Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:08:04 +0200 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:08:04 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification 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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New powerline safety technology trialled in Cape Schanck, Australia Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:48:58 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4828 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/New-powerline-safety-technology-trialled-in-Cape-Schanck-Australia Technology designed to protect powerlines from the effects of extreme weather and improve bushfire safety has been successfully trialled in Cape Schanck by electricity distributor United Energy.

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Caverion to provide cleanroom solutions for Hollister’s manufacturing plant in Lithuania Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:57:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4824 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Caverion-to-provide-cleanroom-solutions-for-Hollister-s-manufacturing-plant-in-Lithuania Caverion and Hollister Incorporated, a global medical device manufacturer, have agreed on a project for the second construction phase of a manufacturing plant in Kaunas, Lithuania. Caverion will implement cleanroom premises that will be the largest in the country.  Clean rooms are part of Caverion’s Smart Technology offering for which the Company sees good growth prospects.

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Australia’s first Waste to Energy plant to be powered by Konecranes’ refuse cranes Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:29:36 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4822 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Australia-s-first-Waste-to-Energy-plant-to-be-powered-by-Konecranes-refuse-cranes Konecranes will provide two refuse cranes to Avertas Energy, Australia’s first energy-from-waste facility in  Kwinana, Western Australia . The order was booked in July 2019, with delivery planned for June 2020.

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Double the Share of Renewables to Achieve Energy Transition Objectives Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:22:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4820 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Double-the-Share-of-Renewables-to-Achieve-Energy-Transition-Objectives The share of renewables in global power should more than double by 2030 to advance the global energy transformation, achieve sustainable development goals and a pathway to climate safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable electricity should supply 57 percent of global power by the end of the decade, up from 26 percent today.

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Finnish pipeline gas market opens up and Gasgrid Finland begins operations Tue, 31 Dec 2019 13:03:20 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4811 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Finnish-pipeline-gas-market-opens-up-and-Gasgrid-Finland-begins-operations The first day of 2020 will see the Finnish gas market open up to competition and the wholesale of gas and transmission network will be unbundled from each other. At the same time, the new gas transmission network company, Gasgrid Finland, which will be unbundled from energy company Gasum into a separate company, will begin operations.

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Mining Equipment Market Worth 121.4 billion USD By 2026 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 09:07:45 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4808 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Mining-Equipment-Market-Worth-121.4-billion-USD-By-2026 The global Mining Equipment Market is anticipated to reach 121.4 million US dollars by 2026 according to new research published by Polaris Market Research. In 2017, the surface mining equipment segment dominated the global market, in terms of revenue. In 2017, Asia-Pacific accounted for the majority share in the global mining equipment market.

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Multibillion wearable tech industry offers immense opportunity for the construction industry by 2023, says GlobalData Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:54:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4803 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Multibillion-wearable-tech-industry-offers-immense-opportunity-for-the-construction-industry-by-2023-says-GlobalData Wearables have the potential to transform the construction industry through the ability to improve safety and efficiency for workers. Safety is being spearheaded by innovations such as gyroscopes, emergency alerts, and tracking devices, while GPS-enabled wearables and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology are leading improvement in efficiency on construction sites, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Data valuation impacts your business Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:23:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4801 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Data-valuation-impacts-your-business Data is a very non-conventional asset and the valuation of data is a relatively modern practice that is still in its infancy.  However, data valuation affects companies of all sizes—from newly emerged local start-ups to big multinational corporations.

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ISO 55000 – What is it, and do you need it? Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:43:07 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4795 https://www.maintworld.com/News/ISO-55000-What-is-it-and-do-you-need-it IDCON just trained 7 consultants to become Certified Asset Management Assessors (CAMA) for ISO 55000.  The questions we wanted to be answered were “what is it?” and “do our clients need it”? 

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What Should A New Maintenance Manager Do In Their First 90 Days Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:10:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4791 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/What-Should-A-New-Maintenance-Manager-Do-In-Their-First-90-Days Your first ninety days as a maintenance manager can be an opportunity to show the management that you are a valuable team member, inspire confidence in your abilities and demonstrate your knowledge. Every company has its own unique challenges and working environment, but as a maintenance manager, there are several things you should do when starting out.

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome risk potentially chronically underestimated Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:57:51 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4788 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Hand-Arm-Vibration-Syndrome-risk-potentially-chronically-underestimated A new report commissioned by Reactec warns how the risk of developing the debilitating Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is still being routinely underestimated for UK workers.

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Carbon dioxide-free asphalt could reduce Sweden´s emissions by one percent Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:15:51 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4786 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Carbon-dioxide-free-asphalt-could-reduce-Sweden-s-emissions-by-one-percent Asphalt handling accounts for one percent of Sweden's carbon dioxide emissions. A new project named SMMART (Swedish Magnetite Microwave Asphalt Road Technology) will develop a microwave-based technology for heating asphalt and adding magnetite to the asphalt mix. This allows the heating process to be powered by renewable energy rather than fossil fuels. 

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Welding consumables and machine tools now available for online order from SSAB Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:10:49 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4784 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Welding-consumables-and-machine-tools-now-available-for-online-order-from-SSAB SSAB is now making its product range of quality steel welding consumables and machine tools available to SSAB customers in Europe. This made-to-match range is specially designed to simplify welding and machining high-strength steels like Hardox® wear plate. The products are available for immediate online order.

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Siemens asset performance management for power plants proves its value at the San Gabriel power plant Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:06:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4736 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Siemens-asset-performance-management-for-power-plants-proves-its-value-at-the-San-Gabriel-power-plant First Gen Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is as an independent power producer in the Philippines. The company owns natural gas-fired power and hydroelectric power plants, and generates power through geothermal, wind, and solar facilities. 

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A 12 step program to stop the reorganization Insanity! Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:10:26 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4744 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/A-12-step-program-to-stop-the-reorganization-Insanity How many reorganizations (reorgs) has your company gone through in the past five years? Some will say too many to count. It is not uncommon these days to see companies have one to three reorgs per year in various departments and even the corporation as a whole.

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Machine learning is not the gold-plated silver-bullet solution to operational woes you may think Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:11:12 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4748 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Machine-learning-is-not-the-gold-plated-silver-bullet-solution-to-operational-woes-you-may-think There is a lot of hope and hype associated with machine learning, data analytics, and the IIoT. To understand why your business is not achieving peak potential we need to consider all the sources of waste, including the reliability of the equipment, and the reason why that waste exists.

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Automation and digitalized asset management increase safety and productivity Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:10:53 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4746 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Automation-and-digitalized-asset-management-increase-safety-and-productivity Autonomous systems are revolutionizing many industries, resulting in safer and more efficient processes. New technologies, services and data are generating new business opportunities while the mobile machinery industry is currently driven by increasing customer needs for automatization, electrification and digitalization.

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Why equipment rental makes long-term sense for your business and the environment Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:10:39 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4745 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Why-equipment-rental-makes-long-term-sense-for-your-business-and-the-environment The ‘access to goods’ model is key to creating a more sustainable economy – and long-term success for those who seize the opportunity.

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Leaders in maintenance Mon, 02 Dec 2019 16:10:11 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4743 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Leaders-in-maintenance Mahatma Gandhi was once asked what he thought of Western civilization. He replied that he thought it would be a good idea. The same thought comes to mind when considering management skills in maintenance departments.

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Electronics developers start extensive co-operation to advance circular economy Fri, 29 Nov 2019 08:25:14 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4733 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Electronics-developers-start-extensive-co-operation-to-advance-circular-economy Companies and research institutes involved in the development of electronics and optics will begin co-operation under the leadership of VTT with the objective to create recyclable and compostable electronics and optics that use renewable resources.

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Vattenfall builds its first floating solar farm Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:22:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4730 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Vattenfall-builds-its-first-floating-solar-farm The first floating solar farm developed by Vattenfall will be built in the Netherlands. In late December, Vattenfall will start construction of the solar farm, which will have a capacity of 1.2 megawatt.

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Movable fuel cell electrolyser produces hydrogen and electricity from hydrogen in an emission-free manner with excellent efficiency Wed, 27 Nov 2019 21:56:23 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4723 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Movable-fuel-cell-electrolyser-produces-hydrogen-and-electricity-from-hydrogen-in-an-emission-free-manner-with-excellent-efficiency Hydrogen, which is widely used in industrial processes, is also suitable for fuel and energy storage and can be produced from water without emissions. VTT has combined devices that produce hydrogen from water and electricity from hydrogen into a single movable system that produces hydrogen with an efficiency as high as 80–90 percent.

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New innovations boost food production – Monitoring of gas molecules to improve crops Wed, 27 Nov 2019 21:47:33 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4721 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/New-innovations-boost-food-production-Monitoring-of-gas-molecules-to-improve-crops Climate change, population growth and urbanisation cause challenges to food production. In the future, it must be possible to produce increasing amounts of food with smaller resources. Finland's VTT has developed two innovations that respond to these challenges: one – winner of this year’s research pithing competition at Slush – enhances growth conditions particularly in vertical farming, and the other provides better protection from heat than the present solutions.

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Emerson Demonstrates Intelligent Devices and Digital Plant Architectures at SPS 2019 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:43:08 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4715 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Emerson-Demonstrates-Intelligent-Devices-and-Digital-Plant-Architectures-at-SPS-2019 Emerson will demonstrate how its intelligent devices, edge controllers and digital plant architectures enable improved plant reliability and availability and comprehensive manufacturing control and production optimization at Smart Production Solutions (SPS), in Nuremberg (Germany) on the 26 – 28 November 2019. SPS is a leading trade fair for electrical automation in Europe.

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eGuide: Take your compressed air drying to the next level Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:18:38 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4714 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/eGuide-Take-your-compressed-air-drying-to-the-next-level This compressed air guide from Vaisala provides practical tips on how to use accurate measurement and control to improve your compressed air-drying process. 

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