Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Wed, 25 May 2022 12:23:06 +0300 Wed, 25 May 2022 12:23:06 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 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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Climate change rarely addressed at work places from the viewpoint of occupational safety Thu, 24 Mar 2022 13:28:53 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6090 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Climate-change-rarely-addressed-at-work-places-from-the-viewpoint-of-occupational-safety Climate change is visible in workplaces, but an invisible subject when it comes to occupational safety and health, according to a study performed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and Centre for Occupational Safety.

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Mineral processing facility in Finland set to increase vanadium production for Europe Thu, 24 Mar 2022 12:45:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6087 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Mineral-processing-facility-in-Finland-set-to-increase-vanadium-production-for-Europe An EIT RawMaterials supported joint venture in Finland between two Australian project development companies, Critical Metals Ltd and Neometals Ltd paves the way for a significant increase in high purity vanadium production in Europe for use in grid scale vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs), specialty steel applications and next generation lithium vanadium cells.

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STRING Facilitates Green Transition in the European Transport Sector Wed, 23 Mar 2022 16:46:23 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6081 https://www.maintworld.com/News/STRING-Facilitates-Green-Transition-in-the-European-Transport-Sector Local and regional governments in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway together with six private companies have applied for EU/CEF funding to support a connected network of hydrogen fuelling stations from Hamburg to Oslo. 

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The Digital Butterfly Effect on Maintenance Prediction is very difficult, especially the future! Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:49:54 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6073 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Digital-Butterfly-Effect-on-Maintenance-Prediction-is-very-difficult-especially-the-future Maintenance engineers, managers and researchers agree that predicting the future state of a system or equipment is the holy grail of maintenance and has a long-lasting impact on the system performance and the outcome of the business. 

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Improving Safety by Using Ultrasound for Gas Leak Detection Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:32:05 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6070 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Improving-Safety-by-Using-Ultrasound-for-Gas-Leak-Detection Leaks can form practically anywhere in a plant. Detecting and repairing these leaks is extremely important in any industrial facility. Some gases, when leaking, can present a serious safety hazard, especially flammable gases. Ultrasound technology is one of the best tools available to detect even very small leaks. We will explain in this article how Ultrasound can be used to detect gas leaks and avoid safety issues.

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Reliable Monitoring of Pressurised Components Creep-fatigue life prediction in flexible plant operation Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:19:18 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6067 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Reliable-Monitoring-of-Pressurised-Components-Creep-fatigue-life-prediction-in-flexible-plant-operation Metal components in chemical plants are often exposed to high temperatures or cyclic pressure and temperature loads, making them increasingly vulnerable to material fatigue. Consequently, the longer the service life of a component, the higher the risk of its failure and of production losses. What is needed, therefore, is a method for quick and realistic analysis of the component condition to enable timely intervention and optimum planning of maintenance measures to be effected.

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Confucius – the Maintenance Manager Sharing KPIs leads to improvement Wed, 23 Mar 2022 12:57:00 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6062 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Confucius-the-Maintenance-Manager-Sharing-KPIs-leads-to-improvement Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, taught us an important lesson in regard to cooperation, leadership and growth: ‘Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand’. Confucius died in 479 BC, so this was not about data, KPI insights and asset performance. However, it is well worth to philosophise about this.

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Teaching and Learning Energy-Efficiency Wed, 23 Mar 2022 12:48:48 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6060 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Teaching-and-Learning-Energy-Efficiency Energy solutions and energy efficiency is a megatrend that cuts across the entire technology education industry. 

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Reliability in Maintenance: 6 Steps to Unlocking Equipment Potential While Operating in Challenging Environments Wed, 23 Mar 2022 12:21:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6056 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reliability-in-Maintenance-6-Steps-to-Unlocking-Equipment-Potential-While-Operating-in-Challenging-Environments The oil and gas (O&G) industry, like other sectors, is challenged to ensure the flawless execution of critical business processes by operating technological assets at the highest levels of reliability. In this drive to excel, failure can come at an extremely high cost, risking the loss of revenue, equipment, or at worst, human life.

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The significance of Maintenance Body of Knowledge Wed, 23 Mar 2022 11:48:39 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6046 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-significance-of-Maintenance-Body-of-Knowledge The Maintenance Body of Knowledge (BoK) is an EFNMS initiative (European Federation of National Maintenance Societies) to describe the maintenance landscape, i.e., its scope, boundaries, content as well as its relationship to other domains. It constitutes a catalogue of maintenance knowledge including industrial issues, methods, techniques, practices, etc., in relation to the activities concerned.

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Modern Production Lines from Industrial Side Streams Wed, 23 Mar 2022 11:31:50 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6041 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Modern-Production-Lines-from-Industrial-Side-Streams Organic biomass side streams are waste materials that are formed in numerous industries. They can, however, also provide remarkable raw material sources, processed into useful products by micro-organisms and their enzymes. This sustainable approach makes it increasingly economic to treat the past, present and future wastes as valuable resources, not just tedious or costly objects.

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The Hellenic Maintenance Society of Greece emphasizes the social role of maintenance Wed, 23 Mar 2022 11:17:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6034 https://www.maintworld.com/EFNMS/The-Hellenic-Maintenance-Society-of-Greece-emphasizes-the-social-role-of-maintenance The Hellenic Maintenance Society (HMS) is headed by an experienced chairman, Mr. George Effraimidis, who has worked in the maintenance industry for over 25 years. As he claims, the maintenance sector characterises him from the professional point of view.

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New European Network for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals Wed, 23 Mar 2022 16:29:48 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6075 https://www.maintworld.com/News/New-European-Network-for-the-Assessment-of-Risk-from-Chemicals The EU is launching the Partnership for the Assessment of Risk from Chemicals (PARC) programme with a focus on chemical risk assessment. 

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Underhållsmässan Moved to a New Date Wed, 23 Mar 2022 16:50:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6083 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Underh-llsmassan-Moved-to-a-New-Date Due to Covid19-restrictions the new dates for Underhållsmässan have been set to 31 May – 3 June 2022. The event will be held in in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Global Digital Twins Market to Reach US$35.5 Billion by the Year 2026 Wed, 23 Mar 2022 16:42:28 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6078 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Global-Digital-Twins-Market-to-Reach-US-35.5-Billion-by-the-Year-2026 Digital twin technology is an advanced concept that bridges the gap between digital and physical worlds to help users coordinate and consolidate product lifecycle management.

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It is Certain that Nothing is Certain Wed, 23 Mar 2022 18:39:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6085 https://www.maintworld.com/News/It-is-Certain-that-Nothing-is-Certain The energy strategies of many countries and economies will see a switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in the decades to come. Dramatic developments in the situation in Eastern Europe will have fundamental consequences for energy supplies and prices. 

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Hydrogen Generation Market Size Worth $184.23 Billion By 2028 Wed, 23 Mar 2022 16:39:47 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6077 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Hydrogen-Generation-Market-Size-Worth-184.23-Billion-By-2028 The global hydrogen generation market size is expected to reach USD 184.23 billion by 2028 according to a recent study by Polaris Market Research. 

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COH 2022 - Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in the Post-Pandemic Future of Work Mon, 14 Mar 2022 16:51:10 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6030 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/COH-2022-Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Challenges-in-the-Post-Pandemic-Future-of-Work The Nordic Future of Work and OSH group organised a special session on 'Occupational Safety and Health Challenges in the Post-Pandemic Future of Work' during the International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH) 2022.

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Metso Outotec launches a new mobile impact crusher to the Nordtrack range Wed, 09 Mar 2022 13:36:24 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/6025 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Metso-Outotec-launches-a-new-mobile-impact-crusher-to-the-Nordtrack-range Metso Outotec announced it is adding a new impact crusher to its Nordtrack mobile crushing and screening range, targeting especially smaller-sized applications and jobsites in the construction and demolition waste recycling segment.

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