Working at Heights | From bamboo to rope to drones…
Scaffolding has been around forever, right? Well, yes and no. Yes, because people in prehistoric times were already using a scaffold made of bamboo or wood to work at heights. It was only in 1913 that “Scaffixer” was patented; a coupling device that was far more robust than rope.
Preparing for the Robot Revolution
It’s not a question of whether robotics will change the face of inspection and maintenance. It’s a question of when. And, according to Stefano Stramigioli, professor of Advanced Robotics and Chair of the Robotics and Mechatronics Group at the University of Twente, the companies that pioneer research into industrial robots today, will be the market leaders of tomorrow.
Industry can kick-start the hydrogen economy
A radical transformation is needed in the way energy is produced and used to fulfil societal needs. Clean renewables will gradually replace fossil fuels. Continuing to work on gradual, incremental changes will not be enough to tackle climate change.
From Shutdown Zero to Hero
In a process industry, shutdowns are essential to keep production going. One of our consultants, who specializes in service providing within Stork Asset Management Technology, explains.
Get the most out of your Asset Management System
In practice, it appears that many organizations have difficulty getting the right support from their Enterprise Asset Management system. In this blog we describe why expectations are possibly not met and what can be done about it.
How to implement Knowledge Management in Asset Management
In their ambition to create value from their assets Asset Owners often struggle with managing their critical knowledge. In times of an ageing workforce and (technical) personnel shortage this issue is moving more and more towards the strategic Asset Management agenda.
Am I here for SAP or is SAP here for me?
Regardless of our role in a maintenance organization, we all know that feeling of 'Am I here for SAP or is SAP here for me?'; indeed, the question is: what's in it for me?
Predictive maintenance in six steps
Predictive maintenance: everyone talks about it and seems to know how to do it. But what is it really? Enos Postma takes us into the world of assets, predictive maintenance, statistics and algorithms and explains how to implement predictive maintenance in six clear steps.
The Long-Term Asset Replacement Plan – What is it and what is it used for?
Insufficient control over capex? Unexpected major expenses? The sentence: “that will definitely last another 10 years?” These are all good reasons to consider preparing a Long-Term Asset Replacement Plan (LTARP).
Continuous Improvement in performance contracts
Where maintenance is concerned, the urge to achieve Continuous Improvement and learn from mistakes is vital: economically, technically and from the point of view of competition.