Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:33:36 +0200 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:54:20 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wärtsilä successfully tests remote guidance service capabilities Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:33:36 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4263 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Wartsila-successfully-tests-remote-guidance-service-capabilities Technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its remote guidance service, thereby creating an entirely new dimension in vessel repair and maintenance operations.

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Developing the Leadership Mindset: Set your Mind, Manage your Destiny Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:05:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4234 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Developing-the-Leadership-Mindset-Set-your-Mind-Manage-your-Destiny In the time it takes you to read this article, I hope to forever change how you think and act. A lofty goal for 1,638 words, right? No pressure. How is this possible? By helping you to develop an unbreakable perspective that is the key source of success for modern leaders.  Whoever you are, whatever your situation, you will benefit from this powerful mindset. 1,574 words to go; let’s get started. 

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How to Choose the Maintenance Strategy that Best Suits Your Company’s Needs? Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:27:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4222 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Choose-the-Maintenance-Strategy-that-Best-Suits-Your-Company-s-Needs Corrective, Preventive, Reality-Based, Predictive and Prescriptive: The Right Maintenance Routine Does Matter A Lot

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New Modular Software Platform for Digital Ultrasonic Testing Device SONAPHONE Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:29:26 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4219 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-Modular-Software-Platform-for-Digital-Ultrasonic-Testing-Device-SONAPHONE At this year’s ComVac, the leading international trade fair for compressed air and vacuum technology, ultrasound specialist SONOTEC will be presenting the new modular software platform SONAPHONE DataSuite for the digital ultrasonic testing device SONAPHONE for the very first time. From 1 to 5 April 2019, visitors to booth E09 in Hall 26 will be able to see for themselves the benefits of the predictive maintenance software.

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New generation of Betex low frequency induction heaters Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:20:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4217 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-generation-of-Betex-low-frequency-induction-heaters At this year’s Hannover Messe, Bega Special Tools will introduce a new generation of low-frequency induction heaters. These are used for controlled heating of bearings, gears and other machine parts. Using smart processor technology, they provide better control over a stress-free, controlled heating process. A log function allows the heating process to be recorded.

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Using Ultrasound and Infrared for Electrical Inspections: Examples Fri, 15 Mar 2019 16:19:01 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4257 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Using-Ultrasound-and-Infrared-for-Electrical-Inspections-Examples 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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Do you have all the answers? Maybe you should look for help from within Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:47:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4269 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Do-you-have-all-the-answers-Maybe-you-should-look-for-help-from-within Who leads the reliability (and performance) improvement initiative in your facility? Who determines which improvement projects should be implemented? Who executes the projects? Who performs the root cause analysis? If the answer is “me”, or “my reliability team”, then we may have found the person who is holding back the success of your programme!

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How to Speed Up the Onboarding Process for New Maintenance Technicians Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:35:22 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4240 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Speed-Up-the-Onboarding-Process-for-New-Maintenance-Technicians2 Are your maintenance responsibilities growing due to company expansion, or perhaps your senior tech is retiring soon? Sooner or later, every maintenance manager must hire new technicians.

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Harnessing Change for a Successful Business Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:01:53 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4264 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Harnessing-Change-for-a-Successful-Business Change is natural and even crucial in order to survive and move forward. This is also true when it comes to business. Mainnovation’s Focus+Change - approach puts inevitable change in the spotlight, helping businesses manage uncertainties for the benefit of their operations.

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Digital Line of Sight Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:54:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4291 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Digital-Line-of-Sight Will a Digital Twin Become a Key Element of Your Digitalization Strategy to Reduce Risk and Enable Operational Excellence?

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Wärtsilä Gets Notice to Proceed for Carbon-Reducing Liquid Biogas Plant Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:23:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4212 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Wartsila-Gets-Notice-to-Proceed-for-Carbon-Reducing-Liquid-Biogas-Plant Technology group Wärtsilä has been given Notice to Proceed for a Liquid biogas (bioLNG) plant to be built in Asker, Norway. The contract for the plant was awarded in April 2018 by VEAS, a Norwegian wastewater treatment, and biogas producing company, and the Notice to Proceed was signed in December 2018.

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Tips on How to Accelerate the Circular Economy Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:14:47 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4210 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Tips-on-How-to-Accelerate-the-Circular-Economy Do you know how to design a circular economy plant? Planning to acquire one? Save money by avoiding pitfalls.

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Easy-Laser XT550 Laser Shaft Alignment System Receives Innovation Award Wed, 06 Mar 2019 20:41:23 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4207 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Easy-Laser-XT550-Laser-Shaft-Alignment-System-Receives-Innovation-Award Easy-Laser XT550 laser shaft alignment system has been voted best Technical Innovation at the HazardEx Awards for Excellence. The award is given to the most innovative product or system for use in hazardous area environments.

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Bentley’s SYNCHRO XR Brings Benefits of Mixed Reality to Users in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:39:43 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4201 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Bentley-s-SYNCHRO-XR-Brings-Benefits-of-Mixed-Reality-to-Users-in-the-Architecture-Engineering-and-Construction-AEC-Industry Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, presented SYNCHRO XR, its app for immersively visualizing 4D construction digital twins with the new Microsoft HoloLens 2, which Microsoft announced during a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Predictive Maintenance in the 4.0 Era Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:29:16 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4198 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Predictive-Maintenance-in-the-4.0-Era Intelligent, predictive maintenance in accordance with industry 4.0 standards is no more a thing of tomorrow. The new VIBGUARD® IIoT by PRUFTECHNIK with 16 analog channels for online machine and plant monitoring has an MQTT interface allowing it to be integrated seamlessly in the "Internet of Things" (IIoT = Industrial Internet of Things). 

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The Oldest Paper Mill Still Operating in Germany Detects Defective Steam Traps with Digital Ultrasonic Testing Technology Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:29:03 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4196 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/The-Oldest-Paper-Mill-Still-Operating-in-Germany-Detects-Defective-Steam-Traps-with-Digital-Ultrasonic-Testing-Technology Two apprentices at the oldest paper mill still operating in Germany received an award for their project ‘Steam traps as an important component for energy efficiency’ in a competition sponsored by the ‘Energy Transition and Climate Protection’ initiative for medium-sized companies in Saxony. Which traps are defective and how high are the costs caused by defective steam traps? The apprentices used technology from the company Sonotec to assist them in answering these questions. The digital ultrasonic testing device supplied them with answers, which surprised everyone.

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Are You Managing by Leadership or Chaos? Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:05:00 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4194 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Are-You-Managing-by-Leadership-or-Chaos If priorities at a plant aren’t managed effectively, then chaos is in charge. Here are three questions to ask yourself about priorities at your plant:

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Battery Research Consortium Promises ‘Big Leap’ in Performance for Energy Storage Technology Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:42:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4190 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Battery-Research-Consortium-Promises-Big-Leap-in-Performance-for-Energy-Storage-Technology A global battery consortium charged with advancing lead battery technology has re-launched as it prepares to unveil a raft of new research designed to take the technology to the next level.

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Leading Omnibus Manufacturer EvoBus Started Using 3D Printing in Production Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:30:17 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4188 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Leading-Omnibus-Manufacturer-EvoBus-Started-Using-3D-Printing-in-Production EvoBus GmbH, a subsidiary of the Daimler Group, is one of the leading manufacturers in the global omnibus segment. In order to continue expanding its pioneering role in times of increasing competitive pressure, EvoBus decided to pursue two strategic aims: sustainably increase its profitability and enhance its capacity to innovate. Additive manufacturing and industrial 3D printing became their key tool in reaching these targets.

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3 Ways to Incorporate Ultrasound Into Lubrication Testing Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:44:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4186 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/3-Ways-to-Incorporate-Ultrasound-Into-Lubrication-Testing When a bearing lacks proper lubrication, damaging friction can occur. Ultrasound equipment allows inspections to read the decibel (dB) levels of under or over-lubricated bearings and alert maintenance personnel to adjust lubrication as needed. Decibel levels can also indicate when proper lubrication has been achieved (when the dB levels are steady and constant).

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The Space-Saving Wonder Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:21:03 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4177 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Space-Saving-Wonder Pyroelectric detectors are ideally suited for gas analysis. Until now, this has been complicated if many gases should be measured. There were often simply too few measuring channels for this purpose. The new LRM-278 from InfraTec combines eight channels in a TO8 housing with a diameter of 15.2 millimetres. As a result, the number of gases that can be measured with a single detector of this size has doubled in one fell swoop. 

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SDT340 with Ultranalysis 4.0: Detect, Trend, and Analyze Ultrasound and Vibration Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:53:05 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4175 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SDT340-with-Ultranalysis-4.0-Detect-Trend-and-Analyze-Ultrasound-and-Vibration The SDT340 Data Collector, together with UAS4.0 Analysis Software, is a versatile condition monitoring solution to advance asset reliability in any industry. Monitor the health of your machines, anticipate failures, and minimize energy waste by combining ultrasound, vibration, temperature and rotational speed data in one data collector. Master asset reliability with UAS4.0, our cross-platform, multi-technology software that manages and analyzes SDT340 data from your desktop, server, or in the cloud.

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SSAB Raahe to trial VR to improve workplace safety Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:55:21 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4173 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/SSAB-Raahe-to-trial-VR-to-improve-workplace-safety SSAB Raahe in Finland is to test the use of virtual reality to improve safety in maintenance work. Working in collaboration with Centria University of Applied Sciences in Ylivieska, SSAB Raahe has created a virtual model of the strip mill walking beam furnace, where slabs are heated for rolling. The model allows maintenance people to visit the maintenance area beforehand to identify potential safety issues.

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LKAB Invests in Pilot Plants for Phosphorus and Rare Earth Metals Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:44:05 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4169 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/LKAB-Invests-in-Pilot-Plants-for-Phosphorus-and-Rare-Earth-Metals - We are investing 45 million kronor in pilot plants as part of a pre-feasibility study to define a process that enables recycling of mine waste through innovative processing, producing critical raw materials. Lab tests conducted during the year confirmed that we can produce more phosphorus and rare earth metals than estimated, says President and Group CEO, Jan Moström.

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Critically Analyze Facility Communication to Identify Information Gaps and Compliance Needs Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:57:07 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4171 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Critically-Analyze-Facility-Communication-to-Identify-Information-Gaps-and-Compliance-Needs Graphic Products, a global leader in visual communication solutions for compliance and safety, offers a simple checklist to take the guesswork out of required signs and labels for general industry compliance. The downloadable  Facility Visual Communication Checklist  is an essential resource for performing a facility-wide evaluation of visual communication for compliance, safety, and efficiency. 

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How Smart Organisations Embrace Digital Transformation Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:28:43 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4167 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-Smart-Organisations-Embrace-Digital-Transformation In  a recent study by the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group , it was revealed that the construction and engineering (C&E) sector is one of the least productive due to outdated business models, strategies and capabilities that fail to recognise the value in emerging technologies.

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New Online Tool for Testing Organisations’ AI Maturity Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:05:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4160 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-Online-Tool-for-Testing-Organisations-AI-Maturity Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way society functions and opening up new business opportunities. AI is expected to increase automation and boost productivity. However, organisations should first understand their own readiness for taking advantage of AI. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (VTT) has developed an online tool that organisations can use to test their AI maturity.

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Efficiently Track Flange Inspections, Shutdowns, and Repairs Mon, 25 Feb 2019 21:55:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4158 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Efficiently-Track-Flange-Inspections-Shutdowns-and-Repairs Brady Corporation has developed a new, highly visible and reliable Flange tag with tearable components to easily track various stages of shutdowns, flange inspections, leak testing, and repairs.

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New Software Tool for Continuous Monitoring of the Environmental Loading of a Production Plant Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:20:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4165 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-Software-Tool-for-Continuous-Monitoring-of-the-Environmental-Loading-of-a-Production-Plant In the future, it will be possible to control a paper machine, for example, on the basis of its carbon footprint. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a software tool for on-line life cycle assessment that offers information to the operators of production equipment or an entire plant concerning the impacts of operational procedures on product-based environmental loading.

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Finland is Aiming for Pole Position in the Development of Autonomous Systems Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:11:35 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4162 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Finland-is-Aiming-for-Pole-Position-in-the-Development-of-Autonomous-Systems The global market for autonomous systems is growing quickly: an estimated EUR 76 billion will be spent on robotics by 2025. To keep pace with this development, Finland is launching RAAS, a new innovation ecosystem for autonomous systems. The aim is for RAAS to grow into one of the world’s leading development environments. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has given a government grant for the full launch of the innovation ecosystem.

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