Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:04:00 +0300 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:19:17 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Is Poor Lighting Putting Workers’ Health at Risk? Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:04:00 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4550 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Is-Poor-Lighting-Putting-Workers-Health-at-Risk The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) recorded an estimated 71,062 employee non-fatal injuries as reported by employers in 2017/18, most of which occurred by common yet avoidable incidents.

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Partnership for Carbon Neutral Film Packaging solutions Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:43:41 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4547 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Partnership-for-Carbon-Neutral-Film-Packaging-solutions Wipak and Woodly Ltd. are joining forces to accelerate the shift towards a carbon-neutral future. With the strategic partnership, the two companies will share technological resources to develop and deploy a portfolio of film packaging solutions.

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Digital tire monitoring system for getting more out of tires Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:28:43 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4541 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Digital-tire-monitoring-system-for-getting-more-out-of-tires Nokian Tyres Intuitu combines sensor-equipped smart tires with a mobile application that records the sensor data from tires, keeping the user informed with the vital tire pressure and temperature data.

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BillerudKorsnäs invests in recycling Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:10:19 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4538 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/BillerudKorsnas-invests-in-recycling Swedish packaging material group BillerudKorsnäs said it is investing in the area of recycling as it acquires a minority holding in the innovative company Recycl3R. The company has developed a digital solution to increase recycling rates of single use packaging. A product that can be used globally.

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Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardize drinking-water and sanitation - UN Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:12:22 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4537 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Weak-systems-and-funding-gaps-jeopardize-drinking-water-and-sanitation-UN The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water have sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems. 

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ecom introduces new product division Digital Products and Services Wed, 28 Aug 2019 22:57:30 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4528 https://www.maintworld.com/News/ecom-introduces-new-product-division-Digital-Products-and-Services With the new product division  Digital Products and Services , the Pepperl+Fuchs brand ecom now offers a solution that provides customer-specific automated staging already during the production of the devices, mobile device management and device analytics. Optionally, it can be used as a fully-fledged Enterprise Mobility Management System (eDS Portal).

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Fluke Corporation acquires industrial reliability leader PRUFTECHNIK Wed, 28 Aug 2019 22:44:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4526 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Fluke-Corporation-acquires-industrial-reliability-leader-PRUFTECHNIK Fluke Corp., the global leader in test and measurement instruments, has acquired Ismaning, Germany-based PRUFTECHNIK, a market leader in precision laser shaft alignment, condition monitoring, and non-destructive testing.

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AI most mentioned theme by global CEOs among key disruptive technologies - GlobalData Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:31:38 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4525 https://www.maintworld.com/News/AI-most-mentioned-theme-by-global-CEOs-among-key-disruptive-technologies-GlobalData Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as the most frequently mentioned theme among the key disruptive technologies in the discussions of the world’s leading CEO’s during the first half (H1) of 2019, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Metsä Board implements artificial intelligence in quality management Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:18:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4522 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Metsa-Board-implements-artificial-intelligence-in-quality-management Finland's Metsä Board’s Kyro mill is to begin using artificial intelligence for quality management on its folding boxboard machine.

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IDCON Founder Christer Idhammar publishes autobiography - Becoming a consultant in Reliability and Maintenance Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:10:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4520 https://www.maintworld.com/News/IDCON-Founder-Christer-Idhammar-publishes-autobiography-Becoming-a-consultant-in-Reliability-and-Maintenance IDCON INC, headquartered in the United States, announced the forthcoming publication of an autobiography from their founder Christer Idhammar.

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The Museum of Fossil Fuels opens in Sweden Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:12:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4518 https://www.maintworld.com/News/The-Museum-of-Fossil-Fuels-opens-in-Sweden In 2019, the sound of combustion engines, the scent of petrol and filling your fuel tank at your local petrol station are still normal everyday occurrences for most people. But not for much longer. The demand for emissions-free transportation will soon make fossil fuels only a subject in history books. According to a number of experts, the shift will not take more than a generation, when the fossil epoch also can be immortalized in a museum, starting now. On 23 August, The Museum of Fossil Fuels will open in Stockholm.

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Rosatom launches first floating nuclear plant in Russia Fri, 23 Aug 2019 14:01:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4516 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Rosatom-launches-first-floating-nuclear-plant-in-Russia Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has launched the world’s first floating nuclear plant in the Arctic Ocean, which it describes as being ‘based on the application of advanced nuclear technology.’

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GE Digital Launches New Capabilities to Automate Inspection Planning and Mitigate Compliance Risk Mon, 12 Aug 2019 11:33:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4510 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/GE-Digital-Launches-New-Capabilities-to-Automate-Inspection-Planning-and-Mitigate-Compliance-Risk GE Digital  announced the general availability of enhanced Compliance Management features in its Asset Performance Management (APM) Integrity software for the oil and gas, chemical and power industries. Developed in collaboration with one of the largest U.S. petroleum refiners, Compliance Management is a major development of GE Digital’s inspection data management capability, an integrated component of the  APM Integrity solution .

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US energy storage climbs 45 percent in 2018, report says Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:23:38 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4508 https://www.maintworld.com/News/US-energy-storage-climbs-45-percent-in-2018-report-says Installations of energy storage in the United States jumped by 44.9 percent last year, according to trade body the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

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Cyber resilience in demand Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:10:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4506 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Cyber-resilience-in-demand Every step in the direction of digitalization harbours new dangers. But to evade technological progress ultimately means standstill. Nobody is protected against cyber piracy. No matter if big companies, corporations or state institutions, even prominent politicians and stars, it can hit anyone at any time.

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Bad water management makes drought worse, study finds Thu, 25 Jul 2019 11:55:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4503 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Bad-water-management-makes-drought-worse-study-finds As Europe faces record-high temperatures, drought emergency measures might be back on the table. According to a new WWF paper published on July 22, EU member states are doing little to curb the impact of extreme weather events on freshwater ecosystems sustainably, writes Euractive on its website.

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SSAB to acquire Abraservice Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:08:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4502 https://www.maintworld.com/News/SSAB-to-acquire-Abraservice Nordic and US-based steel company SSAB has entered into an agreement to acquire Abraservice Holding, which provides wear parts and complete solutions in quenched and tempered steels (Q&T). Abraservice is currently part of the French-owned Jacquet Metal Service Group. Abraservice had net sales of around SEK 800 million in 2018. The acquisition supports SSAB’s strategic target of global leadership in Q&T and advanced high-strength steels as well as providing leading value-added services.

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New EU proposal will increase the need for alternative ways of recycling vehicle tyres Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:03:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4501 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/New-EU-proposal-will-increase-the-need-for-alternative-ways-of-recycling-vehicle-tyres The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, has submitted a proposal to ban all use of rubber granules by 2022. Today, rubber granules are mainly produced from end-of-life vehicle tyres, and a ban would greatly increase the need for alternative recycling methods.

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Logistics facility to become one of Europe's largest Thu, 25 Jul 2019 09:56:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4499 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Logistics-facility-to-become-one-of-Europe-s-largest Logicenters and Axfood’s purchasing and logistics company Dagab have now signed a contract for the development and leasing of a logistics facility of just over 100,000 m2 in Bålsta. Dagab will become a long-term tenant at the facility, which will be one of the largest in Europe. The property will be 30 metres tall, have environmental certification and comply with modern specifications such as a high degree of automation and several temperature zones.

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Happiness and work: An interview with Lord Richard Layard Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:40:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4496 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Happiness-and-work-An-interview-with-Lord-Richard-Layard What makes an employee happy at work? According to Lord Richard Layard, it’s the same things that make people happy in their lives: a sense of belonging, social connections, and a purpose or meaning.

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Moon Landing: How Apollo 11 inspired Loughborough’s Soviet-born scientists Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:59:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4493 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Moon-Landing-How-Apollo-11-inspired-Loughborough-s-Soviet-born-scientists The Soviet Union had beaten America to every space exploration milestone during the 1950s and 60s but one great achievement eluded them.

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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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