Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:25:11 +0200 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:26:38 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Energy savings 4.0 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:25:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4098 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Energy-savings-4.0 We have all read about it: leak detection should be a top priority since, if no leak detection program has been implemented, leaks can account for 30 to 40% of consumed volume. So, why is this issue still on the table? Why is it difficult to change things in the field?

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THE MAINTENANCE IMPERATIVE - The Importance of Physical Asset Management Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:18:50 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4096 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/THE-MAINTENANCE-IMPERATIVE-The-Importance-of-Physical-Asset-Management In today’s operating and production environments, systems and equipment must routinely perform at levels that were not possible a decade ago and which were unthinkable thirty years ago.  Requirements for increased availability, throughput, product quality, agility, and operating effectiveness within a rapidly-changing demand environment continue to elevate the tempo and intensity of operations.

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Facility Managers: How to Benchmark your Mechanical Assets Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:13:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4093 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Facility-Managers-How-to-Benchmark-your-Mechanical-Assets Failed assets can quickly ruin your day. As any facility manager can attest, an asset that fails unexpectedly takes time and money away from the business. With the right tools and methods, however, any maintenance team can detect and solve problems within mechanical assets before they break. Here's how benchmarking and ultrasonic technology can improve how your facility prevents asset failure.

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How to Choose an Air Compressor, According to Science – 8 Factors to Consider Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:57:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4090 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-to-Choose-an-Air-Compressor-According-to-Science-8-Factors-to-Consider Buying an air compressor, for the first time, can be challenging in many ways. There is a lot going on behind this power tool that offers faster and more efficient performance. Before we get to know about the details of an air compressor then, let’s understand how it works. How do air compressors work?

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Research report: Predictive Maintenance 4.0 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:33:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4089 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Research-report-Predictive-Maintenance-4.0 A growing number of companies want to use big data analytics in their predictive maintenance and are also investing in the resources needed for this. Of the companies already using this technology, no less than 95 percent say that they have already achieved concrete results. This is the conclusion of a follow-up study conducted by PwC and Mainnovation among 268 companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

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How Many Planners and Supervisors Do We Need? Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:21:19 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4088 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-Many-Planners-and-Supervisors-Do-We-Need My personal free time has radically increased over the past six months. Our three sons, all played ice hockey until very recently, which meant year-round weekend travel up and down the East Coast, sometimes even driving to Detroit. It felt like a road trip that never ended, and sometimes it was just plain impossible to stitch the schedule together around three junior teams.

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Combining Machine and Human Intelligence to Unlock Hidden Value in Existing Process Data Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:19:25 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4084 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Combining-Machine-and-Human-Intelligence-to-Unlock-Hidden-Value-in-Existing-Process-Data Industrial companies are under pressure to drive value with advanced analytics and machine learning. The promise of these technologies is compelling, but as always, the devil lies in the details – which in the heavy industry context often include the availability and quality of suitable data.

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8 Ways to Identify and Eliminate Noise Hazards in the Workplace Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:03:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4079 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/8-Ways-to-Identify-and-Eliminate-Noise-Hazards-in-the-Workplace Occupational noise hazards are one of the most common workplace safety concerns. Our hearing is sensitive and it does not take much to temporarily impair or permanently damage it. 

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Hazards in the Food Processing Industry Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:01:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4078 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Hazards-in-the-Food-Processing-Industry Journalist and activist Upton Sinclair revealed the horrors of the food processing and manufacturing industry when he wrote “The Jungle” in 1906. Sinclair’s groundbreaking book offered a behind-the-scenes look at life in Chicago’s turn-of-the-century meatpacking plants, and his unflinching reporting led to industry-wide reform and improved safety efforts throughout the United States.

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Flexible Cobots Boost Capacity and Satisfaction at Swedish Machine Shop Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:49:55 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4076 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Flexible-Cobots-Boost-Capacity-and-Satisfaction-at-Swedish-Machine-Shop FT-Produktion turned to flexible collaborative robots – cobots – to boost productivity without adding personnel. The new technology also elevated job satisfaction by bringing variation to daily routines – a key advantage in an industry battling to attract and retain qualified labour.

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Time to Invest in Europe’s Water Infrastructure Sat, 08 Dec 2018 11:58:22 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4069 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Time-to-Invest-in-Europe-s-Water-Infrastructure Europe’s water infrastructure is ageing in all EU member states. The European Commission is at a pivotal moment and should decide to invest during the next MFF (2021-2027) to reap the health and environmental benefits, and to save money in the long term, writes Klara Ramm.

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Bacterial Bandages, Natural Dyes and Recycled Fibres: Aalto Brings Materials Revolution to Slush Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:00:34 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4064 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Bacterial-Bandages-Natural-Dyes-and-Recycled-Fibres-Aalto-Brings-Materials-Revolution-to-Slush New materials play an important role in sustainable development and combatting climate change. New uses for old materials can also be a major industrial opportunity: for example, the value of biomass from forests in Finland can be doubled if used for manufacturing products of higher added value.

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Working in the digital future — new study anticipates the safety and health risks that lie ahead Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:31:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4062 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Working-in-the-digital-future-new-study-anticipates-the-safety-and-health-risks-that-lie-ahead In a new report, EU-OSHA publishes the findings of a major 2-year project to anticipate the effects of digitalisation on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the EU. The final results of this foresight project highlight developments in ICT-enabled technologies, the potential impact of these technologies on the nature and organisation of work, and the challenges and opportunities to OSH that they may bring.

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ICONICS Announces New KPIWorX™ for Smart Watches With Support for the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear Thu, 29 Nov 2018 11:06:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4060 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/ICONICS-Announces-New-KPIWorX-for-Smart-Watches-With-Support-for-the-Apple-Watch-and-Samsung-Gear ICONICS is a global automation software provider and six-time winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year award, providing advanced web-enabled OPC UA and BACnet certified visualization, analytics, and mobile software solutions for any energy, manufacturing, industrial or building automation application. ICONICS, a worldwide leader in automation software human-machine interface (HMI) development, has announced a new smart watch interface as an extension of its KPIWorX™ app.

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First Concept Laser M LINE FACTORY systems to be delivered in Q2 2019 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:38:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4056 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/First-Concept-Laser-M-LINE-FACTORY-systems-to-be-delivered-in-Q2-2019 GE Additive has announced that its first Concept Laser M LINE FACTORY systems will be delivered to customers in Q2 2019. Since GE Additive’s acquisition of Concept Laser in December 2016, the M LINE FACTORY’s design architecture, system and software have undergone extensive review and redesign in line with established GE processes and beta testing with selected customers.

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How to Speed Up the Onboarding Process for New Maintenance Technicians Fri, 23 Nov 2018 16:58:54 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4052 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Speed-Up-the-Onboarding-Process-for-New-Maintenance-Technicians Are your maintenance responsibilities growing due to company expansion, or perhaps your senior tech is retiring soon? Sooner or later, every maintenance manager eventually has to hire new technicians.

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ZYFRA Group Expands in the Intelligent Mining Market Fri, 23 Nov 2018 16:45:30 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4050 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/ZYFRA-Group-Expands-in-the-Intelligent-Mining-Market ZYFRA Group, AI and IIoT solutions developer for industries is acquiring VIST Group, one of the industrial leaders in development and implementation of technologies for digital mining for $30 million. Through acquisition of this asset the company is planning to occupy a significant share of global intelligent mining market.

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Glaston making glass processing smarter Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:51:59 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4046 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Glaston-making-glass-processing-smarter During the Glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany,  Glaston showcased how artificial intelligence and augmented reality is used in glass processing and services. In addition, the next step in smart glass evolution was introduced together with Heliotrope Technologies.

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Leak detection in the age of digitalization with SONOCHEK Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:23:43 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4042 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Leak-detection-in-the-age-of-digitalization-with-SONOCHEK Together with the update of the SONOCHEK apps SONOLEVEL and SONOLEAK, PRUFTECHNIK launches the SONOLEVEL DATAVIEWER, a new visualization PC-software for leak analysis. SONOCHEK is an innovative digital leak inspection device used to localize leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems. The device includes automatic leak classification and its broad bandwidth of 20 to 100 kHz allows detecting leaks even at an early stage. SONOCHEK is also used effectively for electrical inspection and monitoring of bearing lubrication.

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Equipment Reliability Training Week: Improving the skills of reliability and maintenance professionals in the processing and manufacturing industries Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:14:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4040 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Equipment-Reliability-Training-Week-Improving-the-skills-of-reliability-and-maintenance-professionals-in-the-processing-and-manufacturing-industries IDCON INC, a firm specialized in reliability and maintenance consulting headquartered in the United States with partners worldwide has announced a new training event for 2019.

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Standards Increase Economic Growth and Help Companies Access Foreign Markets Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:00:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4032 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Standards-Increase-Economic-Growth-and-Help-Companies-Access-Foreign-Markets Standardisation is a key to a well-functioning, economically prospering and sustainable society. It is also a way to increase economic growth. These conclusions can be made from the results of the new study “The Influence of Standards on the Nordic Economies”.

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An Overview of the Current Status of the Japanese Maintenance Market Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:17:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4017 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/An-Overview-of-the-Current-Status-of-the-Japanese-Maintenance-Market The Japanese plant maintenance industry supports the domestic manufacturing industry, which has over 500 billion euro of GDP. The plant maintenance industry has been growing steadily for years, as has the domestic manufacturing industries as result of the economic growth in China and South East Asia. 

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Oman Gas Company Wins Award for Digital Advancements in Asset Performance Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:18:17 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4019 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Oman-Gas-Company-Wins-Award-for-Digital-Advancements-in-Asset-Performance Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, has announced the winners of the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world.

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RCM is NOT a Repeatable Process Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:57:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4003 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/RCM-is-NOT-a-Repeatable-Process Having practiced Reliability Engineering for 17 years, I am still continually excited and encouraged by the new lessons I learn. I would like to share with you a recent lesson learned while working at a Fortune 100 company which is re-engineering its asset management plans to ramp up production by more than 50 percent over the n ext calendar year; a wonderful challenge for this Reliability Rhino. The type of challenge I can put my head down and charge in to.

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Implementing a Successful Preventive Maintenance Program Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:18:41 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4020 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Implementing-a-Successful-Preventive-Maintenance-Program CRISTAL UNION (CU) is an agroprocessing cooperative company ranking among the top European sugar and alcohol producers.
Most of its facilities are established in France (18 sites). The BOURDON site in AULNAT (in the Puy-de-Dôme département) has a production capacity of 4,500 tons of beets per day.

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Future of Work: Gig Economy and Field Maintenance Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:40:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3991 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Future-of-Work-Gig-Economy-and-Field-Maintenance In today's dynamic and inter-dependent 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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Accelerometer Selection and Mounting Considerations for Motor Condition Monitoring Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:08:39 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3988 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Accelerometer-Selection-and-Mounting-Considerations-for-Motor-Condition-Monitoring Both mechanical and electrical faults can cause errant vibration in DC and nonsynchronous AC motors.  These faults can typically be classified into a low frequency band (0.3 to 50 times running speed) or a high frequency band (500 Hz to 20+ kHz).  

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How ultrasonic sensors and artificial intelligence improve condition monitoring Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:21:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3974 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-ultrasonic-sensors-and-artificial-intelligence-improve-condition-monitoring In an industrial setting, assets are everything. A breakdown can cause hours  of downtime, and thus hours of lost productivity and lower financial gains. Preventative maintenance is one way facility managers counteract system entropy, but it is not perfect strategy. In some cases, a preventive approach to maintenance can actually lower the overall effectiveness of an asset. In the case of a valve for example, constant tightening can cause premature wear and tear.

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To Analyze or Not to Analyze, That is the Question Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:02:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3972 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/To-Analyze-or-Not-to-Analyze-That-is-the-Question Can we successfully improve reliability without analyzing reliability data?

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Are You Overlooking a Significant Source of Savings? Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:20:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3968 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Are-You-Overlooking-a-Significant-Source-of-Savings Some oil producers are using chemical management and saving up to 10 percent in chemical costs.

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