Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:09:58 +0300 Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:12:16 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Top 5 Modern Maintenance Technologies For Optimizing Maintenance Work Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:09:58 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6230 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Top-5-Modern-Maintenance-Technologies-For-Optimizing-Maintenance-Work Digital technology revolutionizes maintenance strategies across industries by providing several automation tools and simplifying workflow management. Production assets are getting more interconnected as modern maintenance technologies find their way into the plant floor, facilities, and mobile equipment. Companies are leveraging digital technologies to combat predominant maintenance challenges, control maintenance costs, and enhance the quality of maintenance work.

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How To Ensure That Everyone In Your Business Is Participating In Sustainable Practices Fri, 02 Sep 2022 15:37:39 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6225 https://www.maintworld.com/News/How-To-Ensure-That-Everyone-In-Your-Business-Is-Participating-In-Sustainable-Practices Sustainability is one of the most talked-about aspects of modern business. It is now more important than ever to get everyone in your company on board with sustainable business practices, and that job falls squarely on the shoulders of the company leader.

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How Equipment Design Impacts Maintenance Requirements Fri, 19 Aug 2022 07:40:58 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6223 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-Equipment-Design-Impacts-Maintenance-Requirements Many businesses rely on a range of equipment in order to function. The breakdown of equipment can be costly for any business. It has been estimated that   downtime can cost a facility anything from 5 to 20 percent of lost productivity. Even more worrying is the fact that as many as 80 percent of industrial facilities cannot accurately estimate how much their downtimes actually cost them.

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The First Commercial Sand-based Thermal Energy Storage in the World Is in Operation Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:29:40 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6221 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/The-First-Commercial-Sand-based-Thermal-Energy-Storage-in-the-World-Is-in-Operation Polar Night Energy’s first commercial sand-based high temperature heat storage is now in operation at Vatajankoski power plant area. The heat storage, which has a hundred tons of sand inside, is producing low emission district heating to the city of Kankaanpää in Western Finland. BBC made a story about Polar Night Energy’s heat storage solution.

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Remote Diagnostics Market: New Product Launches to Make Automotive Maintenance Considerably Seamless Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:46:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6219 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Remote-Diagnostics-Market-New-Product-Launches-to-Make-Automotive-Maintenance-Considerably-Seamless There has been a remarkable growth in the remote diagnostics across the globe, owing to the rising concerns among people related to maintenance downtime in automotive vehicles around the world. The automotive industry has gone through revolutionary transformations over the past couple of years due to the presence and rapid adoption of innovative technologies and advanced features in vehicles. 

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4 Wrong Ways to Reduce Maintenance Operating Costs Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:39:47 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6217 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/4-Wrong-Ways-to-Reduce-Maintenance-Operating-Costs Companies enhance their productivity and profitability by performing appropriate maintenance on their physical assets. The assets need to operate optimally and be available throughout production cycles. Most organizations optimize their maintenance programs to lower maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) costs. Excessive expenditure on equipment maintenance results in lower profit margins. 

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5 Ways to Improve Warehouse Inventory Operations Tue, 02 Aug 2022 09:59:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6208 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/5-Ways-to-Improve-Warehouse-Inventory-Operations Warehouse inventory operations drive the success and health of any business that sells or utilizes goods. Without the warehouse team, everything falls apart, leaving you with no way to generate reliable revenue. The turmoil of the past few years has caused many companies to focus on products and inventory themselves while letting some management and warehouse functionality slip. Now, ahead of peak season, is the perfect time for companies to refocus, prioritize the people running their warehouses, and reinstate practices designed to grease the wheels and ensure long-term success.

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When Should You Send Maintenance Workers For Additional Training Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:43:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6198 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/When-Should-You-Send-Maintenance-Workers-For-Additional-Training The upskilling of maintenance workers should be one of the most important and ongoing functions of any facilities management.

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Trends in Mine Maintenance Technology Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:57:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6194 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Trends-in-Mine-Maintenance-Technology Today, the emerging digital technologies empowered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are transforming the Swedish mining industry where failure is not an option owing to severe downtime costs. Such costs can be as high as 30-40 percent of the total equipment operating costs  

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Towards Sustainability with an Autonomous Industry Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:51:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6193 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Towards-Sustainability-with-an-Autonomous-Industry When moving towards a green and sustainable industry, companies have two kinds of goals. On the one hand, companies save resources and strive for carbon neutrality in their own processes and supply chains. On the other hand, industry must be able to produce climate-neutral products based on the circular economy, which are urgently needed to mitigate climate change.

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To Repair or to Redesign? Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:26:49 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6188 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/To-Repair-or-to-Redesign The importance of materials technology usually only becomes clear when something goes wrong, such as if a component fails during a production process or breaks under wear. The number one question should be “how do we prevent this from happening again”. 

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Digitalisation Redefines Plant Management and Monitoring Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:43:17 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6192 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Digitalisation-Redefines-Plant-Management-and-Monitoring Assessment of plants by combining periodic inspections with continuous and permanent monitoring and the use of suitable algorithms can help to make the most of existing tolerance ranges in operation. 

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Global Construction Costs Set to Remain High in 2023 Wed, 15 Jun 2022 12:08:01 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6146 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Global-Construction-Costs-Set-to-Remain-High-in-2023 The global rebound in construction activity is set to continue over the coming years, supported by a wave of publicly funded infrastructure projects. This investment is coming at a time when global supply chain disruptions are hampering the delivery of construction materials, and tight labour markets are limiting the supply of labour.

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Disciplined and Smart Asset and Maintenance Management in Iceland Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:21:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6185 https://www.maintworld.com/EFNMS/Disciplined-and-Smart-Asset-and-Maintenance-Management-in-Iceland Asset and maintenance management has always been important for Iceland – a small, isolated nation, involved with fishing in open seas, power production, and heavy industry, to name few areas of concern. 

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The Icelandic Maintenance Association Looks to Strengthen Education in the Field Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:23:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6186 https://www.maintworld.com/EFNMS/The-Icelandic-Maintenance-Association-Looks-to-Strengthen-Education-in-the-Field The Icelandic Maintenance Association (EVS) members appreciate EVS for emphasizing collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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Process Safety as an Integral Part of Overall Safety Management Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:25:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6187 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Process-Safety-as-an-Integral-Part-of-Overall-Safety-Management Process Safety as an Integral Part of Overall Safety Management

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Sand-Based Heat Storages are a Hot Topic Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:29:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6189 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Sand-Based-Heat-Storages-are-a-Hot-Topic We need new ways to store large amounts of energy. One solution is sand-based heat storage. 

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Driving Evolution for Preventative Maintenance Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:37:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6190 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Driving-Evolution-for-Preventative-Maintenance Maintenance digitalisation is a solid investment in productivity and profitability for manufacturers. And, as affordability and accessibility rise, the industry has begun to look at digitalisation in a new light. 

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A Heat Pump Plant Turns the Carbon Footprint of Textile Fibre Production Negative Tue, 31 May 2022 11:56:34 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6126 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/A-Heat-Pump-Plant-Turns-the-Carbon-Footprint-of-Textile-Fibre-Production-Negative The carbon footprint of SPINNOVA textile fibre is already 72 percent lower than that of conventionally produced cotton. With the AmbiHeat heat pump plant and an energy ecosystem, each produced kilogram of textile fibre reduces overall CO2 emissions.

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Why Maintenance Visual Inspections Will Never Go Out Of Style Wed, 25 May 2022 12:23:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6124 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Why-Maintenance-Visual-Inspections-Will-Never-Go-Out-Of-Style Visual inspection is one of the most basic and oldest maintenance interventions. Skilled technicians traverse facilities to identify structural flaws, surface wear and tear, cracks, leakages, corrosion, buckling of welds and other structural members. The main goal of visual inspection is to identify defects that may impede the performance of an asset. After recognizing the flaws, technicians take the initiative to fix them before they worsen and result in asset damage or accidents. 

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AstraZeneca: “A single error can be fatal” Mon, 23 May 2022 15:02:38 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6122 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/AstraZeneca-A-single-error-can-be-fatal “To err is human,” or so they say. But that makes no sense in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Metsä Fibre to join Maintenance Operations to its Own Organisation Tue, 17 May 2022 17:11:39 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6119 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Metsa-Fibre-to-join-Maintenance-Operations-to-its-Own-Organisation Metsä Fibre, part of Finnish forestry group Metsä Group, will take over the maintenance operations of its production units as part of its own organisation. At present, the maintenance of the company’s pulp mills and the Rauma sawmill in Finland has been outsourced to the maintenance company Oy Botnia Mill Service Ab, which is jointly owned by Metsä Fibre Oy and Caverion Oyj.

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Volvo Trucks Opens Battery Plant in Belgium Tue, 17 May 2022 16:58:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6117 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Volvo-Trucks-Opens-Battery-Plant-in-Belgium Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.

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Epiroc to Relocate Operations from Japan to China Tue, 17 May 2022 16:52:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6115 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Epiroc-to-Relocate-Operations-from-Japan-to-China Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, will relocate the production and development of drill rigs for surface construction from Japan to its facility in Nanjing, China. The production facility in Yokohama, Japan, has been sold and will be closed.  

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EU Project Helps Strengthen Transition to a Circular Economy Through Tracking of Critical Raw Materials Wed, 20 Apr 2022 16:33:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6113 https://www.maintworld.com/News/EU-Project-Helps-Strengthen-Transition-to-a-Circular-Economy-Through-Tracking-of-Critical-Raw-Materials A new three-year EIT RawMaterials funded scheme, known as CSyARES (Circular System for Assessing Rare Earth Sustainability), will help companies improve the transparency and sustainability of their supply chains when it comes to critical materials.

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3 Most Common Troubleshooting Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them) Wed, 20 Apr 2022 16:10:26 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6111 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/3-Most-Common-Troubleshooting-Mistakes-And-How-To-Avoid-Them Equipment troubleshooting can be both an art and a science at the same time. If taken to the next level, a systematic approach to troubleshooting can elevate it beyond just trial-and-error and into a streamlined process to identify and rectify adverse conditions. When executed correctly, troubleshooting can help plant maintenance operations overcome work order backlog, lost production, and safety and compliance issues much more efficiently.

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6 Steps Every Manufacturer Must Take to Develop a Digital Transformation Strategy Successfully Fri, 08 Apr 2022 15:35:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6107 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/6-Steps-Every-Manufacturer-Must-Take-to-Develop-a-Digital-Transformation-Strategy-Successfully If you haven't considered going digital in your manufacturing operations, it's probably just a matter of time until you do. Since digital technologies are making historic changes across industries, it has become impossible to avoid digital transformation. Organizations have little choice but to evolve and adopt these technologies, or they stand the risk of not surviving the future. 

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The Do's And Don'ts Of Equipment Failure Analysis Wed, 30 Mar 2022 09:00:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6105 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Do-s-And-Don-ts-Of-Equipment-Failure-Analysis Despite effective maintenance and reliability systems, in-service equipment failures still occur. While the failure may not be catastrophic or impact safety, equipment unable to perform within design specification has important cost implications for business from excessive maintenance spending and production losses.

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More efficient perovskite-based solar cells thanks to supramolecular chemistry Fri, 25 Mar 2022 14:54:30 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6101 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/More-efficient-perovskite-based-solar-cells-thanks-to-supramolecular-chemistry Supramolecular chemistry that deals with multimolecular systems, and in particular halogen bonding, can help improve the performance of perovskite-based solar cells, enabling them to achieve high levels of efficiency and high stability. This is the conclusion of researchers at the Politecnico di Milano who have published their study in the prestigious Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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Semcon in new autonomous vehicle project in the Port of Gävle, Sweden Fri, 25 Mar 2022 13:54:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6099 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Semcon-in-new-autonomous-vehicle-project-in-the-Port-of-Gavle-Sweden This autumn, Semcon will be conducting a new feasibility study for Yilport to investigate how transport flows in the Port of Gävle can be made more efficient. Autonomous vehicles enable logistics processes to be automated, which reduces costs while also improving safety and quality.

 

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