Smart use of information, innovation and available energy is the basis for the current digital and energy transition. Asset Performance 2023 welcomes Kurt Vandeputte, Senior Vice President of Battery Recycling Solutions at the Belgian company Umicore, to talk about these trends and principles at Umicore.
Agristo won the ‘Technical Team of the Year’ award from BEMAS thanks to a successful implementation of Ultimo and standardisation of maintenance at group level.
On 25 and 26 October 2023, BEMAS, the Belgian Maintenance Association, will organise the fourth edition of the international Asset Performance Conference. Participants can attend 50+ in-depth presentations on the latest technologies and trends in operations, maintenance and asset management during these 2 inspiring days in Antwerp.
Conscious energy management is a phenomenon that has been increasingly applied in companies. it is also becoming a common practice to have the same insight into their energy consumption through software.
When economic or other circumstances require a production site to be shut down for an extended period of time, appropriate measures are necessary to ensure that the work can be reliably restarted . Otherwise, expensive problems may appear later. A strategic, tactical and documented approach is essential. Specialist Bernie Price shares his experience of how to adequately deal with this issue.
The experiences and insights of Wim Dedeurwaerder (Head of Infrastructure and Technical Installations at the Belgian Ministry of Defence), Peter Vos (Energy Manager at Agristo) and Steven Vandenbulcke (Plant Manager at A&S Energie and A&U Energie) can inspire and help other companies and organisations to improve their energy efficiency, thus contributing to achieving the EU’s sustainable objectives.
Many companies are struggling with the current energy price crisis. Some energy intensive companies were even forced to stop production because of the high prices. Others look for energy-saving measures that substantially reduce costs. Did you ever critically examined the so-called “dirty hours” in your organisation?
In the current energy market, TotalEnergies, like all the other major energy companies, books good operating results. Previously, the coronavirus pandemic weighed heavily on the operating results but didn’t disrupt day-to-day operations or planned turnarounds and shutdowns. We spoke with Jos Vermylen, plant manager of the refinery, and José-Manuel Araujo, director turnaround.
The engineers and technicians of offshore wind turbines live on a boat for days. Nicolas Job regularly travels to various wind farms around the world to follow in the footsteps of the maintenance technicians. Here, he describes in detail life aboard a boat for maintenance technicians at sea and explains how work is carried out, high up in the wind turbines.
As we are trying to limit our dependency on fossil fuels and solar panels and wind turbines are increasingly saturating our landscape, we find ourselves in front of yet another, potentially bigger, challenge: not the production of green, low-carbon energy, but its storage over both short and long periods of time. These are some of the most promising energy storage solutions to date.