Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:12:16 +0300 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:14:11 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:12:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3880 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Neste-ReNew-ELP-and-Licella-to-collaborate-in-utilization-of-waste-plastic-as-a-raw-material Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics. The companies are also collaborating with the aim to facilitate regulatory acceptance for chemical recycling. 

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Bearing solution saves over 130,000 euros at energy plant Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:05:40 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3878 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Bearing-solution-saves-over-130-000-euros-at-energy-plant When a UK-based electricity producer was experiencing frequent breakdowns due to bearing failures in two industrial fan units, the plant requested the services of NSK to propose and implement a suitable solution. After performing an application review as part of NSK’s AIP (Added Value Programme), a change of bearing and fixing arrangement led to significant cost savings.

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Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems successfully tested for global compliance Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:47:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3875 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Wartsila-Ballast-Water-Management-Systems-successfully-tested-for-global-compliance Technology group Wärtsilä has announced that its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval compliance. The documentation for full USCG type approval is being finalised for submission and awaits only final input from DNV-GL, the USCG approved independent laboratory.

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Bentley Systems Presents Synchro Software Solution for FC Barcelona Stadium Project at Microsoft Inspire Conference Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:30:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3873 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Bentley-Systems-Presents-Synchro-Software-Solution-for-FC-Barcelona-Stadium-Project-at-Microsoft-Inspire-Conference Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, presented Synchro, a 4D construction modeling solution, yesterday at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual partner conference in Las Vegas. The use of Synchro as part of a mixed reality construction management solution for FC Barcelona’s Espai Barça sports stadium project was featured during the Mixed Reality (MR) and the Cloud session at the conference.

 

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Looking behind the scenes – Augmented reality in the industry Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:38:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3865 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Looking-behind-the-scenes-Augmented-reality-in-the-industry Augmented reality is entering the industry: It enables all existing data of a plant or machine to be displayed on the mobile device in real time. This saves time, leads to fast response times and ensures precise maintenance and inspection of industrial objects.

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PRUFTECHNIK and MAN Diesel & Turbo conclude training cooperation Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:00:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3855 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/PRUFTECHNIK-and-MAN-Diesel-Turbo-conclude-training-cooperation At the MAN PrimeServ Academy, customers and employees who take part in operational and maintenance training courses can now practice using state-of-the-art training equipment.

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Siemens and Bentley Systems Collaborate on Process Industries Academy Initiative Mon, 18 Jun 2018 18:08:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3839 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-and-Bentley-Systems-Collaborate-on-Process-Industries-Academy-Initiative Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish aProcess Industries Academy that will support the companies’ joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations. The Process Industries Academy will help organizations to better understand and develop an effective digital strategy across all aspects of the asset lifecycle, based on the practical experience and knowledge of the industry’s leading experts.

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Intelligent Asset and Service Data To Deliver 14% Revenue Boost Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:55:34 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3836 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Intelligent-Asset-and-Service-Data-To-Deliver-14-Revenue-Boost Asset and service data will have a gravitational pull beyond service departments, putting a new business lens on enterprise performance, according to a new global research report, “The Rise of Asset and Service Data Gravity”, conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of ServiceMax from GE Digital. 

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New study: Standards increase economic growth and help companies access foreign markets Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:30:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3834 https://www.maintworld.com/News/New-study-Standards-increase-economic-growth-and-help-companies-access-foreign-markets A new study conducted in the Nordic countries shows that standards are associated with 28 percent of GDP growth. Companies benefit from standards the most by getting access to new foreign markets and ensuring the quality of their products. A vast majority of the respondents, 87 percent, consider that standardisation plays a key role in their future business plans.

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The criticality spectrum: a means to focus our attention where it is warranted Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:28:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3832 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-criticality-spectrum-a-means-to-focus-our-attention-where-it-is-warranted Developing an asset criticality ranking (ACR) is an important part of any reliability and performance improvement initiative. The criticality ranking enables an organization to prioritize and justify a wide range of activities and investments. 

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Six Signs of a Successful Acoustic Lubrication Programme Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:39:49 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3821 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Six-Signs-of-a-Successful-Acoustic-Lubrication-Programme Acoustic Lubrication is just one of the 8 application pillars adopted by world-class ultrasound programmes. And what an important one it is. 

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Best Practices for Ultrasonic Compressed Air Leak Detection Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:16:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3811 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Best-Practices-for-Ultrasonic-Compressed-Air-Leak-Detection Contrary to what some might think, compressed air is not free.  In fact, for what it takes to produce it, the compressed air that is generated is often considered the most expensive utility in a typical manufacturing facility.  To further add to the problem, the US Department of Energy notes that more than 50% of all compressed air systems have energy efficiency problems.  Air Compressor experts have also estimated that as much as 30% of the compressed air generated is lost via leaks in the compressed air system.  

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Pre-Operational Checklists Reinvented; Data Driven Reliability in Mining Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:08:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3807 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Pre-Operational-Checklists-Reinvented-Data-Driven-Reliability-in-Mining When was the last time you boarded an airplane and thought about what actually occurs in the cockpit prior to engine start and taxi?  

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Stock It? Don’t Stock It? Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:42:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3801 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Stock-It-Don-t-Stock-It I live in Kansas City, Kansas; the Westport District.  If you are not from that area, you most likely are not familiar with the districts of KC.  But, like most cities, Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri) are divided into areas or districts, ostensibly a by-product of the communities that came together to form the metropolis.

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Analysis of the Root-cause effect; simple but effective. Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:09:37 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3784 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Analysis-of-the-Root-cause-effect-simple-but-effective The most applied asset management methodologies by Infrastructure Managing Companies are usually those that have the deepest impact into the profit & loss account. 

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L4MS - A one-stop shop for SMEs for lean and agile intra-factory logistics Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:57:46 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3794 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/L4MS-A-one-stop-shop-for-SMEs-for-lean-and-agile-intra-factory-logistics Smooth material flow is the backbone of any production facility. Logistics for Manufacturing SMEs (L4MS) is an acceleration program for SMEs to boost the automation of intra-factory logistics.

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Cobots place Nordic countries in the global top five Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:49:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3790 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Cobots-place-Nordic-countries-in-the-global-top-five The Nordic countries have up to three times as many industrial robots as the world average. Sweden, Denmark and Finland are ranked 5, 6 and 15 on the list of countries with the most automated production. New robotics technology optimizes businesses operations, maintenance and production.

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Why Your Service Techs Are Deciding Your Future Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:43:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3787 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Why-Your-Service-Techs-Are-Deciding-Your-Future The late Steve Jobs once said: “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realise it themselves.” 

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Digitalisation is Transforming the Finnish Forest Industry Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:17:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3785 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Digitalisation-is-Transforming-the-Finnish-Forest-Industry Digitalisation is transforming the Finnish forest industry, providing unique solutions that make forests more intelligent. Data can be collected from forests using innovative methods, and modern data can be used to optimise forest use and management. Virtual forests are also emerging. 

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Swedish Project Investigates Ways to Produce Fuel from Waste Tyres Tue, 05 Jun 2018 21:30:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3780 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Swedish-Project-Investigates-Ways-to-Produce-Fuel-from-Waste-Tyres The possibility of producing pyrolysis oil from worn out tyres is investigated in a research project run by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden together with Scandinavian Enviro Systems and Ragn-Sells with support from Vinnova.

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Mobius Institute Launches CBMconnect.com - a Multimedia Website Serving the Industrial CBM Professional Community Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:10:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3777 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Mobius-Institute-Launches-CBMconnect.com-a-Multimedia-Website-Serving-the-Industrial-CBM-Professional-Community Mobius Institute, the premier provider of reliability improvement, condition monitoring and vibration analysis training, certification and professional conferences has announced the launch of its content-rich multimedia website, CBM Connect.

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IFS study: Servitization and Aftermarket Contracts Pay Off for Manufacturers Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:00:33 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3775 https://www.maintworld.com/News/IFS-study-Servitization-and-Aftermarket-Contracts-Pay-Off-for-Manufacturers Companies offering annual aftermarket service contracts 24% more likely to report profitability than those doing reactive field service work, as study conducted by IFS shows.

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ABB and The Economist launch Automation Readiness Index, global ranking for robotics and AI Wed, 30 May 2018 22:53:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3768 https://www.maintworld.com/News/ABB-and-The-Economist-launch-Automation-Readiness-Index-global-ranking-for-robotics-and-AI South Korea, Germany and Singapore are the world’s top-ranked nations in their preparations for smoothly integrating intelligent automation into their economies, according to an index and report released by ABB and The Economist Intelligence Unit.

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SDT Announces 2nd Generation Ultranalysis Suite Software (UAS2) Wed, 30 May 2018 22:33:26 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3766 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SDT-Announces-2nd-Generation-Ultranalysis-Suite-Software-UAS2 SDT has announced an upgrade to its Ultranalysis Suite Software (UAS). UAS2 features a new dashboard of powerful widgets. The dashboard brings together all database elements required to trend and analyze ultrasound and vibration data.

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Improve Lubrication Practices with Ultrasound Wed, 30 May 2018 21:44:43 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3764 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Improve-Lubrication-Practices-with-Ultrasound Keeping a handle on lubrication is easy, right? All one needs to do is make sure the right lubricant is used in the right amount and at the right time. Not so fast; if only it were that simple.

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4 Ways to Deal with Vague Instructions and Problem Descriptions for Maintenance Work Tue, 29 May 2018 22:21:39 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3760 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/4-Ways-to-Deal-with-Vague-Instructions-and-Problem-Descriptions-for-Maintenance-Work Proper communication of instructions and problem descriptions are essential for the successful (and timely!) completion of any maintenance task.

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Leveraging Data to Mitigate Asset Risk at Suncor - Exclusive interview (download) Tue, 29 May 2018 19:16:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3757 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Leveraging-Data-to-Mitigate-Asset-Risk-at-Suncor-Exclusive-interview-download Weather-related disruptions, constrained capacity, margin pressures, price volatility and industry consolidation continue to put pressure on the oil and gas industry – and its assets. And Suncor is no exception.

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VIBSCANNER 2 by PRUFTECHNIK honored Solution Awards winner 2018 Tue, 29 May 2018 19:06:34 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3755 https://www.maintworld.com/News/VIBSCANNER-2-by-PRUFTECHNIK-honored-Solution-Awards-winner-2018 The German premium condition monitoring systems and alignment products manufacturer PRUFTECHNIK is having its most cheerful spring ever since the new VIBSCANNER 2 just has been honored Solution Awards winner 2018 by Reliabilityweb.com. After just having won the highly prestigious Red Dot Design Award this is another major award the new high-speed data-collector VIBSCANNER 2 could achieve within the first two months in the market.

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AMS Device Manager software adds support for the Beamex MC6 documenting calibrator, simplifying compliance Wed, 16 May 2018 20:06:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3742 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/AMS-Device-Manager-software-adds-support-for-the-Beamex-MC6-documenting-calibrator-simplifying-compliance Emerson has updated AMS Device Manager asset management software to support the Beamex MC6 documenting calibrator, adding electronic workflows that eliminate up to 50 percent of time spent on each calibration.

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Caverion to be in Charge of the Monitoring and Maintenance of the Second-largest Open Data Centre in the Nordics Fri, 11 May 2018 21:33:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3729 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Caverion-to-be-in-Charge-of-the-Monitoring-and-Maintenance-of-the-Second-largest-Open-Data-Centre-in-the-Nordics Caverion and Telia Finland have signed a contract covering the control room operator services and property maintenance of the new Telia Helsinki Data Center. The open data centre to be built in the Pitäjänmäki district in Helsinki will be the most secure, energy efficient and environment-friendly data centre in the Nordic countries.

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