Reliability 4.0 & 5.0
When Ben Cloostermans, R&D Engineer at ERIKS, attended the renowned 2022 ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Conference in Las Vegas (NV, USA) this Summer, little did he know that his paper presentation would gain the attention it did. In fact, his presentation was scheduled towards the end of the conference, and secretly he was a little concerned this may unfavourably impact attendance. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Enabling data analytics and real-time monitoring of air compressor parameters, ELGi’s Air~Alert is a data transmission and analysis service that monitors critical parameters to minimise downtime and maximise efficiency. The service enables customers to act in time and avoid potential failures with 24/7 remote monitoring of the compressed air system.
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.
Production facilities within multinationals must constantly fight for their existence. That is why Duracell Belgium decided to go for digitalisation.
Preventive maintenance and reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) rely on robust and well-planned procedures and systems.
Franky Oste works as a Reliability Engineer at Total Refinery. Total buys crude oil from all over the world.