Asset management

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Bridging the data gap in power generation

Jackie Hu explains how the use of historical component data can help identify and remedy issues such as cracking at combined cycle power facilities. Cracking is found across many critical components – including hot reheat bypass valves and attemperators – but is often overlooked in favour of focussing on larger, more expensive downstream assets.
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Pump maintenance: ignore it at your peril

Thomas Marks looks at issues relating to poor pump maintenance and outlines the key steps that can be taken to minimise problems.
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Asset management moves towards AI

Aaron Merkin explains the benefits that artificial intelligence (AI) can bring to asset management and maintenance tasks.


  1. 15/01/2024 Having clear objectives for data-driven change

    When considering a data-driven change, the first question that should be asked is ‘what do you want to achieve’ argues Paul Derbyshire.

  2. 04/12/2023 Optimising instrument performance through enhanced condition monitoring

    David Lincoln looks at how developments in condition monitoring technology for measurement instruments are opening up new opportunities for enhanced performance across a range of industrial applications.

  3. 31/07/2023 The argument for remote tank monitoring

    Ian Loudon explains why tank monitoring is essential.

  4. 16/05/2023 Improving equipment maintenance with predictive analytics

    Andy Graham explains how predictive analytics can improve asset management or equipment maintenance strategies.

  5. 09/05/2023 Improving equipment maintenance with predictive analytics

    Andy Graham explains how predictive analytics can improve asset management or equipment maintenance strategies.

  6. 11/04/2023 Supporting efficiency and asset management

    Santiago Murguia discusses the importance of digitalisation for valve and actuator automation.

  7. 30/01/2023 Predicting the journey to improved reliability

    As predictive maintenance moves from a concept into a practical solution, Gaurav Vermaexplains how it is transforming operations – through the use of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud, mobile applications and AI/ML – to analyse and predict insights using data, and web applications, sharing an entire operations data in one place.

  8. 13/06/2022 Speeding up asset inspection

    PFE relies on thermal imaging cameras to help accelerate site inspections and reporting, and to deliver consistent reporting quality to its customers.

  9. 21/02/2022 Diagnosis via drives

    Jonathan Smith explains how modern low voltage drives are able to offer predictive diagnostic capabilities.

  10. 15/02/2022 Oiling the wheels of the maintenance function

    In the manufacturing and process sectors every second of production counts and any downtime can be costly. To maintain optimum production and uptime, a predictive and preventative maintenance strategy is vital if facilities are to remain efficient and profitable.

  11. 16/07/2021 Keeping the lifter lifting

    The installation of condition monitoring devices on gearboxes and cable reels allows fruit processing company, Zentis, to monitor the health of a critical pallet lifter to help prevent unplanned downtime and optimise production.

  12. 11/12/2020 Maintaining inspection systems to minimise downtime

    Find out how one company can offer the tools that help ensure a proactive approach to inspection equipment maintenance, reducing the risk of unexpected downtimes.

  13. 04/08/2020 Redefining the boundaries of automation

    Production challenges do not wait on IT developments, and getting to the root of a problem does not always have to be rocket science, says George Walker.

  14. 28/07/2020 How to enhance data acquisition best practices

    As technology evolves and becomes more sophisticated, data acquisition models need to change, as well.

  15. 21/04/2020 Turning the dream into reality

    Philipp H. F. Wallner offers advice on how to realise the dream of implementing successful predictive maintenance applications.

  16. 24/02/2020 Staying ahead of allergy regulations

    James Woods asks whether traceability compliance is currently robust enough to protect an increasingly allergic generation of consumers.

  17. 03/02/2020 Increasing productivity without increasing production hours

    A whitepaper from AVEVA explores why longer production hours do not always translate into higher productivity and capacity. It also offers advice on how to turn this around.

  18. 17/12/2019 Taking the ERP route to optimise productivity and quality

    To ensure it is able to keep pace with evolving food safety regulatory demands, Blakemans has employed an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that enables integrated management of its production process — from quote to dispatch.

  19. 11/11/2019 Gaining insight from data

    Michael Risse believes that there are three main trends driving more rapid insights from manufacturing big data.

  20. 08/09/2019 Realising remote monitoring goals

    Remote monitoring can offer a wide variety of benefits for industry, including a reduction in downtimes and an increase in productivity. However, there are some challenges that must first be overcome.