Mobius-Institute-Exceeds-100-Authorized-Training-Centers-Worldwide Mobius Institute, the premier provider of asset reliability improvement and condition monitoring training, certification, and condition-based maintenance (CBM) conferences and online media, has announced that in 2019 its training and certification business has expanded to include 107 training centers now in 55 countries worldwide.

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BASF Co-Founds Global Alliance to End Plastic Waste Sun, 27 Jan 2019 21:10:16 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4132 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/BASF-Co-Founds-Global-Alliance-to-End-Plastic-Waste BASF has co-founded a global alliance of nearly 30 companies to advance solutions that reduce and eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has committed over 1.0 billion USD with the goal of investing 1.5 billion USD over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment. 

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The State of Maintenance Operations in 2019 Sat, 26 Jan 2019 11:04:30 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4130 https://www.maintworld.com/News/The-State-of-Maintenance-Operations-in-2019 The majority of maintenance managers are satisfied with their maintenance budget (58%) and an overwhelming majority are confident in their ability to retain good technicians (80%), according to a survey conducted by UpKeep . Additionally, 46% of maintenance managers don’t think a recession would impact their maintenance operations and 20% don’t think a recession will even happen despite economic uncertainty.

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Clariant Partners with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group to Advance Cellulosic Biofuel Research Fri, 25 Jan 2019 17:46:54 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4128 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Clariant-Partners-with-ExxonMobil-and-Renewable-Energy-Group-to-Advance-Cellulosic-Biofuel-Research Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced that it has signed a joint research agreement with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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The State of Planned Maintenance in 2019 Fri, 25 Jan 2019 10:02:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4124 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/The-State-of-Planned-Maintenance-in-2019 To understand what’s most important to maintenance teams, UpKeep  surveyed 271 maintenance managers within organizations large and small, in various industries. What we found is that, across the board, planned maintenance is the most important key performance indicator (KPI) for 54% of maintenance managers, followed by uptime (30%) and wrench time (16%).

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Robots Are What We Make Them Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:17:57 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4120 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Robots-Are-What-We-Make-Them At a Belgian factory, the following sign stands next to a gigantic industrial robot: “This machine has no brain. Use your own.”

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DOWNSTREAM 2019 – A Game Changer for Global Downstream Professionals Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:07:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4118 https://www.maintworld.com/News/DOWNSTREAM-2019-A-Game-Changer-for-Global-Downstream-Professionals Downstream 2019, already renowned for being the most significant meeting place for global downstream professionals, will be taken to an entirely new level in Houston, Texas, in June this year, with the number of attendees set to triple.

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Maintenance service specialist Viafin Service to acquire Gasum Tekniikka Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:40:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4115 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Maintenance-service-specialist-Viafin-Service-to-acquire-Gasum-Tekniikka Gasum is selling its subsidiary Gasum Tekniikka Oy to the industrial maintenance partner Viafin Service Oyj. This arrangement is part of Gasum’s strategy of focusing on the development of the gas market and energy infrastructure in the Nordic countries. The transaction is expected to be closed by the end of February 2019. The acquisition will make Gasum Tekniikka part of the Viafin Service Group.

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Research report: Predictive Maintenance 4.0 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:33:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4089 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Research-report-Predictive-Maintenance-4.0 A growing number of companies want to use big data analytics in their predictive maintenance and are also investing in the resources needed for this. Of the companies already using this technology, no less than 95 percent say that they have already achieved concrete results. This is the conclusion of a follow-up study conducted by PwC and Mainnovation among 268 companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

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Finland's Metso delivers first 3D-printed valves to customer Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:46:25 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4113 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Finland-s-Metso-delivers-first-3D-printed-valves-to-customer World-leading industrial company Metso has delivered the first valves with 3D printed parts from its Helsinki plant. The valves include 3D printed metal components that allow the valves to perform in a particularly demanding application where they need to withstand numerous fast open-close cycles without maintenance.

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Change Management Best Practices Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:29:22 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4109 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Change-Management-Best-Practices Change is inevitable in the process of evolution. With the kind of dynamism involved in the organizational structure and the current trends in the service sector, the need for a change has become increasingly important from time-to-time. Any organization that is moving towards an ambitious target, is bound to undergo appropriate changes at different levels in order to rejuvenate itself along with all its stakeholders and prepare for the journey ahead. This change will help the enterprise to take the much-required paradigm shift that can drive them towards higher ambitions and greater success. This reinstates the potential of bringing about a change in an organization.

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Energy savings 4.0 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:25:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4098 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Energy-savings-4.0 We have all read about it: leak detection should be a top priority since, if no leak detection program has been implemented, leaks can account for 30 to 40% of consumed volume. So, why is this issue still on the table? Why is it difficult to change things in the field?

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THE MAINTENANCE IMPERATIVE - The Importance of Physical Asset Management Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:18:50 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4096 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/THE-MAINTENANCE-IMPERATIVE-The-Importance-of-Physical-Asset-Management In today’s operating and production environments, systems and equipment must routinely perform at levels that were not possible a decade ago and which were unthinkable thirty years ago.  Requirements for increased availability, throughput, product quality, agility, and operating effectiveness within a rapidly-changing demand environment continue to elevate the tempo and intensity of operations.

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Facility Managers: How to Benchmark your Mechanical Assets Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:13:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4093 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Facility-Managers-How-to-Benchmark-your-Mechanical-Assets Failed assets can quickly ruin your day. As any facility manager can attest, an asset that fails unexpectedly takes time and money away from the business. With the right tools and methods, however, any maintenance team can detect and solve problems within mechanical assets before they break. Here's how benchmarking and ultrasonic technology can improve how your facility prevents asset failure.

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How to Choose an Air Compressor, According to Science Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:57:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4090 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-to-Choose-an-Air-Compressor-According-to-Science Buying an air compressor, for the first time, can be challenging in many ways. There is a lot going on behind this power tool that offers faster and more efficient performance. Before we get to know about the details of an air compressor then, let’s understand how it works. How do air compressors work?

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How Many Planners and Supervisors Do We Need? Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:21:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4088 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-Many-Planners-and-Supervisors-Do-We-Need My personal free time has radically increased over the past six months. Our three sons, all played ice hockey until very recently, which meant year-round weekend travel up and down the East Coast, sometimes even driving to Detroit. It felt like a road trip that never ended, and sometimes it was just plain impossible to stitch the schedule together around three junior teams.

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Combining Machine and Human Intelligence to Unlock Hidden Value in Existing Process Data Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:19:25 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4084 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Combining-Machine-and-Human-Intelligence-to-Unlock-Hidden-Value-in-Existing-Process-Data Industrial companies are under pressure to drive value with advanced analytics and machine learning. The promise of these technologies is compelling, but as always, the devil lies in the details – which in the heavy industry context often include the availability and quality of suitable data.

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8 Ways to Identify and Eliminate Noise Hazards in the Workplace Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:03:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4079 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/8-Ways-to-Identify-and-Eliminate-Noise-Hazards-in-the-Workplace Occupational noise hazards are one of the most common workplace safety concerns. Our hearing is sensitive and it does not take much to temporarily impair or permanently damage it. 

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Flexible Cobots Boost Capacity and Satisfaction at Swedish Machine Shop Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:49:55 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4076 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Flexible-Cobots-Boost-Capacity-and-Satisfaction-at-Swedish-Machine-Shop FT-Produktion turned to flexible collaborative robots – cobots – to boost productivity without adding personnel. The new technology also elevated job satisfaction by bringing variation to daily routines – a key advantage in an industry battling to attract and retain qualified labour.

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Time to Invest in Europe’s Water Infrastructure Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:58:22 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4069 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Time-to-Invest-in-Europe-s-Water-Infrastructure Europe’s water infrastructure is ageing in all EU member states. The European Commission is at a pivotal moment and should decide to invest during the next MFF (2021-2027) to reap the health and environmental benefits, and to save money in the long term, writes Klara Ramm.

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Bacterial Bandages, Natural Dyes and Recycled Fibres: Aalto Brings Materials Revolution to Slush Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:00:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4064 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Bacterial-Bandages-Natural-Dyes-and-Recycled-Fibres-Aalto-Brings-Materials-Revolution-to-Slush New materials play an important role in sustainable development and combatting climate change. New uses for old materials can also be a major industrial opportunity: for example, the value of biomass from forests in Finland can be doubled if used for manufacturing products of higher added value.

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Working in the digital future — new study anticipates the safety and health risks that lie ahead Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:31:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4062 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Working-in-the-digital-future-new-study-anticipates-the-safety-and-health-risks-that-lie-ahead In a new report, EU-OSHA publishes the findings of a major 2-year project to anticipate the effects of digitalisation on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the EU. The final results of this foresight project highlight developments in ICT-enabled technologies, the potential impact of these technologies on the nature and organisation of work, and the challenges and opportunities to OSH that they may bring.

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ICONICS Announces New KPIWorX™ for Smart Watches With Support for the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:06:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4060 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/ICONICS-Announces-New-KPIWorX-for-Smart-Watches-With-Support-for-the-Apple-Watch-and-Samsung-Gear ICONICS is a global automation software provider and six-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, providing advanced web-enabled OPC UA and BACnet certified visualization, analytics, and mobile software solutions for any energy, manufacturing, industrial or building automation application. ICONICS, a worldwide leader in automation software human-machine interface (HMI) development, has announced a new smart watch interface as an extension of its KPIWorX™ app.

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First Concept Laser M LINE FACTORY systems to be delivered in Q2 2019 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:38:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4056 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/First-Concept-Laser-M-LINE-FACTORY-systems-to-be-delivered-in-Q2-2019 GE Additive has announced that its first Concept Laser M LINE FACTORY systems will be delivered to customers in Q2 2019. Since GE Additive’s acquisition of Concept Laser in December 2016, the M LINE FACTORY’s design architecture, system and software have undergone extensive review and redesign in line with established GE processes and beta testing with selected customers.

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How to Speed Up the Onboarding Process for New Maintenance Technicians Fri, 23 Nov 2018 16:58:54 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4052 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Speed-Up-the-Onboarding-Process-for-New-Maintenance-Technicians Are your maintenance responsibilities growing due to company expansion, or perhaps your senior tech is retiring soon? Sooner or later, every maintenance manager eventually has to hire new technicians.

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ZYFRA Group Expands in the Intelligent Mining Market Fri, 23 Nov 2018 16:45:30 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4050 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/ZYFRA-Group-Expands-in-the-Intelligent-Mining-Market ZYFRA Group, AI and IIoT solutions developer for industries is acquiring VIST Group, one of the industrial leaders in development and implementation of technologies for digital mining for $30 million. Through acquisition of this asset the company is planning to occupy a significant share of global intelligent mining market.

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Glaston making glass processing smarter Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:51:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4046 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Glaston-making-glass-processing-smarter During the Glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany,  Glaston showcased how artificial intelligence and augmented reality is used in glass processing and services. In addition, the next step in smart glass evolution was introduced together with Heliotrope Technologies.

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