Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:35:06 +0300 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:36:10 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification AI created three times as many jobs as it destroyed in 2018 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:35:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4489 https://www.maintworld.com/News/AI-created-three-times-as-many-jobs-as-it-destroyed-in-2018 While AI will reduce employment in some industries, it is also creating new products and services, giving rise to new markets, improving productivity, and making work better, a ZipRecruiter Future of Work -survey shows.

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Engineering ranks as the most attractive staffing sector in the UK Thu, 27 Jun 2019 22:37:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4487 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Engineering-ranks-as-the-most-attractive-staffing-sector-in-the-UK Staffing Industry Analysts has issued its report on the Most Attractive Staffing Sectors in the UK. The engineering segment stands out as the most attractive staffing sector overall, followed by IT and marketing/creative. The least attractive occupational segments are office/clerical and finance/accounting, according to the report.

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Innovative workplace risk assessment tool OiRA goes global Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:52:26 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4485 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Innovative-workplace-risk-assessment-tool-OiRA-goes-global The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has welcomed the implementation of its Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project at multinational car manufacturer Daimler. The company’s German Health and Safety department has developed and adapted a workplace risk assessment tool on the basis of OiRA for company specific use.

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Canada eyes new funds and collaborations to boost international science Sun, 23 Jun 2019 17:29:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4482 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Canada-eyes-new-funds-and-collaborations-to-boost-international-science The Canadian government is pushing to expand international collaboration in science – including the possibility of joining the European Union’s big R&D programmes, an article puclished by Science|Business writes.

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More countries tapped into the socio-economic gains of the energy transition Sun, 23 Jun 2019 17:05:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4480 https://www.maintworld.com/News/More-countries-tapped-into-the-socio-economic-gains-of-the-energy-transition Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. As more and more countries manufacture, trade and install renewable energy technologies, the latest Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review finds that renewables jobs grew to their highest level despite slower growth in key renewable energy markets including China.

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Hydrogen's clean energy opportunities Mon, 17 Jun 2019 19:10:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4477 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Hydrogen-s-clean-energy-opportunities Hydrogen has the opportunity to become a critical part of a more sustainable and secure energy future, according to The Future of Hydrogen , a report produced at the request of the government of Japan under its G20 presidency, which analyses the current state of play for hydrogen and offers guidance on its future development.

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Digital technologies improve maintenance efficiency and asset performance Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:38:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4471 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Digital-technologies-improve-maintenance-efficiency-and-asset-performance A wealth of plant and equipment data is now available to help process companies make operational improvements, but managing this data can be time-consuming. The latest asset performance platforms aggregate predictive intelligence and deliver concise information to the right people, wherever they are located.

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EU-OSHA Helps to Protect Workers Across Europe From Exposure to Dangerous Substances Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:33:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4470 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/EU-OSHA-Helps-to-Protect-Workers-Across-Europe-From-Exposure-to-Dangerous-Substances EU-OSHA’s flagship awareness-raising activity is a pan-European campaign named the Healthy Workplaces Campaign. Under the slogan “Safety and health at work is everyone’s concern. It’s good for you. It’s good for business,” activities in a given cycle cover a specific topic, aimed at spreading the message to workplaces all over Europe and beyond. 

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Lubrication Reliability – Start with a Revolution Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:25:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4469 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Lubrication-Reliability-Start-with-a-Revolution Here is the reality. If you are looking to improve equipment reliability across your entire site, you might wait for Big Data, IioT or I4.0 to break through, or to do it for you, but I would recommend that you start a lubrication revolution.

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Leak Detection with Ultrasound: How Does It Work? Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:20:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4468 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Leak-Detection-with-Ultrasound-How-Does-It-Work Leaks can form practically anywhere in a plant. This includes pressurised systems and systems under a vacuum. Leaks can occur internally through valves and steam traps, in heat exchanger and condenser tubes or to the atmosphere. While it is important to locate potential safety hazards from leaks, the loss of gases through leaks can be very costly. 

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Me and My Robotic Colleagues - Field service techs may have to embrace the gig economy and that could be a good thing Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:10:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4466 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Me-and-My-Robotic-Colleagues-Field-service-techs-may-have-to-embrace-the-gig-economy-and-that-could-be-a-good-thing It is easy to be a little sceptical when you hear stories of the future of work because no one really knows for sure how it is all going to pan out. What we do encounter is plenty of noise. 

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Battery Research: Consortium Promises ‘Big Leap’ in Performance for Energy Storage Technology Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:12:28 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4463 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Battery-Research-Consortium-Promises-Big-Leap-in-Performance-for-Energy-Storage-Technology The Consortium for Battery Innovation, which includes more than 90-member companies worldwide and supports pre-competitive research into lead battery technology, is preparing for a surge in demand for energy storage in the next decade.

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Part II: Developing the Leadership Mindset - Audit for Excellence Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:45:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4462 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Part-II-Developing-the-Leadership-Mindset-Audit-for-Excellence The most successful sports team in history is the New Zealand Men’s National Rugby team, known to Rugby fans as the All Blacks for their kit colour. Their win percentage, over 125 years of competitive games, is 77 percent. How does a team maintain an almost unbelievably high standard for more than a century? One of the factors allowing them to sustain their incredibly high performance has been the protection of their standards of practice, competitive play, and how they conduct themselves in their private lives. 

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Creating the Reliability Plan at Your Plant Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:09:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4457 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Creating-the-Reliability-Plan-at-Your-Plant The term “Improve Reliability” is often used to define future improvement efforts and set expectations for employees and managers. But, the term is often not clear to all involved. Most of us intuitively have a general understanding what a reliable plant is, but, when the term is used in order to drive an improvement project, it has to be clarified what we mean… exactly.

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Maintenance of Industrial Equipment in the Era of Portable Devices and IoT Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:59:42 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4455 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Maintenance-of-Industrial-Equipment-in-the-Era-of-Portable-Devices-and-IoT With demands constantly increasing it is important that the production line remains at peak operational levels. Equipment maintenance is one of the key factors in achieving this goal and with today’s breakthrough technologies and practices, advanced maintenance is now affordable, easy and effective.

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Erosion in Wind Turbine Blades Solved with the Help of AI Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:16:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4449 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Erosion-in-Wind-Turbine-Blades-Solved-with-the-Help-of-AI The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades caused by harsh weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland’s antiAGE project has found a functional solution to the material problem with the help of artificial intelligence and 3D printing.

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Shipowners on the Baltic Sea are Highly Environmentally Aware Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:38:49 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4446 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Shipowners-on-the-Baltic-Sea-are-Highly-Environmentally-Aware Sulphur and nitrogen emissions of ships are well under control in the Baltic Sea. One of the most important short-term goals of the industry is to promote the development and adoption of fossil-free 

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Future of Work: Gig Economy and Field Maintenance Work Tue, 04 Jun 2019 18:45:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4432 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Future-of-Work-Gig-Economy-and-Field-Maintenance-Work In today's dynamic and interdependent world, traditional jobs are losing ground due to the rise of the gig economy. Modern blue and white collar workers now have the opportunity to choose to whom they will give their time, where will they work and under which conditions. 

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Vattenfall and Microsoft collaborate to enable low-carbon datacenters in Sweden Wed, 29 May 2019 20:27:01 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4423 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Vattenfall-and-Microsoft-collaborate-to-enable-low-carbon-datacenters-in-Sweden Vattenfall and Microsoft have started a collaboration that aims to power new Swedish datacenter locations with renewable energy and considerably reduce the overall carbon footprint from the new datacenters.

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Provideor and The Grain join forces to deliver digital transformation solutions Wed, 29 May 2019 20:21:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4421 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Provideor-and-The-Grain-join-forces-to-deliver-digital-transformation-solutions Provideor, a data science company active since 2012 with a focus on building analytical solutions for the
supply chain and manufacturing industry, has joined forces with “The Grain”, a company with solid historical
roots in the maintenance & reliability industry.

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Manufacturing, energy among most targeted industries Thu, 23 May 2019 19:57:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4411 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Manufacturing-energy-among-most-targeted-industries Manufacturing and energy sectors appear in the top ten of industries most targeted by attackers, a new report found. The fifth-most targeted industry is manufacturing, according to the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2019. 

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Misconfigured system an emerging threat Thu, 23 May 2019 21:47:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4413 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Misconfigured-system-an-emerging-threat It may be hard to think of a misconfigured system as a threat, but it can be the silent killer. To that point, publicly disclosed misconfiguration incidents increased 20 percent year-over-year, a new report found.

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Simulation Centre meets 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/Simulation-Centre-meets-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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