Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:21:55 +0300 Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:29:38 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification How ultrasonic sensors and artificial intelligence improve condition monitoring Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:21:55 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3974 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-ultrasonic-sensors-and-artificial-intelligence-improve-condition-monitoring In an industrial setting, assets are everything. A breakdown can cause hours  of downtime, and thus hours of lost productivity and lower financial gains. Preventative maintenance is one way facility managers counteract system entropy, but it is not perfect strategy. In some cases, a preventive approach to maintenance can actually lower the overall effectiveness of an asset. In the case of a valve for example, constant tightening can cause premature wear and tear.

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To analyze or not to analyze, that is the question Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:02:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3972 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/To-analyze-or-not-to-analyze-that-is-the-question Can we successfully improve reliability without analyzing reliability data?

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Are you overlooking a significant source of savings? Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:20:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3968 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Are-you-overlooking-a-significant-source-of-savings Some oil producers are using chemical management and saving up to 10 percent in chemical costs.

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5 Important Maintenance Metrics and How To Use Them Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:12:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3965 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/5-Important-Maintenance-Metrics-and-How-To-Use-Them Effective maintenance of equipment is a critical factor in delivering quality operations that provide timely resources at a minimal cost. However, those in the maintenance field understand that equipment reliability does not come easy. 

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Sustainability transformation: Are you ready for the change? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:10:48 +0200 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3504 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Sustainability-transformation-Are-you-ready-for-the-change Companies which create truly sustainable businesses will remain competitive in the future.

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Belgian Marc De Kerf wins prestigious European Maintenance Manager Award Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:56:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3960 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Belgian-Marc-De-Kerf-wins-prestigious-European-Maintenance-Manager-Award Marc De Kerf, Global expert asset and maintenance management at BASF’s petrochemical division, has been awarded the prestigious European Maintenance Manager Award, at a very well attended award ceremony during the Euromaintenance 4.0 conference.

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The Advantages of Broadband Ultrasonic Analysis during Leak Detection on Compressed Air Systems Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:41:31 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3958 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/The-Advantages-of-Broadband-Ultrasonic-Analysis-during-Leak-Detection-on-Compressed-Air-Systems Ultrasonic testing devices have long been established in the field of predictive maintenance to detect leaks on compressed air systems. These devices usually record a frequency range around 40 kHz. SONOTEC Ultraschallsensorik Halle GmbH is breaking new ground with the SONAPHONE ultrasonic testing device. The main difference between this device and the previously available devices is the broadband technology of the sensors in a frequency range from 20 to 100 kHz. This makes applications like automatic leak analysis more reliable.

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Predictive Maintenance 4.0 provides an average of nine percent uptime increase Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:00:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3950 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Predictive-Maintenance-4.0-provides-an-average-of-nine-percent-uptime-increase A growing number of companies want to use big data analytics in their predictive maintenance and are also investing in the resources needed for this. Of the companies already using this technology, no less than 95 percent say that they have already achieved concrete results. This is the conclusion of a follow-up study conducted by PwC and Mainnovation in recent months, among 268 companies in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

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How ultrasonic sensors and artificial intelligence improve condition monitoring Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:28:17 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3946 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-ultrasonic-sensors-and-artificial-intelligence-improve-condition-monitoring In an industrial setting, assets are everything. A breakdown can cause hours of downtime, and thus hours of lost productivity and lower financial gains. Preventive maintenance is one-way facility managers counteract system entropy, but it isn't a perfect strategy. In some cases, a preventive approach to maintenance can actually lower the overall effectiveness of an asset. In the case of a valve, for example, constant tightening can cause premature wear and tear.

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Remote carbon brush monitoring with first intelligent plug-and-play system Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:17:10 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3943 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Remote-carbon-brush-monitoring-with-first-intelligent-plug-and-play-system A carbon brush with built-in sensors, that enables maintenance staff to check brush condition at any time from a remote location, is introduced by Carbex.  

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Cybersecurity is the most important emerging technology for businesses, says GlobalData Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:09:14 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3941 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Cybersecurity-is-the-most-important-emerging-technology-for-businesses-says-GlobalData Cybersecurity is the most important emerging technology for businesses globally, according to  GlobalData , a leading data and analytics company.

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Greensmith Energy unveils standardized energy storage solution Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:34:09 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3948 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Greensmith-Energy-unveils-standardized-energy-storage-solution Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has released a new solution, GridSolv, the company’s first standardized energy storage solution.

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Mining sector to rely increasingly on renewables, report finds Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:15:28 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3936 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Mining-sector-to-rely-increasingly-on-renewables-report-finds As mining companies become more aware of the rapidly falling costs of renewables, wind and solar are set become a growing trend in powering mining operations worldwide over the coming years, shows a new report from Fitch Solutions. On the back of carbon pricing schemes, countries and companies operating in the Americas are best positioned to lead the way in the adoption of renewables in mining.

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Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, thinktank predicts Wed, 12 Sep 2018 09:08:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3934 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Global-demand-for-fossil-fuels-will-peak-in-2023-thinktank-predicts Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023  posing a significant risk to financial markets because trillions of dollars’ worth of oil, coal and gas assets could be left worthless, an influential thinktank, Carbon Tracker, predicts.

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Neste and Alaska Airlines sign partnership to fly more sustainably Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:59:20 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3932 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Neste-and-Alaska-Airlines-sign-partnership-to-fly-more-sustainably As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand the use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to design, create and implement solutions that lay the groundwork for the wider adoption of renewable fuels within the airline industry.

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Nordic heavy-duty road transport entering the age of gas Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:03:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3928 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Nordic-heavy-duty-road-transport-entering-the-age-of-gas Demand for cleaner fuel solutions is growing significantly in heavy-duty road transport. To meet such growth Gasum is investing in the construction of around 50 gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles in Finland, Sweden and Norway by the beginning of the 2020s. The investment will multiply the size of the Nordic heavy-duty vehicle gas filling station network, enabling considerable emission cuts.

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Undeniable proof that you need a reliable IT service desk Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:20:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3923 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Undeniable-proof-that-you-need-a-reliable-IT-service-desk Are you still stuck up with the traditional back-office IT service management system, that requires manual logging of issues in an excel document? Is it taking you eons to come up with a report of reliable data you’ve been entrusted with by the business user? Or, do you have too many software applications that automated your ticketing system but added to your woes in the form of too many complications and errors? I

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New methanol engine ready for the marine market Tue, 04 Sep 2018 21:21:26 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3918 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/New-methanol-engine-ready-for-the-marine-market Within the frame of the GreenPilot project, Gothenburg-based ScandiNAOS AB has developed methanol engine concepts for the marine industry. A spark ignited methanol engine that wasn installed and tested in the Swedish Pilot boat “GreenPilot” has now been followed by a compression ignited methanol engine. The GreenPilot project is lead and initiated by Swedish Maritime Technology Forum, part of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Maintenance Team Motivated and Efficient Tue, 04 Sep 2018 22:04:41 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3921 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/5-Ways-to-Keep-Your-Maintenance-Team-Motivated-and-Efficient As many top-level managers think of maintenance strictly as a cost center, it is not rare that maintenance managers, year after year, have to look for new ways to reduce the cost of their operations. As one might expect, working with an ever-shrinking budget puts a lot of pressure on their maintenance teams.

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Bentley Systems Releases New Cost-Cutting Digital Solutions for the Offshore Industry Wed, 29 Aug 2018 12:07:18 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3909 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Bentley-Systems-Releases-New-Cost-Cutting-Digital-Solutions-for-the-Offshore-Industry With the new normal low oil price, the offshore oil and gas industry is looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Bentley Systems has announced at the ONS show in Stavanger, several new solutions that use its connected data environment to bring together information and consolidate data for improved operational efficiency. 

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How to Buy Second-Hand Tools: A Brief Guide Tue, 28 Aug 2018 22:21:23 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3904 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/How-to-Buy-Second-Hand-Tools-A-Brief-Guide Numerous industries prefer buying second-hand or used equipment, primarily due to the economic conditions. Moreover, these days, businesses are not shy about being frugal in certain aspects as long as the quality and performance aren’t compromised. Lastly, it is considered a ‘green practice’ which is something every business is aspiring for. 

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Solving resonance problems under time pressure Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:39:24 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3896 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Solving-resonance-problems-under-time-pressure Today vibration analysts have only a short time to provide a solution for production agents. Very often, vibration diagnosis and solutions need to be given on site, even if these solutions can only be used in the short term, because financial pressures are too strong if the machine is stopped.

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Better nutrient cycle from wastewater with RAVITA – production testing starts Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:16:00 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3887 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Better-nutrient-cycle-from-wastewater-with-RAVITA-production-testing-starts Using the so-called RAVITA process it is possible to reutilize phosphorus nutrient. The nutrient cycle reduces the use of virgin phosphorus. A demo plant will be built at Viikinmäki, Finland's wastewater treatment plant in 2018.

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Emerson helps deliver actionable asset health data in hazardous environments Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:07:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3882 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Emerson-helps-deliver-actionable-asset-health-data-in-hazardous-environments To help users further enhance the reliability of rotating assets, Emerson has upgraded this industry-leading portfolio of machinery health monitoring systems to deliver asset protection and fault prediction in more places and with faster response than ever before.

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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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