Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:51:04 +0300 Mon, 30 Nov 2020 17:08:55 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification COVID-19: Guidance helps Businesses Protect Workers and Communities Wed, 10 Jun 2020 13:51:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5134 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/COVID-19-Guidance-helps-Businesses-Protect-Workers-and-Communities COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly around the world. The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) urges businesses to protect workers and show their commitment to preventing the spread of this disease by following its guidance resources for the workplace

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Competency Requirements for Future Engineers Thu, 26 Nov 2020 17:51:29 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5360 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Competency-Requirements-for-Future-Engineers Industry as well as academy put emphasis on other competences than the core engineering competencies of today. This is reflected in international engineering education standardization initiatives such as CDIO (www.cdio.org) or The Washington accord. 

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Black Swans in Maintenance and Industrial AI: Predicting the Unpredictable? Thu, 26 Nov 2020 18:04:44 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5363 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Black-Swans-in-Maintenance-and-Industrial-AI-Predicting-the-Unpredictable Maintenance disasters caused by unexpected events, generally called “black swan” events, may be prevented by the development of Industrial AI (IAI), given its ability to find “invisible” insight in data. For centuries, swans were considered to be white, but in 1967, a black swan (Cygnus Atratus) was discovered in Western Australia. 

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Recycling industrial plastic packaging Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:54:52 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5357 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Recycling-industrial-plastic-packaging Recycling plastic consumer packaging waste has long been easy and is a well-established practice for most consumers. When it comes to the recycling of industrial plastic packaging, however, the situation is different, and there are hardly any systems in place for this purpose. Kiilto brought together enthusiastic partners to pilot the recovery of HDPE packaging during the year with eight customer companies. The result is a closed recycling system for packaging material.

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OnTrak SmartLube - Remote Bearing Monitoring and Precision Lubrication from anywhere, anytime Thu, 26 Nov 2020 14:22:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5355 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/OnTrak-SmartLube-Remote-Bearing-Monitoring-and-Precision-Lubrication-from-anywhere-anytime The OnTrak SmartLube from UE Systems is a 24/7 bearing monitoring system that allows users to lubricate bearings remotely and from any device - saving 95% of the time required for optimal bearing lubrication.

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People are Key – Also in the Digital Age Mon, 26 Oct 2020 14:31:04 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5318 https://www.maintworld.com/News/People-are-Key-Also-in-the-Digital-Age THE TREND OF DIGITALIZATION IN MAINTENANCE IS definitely pushing through. And the proof is in the pud-ding, because the first virtual con-ference on digital strategies and new technologies in maintenance & asset management, Asset Performance 4.0, welcomed over 670 participants who enjoyed more than 100 presentations and keynotes on the future of main-tenance.

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IISI Group and Augumenta accelerate the adoption of AR in Taiwan’s digitalizing industry Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:15:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5316 https://www.maintworld.com/News/IISI-Group-and-Augumenta-accelerate-the-adoption-of-AR-in-Taiwan-s-digitalizing-industry Augmenta said it has joined forces with Taiwan-based information and communication company IISI in a bid to promote and foster the adoption of augmented reality (AR) technologies within the digitalizing industry of Taiwan.

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Siemens Energy and Bentley Systems introduce asset performance management solution for oil & gas operators Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:50:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5314 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-Energy-and-Bentley-Systems-introduce-asset-performance-management-solution-for-oil-gas-operators Siemens Energy and Bentley Systems, Inc. announced a joint solution that delivers intelligent analytics derived from domain experience to reduce operating expenditures associated with oil and gas assets. The new service, known as Asset Performance Management for Oil & Gas, or APM4O&G, incorporates key complementary offerings from both companies to help operators enhance asset performance, eliminate downtime, and reduce maintenance costs.

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FutureOn Secures Investment from the Bentley Acceleration Fund to Accelerate Oil & Gas Digitalization Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:13:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5310 https://www.maintworld.com/News/FutureOn-Secures-Investment-from-the-Bentley-Acceleration-Fund-to-Accelerate-Oil-Gas-Digitalization FutureOn, the fast-growing Norwegian software company that works with an expanding portfolio of global energy companies, announced today that it has secured an investment from the Bentley Acceleration Fund and established a strategic partnership with US-based Bentley Systems to accelerate the digitalization of the oil and gas industry.  

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Acoustic emission testing: How to listen to pressure equipment Mon, 19 Oct 2020 05:59:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5308 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Acoustic-emission-testing-How-to-listen-to-pressure-equipment Pressure equipment maintenance activities in chemical plants need to comply with statutory inspection intervals and ensure regular condition monitoring. TÜV SÜD shows how this can be done cost-effectively using acoustic emission testing (AT), a procedure which also benefits predictive maintenance. 

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Disaggregated Asset Structure and Taxonomy Mon, 19 Oct 2020 05:22:17 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5302 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Disaggregated-Asset-Structure-and-Taxonomy The adequate management of the life cycle of an organization's assets is a fundamental element to guarantee that it can generate value through its assets, and that they can contribute in a sustained way to the achievement of the objectives in order to reach the profitability levels established by the direction.

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Reliability and Maintenance (RM) Management Are You Doing the Wrong Things? Mon, 19 Oct 2020 05:00:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5298 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reliability-and-Maintenance-RM-Management-Are-You-Doing-the-Wrong-Things In this article, I will discuss the five most common wrong things to do in Reliability and Maintenance (RM) Management.

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Detection of bearing defects on balanced machine bogies Mon, 19 Oct 2020 02:59:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5288 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Detection-of-bearing-defects-on-balanced-machine-bogies Historically, condition monitoring of balanced machine bogie wheel bearings has been challenging, due to the very slow speed rotation and furthermore, in most cases, the variable speed adds even further complication.

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People, the Most Valuable Asset in your Organization Mon, 19 Oct 2020 01:45:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5273 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/People-the-Most-Valuable-Asset-in-your-Organization Electrical motors, pumps, turbines, generators, blowers, compressors. The amount of rotating equipment is huge in industry. 

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Failures and diagnostics of asynchronous motors Mon, 19 Oct 2020 01:21:30 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5271 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Failures-and-diagnostics-of-asynchronous-motors Asynchronous motors are the most common type of motors used. They are known for their advantages such as low purchase price, high efficiency, easy regulation and simple but robust construction. 

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Maintenance and Reliability in the Pandemic Sun, 18 Oct 2020 22:54:49 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5259 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Maintenance-and-Reliability-in-the-Pandemic A well-run maintenance and reliability improvement program must monitor the economic and competitive environment and adjust accordingly. We must ask questions such as: can we invest more money or be conservative, is the goal higher production or cost reduction, and so on. That could never be truer about the situation we face today.

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New piloting platform for process chemistry ready for speeding up bio- and circular economy Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:26:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5245 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/New-piloting-platform-for-process-chemistry-ready-for-speeding-up-bio-and-circular-economy Finland's state-owned research institute VTT's new piloting platform for process chemistry in VTT Bioruukki Pilot Centre has been designed to accelerate corporate bio- and circular economy projects. The modernisation and digitalisation of processes offer improved tools for developing, for example, chemical plastics recycling. A virtual opening of the piloting platform for process chemistry at VTT Bioruukki was be held on 23rd September 2020.

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Compressed Air eGuide: Improve your compressed air drying process Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:21:00 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5243 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Compressed-Air-eGuide-Improve-your-compressed-air-drying-process Compressed air is a power source that drives equipment, machinery, and processes, which have a profound impact on the amount of energy an industrial process or plant consumes. Inefficiency and leaks are estimated to waste almost 30 percent of a compressor system’s output and energy consumption. Improving energy efficiency with industry-leading measurement tools yields significant cost savings. 

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US Industrial Staffing is Recovering Faster than Expected Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:35:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5241 https://www.maintworld.com/News/US-Industrial-Staffing-is-Recovering-Faster-than-Expected With the rate of coronavirus spread decelerating across the US, and as businesses continue to reopen and adapt their operations to function during the pandemic, the US economy continues to gradually improve. The economic recovery has been good news also for industrial staffing firms, a report from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)* indicates.

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Bearing Lubrication Best Practices: What to Know and Mistakes to Avoid Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:24:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5237 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Bearing-Lubrication-Best-Practices-What-to-Know-and-Mistakes-to-Avoid Commercial plant equipment constantly undergoes wear-and-tear to maintain the desired production levels of operations. Moving components experience extreme stress, and bearings can begin to degrade. To ensure equipment reliability, bearing lubrication can prevent friction damage and eventual machine failure. Instituting the correct bearing lubrication practices, and avoiding the pitfalls when performing this task, can ensure that plant operations continue at full capacity.

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Digital Twin Market to witness steady growth of 30 percent during 2020-2026 Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:57:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5228 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Digital-Twin-Market-to-witness-steady-growth-of-30-percent-during-2020-2026 According to a recent study from market research firm Global Market Insights, the digital twin market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $4 billion to over $35 billion by 2026, gaining remarkable traction over the 2020 to 2026 period.

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Wooden tower set to reduce carbon dioxide footprint from future wind turbines Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:50:17 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5226 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Wooden-tower-set-to-reduce-carbon-dioxide-footprint-from-future-wind-turbines Vattenfall and Modvion have entered into collaboration on using wooden towers for onshore wind turbines, a venture expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in manufacturing by at least 25 percent. Vattenfall will be assessing Modvion's wooden tower for potential use in future wind farms.

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Gemsotec, Kapernikov and Yazzoom-Engie Laborelec winners of the hackathons at Asset Performance 4.0 Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:28:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5223 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Gemsotec-Kapernikov-and-Yazzoom-Engie-Laborelec-winners-of-the-hackathons-at-Asset-Performance-4.0 Leading up to the virtual conference and webinar series Asset Performance 4.0, BEMAS, the Belgian Maintenance Association, organized 3 virtual hackathons about hot topics in maintenance. The challenges were provided by Aquafin and Fluvius, who chose the winners on September 17th, 2020. Gemsotec, Kapernikov and the duo Yazzoom – Engie Laborelec were crowned the winners of these hackathons.

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UE Systems launches 4Site - Online Monitoring Solution for Electric Equipment Wed, 26 Aug 2020 21:09:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5215 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/UE-Systems-launches-4Site-Online-Monitoring-Solution-for-Electric-Equipment UE Systems has launched the 4Site, an online monitoring solution for critical electric transmission and distribution equipment.

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Bentley Systems files for IPO Mon, 24 Aug 2020 13:34:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5213 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Bentley-Systems-files-for-IPO Bentley Systems, Incorporated (“Bentley”) announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its Class B common stock.

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Delete announces plans to divest its recycling services business Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:29:41 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5209 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Delete-announces-plans-to-divest-its-recycling-services-business In November 2019, Delete received a consent from the noteholders of its senior secured floating rate notes to proceed with the divestment of one or several of its business areas or sub-segments thereof, other than the Cleaning Services business area. The consent was received on the condition that the net proceeds received from such divestments would be used towards early partial redemption of the notes.

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New tool offers online matchmaking service for battery makers and utility companies Mon, 24 Aug 2020 11:19:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5207 https://www.maintworld.com/News/New-tool-offers-online-matchmaking-service-for-battery-makers-and-utility-companies A ground-breaking new battery ‘match’ service is set to help utility companies choose the most suitable batteries as partners for their energy storage schemes. 

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LUBExpert - The Difference is in the Details Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:11:48 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5203 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/LUBExpert-The-Difference-is-in-the-Details Anyone passionate about creating a world-class lubrication program realizes that ultrasound technology is the best tool for executing the replenishment task with precision. But which ultrasound instrument works best? Which features are truly game changers? What should a program leader look for when procuring an expert ultrasound lubrication solution?

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Packaging Industry: Digital Boost as a Result of the Crisis? Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:51:01 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5200 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Packaging-Industry-Digital-Boost-as-a-Result-of-the-Crisis Digitalization and sustainability have been the leading trends in the paper and packaging industry for years. Nevertheless, current study results show that only a few companies have a well-developed strategy to address these topics. Will the COVID-19 crisis finally force the industry to adapt its approach?

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Siemens and SAP Join Forces to Boost Industrial Transformation Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:33:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5198 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-and-SAP-Join-Forces-to-Boost-Industrial-Transformation Siemens and SAP SE have announced a new partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain, and asset management so their customers can deliver new business models that will accelerate industry transformation globally.

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