Maintworld RSS Feed https://www.maintworld.com en-GB Wed, 16 May 2018 20:06:53 +0300 Wed, 16 May 2018 20:06:53 +0300eZ Publish http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification AMS Device Manager software adds support for the Beamex MC6 documenting calibrator, simplifying compliance Wed, 16 May 2018 20:06:53 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3742 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/AMS-Device-Manager-software-adds-support-for-the-Beamex-MC6-documenting-calibrator-simplifying-compliance Emerson has updated AMS Device Manager asset management software to support the Beamex MC6 documenting calibrator, adding electronic workflows that eliminate up to 50 percent of time spent on each calibration.

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Caverion to be in Charge of the Monitoring and Maintenance of the Second-largest Open Data Centre in the Nordics Fri, 11 May 2018 21:33:13 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3729 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Caverion-to-be-in-Charge-of-the-Monitoring-and-Maintenance-of-the-Second-largest-Open-Data-Centre-in-the-Nordics Caverion and Telia Finland have signed a contract covering the control room operator services and property maintenance of the new Telia Helsinki Data Center. The open data centre to be built in the Pitäjänmäki district in Helsinki will be the most secure, energy efficient and environment-friendly data centre in the Nordic countries.

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IMVAC Europe Keynote "The Future of Vibration Monitoring and Analysis – Will Computers Take Your Job?" Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:58:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3721 https://www.maintworld.com/News/IMVAC-Europe-Keynote-The-Future-of-Vibration-Monitoring-and-Analysis-Will-Computers-Take-Your-Job2 Mobius Institute founder Jason Tranter provides June 7th keynote address at the International Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring conference held in Antwerp, Belgium, June 4-7, 2018.

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HANNOVER MESSE USA to Premier in Chicago September 2018 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:36:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3714 https://www.maintworld.com/News/HANNOVER-MESSE-USA-to-Premier-in-Chicago-September-2018 The world's leading trade show for industrial technology is spreading its wings. In September of 2018, Deutsche Messe is staging its first-ever HANNOVER MESSE in the USA.

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SONOTEC presents New Broadband Parabolic Sensors for the SONAPHONE Digital Ultrasonic Testing Device Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:08:40 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3710 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/SONOTEC-presents-New-Broadband-Parabolic-Sensors-for-the-SONAPHONE-Digital-Ultrasonic-Testing-Device Detecting errors before they occur - that’s the objective of preventive maintenance. The HANNOVER MESSE will be addressing the topic of “Predictive Maintenance” with a dedicated exhibition area, where SONOTEC will be demonstrating how companies can save energy and improve the efficiency of the entire production cycle using SONAPHONE technology.

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New Case Study: Online Condition Monitoring on Rotary Calciner Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:36:03 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3707 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/New-Case-Study-Online-Condition-Monitoring-on-Rotary-Calciner A materials processing plant replaced its previous vibration monitoring system on the low-speed calciner drum with the online system Intellinova Compact after a test installation involving SPM HD measurements had proven successful. 

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Release of FDT 2.1 Sets Transformation Path for Connected Industrial Enterprise Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:51:45 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3705 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Release-of-FDT-2.1-Sets-Transformation-Path-for-Connected-Industrial-Enterprise FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit standards association supporting FDT® technology, announced at the Hannover Messe event the release of the FDT 2.1 specification, which enhances both industrial automation developer and end user experiences focused on security, performance, ease of use, and investment protection.

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EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work Launches Europe-Wide Awareness-Raising Campaign on Dangerous Substances Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:04:27 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3703 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/EU-Agency-for-Safety-and-Health-at-Work-Launches-Europe-Wide-Awareness-Raising-Campaign-on-Dangerous-Substances The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has launched its 2018-19 EU-wide campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.

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Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #4 - One Technology is Not Enough Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:50:49 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3702 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Condition-Monitoring-Expert-Tip-4-One-Technology-is-Not-Enough There is no doubt that technologies such as vibration analysis, oil analysis, ultrasound and infrared are very powerful.

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Kemppi Robotic Welding Application Center Opens in India Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:53:25 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3700 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Kemppi-Robotic-Welding-Application-Center-Opens-in-India Finland’s Kemppi says it has opened up a robotic welding application center in Pune, India to respond to the increasing needs for welding automation.

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ÅF Awarded Contract to Expand World’s Largest Dissolving Pulp Mill Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:47:34 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3699 https://www.maintworld.com/News/F-Awarded-Contract-to-Expand-World-s-Largest-Dissolving-Pulp-Mill Sweden’s ÅF has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Sappi Limited to improve the environmental footprint of the Saiccor Mill in South Africa and expand its capacity.

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Wärtsilä 130 MW Flexicycle Power Plant to Help Senegal Lower Energy Costs, Integrate More Renewable Energy Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:40:47 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3698 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Wartsila-130-MW-Flexicycle-Power-Plant-to-Help-Senegal-Lower-Energy-Costs-Integrate-More-Renewable-Energy Technology group Wärtsilä said it will manufacture and deliver a 130 MW Flexicycle plant to Senegal’s Malicounda power project in Mbour that is located 85 km from the country’s capital Dakar. The order, booked in March, was placed by Matelec, contractor of the Independent Power Producer MPG (Melec Power Gen) and part of the Matelec Group, based in Lebanon. 

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Japan can Benefit from Finnish High-Tech Maritime Solutions Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:18:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3684 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Japan-can-Benefit-from-Finnish-High-Tech-Maritime-Solutions Finland has a long history and thorough understanding of delivering smart and environmentally friendly maritime solutions. Finnish maritime companies’ expertize was highlighted at the Sea Japan 2018 exhibition 11–13 April 2018.

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ABB's Terra HP Electric Vehicle Chargers Chosen For Use Along U.S. Highways Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:08:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3682 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/ABB-s-Terra-HP-Electric-Vehicle-Chargers-Chosen-For-Use-Along-U.S.-Highways ABB has been selected to supply its Terra HP charging stations as part of the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States.

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Are Electric Vehicles Ready to Overtake Fossil Fuel Cars? Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:57:35 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3680 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Are-Electric-Vehicles-Ready-to-Overtake-Fossil-Fuel-Cars Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with more people looking for alternatives to gas and diesel cars. A concern to many people is however whether it is possible to travel longer distances. We set out on a journey across Europe in an electric vehicle – and found a lot of challenges along the way.

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New International Tyre Manufacturer Confirms Positive Test Results with EnviroCB Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:23:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3671 https://www.maintworld.com/News/New-International-Tyre-Manufacturer-Confirms-Positive-Test-Results-with-EnviroCB In addition to previously reported positive tests by tyre manufacturers, another international tyre manufacturer has now confirmed their positive test results of recovered carbon black, EnviroCB, from Scandinavian Enviro Systems AB (publ).

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Press conference: Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances, Brussels, 24 April 12.00 noon Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:18:52 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3678 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Press-conference-Healthy-Workplaces-Manage-Dangerous-Substances-Brussels-24-April-12.00-noon EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, is set to launch its 2018-19 Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign jointly with the European Commission and the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency. The campaign challenges common misconceptions, raises awareness of the risks and disseminates good practice and resources for effective management of dangerous substances in the workplace.

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Sewage Sludge Safe to use in Biogas and Fertilizer Production According to Study Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:50:32 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3675 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Sewage-Sludge-Safe-to-use-in-Biogas-and-Fertilizer-Production-According-to-Study A study coordinated by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) examined the long-term fertilization effect of sewage sludge phosphorus on barley and ryegrass and transfer of contaminants to plants. According to the study, contaminants contained by sewage sludge were not transferred to above-ground plant parts.

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Metso to showcase Innovations for the Mining Industry at Expomin 2018 in Chile Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:31:54 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3673 https://www.maintworld.com/News/Metso-to-showcase-Innovations-for-the-Mining-Industry-at-Expomin-2018-in-Chile At the 15th Exhibition and World Congress for Latin American Mining, Expomin 2018, Metso will be presenting a variety of product Industry 4.0 applications and tailored solutions to improve process and resource efficiency while reducing operational costs in mining operations. The exhibition is part of Metso's anniversary activities, celebrating 150 years of delivering results to our customers around the world.

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The Industrial IoT Maturity Model Fri, 30 Mar 2018 09:09:30 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3620 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/The-Industrial-IoT-Maturity-Model A new model is helping to guide decision makers along a successful path in the manufacturing space.

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PRUFTECHNIK Service Center in West Voerde Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:29:11 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3582 https://www.maintworld.com/News/PRUFTECHNIK-Service-Center-in-West-Voerde At the end of the 2016, the new office in Voerde (North-Rhine Westphalia) was handed over to PRUFTECHNIK. Since then three employees have been working to manage and acquire service orders in the areas of machine alignment (especially PARALIGN) and condition monitoring. Within the first 365 days, the West Service-Team were able to be very successful and took on over 70 service orders.

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IMVAC Europe Keynote "The Future of Vibration Monitoring and Analysis – Will Computers Take Your Job?" Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:00:12 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3581 https://www.maintworld.com/News/IMVAC-Europe-Keynote-The-Future-of-Vibration-Monitoring-and-Analysis-Will-Computers-Take-Your-Job Mobius Institute founder Jason Tranter provides June 7th keynote address at the International Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring conference held in Antwerp, Belgium, June 4-7, 2018.

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Examples: Using Ultrasound and Infrared for Electrical Inspections Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:17:44 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3574 https://www.maintworld.com/R-D/Examples-Using-Ultrasound-and-Infrared-for-Electrical-Inspections Ultrasound and infrared technologies are a perfect match when conducting inspections of electrical equipment. At any voltage, thermal anomalies and sources of ultrasound such as tracking and arcing can occur. Corona can also occur at 1000 volts and greater. Any of these conditions threaten the reliability of the equipment being inspected.

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Integrating Legacy Data into IoT Initiatives: Three Methodologies Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:55:57 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3617 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/Integrating-Legacy-Data-into-IoT-Initiatives-Three-Methodologies Today’s factory floor is a melting pot of equipment, with the newest machines relying on technology that didn’t even exist when the oldest machines were built. Integrating data from different machine generations can be a huge challenge, but is vital when optimizing the plant floor and creating an effective Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. 

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How Proper Lubrication Can Enhance a Plant’s Reliability Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:56:16 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3612 https://www.maintworld.com/Applications/How-Proper-Lubrication-Can-Enhance-a-Plant-s-Reliability Everybody wants a reliable plant with a predictable maintenance schedule – and a key part of achieving that goal is to ensure that your lubrication programme is organized, well-funded and employs the best practices across the board. So, what are they, and how will they affect your plant's reliability? 

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Are you Spending More Time on Technology than on Processes and People? Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:18:05 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3589 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Are-you-Spending-More-Time-on-Technology-than-on-Processes-and-People A common reason why reliability and maintenance improvement initiatives often do not generate the expected achievable results is competing priorities and focusing on the wrong things.

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Effective Backlog Management – Backlog Size Control Thu, 29 Mar 2018 19:02:56 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3585 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Effective-Backlog-Management-Backlog-Size-Control Backlog management has a number of different but, interdependent focuses: Backlog Work Order Quality, Age of Backlog and Backlog Size Management. This article will focus on Backlog Size Management. In parts 2 and 3, the Age of the Backlog and Backlog Size Management were discussed in detail.

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Managing Hazardous Energy Safely Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:16:08 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3571 https://www.maintworld.com/HSE/Managing-Hazardous-Energy-Safely Electricity, hydraulics, pneumatics, kinetics, chemistry and thermodynamics – energy can be dangerous in every form if it is released unintentionally or in an uncontrolled manner. To be able to classify a machine as safe in all operating conditions, it must not only be able to be disconnected from all energy sources; it must also be guaranteed that the machine will not start up unexpectedly or that machine parts will not move unexpectedly due to stored energy. For this reason, Lock Out Tag Out programmes - as required in the USA - are increasingly being used in Europe.

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Attract the Right Knowledge and Skills Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:58:06 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3555 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/Attract-the-Right-Knowledge-and-Skills The NVDO Maintenance Compass gives an overview of the trends and current state of the Dutch maintenance market. For the NVDO (Dutch Maintenance Society), the goal of the Maintenance Compass is to facilitate its members concerning their developments and challenges related to maintenance within the asset management chain.

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7 Effective Strategies to initiate Proactive Maintenance Culture for Companies that use Spreadsheets Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:12:29 +0300 http://www.promaintlehti.fi/content/view/full/3544 https://www.maintworld.com/Asset-Management/7-Effective-Strategies-to-initiate-Proactive-Maintenance-Culture-for-Companies-that-use-Spreadsheets A recent (May 2017) article by Deloitte suggests that 5 to 20% of overall plant production capacity is influenced by its maintenance strategy. This is yet another proof point that maintenance should be a mainstream activity regardless of the size of the companies.

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