Articles & News on Asset Management

The Decarbonization Pathway: How to Work Toward Sustainability in Operations

  • by Melissa Landon
  • March 17, 2022
  • Feature

Schneider’s decarbonization pathway espouses four basic steps: Define success, set targets, deploy programs and sustain results. Though each plant will need to apply the steps differently, some general principles for successful application apply in every case.

Digitalizing Asset Health Maintenance Process to Improve Overall Plant Performance

  • February 22, 2022
  • Case Study

Two major concerns that prevent the plant operators from maintaining assets digitally are: lack of normalized field diagnostic data and absence of an IAMS application to predict asset failure.

Performance Management of Processing Plants: KPIs, People and Processes

  • February 21, 2022
  • Feature

This article will outline some of the disconnects relating to performance management initiatives between the C-Suite and operations teams and shift supervisors working on the plant floor.

Machinery Health Moves Toward an Integrated Future

  • by Drew Mackley & Shane Moser
  • February 16, 2022
  • Feature

A focus on integrating data helps build a foundation for improved performance across both the plant and enterprise. This feature originally appeared in the February 2022 issue of InTech magazine.

ISAGCA Partners to Present Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA Summit

  • February 4, 2022
  • News

The ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance (ISAGCA) is partnering with QC Media to present the Cyber Security for Critical Assets USA summit, being held March 29-30 in Houston, Texas.

IFS Retains Status as a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Manufacturing Field Service Management

  • January 5, 2022
  • News

IFS, the global cloud enterprise applications company, today announced that it has retained its position in the Leaders category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Field Service Management Applications 2021-2022 Vendor Assessment.

NSK Americas Expands Service Offering: Acquisition of Alliance Bearing Repair

  • January 4, 2022
  • News

NSK, a global leader in bearing and linear motion control technology, has expanded its owned bearing services capabilities in the Americas with the acquisition of Alliance Bearing Repair and Reclaim, LLC.

In Case You Missed It—Y NOW 2021: Realizing Autonomous Operations

  • by Lynn DeRocco
  • November 19, 2021
  • News

Thousands of participants from more than 100 countries attended Yokogawa’s Y NOW 2021: Realizing Autonomous Operations, held Nov. 2–4. The free virtual event featured presentations by dozens of industry powerhouses, from Shell to Saudi Aramco, Cisco Systems to Evonik Operations, and C3 AI to Microsoft.

NEMA Makes a Statement on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

  • November 17, 2021
  • News

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Debra Phillips issued a statement upon President Biden's signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Predictive Maintenance: How a Sensor-to-Cloud Retrofit Drives Benefits

  • by Craig Lentzkow
  • November 15, 2021
  • Feature

If you're a machine builder or user maintaining hundreds of machines, then failures are the things you dread most. You know you need Predictive Maintenance, but the cost is often prohibitive. This article discusses a retrofit approach that uses an edge device to continuously measure a machine's critical parameters and send the sensor data to the cloud.