Invitation for participation in the Euro Maintenance Manager Award Competition
The EFNMS Euro Maintenance Manager Award is in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in the field of maintenance. The award is aimed at individuals, teams or institutions in acknowledgement of their Outstanding Performance, New ideas in the field of maintenance, Ideas in applying new technology or new techniques, new type of organization which will add to the already existing effectiveness of maintenance, Publications and presentations which will promote or assist in making maintenance work better known. Read more
Working together towards harmonisation
A HSElife platform has been created by operators, contractor companies and supporting organisations in the oil & gas industry. Their goal is to eliminate differences in information and standardise rules & procedures for the people on the shop flore. Its about Saving lives and Saving millions. Read more
Registration on Thesis Awards possible: November 2017
The objective of the EFNMS Excellence Award is to promote, encourage and motivate the theoretical and applied research and developments in different topics related to maintenance knowledge and practice amongst the students of the European Universities and Research Institutes. The primary areas of interest are Maintenance Engineering, Maintenance Management, Information and Communication Technologies for Maintenance Read more
Predict the unpredictable
Predictive maintenance is surely one of the most talked-about topics in maintenance and asset management. In order to find out where companies currently stand regarding predictive maintenance, and where they plan to be in the near future, PwC and Mainnovation surveyed 280 companies in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. In a report they present the results of this research and their approach to successfully implementing predictive maintenance with big data.
Philipp Sinnewe winner of the EUCYS Award
The winner of the Salvetti Foundation EUCYS Award is Philipp Sinnewe a 18 year old student from Germany.
Phillip investigated whether there is a more efficient and more climate friendly alternative to conventional aeroplane engines (Gasturbines).
Phillipp explained that even in existing engines maintenance departments could install modifications in order to use a different fuel mixture.
The idea is to use a water-alcohol mixture in combination with kerosine. The water in his set-up expands in the engine as it turns into steam, increasing the thrust. The results of his self-built engine test rig are promising as he reached a reduction of 30% CO2 emission. (www.jetengine.engineer)
Article EUCYS in iMaintain October 2016
While the Dutch expertise in water
management is renowned all over the world, our skills and knowledge on effective maintenance is a well-kept Dutch secret. And yet, there are many opportunities. The Dutch maintenance industry has an annual value of 35 billion Euros and on a European scale that amount values from 420 to 450 billion Euros. Hans van Selm, general secretary of the Salvetti Foundation, argues that Dutch maintenance companies should be more visible in the European maintenance sector.
BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety
In the production of acetic acid BP Chemicals is world renowned and responsible for a significant proportion of world capacity. Its proprietary methanol carbonylation technology, Cativa, is in demand globally and in particular in Asia Read more
Maintenance from Afar
Wind farms must be maintained. Wind turbines are not easy to access. Remote monitoring software offers the ability to diagnose the operational condition from a far off location. Read more
The industry had been riding a high for so many years and we are now seeing this slowly stabilize
For the second time, Offshore Energy included three Master Classes for students and young professionals. Jan-Willem van der Graaf, CEO of Seaway HeavyLifting, gave the Master Class Read more
The worldwide consumption of energy continues to rise unabated and so the need for improved efficiency, as well as new sources of energy, is increasing. Read more.
Czech Republic: Economic recovery won’t reduce joblessnes substantially
The Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) published, on Tuesday 3rd June. In general, the unemployment rate in the Czech Republic will stay at the same percentage level as in 2013. Read more.
Top safety concerns in the manufacturing industry
Exposed wires, fatigued workers, poorly maintained equipment. Manufacturing facilities are riddled with risks, both hidden and out in the open. Read more.
Vision on Safety
Buildings, machines and other structures that are not regularly maintained become unsafe for the people who work with them, and also for those around them. Let this Dutch Vision be an inspiration to you all! Read more.
Reliability Centred Maintenance
Very few people really understand Reliability Centred Maintenance. It takes time and experienced people to perform a good RCM. It should be performed on somewhere between 5-20% of your critical assets. Read more.