Compressed-air systems are the lifeblood of many types of production systems. The use of compressed air, however, comes with significant energy costs, even in a well-maintained system.
In an industrial environment, no department is an island unto itself. For maintenance departments, building strong relationships with other plant functions is key to continuous improvements.
New ABB Ability service offering is said to unlock greater levels of productivity, quality, and yield.
Sites rely on countless rebuilt parts and components to deliver process reliability. Unfortunately, it’s rare to find plant personnel adhering to best practices that lead to the best rebuilds possible.
Staying abreast of grease technology is a given for reliability and maintenance pros. Doing so goes beyond consulting compatibility charts. FYI: Charts in some of today’s plants may not reflect current technology.
As industry moves toward digital transformation, there’s still plenty of misunderstanding around operations as to which physical assets and systems are cyber-related and able to usher malicious entities into a site.
COVID-19 has touched all parts of industry. Unpredictable supply-chain interruptions, upstream and downstream, now have businesses everywhere citing “pretty lean times.” The author’s advice: Get real.
Many companies in the process industries have formulated a goal for their digitization initiatives, but few know their starting position. A Digital Maturity Assessment can provide insight they need to move in the right direction.
New, turnkey KASE units from Kaeser deliver reliable compressed air from long-term outdoor locations.
The key to reliability improvement is to stay focused on solving the most compelling problems, one step at a time. Sticking to same-o, same-o approaches, though, may get in the way of progress.