Predictive Maintenance Articles

  • Taking IoT on the Voyage of Discovery: unlocking the real value in Field Service

    We are seeing the growing demand to integrate connected devices for field service operations. In a recent study by IFS, 30 percent of product-oriented companies said they are already using IoT for field service to some extent – a few companies are even harnessing IoT data to ...


    By IFS

  • Case study - Use of the Nor848A acoustic camera on wind turbines

    The acoustic camera system Nor848 is a powerful tool to investigate noise sources. In realtime you listen to a beamformed audio signal so that you can hear individual sources one by one. Immediately you can identify the strongest over all noise source in a multisource environment, and you can do the same analysis for single frequencies, 1/3 or 1/1 octave bands or any given frequency range. This ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Analytics is not just about patterns in big data

    For most people, the term ‘data analytics’ conjures up images of Amazon, Facebook and Google: digitally born companies that gather huge data sets in order to better target products, adverts or services across a huge customer base. When it comes to really ...

  • Wind turbine controlling of the future

    Higher, more robust, more reliable: Parallel to the growing requirements for wind turbines, the requirements for monitoring sensors grow as well. But how can wind sensor manufacturers fulfil these wishes? And how should a future wind sensors look like? After analysing the current conditions and trends on the wind energy market, our CEO Klaus Hirzel compiled a wish list for future wind sensors. ...

  • Rising offshore plant capacities lead to greater data-based O&M gains

    The growing size of offshore wind farms provides greater scope for data optimisation during Operations and Maintenance, while software solutions can also help mitigate risk during the development phase, Marcus Ihle, Senior Consultant at Outsmart, said. Further gains could be made if operators share more data from their growing databases with other plant owners, Ihle said. The ...

  • The State of Lighting Now and What’s in Store for the Future

    News within the lighting industry continues to be dominated by the development and growth of LED technology. With the final phase of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set to take effect January 1st, the emphasis within the lighting industry is nearing a complete shift towards energy efficient lighting designs. Much has changed since this legislation was enacted, and although most ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Optimizing PV Operations & Maintenance crucial to reducing LCOE in the US

    The solar PV industry in the United States is expected to install 2.86GW of photovoltaic systems by the end of 2012. As the project pipeline continues to grow, and as more plants come online, experts predict that operations and maintenance will play an increasing role in reducing the Levelized Cost of Energy for utility scale systems. Successfully operating PV plants and maximizing each ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Adams foods boosts green performance with ENER-G - case study

    Dairy products company Adams Foods is achieving impressive carbon performance at its factory in Staffordshire thanks to combined heat and power (CHP) technology supplied by sustainable power group ENER-G. The 150kW CHP unit is part of an environmental management programme at the factory. Since full commissioning of the CHP system in June 2010 it has achieved carbon savings of 476 tonnes ...


    By ENER-G

  • Use of HMM for evaluation of maintenance activities

    This paper deals with a tool which may help maintenance managers to schedule maintenance activities. To help them, we show that by using events which can be observed on a process, like maintenance events, we can predict failures before they occur. Principles are based on hypothesis that failure is preceded by a typical sequence of events. We also show that hidden Markov models can be used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Cometabolism Of Pharmaceutical, Personal Care Products By Nitrifiers: Introducing A Simple Cometabolic Flux-Based Framework

    A simplified cometabolic flux analysis (CoMFA) framework is introduced to explore the effect of the ATP:ADP ratio on the cometabolic potential of nitrifying microbes. A simple system of underdetermined equations and unknowns are used with appropriate objective functions to determine fluxes associated with processing substrate, biomass synthesis, cometabolism, and cell maintenance. The CoMFA model ...

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