Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:03:52 +0300 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:43:32 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Peab Builds Carbon Dioxide Neutral Factory for Komatsu Forest in Umeå Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:03:52 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4925 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Peab-Builds-Carbon-Dioxide-Neutral-Factory-for-Komatsu-Forest-in-Ume Peab has been commissioned to build a new factory with an accompanying office building where the next generation of forestry machines will be manufactured. The customer is Komatsu Forest AB and the contract is worth SEK 650 million.

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Transform Your Business, ICONICS' Newest Webcast Series Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:17:01 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4923 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Transform-Your-Business-ICONICS-Newest-Webcast-Series ICONICS is excited to announce its newest webcast series, Transform Your Business. Each of the 15 sessions will provide insight into ICONICS products, review solutions for your business and how they can impact your bottom line.

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Implementing Risk-based Work Selection Practices Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:10:07 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4921 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Implementing-Risk-based-Work-Selection-Practices Implementing Risk-based Work Selection practices for Shutdown Maintenance will increase plant utilization and reduce cost.

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Wärtsilä Advances Future Fuel Capabilities with First Ammonia Tests Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:02:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4915 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Wartsila-Advances-Future-Fuel-Capabilities-with-First-Ammonia-Tests Technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia. The research will help the company to prepare for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ultrasound Solutions Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:23:39 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4912 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Ultrasound-Solutions Ultrasound testing is a powerful solution for evaluating the condition of assets. The technology hears defects in the ultrasonic range and transfers these inaudible faults to low frequency sounds we can hear. Ultrasound signals from failing assets are measured, trended, and analyzed so we can execute an action plan that minimizes their impact.

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Estonia Makes Global Call to Combat Coronavirus via Hackathon Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:17:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4906 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Estonia-Makes-Global-Call-to-Combat-Coronavirus-via-Hackathon Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has made a global call to join the online hackathon community to stand up to the spread of coronavirus, Baltic News Service reports.

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NEFCO Teams with Altum to Solve Industrial Fouling Issues Globally Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:48:26 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4904 https://www.maintworld.com/News/NEFCO-Teams-with-Altum-to-Solve-Industrial-Fouling-Issues-Globally The  Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)  has signed a loan agreement with Altum Technologies for developing a software-guided power ultrasound technology in new markets.

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Global oil demand to decline this year because of the coronavirus Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:24:47 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4902 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Global-oil-demand-to-decline-this-year-because-of-the-coronavirus International Energy Agency, IEA, said it expects global oil demand to decline this year  – for the first time since 2009  – as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity.

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WHO: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 Fri, 06 Mar 2020 11:26:37 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4900 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/WHO-Getting-your-workplace-ready-for-COVID-19 In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Here are some tips on how to get your workplace prepared for COVID-19.

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Additive manufacturing – an important competence for the future Sun, 01 Mar 2020 22:00:43 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4898 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Additive-manufacturing-an-important-competence-for-the-future The development of additive manufacturing is proceeding at breakneck pace and the possibilities are enormous in both production and maintenance. But the technology is only really interesting when it is linked to other digital developments, says 3D expert Märtha Rehnberg.

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Selecting the Right Maintenance Method Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:48:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4895 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Selecting-the-Right-Maintenance-Method Step 2 in IDCON’s 3-step process for optimizing  Preventive Maintenance  is selecting the  Maintenance Method

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More Service for Customers in North America - InfraTec sales team strengthened by infrared technology expert Wed, 26 Feb 2020 22:26:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4891 https://www.maintworld.com/News/More-Service-for-Customers-in-North-America-InfraTec-sales-team-strengthened-by-infrared-technology-expert Given the widespread success of its pyroelectric detectors in the USA, Canada and Mexico, InfraTec is expanding its local presence. Justin Jensen will be joining the team as new Sales Manager East.

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How Predictive Maintenance Enhances Plant Safety without Sacrificing Productivity Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:24:09 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4886 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/How-Predictive-Maintenance-Enhances-Plant-Safety-without-Sacrificing-Productivity An effective predictive maintenance strategy leverages technology and analytic data to allow for optimized scheduling of corrective maintenance tasks. The goals of these programs are to reduce asset downtime, prevent unexpected failures, promote productivity and increase the safety of personnel.

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PRUFTECHNIK – a Fluke Reliability company Tue, 25 Feb 2020 18:47:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4881 https://www.maintworld.com/News/PRUFTECHNIK-a-Fluke-Reliability-company Fluke Reliability, a unit of US-based Fluke Group company, is the new umbrella brand of leading maintenance companies PRUFTECHNIK Dieter Busch GmbH, eMaint, and Fluke Connect. In essence, all three companies are optimally coordinated with each other, thereby offering all customers in the maintenance industry a decisive added value in the use of maintenance equipment, services, and software.

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Organizations Struggle With Security Post Digital Transformation, Study Shows Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:12:09 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4879 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Organizations-Struggle-With-Security-Post-Digital-Transformation-Study-Shows According to the 2020 Thales Data Threat Report organizations reached a global cloud tipping point causing them to struggle with security challenges of digital transformation (DX). Today, half (50%) of all corporate data is stored in the cloud and nearly half (48%) of that data is considered sensitive.

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The Countries Most at Risk of Cyber-Crime Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:45:03 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4877 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/The-Countries-Most-at-Risk-of-Cyber-Crime The severity of cyber-breaches has become more and more intense in recent years. As a result, security experts at Specops Software sought to find out which (Western) European countries are the most cyber-insecure for citizens.

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Tackling Water Shortages with a Smartphone Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:22:01 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4871 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Tackling-Water-Shortages-with-a-Smartphone Access to clean water remains a significant problem in Africa, yet smartphones are widespread throughout the continent today. Introducing mobile payment to solar-powered water purification units combines the challenge and solution, making Solar Water ATMs a business opportunity for impact investors.

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Unlocking desalination with solar energy Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:01:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4867 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Unlocking-desalination-with-solar-energy A mechanical engineer from Northumbria University in the UK has won a prestigious award after developing an innovative process to turn seawater into clean, safe drinking water, using solar energy.

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Recruiting talented students and graduates helps build a pipeline of future leaders Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:46:40 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4863 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Recruiting-talented-students-and-graduates-helps-build-a-pipeline-of-future-leaders The leading food-on-the-go retailer has worked with Northumbria over several years, taking on student placements and employing the University’s graduates. Many of these recruits have gone on to secure permanent employment with Greggs and are progressing swiftly into increasingly senior positions. Newcastle-based Greggs believes the success they have had from this relationship with Northumbria, in terms of people development and leadership succession planning, could be copied by other companies.

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Pro Tip: Measuring a Bearing Condition without a Vibration Analyst Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:54:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4860 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Pro-Tip-Measuring-a-Bearing-Condition-without-a-Vibration-Analyst Scenario:

You are the Reliability Engineer responsible for developing an in-house condition based PM program.  One item you’re monitoring is an important process fan. This fan is located on a large cooling bed for spray-dried materials and is running 24/7.

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IDCON consultants become Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) Wed, 29 Jan 2020 21:34:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4854 https://www.maintworld.com/News/IDCON-consultants-become-Certified-Asset-Management-Assessor-CAMA IDCON Inc. announced five of their consultants have passed the Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) exam in December and have received their official CAMA certificates.

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Trends in the Digital Age Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:01:28 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4852 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Trends-in-the-Digital-Age The automation of processes is nothing new these days. Buzzwords like digital transformation, chatbots, matching technologies, robot recruiting, and the like are on everyone’s tongues.

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Using Ultrasound to Enhance Energy Efficiency Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:15:22 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4850 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Using-Ultrasound-to-Enhance-Energy-Efficiency One of today’s greatest challenges for maintenance & reliability teams is to improve energy efficiency - high energy prices and global competition dictate a need to reduce energy waste and improve system efficiencies whenever possible. A major contributor to energy waste is leaks: both in compressed air systems and steam traps. Ultrasound inspection instruments can easily detect these leaks, leading to potential energy savings.

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Prevent workplace incidents with vehicle camera systems Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:53:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4848 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Prevent-workplace-incidents-with-vehicle-camera-systems Each year, 1,300 people in Britain suffer life-changing injuries as a result of a lift truck accident. Forklifts are the most dangerous form of workplace transport and account for 25 percent of workplace transport injuries.

  

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Polaris Market Research: Fall Protection Equipment Market Size Worth 2.9 Billion USD by 2026 Mon, 27 Jan 2020 19:11:44 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4845 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Polaris-Market-Research-Fall-Protection-Equipment-Market-Size-Worth-2.9-Billion-USD-by-2026 The global  fall protection equipment market  size is expected to reach USD 2.9 billion by 2026 according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. 

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Better data collection from hazardous areas Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:08:04 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4837 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Better-data-collection-from-hazardous-areas SKF has gained hazardous area approval for its QuickCollect sensor, which collects vibration and temperature data. The new approval, to both European and International standards, allows the sensor to be used in places that would previously have required a ‘hot work’ permit.

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3D printers can revolutionise the maintenance industry Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:27:17 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4834 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/3D-printers-can-revolutionise-the-maintenance-industry They don’t look all that amazing. Small, white plastic boxes with a rotating object in the middle. But they are creating a revolution in maintenance. Smart maintenance is being developed on all fronts at Volvo Cars. An important part of this is 3D printers.

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Wärtsilä offers offshore sector up to six months operating without planned onboard maintenance Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:29:41 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4832 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Wartsila-offers-offshore-sector-up-to-six-months-operating-without-planned-onboard-maintenance Technology group Wärtsilä has introduced an agreement-based Power Solution for new normally unattended offshore installations (NUIs). The solution provides the asset with up to six months of operating time without planned maintenance activity onboard, thus enabling significant cost savings. The power solution that can be tailored according to the requirements of each individual installation and is supplied together with a power system, including high-efficiency Wärtsilä DF (dual-fuel) engines, generators, and auxiliary systems.

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Vestas to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:22:43 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4830 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Vestas-to-produce-zero-waste-wind-turbines-by-2040 Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems A/S has announced its intention to produce zero-waste wind turbines by 2040.

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Li-Cycle: Recycled lithium battery materials sent to first commercial customer Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:59:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4826 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Li-Cycle-Recycled-lithium-battery-materials-sent-to-first-commercial-customer Canada-based start-up Li-Cycle has claimed a victory in commercialising its lithium battery recycling processes, with a shipment sent to a customer just before the end of last year.

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