Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:22:09 +0200 Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:24:33 +0200eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Caverion has received clearance from the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority for the acquisition of Maintpartner’s Finnish operations Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:22:09 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4710 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Caverion-has-received-clearance-from-the-Finnish-Competition-and-Consumer-Authority-for-the-acquisition-of-Maintpartner-s-Finnish-operations Caverion has received clearance from the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority for the acquisition of Maintpartner’s Finnish operations

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Maintenance will play an important role in the circular economy Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:44:17 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4708 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Maintenance-will-play-an-important-role-in-the-circular-economy Using AI throughout the product lifecycle means supporting smart manufacturing and maintenance for sustainability, according to Tomohiko Sakao. He is an international expert in eco design and product service systems at Sweden's Linköping University.

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Siemens opens Additive Manufacturing Network Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:59:46 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4705 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-opens-Additive-Manufacturing-Network Siemens announced the official launch and general availability of the  Siemens Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network , following pilots and successful implementations with customers and partners, including Decathlon, Siemens Gas & Power, Siemens Mobility, HP and Materialise. The Siemens AM Network provides an advanced cloud-based solution to foster collaboration and process orchestration between engineers, procurement and suppliers of 3D printed parts.

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Bentley Systems Accelerates Focus on Infrastructure Engineering for Digital Cities: Advancing BIM and GIS through 4D Digital Twins Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:43:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4701 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Bentley-Systems-Accelerates-Focus-on-Infrastructure-Engineering-for-Digital-Cities-Advancing-BIM-and-GIS-through-4D-Digital-Twins Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, presented its new digital cities initiatives, applying digital twins for more efficient city and regional operations and for more connected and resilient infrastructure.

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Nitrous Oxide levels are on the rise Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:28:28 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4697 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Nitrous-Oxide-levels-are-on-the-rise Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought.

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Healthy Workplaces Summit promotes best practice for managing dangerous substances at work Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:54:18 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4694 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Healthy-Workplaces-Summit-promotes-best-practice-for-managing-dangerous-substances-at-work The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) welcomed European occupational safety and health (OSH) stakeholders to Bilbao, Spain, for the 2019 Healthy Workplaces Summit on 12.11.2019. After a successful 2-year campaign, the summit provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and share best practice for managing dangerous substances in the workplace.

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Siemens expands additive manufacturing portfolio through acquisition of Atlas 3D Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:02:31 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4692 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Siemens-expands-additive-manufacturing-portfolio-through-acquisition-of-Atlas-3D Siemens announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Atlas 3D, Inc., a Plymouth, Indiana-based developer of software that works with direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) printers to automatically provide design engineers with the optimal print orientation and requisite support structures for additive parts in near real-time. Atlas 3D will join Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its solutions will expand additive manufacturing capabilities in the Xcelerator portfolio of software.

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Understanding human factors helps improve safety Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:14:53 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4688 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Understanding-human-factors-helps-improve-safety The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) has been studying, testing and developing a human factors tool for several years in air traffic management, the nuclear energy industry, the maritime sector, aviation maintenance, the railway sector, and most recently, the construction industry. The HF Tool™ helps both personnel and management obtain a better understanding of the human factor-related causes of incidents and to improve work processes. Dr Anna-Maria Teperi, Senior Researcher at FIOH will present the related research results in the Vision Zero Summit in Helsinki on 12.11.2019.

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Neste and Ravago start collaboration to enable chemical recycling of over 200,000 tons of plastic waste annually Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:08:13 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4686 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Neste-and-Ravago-start-collaboration-to-enable-chemical-recycling-of-over-200-000-tons-of-plastic-waste-annually Neste has set a target to process annually more than one million tons of plastic waste from 2030 onwards.

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Protect your Engines with High-Quality Oil Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:02:32 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4682 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Protect-your-Engines-with-High-Quality-Oil Detect moisture in oil with a reliable online transmitter - the Vaisala Moisture and Temperature in Oil Transmitter Series MMT330 enables fast and reliable detection of moisture in oil in central lubrication systems, hydraulic systems and power transformers.

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Södra will enable large-scale textile recycling Mon, 28 Oct 2019 11:10:06 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4676 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Sodra-will-enable-large-scale-textile-recycling At present, no one in the world can recycle fibres from blended fabrics on a large scale. Södra now has a solution that will enable circular flows in the fashion and textile industry. Production will commence at a low rate of 30 tonnes this year, but the long-term target is to add 25,000 tonnes of textiles to the company’s pulp production.

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Bentley Systems’ New ProjectWise 365 and Comprehensive SYNCHRO Offerings Advance 4D Digital Twins for Project Delivery Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:18:28 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4674 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Bentley-Systems-New-ProjectWise-365-and-Comprehensive-SYNCHRO-Offerings-Advance-4D-Digital-Twins-for-Project-Delivery Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced new capabilities for its industry-leading ProjectWise collaboration platform and comprehensive expansion of its SYNCHRO 4D construction environment. 

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REMONDIS and Neste into partnership to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:44:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4671 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/REMONDIS-and-Neste-into-partnership-to-develop-chemical-recycling-of-plastic-waste Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and REMONDIS, one of the world's largest privately-owned recycling, service and water companies, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of chemical recycling of plastic waste. The companies will focus on developing and accelerating chemical recycling with a target to reach an annual capacity to process over 200 kilotons of waste plastic.

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How to Make Sure Your Company Vehicles are Properly Maintained Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:43:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4669 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Make-Sure-Your-Company-Vehicles-are-Properly-Maintained Many businesses provide vehicles to their staff to enable them to perform their essential functions more efficiently and to make sure that they are always giving off an air of professionalism when meeting clients. While there are lots of good reasons to provide your workers with cars, it can also lead to a lot of extra administrative work on your part. When one of your fleet of vehicles fails or runs into problems, you will have to take responsibility for having it repaired.

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European Week for Safety and Health at Work Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:32:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4667 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/European-Week-for-Safety-and-Health-at-Work Between 21 and 25 October the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) and its network of partners mark a significant milestone in the Healthy Workplaces Campaign. The European Week for Safety and Health at Work aims to raise awareness of workplace safety and health and to promote active and participative risk prevention. This year’s European Week supports the current campaign — Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

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Study Shows Consultation through Performance Indicators Bridges Gap between Service Providers and Ship Operators Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:08:15 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4665 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Study-Shows-Consultation-through-Performance-Indicators-Bridges-Gap-between-Service-Providers-and-Ship-Operators A market intelligence study delivers key insights on the global oil condition monitoring services market. In terms of revenue, the global oil condition monitoring services market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~7% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors, regarding which, TMR offers thorough insights in its report on the global oil condition monitoring services market.

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Class of Your Own Announces School Curriculum Partnership with Bentley Systems Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:25:31 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4663 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Class-of-Your-Own-Announces-School-Curriculum-Partnership-with-Bentley-Systems Class of Your Own, a UK-headquartered provider of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum and built environment-focused learning programs for secondary school students, today announced a partnership with leading global provider of software solutions for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, Bentley Systems

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Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems Launch Joint Venture, to Close the Constructioneering Advancement Gap Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:17:42 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4661 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Bentley-Systems-and-Topcon-Positioning-Systems-Launch-Joint-Venture-to-Close-the-Constructioneering-Advancement-Gap Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems their new, jointly owned company – Digital Construction Works – is open for business, with a full global staff of digital construction experts who have been contributed by Bentley Systems and Topcon, respectively.

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Positive signs across Europe’s equipment rental market as growth continues Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:19:21 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4659 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Positive-signs-across-Europe-s-equipment-rental-market-as-growth-continues ERA Market Report 2019 reveals the equipment rental industry is growing more quickly than GDP and the construction industry, implying growth of the rental penetration.

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Wärtsilä retrofit will reduce environmental impact of ferry operating in ecologically sensitive waters Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:10:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4657 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Wartsila-retrofit-will-reduce-environmental-impact-of-ferry-operating-in-ecologically-sensitive-waters The technology group Wärtsilä will carry out an important retrofitting project aimed at lessening the environmental footprint of a ferry operating on the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed area in the southeastern end of the North Sea.

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Secure communication in the energy industry Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:03:43 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4653 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Secure-communication-in-the-energy-industry Back in 2017, headlines reported that hackers had shut down monitoring systems for oil and gas pipelines across the United States. Alarmingly, insecure third-party systems in SCADA platforms were to blame. How can the energy industry prevent further attacks like this?

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Heritage railway goes wireless Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:50:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4650 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Heritage-railway-goes-wireless Materials handling supply specialist, CP Automation, has donated a Magnetek wireless radio control system to Severn Valley Railway, after the heritage railway’s existing control system desperately needed replacing.

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Reducing time to market using modularisation Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:54:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4647 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reducing-time-to-market-using-modularisation Statistics published by Consumer Goods Technology and Sopheon state that 79 percent of new products fail to meet their expected launch dates. Combined with increasing customer demand, improving time to market is becoming increasingly difficult. 

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Technical University of Munich, Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde to establish additive manufacturing cluster in Bavaria Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:20:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4645 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Technical-University-of-Munich-Oerlikon-GE-Additive-and-Linde-to-establish-additive-manufacturing-cluster-in-Bavaria The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde are collaborating to create an additive manufacturing cluster. This cluster is a grouping of companies and organizations that will conduct research on and develop additive manufacturing technology from a single hub location.

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Measuring the Value of Data in Maintenance Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:29:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4643 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Measuring-the-Value-of-Data-in-Maintenance It is easy for organizations to assume that more data equals more value in maintenance. However the value of data is case dependent and should be assessed to ensure that the benefits from the data exceed the additional costs. 

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As Maintenance Practices Change, Teaching Methods Must Also Change Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:19:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4640 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/As-Maintenance-Practices-Change-Teaching-Methods-Must-Also-Change Working through web has and will change maintenance practices. How do we train students to learn and work through the network?  

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Advancements in Vibration Monitoring of Reciprocating Compressors Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:13:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4639 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Advancements-in-Vibration-Monitoring-of-Reciprocating-Compressors Over the last twenty years, stand-alone vibration sensors for reciprocating compressors have evolved from ineffective RMS vibration transmitters to first-generation shock monitoring technology. That technology provided valuable data by shifting from VAC-to-VDC RMS signal processing to impact counting, but had its own set of disadvantages.  Second generation shock-monitoring technology has built upon the existing technology to create a solution that is best tailored for reciprocating compressor monitoring.

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We Need to Talk - An Asset Management Intervention Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:14:58 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4634 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/We-Need-to-Talk-An-Asset-Management-Intervention We need to talk. Has anything enjoyable ever followed those four little words? “We need to talk,” says your wife/husband/attorney/boss/tax preparer. How did that work out? The truth is, those people generally have our best interests at heart, even if the lead-in to their discussion causes our defensive shields to activate. The same is true with this article. You and I need to talk. The subject? An asset management intervention.

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SEK 200 million invested in pilot plant for storage of fossil-free hydrogen in Luleå Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:36:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4630 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/SEK-200-million-invested-in-pilot-plant-for-storage-of-fossil-free-hydrogen-in-Lule SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall, the owners behind the so-called HYBRIT initiative, are investing 150 million Swedish kronor and the Swedish Energy Agency is contributing almost 50 million more towards the construction of a storage facility for hydrogen at the HYBRIT pilot plant for fossil-free steel. The investment is an important step towards the goal of fossil-free iron and steel production.

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SKF acquires industrial AI company Presenso Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:36:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/4628 https://www.maintworld.com/News/SKF-acquires-industrial-AI-company-Presenso SKF has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso Ltd., a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. 

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