Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:41:42 +0300 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 19:41:15 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Rotating Assets with Fewer Spare Parts - It Is Possible Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:41:42 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5711 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Rotating-Assets-with-Fewer-Spare-Parts-It-Is-Possible During my 16-year career with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, I learned and experienced that having the right spare parts available or not affects the availability of technical systems. Aircraft stood still at Volkel Air Base due to a shortage of spare parts, while those in Kleine-Brogel in Belgium (68 km south) were in stock. For so-called consumables, I exchanged parts monthly with my Belgian colleagues. As a result, we solved each other's shortages and improved the availability of spare parts and thus the deployability of the aircraft.

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Hydrogen – an Increasingly Important Part of the Green Transition Thu, 29 Jul 2021 15:15:46 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5708 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Hydrogen-an-Increasingly-Important-Part-of-the-Green-Transition The ongoing global discussion of how to solve energy storage, would find a great solution in hydrogen technology.

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4 Tips For Streamlining the Diagnose and Repair Process Wed, 14 Jul 2021 08:11:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5707 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/4-Tips-For-Streamlining-the-Diagnose-and-Repair-Process The ability to detect anomalies, establish equipment defects, pinpoint the root cause of failure, and implement timely repairs directly affects equipment uptime, maintenance workloads, and production schedules. Maintenance teams rely on equipment operation data and regular inspections to perform corrective measures and streamline workflows.

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United Utilities trials Samotics’ AI-based smart monitoring system to optimise pump efficiency and reliability Thu, 24 Jun 2021 18:29:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5705 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/United-Utilities-trials-Samotics-AI-based-smart-monitoring-system-to-optimise-pump-efficiency-and-reliability Samotics, a leading provider of AI-driven industrial analytics for asset performance management, has been selected for a 12-month trial by United Utilities Group PLC, one of the UK’s largest water and wastewater companies, to improve the reliability and efficiency of its operations. The trial emerged from United Utilities’ CEO Challenge initiative, in which teams of graduates in different business areas work together to find innovative solutions to business issues, such as maintenance excellence and minimising environmental impact. 

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NSK training resolves bearing failures at steel plant Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:25:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5698 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/NSK-training-resolves-bearing-failures-at-steel-plant Unaware that rod mill chocks had been fitted with the incorrect spacers, maintenance technicians at the plant of a steel manufacturer were facing regular bearing failures and the need to source high-cost urgent replacements.

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Vattenfall to sell 49.5 pct of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid to BASF Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:01:46 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5696 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Vattenfall-to-sell-49.5-pct-of-the-offshore-wind-farm-Hollandse-Kust-Zuid-to-BASF Vattenfall and BASF have agreed the sale of 49.5 percent of Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) in the Netherlands. Once fully commissioned it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world and also the first one ever to be built without subsidies for the power produced.

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Wärtsilä and Global Energy Ventures to cooperate on propulsion solutions for hydrogen vessel Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:42:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5694 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Wartsila-and-Global-Energy-Ventures-to-cooperate-on-propulsion-solutions-for-hydrogen-vessel Technology group Wärtsilä has signed an accord with Global Energy Ventures (GEV) of Australia, a company specialised in delivering compressed shipping solutions for transporting energy to regional markets. The two companies will cooperate on the inclusion of Wärtsilä propulsion systems in GEV’s compressed hydrogen (C-H2) ships.

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How is it possible? Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:17:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5690 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-is-it-possible On 23 May 2021 the unthinkable happened: a cable from the Alpino-Mottarone cable car in picturesque Stresa near Lago Majore snapped. 

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Monetizing Data in Maintenance: Data-driven Spare Parts Management Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:30:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5686 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Monetizing-Data-in-Maintenance-Data-driven-Spare-Parts-Management2 Management of spare parts and other materials needed for realization of maintenance processes is one of the key functions in physical asset management. Especially in power generation, oil and gas and heavy chemical industries, spare parts inventories can easily add up to tens of thousands of various items, in a value of hundreds of millions of euros. 

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Infrastructures Physical Assets High Performance Achievement based on Reliability and Maintenance Program, A.I and Asset Integrity Management Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:07:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5681 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Infrastructures-Physical-Assets-High-Performance-Achievement-based-on-Reliability-and-Maintenance-Program-A.I-and-Asset-Integrity-Management Nowadays the world invests around $2.5 trillion a year in infrastructure physical assets such as transportation, power, water, and telecom systems on which businesses and populations depend. Yet this amount continues to fall short of the world’s ever-expanding needs, which results in lower economic growth (MGI’s 2013 report).

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05-Steps to Develop Drilling Organization Asset Integrity Management Program Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:48:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5672 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/05-Steps-to-Develop-Drilling-Organization-Asset-Integrity-Management-Program Asset Integrity is the ability of an asset to perform its function effectively and efficiently throughout its lifecycle while safeguarding life and the environment. In other words, an asset in question is required to perform its intended function as per the design intent. An Asset Integrity management system is about taking care of the aspects of people, processes and equipment interaction effectively to achieve the design intent of an asset. 

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Measurement Traceability for the Controlled Environment Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:29:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5664 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Measurement-Traceability-for-the-Controlled-Environment The measurement of environmental conditions is increasing in relevance and influence in industry. As efficiency standards and capabilities continue to evolve, these conditions are being better monitored and controlled to optimize performance in a number of applications. The amount of information available and its use for analytics is growing exponentially, making it more important than ever to base decisions on accurate and reliable data. 

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DIGITALISATION –When the World Requires Realism Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:01:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5655 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/DIGITALISATION-When-the-World-Requires-Realism You find an interesting webinar, article, or ad under the headline “Digitisation”. You participate in the event and get to know the subject enthusiastically. You paint in your mind incredible ideas on how to grow your business. In the end, however, you press your gaze to the ground and sigh deeply, because truly genuine solutions did not exist.  There is still no moon in the sky -moment, but instead “let’s go brainstorming together”.

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From wrench to algorithm Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:16:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5661 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/From-wrench-to-algorithm From “seeing” to “self-optimizing”: the past, present and future of maintenance
What do monkey wrenches and computer algorithms have in common? Surprisingly, wrenches and computer algorithms are both invented in the same year 1840.

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Reliability and Maintenance Management (RMM) - The frontline of maintenance Tue, 15 Jun 2021 15:44:02 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5652 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Reliability-and-Maintenance-Management-RMM-The-frontline-of-maintenance Many Reliability and Maintenance improvement initiatives fail to deliver sustainable (and continuously improving) results in improved safety, manufacturing throughput, and costs. There are many reasons for this, but the lack of engaged, visible, and caring plant leadership is the most common of them.

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The heat is on Tue, 15 Jun 2021 14:35:11 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5641 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-heat-is-on All rotating machinery are subjected to thermal exposure. The machines will react depending on temperature and material. Either by expanding or shrinking. And that is a fact. Thermal growth is a serious thing when you think about it. 

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Ultrasound and Vibration analysis: two key elements of predictive maintenance Tue, 15 Jun 2021 13:55:41 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5636 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Ultrasound-and-Vibration-analysis-two-key-elements-of-predictive-maintenance Vibration analysis has been for many years the technology of choice for maintenance professionals to monitor the condition of rotating assets. However, in the last years ultrasound has also emerged as a very popular technology for condition monitoring. The question that many are now asking themselves is: which one is best? Ultrasound or vibration? In this article we will focus on the role of ultrasound as a condition monitoring tool, and why using vibration and ultrasound together is the best way to reach excellence in your maintenance practices.

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Wim Vancauwenberge (BEMAS) about Asset Performance 4.0 Conference & Exhibition Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:29:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5625 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Wim-Vancauwenberge-BEMAS-about-Asset-Performance-4.0-Conference-Exhibition On 26, 27 and 28 October 2021, BEMAS (the Belgian Maintenance Association) will organise Asset Performance 4.0, a hybrid conference and exhibition in Antwerp. The focus lies on the digitalization of maintenance; reliability and all other disciplines that influence the performance of assets.

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SKF helps Ovako strengthen maintenance regime Wed, 02 Jun 2021 13:53:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5611 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SKF-helps-Ovako-strengthen-maintenance-regime Swedish steelmaker Ovako has extended a service agreement with SKF, which will see it introduce more advanced preventive maintenance technology to its operations.

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Videos: Using Grease Caddies for Ultrasound Assisted Lubrication Wed, 26 May 2021 14:42:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5606 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Videos-Using-Grease-Caddies-for-Ultrasound-Assisted-Lubrication 60 to 80 percent of bearing failures are lubrication related. Thus, identifying lubrication issues at an early stage is key to avoiding bearing failures. Many facilities still perform time-based lubrication: this means that bearings will be greased at regular time intervals.

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Metso Outotec launches Filtration inspection packages to improve filter performance Wed, 19 May 2021 16:07:04 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5601 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Metso-Outotec-launches-Filtration-inspection-packages-to-improve-filter-performance Metso Outotec is launching three Filtration inspection packages centered around offering improved filter availability, better filter performance and longer equipment life. The packages are designed to quickly identify common wear and tear issues such as problems with the plate packs, leakages, and misalignments among others.

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Registration Launches for SMRP’s Inaugural Virtual Case Studies Event Wed, 19 May 2021 16:00:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5599 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Registration-Launches-for-SMRP-s-Inaugural-Virtual-Case-Studies-Event Registration is open for Maintenance & Reliability in Practice -- A Virtual Case Studies Event – the first ever to be hosted by the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals ( SMRP ). On June 23-24, more than 20 industry experts will come together to share real-world insights, examples, and knowledge with maintenance and reliability professionals.

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New project paves the way for digitalisation of product information Tue, 18 May 2021 12:28:38 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5598 https://www.maintworld.com/News/New-project-paves-the-way-for-digitalisation-of-product-information Many companies are digitalising their technical information and training courses in order to enhance the customer experience and strengthen aftermarket business. Sandvik’s division, Stationary Crushing & Screening, chose Semcon to carry out the analysis for the digitalisation of product information and training courses.

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3 Ways In Which Machine Operators Can Help The Maintenance Team Mon, 17 May 2021 21:22:36 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5596 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/3-Ways-In-Which-Machine-Operators-Can-Help-The-Maintenance-Team It is known—and obvious—that the people who spend the longest time around the equipment are the machines’ operators. With that in mind, it makes sense to train some of them to track equipment performance and behavior, instead of just reporting when the asset stops working altogether.

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Release the power of data Mon, 03 May 2021 16:19:58 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5590 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Release-the-power-of-data After over 20 years working with customers within maintenance, I still do not see much focus on the output of the CMMS:s. I see two actions all companies should take here. First, set the analysis tools free for all users and bring on the creativity!

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ICONICS Integrates with Sysinno Technology Solutions - Includes iAeris Air Quality Monitor, Compatible with Microsoft Azure Sphere Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:06:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5569 https://www.maintworld.com/News/ICONICS-Integrates-with-Sysinno-Technology-Solutions-Includes-iAeris-Air-Quality-Monitor-Compatible-with-Microsoft-Azure-Sphere ICONICS has announced the integration of its automation software solutions with the sensor-focused products and services of Sysinno Technology, Inc., headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and developer of the iAeris air quality monitor.

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Monetizing Data in Maintenance: Data-driven Spare Parts Management – Part 2 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:24:37 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5564 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Monetizing-Data-in-Maintenance-Data-driven-Spare-Parts-Management-Part-2 Today, digitization, Industry 4.0 and Maintenance 4.0 bring about vast volumes of data. Technologies such as IoT or IIoT allow large sets of devices to connect to data networks and send complex data continuously. 

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Creativity Was and Still Is Needed in Teaching and R&D Projects during the Pandemic Time Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:14:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5559 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Creativity-Was-and-Still-Is-Needed-in-Teaching-and-R-D-Projects-during-the-Pandemic-Time The Corona virus outbreak shut down all of Häme University of applied sciences (HAMK) campuses, just as it did in other Universities. Teaching was transferred to the internet. But how were research activities continued with the tight movement restriction in place?

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Cui Solution for Aging Plants Maintaining Production During Critical Maintenance Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:05:50 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5556 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Cui-Solution-for-Aging-Plants-Maintaining-Production-During-Critical-Maintenance TSA (Thermal Sprayed Aluminium) provides lasting (>20 years) protection of carbon steel equipment. It acts as a barrier coating, passivating the surface and galvanically protecting it against atmospheric and immersion corrosion mechanisms, such as CUI (corrosion under insulation).

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Keeping the Lights On and Preventing Failures with the FLIR Si124 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:54:23 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/5549 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Keeping-the-Lights-On-and-Preventing-Failures-with-the-FLIR-Si124 SPI Inspections provides their customers with top-notch utility system and infrastructure inspections, relying on their extensive experience in the field and advanced inspection technology. The team uses UAVs, FLIR thermal cameras, and other high-tech equipment to deliver qualified inspection services and independent verification of construction standards and monitoring of power systems.

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