Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Mon, 20 May 2019 22:26:26 +0300 Mon, 20 May 2019 22:26:26 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wärtsilä software will enable a new Simulation Centre to meet needs of cruise, ferry and superyacht clients Mon, 20 May 2019 22:26:26 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4409 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Wartsila-software-will-enable-a-new-Simulation-Centre-to-meet-needs-of-cruise-ferry-and-superyacht-clients The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply and configure the software solutions for a new, state-of-the-art, purpose built simulation centre.

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Safe chemical storage is essential for safety, health and business prosperity Thu, 16 May 2019 11:12:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4405 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Safe-chemical-storage-is-essential-for-safety-health-and-business-prosperity Many industries use and store dangerous chemicals, and the chemical waste produced. Storing these substances safely is essential to protect workers’ health, the environment, and the public from the effects of potential chemical spills and gas emissions. In this article the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health, EU-OSHA, gives tips on how to keep workers safe and healthy.

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Protecting workers from carcinogens and work-related cancer Thu, 16 May 2019 10:53:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4403 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Protecting-workers-from-carcinogens-and-work-related-cancer Exposure to carcinogens is estimated to be the leading cause of work-related deaths in the EU, responsible for nearly 80,000 deaths a year. Large numbers of workers are exposed to carcinogens, including those generated by work processes. 

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"Pulse production" opens for the manufacturing of specialty paper Wed, 15 May 2019 12:28:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4400 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Pulse-production-opens-for-the-manufacturing-of-specialty-paper Papermaking is about large volumes. The step from manufacturing in lab to industrial production therefore faces great challenges. Uncertainty regarding supply, demand and price often makes new concepts stick to the "valley of death". You don't want to build a factory until you know that everything works.

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Safe and sustainable airport maintenance with tractors Wed, 15 May 2019 10:57:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4396 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Safe-and-sustainable-airport-maintenance-with-tractors Robotic vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers are already a reality, but can the same idea be applied to a 7-ton machine clearing an airstrip from snow? Valtra and Nokian Tyres partnered up with three other Finnish companies for a joint proof-of-concept project at the European Union’s northernmost airport. 

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Satellites to keep an eye on polluters Thu, 09 May 2019 10:01:00 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4394 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Satellites-to-keep-an-eye-on-polluters A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is planning to use satellite imagery to precisely track the air pollution (including carbon emissions) coming out of every single power plant in the world, in real time.

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Pulp and paper industry can produce large quantities of green fuels through electro-fuel processes Mon, 06 May 2019 13:10:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4392 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Pulp-and-paper-industry-can-produce-large-quantities-of-green-fuels-through-electro-fuel-processes The Swedish pulp, chemical and paper industry could, with the right conditions, increase the production of renewable fuels/chemicals and at the same time take a more active role on the electricity market by electro-fuel production. This is shown by a research project performed by RISE, together with Södra, Nouryon and BillerudKorsnäs. 

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Biowaste ending up in mixed waste to be used to make road fuel Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:02:58 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4342 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Biowaste-ending-up-in-mixed-waste-to-be-used-to-make-road-fuel Finland generates an annual total of more than a million tonnes of mixed waste burnt at waste incineration plants. Together with the waste management company Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto owned by 17 municipalities in Southwestern Finland and the waste-to-energy company Lounavoima, Gasum is looking for a solution on how biowaste included in incinerable waste sent to an upcoming waste-to-energy plant could be utilized in biogas production.

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Sweden and France propose ban on over a thousand allergenic substances in textiles and leather Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:34:43 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4340 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Sweden-and-France-propose-ban-on-over-a-thousand-allergenic-substances-in-textiles-and-leather Sweden and France are proposing an EU ban on more than a thousand allergenic substances used in items such as clothing and shoes. According to the proposal, textile and leather items sold to consumers should not contain these substances at levels above certain content thresholds.

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OPTALIGN touch is “Product of the Year” - PRUFTECHNIK receives highest possible award Fri, 26 Apr 2019 08:43:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4338 https://www.maintworld.com/News/OPTALIGN-touch-is-Product-of-the-Year-PRUFTECHNIK-receives-highest-possible-award The US trade magazine PLANT ENGINEERING honors PRUFTECHNIK's OPTALIGN touch shaft alignment system "2018 Product of the Year". This is the highest distinction awarded by the trade Magazine.

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Maintenance Performance and its Measurements Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:11:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4334 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Maintenance-Performance-and-its-Measurements Maintenance performance can be difficult to measure.  But, measurements drive behavior and it is therefore important to think through what to measure.  The measurement should be designed in order to achieve the following:

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Highly Fire Retardant Coating from Biomaterials Developed by Finland's VTT Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:46:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4332 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Highly-Fire-Retardant-Coating-from-Biomaterials-Developed-by-Finland-s-VTT A spray- or brush-applied fire retardant coating made from nanocellulose is well suited for improving the fire properties of wood-based materials. It reduces the access of oxygen to the surface, thus significantly inhibiting combustion. Finland's VTT has found an effective production method for the coating through piloting and is currently seeking a partner to commercialise the technology.

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Statistics bulletin: energy and CO2 emissions in the OECD Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:17:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4330 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Statistics-bulletin-energy-and-CO2-emissions-in-the-OECD Across the OECD, emissions from electricity are decreasing due to stabilization of demand and penetration of low emitting sources, a report from the International Energy Agency reveals.

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Digital Scan of Notre Dame Offers Hope for its Restoration After Massive Fire Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:00:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4325 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Digital-Scan-of-Notre-Dame-Offers-Hope-for-its-Restoration-After-Massive-Fire The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the most iconic symbols of beauty and history in Paris, was engulfed in flames on Monday, leading to the collapse of part of its spire. Now experts say that an exact digital replica of the building, captured by an architectural historian called Andrew Tallon in 2015, means the iconic building could be restored to its former glory.

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NOTE and DeLaval Sign Electronics Manufacturing Accord Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:49:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4318 https://www.maintworld.com/News/NOTE-and-DeLaval-Sign-Electronics-Manufacturing-Accord NOTE and DeLaval have established a complete supply chain for electronics production. As of 2019, NOTE will become a strategic partner to DeLaval for industrialisation and manufacturing of PCBAs.

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Collaboration Between Gasum and Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management to Boost the Use of Biogas in Transport Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:39:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4317 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Collaboration-Between-Gasum-and-Tampere-Regional-Solid-Waste-Management-to-Boost-the-Use-of-Biogas-in-Transport Gasum and Tampere Regional Solid Waste Management have signed an agreement under which biogas produced at a new biogas plant constructed in Koukkujärvi, Nokia, Finland, will be sold to Gasum. The deal strengthens the use of biogas in transport and is a good example of regional circular economy.

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Wärtsilä High-Resolution Radar Increases Safety in Busy Ports Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:55:37 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4320 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Wartsila-High-Resolution-Radar-Increases-Safety-in-Busy-Ports Finland's  Wärtsilä has launched its RS24 high-resolution radar, the world’s first commercially available K-band maritime radar. 

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Dispelling the Legends of Maintenance Management Wed, 27 Mar 2019 22:11:10 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4309 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Dispelling-the-Legends-of-Maintenance-Management There are many legends surrounding maintenance management in plants. Often, the legends aren’t true, but people live with them because it is simply convenient or so ingrained that they don’t even realize it’s a legend. Plants must break the legends that exist in their organizations to gain improvements in equipment reliability and maintenance management. Some of the legends will be addressed in this article. You might become uncomfortable when you realize some of the legends are embedded in your organization.

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SDT International Wins Ninth BEMAS Digital Innovation Award Antwerp Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:16:59 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4307 https://www.maintworld.com/News/SDT-International-Wins-Ninth-BEMAS-Digital-Innovation-Award-Antwerp During the MAINTENANCE 2019 fair, BEMAS, the Belgian Maintenance Association vzw, presented the BEMAS Digital Innovation Award for the ninth time. SDT International could take the award home for their SDT340 with UAS 4.0. Applus+ and Semiotic Labs were the other finalists.

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Belgian Maintenance Association Launches Online Business Index European Maintenance Directory Wed, 27 Mar 2019 21:11:42 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4305 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Belgian-Maintenance-Association-Launches-Online-Business-Index-European-Maintenance-Directory BEMAS vzw, the Belgian Maintenance Association, has launched  a new website: the European Maintenance Directory, which can be reached at maintenance.directory. This unique online guide provides an overview of European companies active in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector.

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New modular software platform for digital ultrasonic testing device SONAPHONE Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:05:56 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4303 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-modular-software-platform-for-digital-ultrasonic-testing-device-SONAPHONE2 At this year’s ComVac, the leading international trade fair for compressed air and vacuum technology, ultras2ound 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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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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