Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:22:25 +0300 Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:23:23 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification We Live in Challenging Times Wed, 06 Oct 2021 12:22:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5837 https://www.maintworld.com/News/We-Live-in-Challenging-Times The aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic makes it abundantly clear that we are living in a VUCA-world*. 

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October kicks off the European Union’s 9th annual European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) Wed, 06 Oct 2021 11:57:42 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5835 https://www.maintworld.com/News/October-kicks-off-the-European-Union-s-9th-annual-European-Cybersecurity-Month-ECSM Each year, for the entire month of October, the ECSM brings together EU citizens, Member States, the European Commission, EU bodies, and governmental organisations, the private sector and academia to promote healthy cybersecurity habits.

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Competence and Skills in the Era of Industry 4.0 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 20:35:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5833 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Competence-and-Skills-in-the-Era-of-Industry-4.02 Digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and IoT transform the industrial landscape at a breath-taking pace. The technological development is rapid, but the successful application also requires human skills and capabilities. What are the most topical issues that should be included in the curriculum of newcomers and for those already in the profession?

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Reliability is About Two Things! Mon, 04 Oct 2021 20:23:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5828 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reliability-is-About-Two-Things Have you ever experienced a Reliability and Maintenance Improvement Project where it feels like you are drowning? High level project plans, a lot of meetings and the latest buzzwords being thrown around to describe what you should do. Sound familiar?

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Higher energy efficiency - an imperative from the current sustainability megatrend Mon, 04 Oct 2021 19:10:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5819 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Higher-energy-efficiency-an-imperative-from-the-current-sustainability-megatrend According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), electricity demand will increase by up to more than 60 percent in the current decade, depending on the region.

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The ABCs of Leadership: For times of uncertainty and change Mon, 04 Oct 2021 16:05:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5815 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-ABCs-of-Leadership-For-times-of-uncertainty-and-change Life in 2021 is starting to resemble the opening of the Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it the worst of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness”.

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Are Any of These Elements Holding Back Your Maintenance Improvement Strategy? A look at five common trouble areas that derail reliability Mon, 04 Oct 2021 15:35:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5811 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Are-Any-of-These-Elements-Holding-Back-Your-Maintenance-Improvement-Strategy-A-look-at-five-common-trouble-areas-that-derail-reliability Over the last 15 plus years, I have watched many organizations both flounder and succeed at maintenance and reliability improvement. I have witnessed many spend considerable effort without creating the return on investment that they promised their stakeholders. In my opinion, there are 5 very common reasons that these experiences demonstrated success, or failure. 

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How Water Kills Bearings Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:28:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5805 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-Water-Kills-Bearings Out of all contaminants known to affect bearing life, water arguably does the most harm. It only takes a small amount to lessen the oil’s ability to properly do its job, creating friction, oxidation and more. 

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"Siri for industry is on its way" Mon, 04 Oct 2021 12:02:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5792 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Siri-for-industry-is-on-its-way We are no longer surprised when we see people talking to Alexa or Siri in plain English. Having a digital industry assistant is only a matter of time.  But first, we need a team effort to build a corpus!

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One of the Keys to a Successful Reliability Implementation Mon, 04 Oct 2021 10:28:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5783 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/One-of-the-Keys-to-a-Successful-Reliability-Implementation It is always encouraging when research “proves” that your long-held beliefs are correct. We asked the maintenance, reliability, and condition monitoring community about their reliability improvement program via a detailed survey.

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US National Manufacturing Day Highlights Recycling’s Sustaining Role Fri, 01 Oct 2021 16:54:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5777 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/US-National-Manufacturing-Day-Highlights-Recycling-s-Sustaining-Role Each year the recycling industry in the United States manufactures 130 million metric tons of material into commodities that are used in new products. In recognition of the industry’s contributions to American manufacturing, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) joins in the celebration of National Manufacturing Day. 

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9 Buying Tips for Acoustic Imaging Cameras Thu, 30 Sep 2021 17:19:00 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5774 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/9-Buying-Tips-for-Acoustic-Imaging-Cameras Each year our condition monitoring world experiences innovation at some level, be it great or small. Even through a pandemic, leading tech companies continue to transform their solutions for the greater good of reliability. A recent example is the arrival of Acoustic Imaging Camera technology, also known as ultrasonic imagers. 

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3 Ways In Which Manufacturers Can Manage Their MRO Inventory Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:18:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5760 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/3-Ways-In-Which-Manufacturers-Can-Manage-Their-MRO-Inventory Modern facilities are focused on streamlining production processes while lowering operational costs and eliminating equipment downtime. Managing inventory for different departments within an organization can be nerve-racking. 

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Competence and Skills in the Era of Industry 4.0 Tue, 28 Sep 2021 17:11:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5758 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Competence-and-Skills-in-the-Era-of-Industry-4.0 Digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and IoT transform the industrial landscape at a breath-taking pace. Technological development is rapid but successful application also requires human skills and capabilities. What are the most topical issues that should be included in the curriculum of the newcomers and for those already in the profession?

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Ovako’s steel production to be carbon-neutral from January 2022 Tue, 28 Sep 2021 13:59:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5756 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Ovako-s-steel-production-to-be-carbon-neutral-from-January-2022 Ovako continues to lead the way in sustainable steel production, including an innovative approach to heating steel with fossil-free hydrogen. The company is now taking the next step by adopting carbon-neutral steel production from January 1, 2022.

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Climate change poses significant and increasing risks to aviation in the years ahead, report shows Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:58:42 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5748 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Climate-change-poses-significant-and-increasing-risks-to-aviation-in-the-years-ahead-report-shows A report carried out by Egis and the UK Met Office on behalf of EUROCONTROL assesses how existing weather trends have impacted aviation in recent years, factoring in climate change impacts that are emerging faster than expected. 

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New service for monitoring forest carbon balance Wed, 08 Sep 2021 14:39:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5746 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/New-service-for-monitoring-forest-carbon-balance Forests play a key role in reducing the effects of climate change. Forest Carbon Monitoring (FCM) is a project led by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and financed by the European Space Agency ESA, aiming to create a new forest carbon service for forest operators’ needs.

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The European Decontamination Industry Report 2021 is already available Wed, 08 Sep 2021 12:44:37 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5744 https://www.maintworld.com/News/The-European-Decontamination-Industry-Report-2021-is-already-available The European Decontamination Industry Report 2021, a new edition of EDI’s industry sector, is now available for online consultation and accessible from all types of devices.

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Riventa maximises output for Hydro Fri, 27 Aug 2021 10:05:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5742 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Riventa-maximises-output-for-Hydro For a major water supplier in England, Riventa have been monitoring a hydro-turbine to see if its maximum possible electrical output was being maintained.

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Nordic Iron Ore appoints ABB to provide automation and electrification planning for Blötberget mine in Sweden Thu, 26 Aug 2021 14:42:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5739 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Nordic-Iron-Ore-appoints-ABB-to-provide-automation-and-electrification-planning-for-Blotberget-mine-in-Sweden Nordic Iron Ore has appointed ABB to scope process control and management systems for a future-proof and fully-digitalized mining operation at the Blötberget iron ore mine.

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5 Tips For Improving The Quality Of Performed Maintenance Work Thu, 26 Aug 2021 13:03:39 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5736 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/5-Tips-For-Improving-The-Quality-Of-Performed-Maintenance-Work Maintenance guarantees the availability and reliability of production facilities and equipment. Slight breakdowns or production stops can plunge a company into irreversible financial losses. By adopting a specific maintenance strategy, a company can improve the safety of its operations, monitor compliance with statutory regulation, and improve the overall equipment efficiency (OEE).

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ENERGY SAVING 4.0 Wed, 25 Aug 2021 22:50:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5734 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/ENERGY-SAVING-4.0 It has become almost common to say that leak detection on a compressed air system can mean big money! Who hasn't seen these tags indicating the presence of a leak in a system? And then? Well, nothing ... because of the lack of a proper action plan.

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Operations and Maintenance teams can be more efficient and less reactive Wed, 25 Aug 2021 22:25:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5728 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Operations-and-Maintenance-teams-can-be-more-efficient-and-less-reactive IDCON Inc, leader in Reliability and Maintenance Management, has launched a new online training for Work Management Planning and Scheduling. Its goal is to get operations and maintenance teams in sync, become more productive, and have less reactive maintenance. The self-paced, online training is fast, efficient and includes all the essential Work Management knowledge that maintenance and operations professionals need.

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Last chance to enter the Asset Performance Awards Thu, 19 Aug 2021 16:10:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5726 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Last-chance-to-enter-the-Asset-Performance-Awards On the 27th of October, BEMAS - the Belgian Maintenance Association, organises the Asset Performance Awards to highlight achievements in maintenance and asset management. Asset owners and service providers can participate in three categories: “Asset Performance 4.0” for digital achievements, “Best Improvement” for the implementation of best practices, and “Technical Team of the Year”.

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Understanding The Hidden Costs Of (Not Doing) Maintenance Wed, 11 Aug 2021 13:39:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5724 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Understanding-The-Hidden-Costs-Of-Not-Doing-Maintenance Little or no maintenance contributes to equipment downtime and failure. As a result, organizations fail to meet their production quotas, directly hurting their profitability. 

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Rotating Assets with Fewer Spare Parts - It Is Possible Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:41:42 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5711 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Rotating-Assets-with-Fewer-Spare-Parts-It-Is-Possible During my 16-year career with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, I learned and experienced that having the right spare parts available or not affects the availability of technical systems. Aircraft stood still at Volkel Air Base due to a shortage of spare parts, while those in Kleine-Brogel in Belgium (68 km south) were in stock. For so-called consumables, I exchanged parts monthly with my Belgian colleagues. As a result, we solved each other's shortages and improved the availability of spare parts and thus the deployability of the aircraft.

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Hydrogen – an Increasingly Important Part of the Green Transition Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:15:46 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5708 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Hydrogen-an-Increasingly-Important-Part-of-the-Green-Transition The ongoing global discussion of how to solve energy storage, would find a great solution in hydrogen technology.

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4 Tips For Streamlining the Diagnose and Repair Process Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:11:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5707 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/4-Tips-For-Streamlining-the-Diagnose-and-Repair-Process The ability to detect anomalies, establish equipment defects, pinpoint the root cause of failure, and implement timely repairs directly affects equipment uptime, maintenance workloads, and production schedules. Maintenance teams rely on equipment operation data and regular inspections to perform corrective measures and streamline workflows.

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United Utilities trials Samotics’ AI-based smart monitoring system to optimise pump efficiency and reliability Thu, 24 Jun 2021 18:29:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5705 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/United-Utilities-trials-Samotics-AI-based-smart-monitoring-system-to-optimise-pump-efficiency-and-reliability Samotics, a leading provider of AI-driven industrial analytics for asset performance management, has been selected for a 12-month trial by United Utilities Group PLC, one of the UK’s largest water and wastewater companies, to improve the reliability and efficiency of its operations. The trial emerged from United Utilities’ CEO Challenge initiative, in which teams of graduates in different business areas work together to find innovative solutions to business issues, such as maintenance excellence and minimising environmental impact. 

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NSK training resolves bearing failures at steel plant Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:25:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5698 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/NSK-training-resolves-bearing-failures-at-steel-plant Unaware that rod mill chocks had been fitted with the incorrect spacers, maintenance technicians at the plant of a steel manufacturer were facing regular bearing failures and the need to source high-cost urgent replacements.

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