Asset Performance Management
The market is saturated with software that promises to improve asset performance and reduce or eliminate downtime. Whether it brands itself as asset performance management, predictive maintenance, reliability centered maintenance or condition-based maintenance software, all seem indistinguishable from each other.
IntroductionIt is a common understanding in production facilities that assets…
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.
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.
Asset Performance is a measure of the asset’s capability to perform each required function. In short, it is what the business owner wants the asset to do in a safe and, of course, a reliable way.
In the realm of maintenance policies, opportunistic maintenance may sound like an outsider. Indeed, recently, looks have been focused on Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and predictive maintenance or even prescriptive 4.0 maintenance as most up-to-date common good practice, but it would be a mistake to overlook the benefits of opportunistic maintenance.