by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Aerospace & Defense, Asset Intensive, Service Management

Although you may not read about it every day, the war on pirates is an ongoing battle. NATO’s counter-piracy project, Operation Ocean Shield, has been so successful that NATO has just announced that it is extending this into 2016. Operation Ocean Shield encompasses a region of two million square miles across the Gulf of Aden and…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Energy and Utilities

  How do you solve complex asset maintenance issues on-site, without actually being on-site? And if the person with all the knowledge is on the other side of the country, or the world, and you immediately need their assistance to assist you in fault finding at the top of a wind turbine? What then? Well, here…

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ERP Podcast Series from IFS

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas, Process Manufacturing, Strategy

ISO standards are a lot of things. Specifications for products and services. A third party stamp of approval for quality, efficiency and best practices. And let’s face it … ISO standards can be the butt of plenty of jokes. Even Dilbert creator Scott Adams riffs on ISO standards frequently. Quality consultants Simply Quality have generated a humorous procedure…

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by   |    |   2 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas

There has always been a significant financial reward for high levels of equipment reliability in the oil and gas industry. The long-standing desire of the industry to improve on equipment reliability processes is reflected in ISO 14224 standard. While we all know how difficult global standardization is, we all aspire to reap the benefits of…

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by   |    |   1 minute  |  in Asset Intensive

The concepts behind reliability centered maintenance (RCM) are about 40 years old, but there is a growing interest in RCM now among asset-intensive industries like those in the oil and gas industry. But there is another stripe of RCM — RCM II — that to me anyway seemed poorly understood even among industry insiders. So…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Oil & Gas, Service Management

Companies in the energy sector are getting a lot of attention these days. New and innovative technologies are making more and more natural gas available to meet the needs of the power generation industry. Offshore oil and gas operations are reaching a new level of sophistication from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea….

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology

IFS’ first customer was a nuclear power plant. And anyone who works for or is close to IFS will have heard the story about how the company’s earnest, diligent founders pitched a tent on the grounds of that plant so they could work double shifts and complete the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) on schedule….

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Construction and Contracting

As the global energy sector reconsiders the place of nuclear in the power generation portfolio, all eyes ought to be on the recent deal to construct the United Kingdom’s first new nuclear plant in decades, especially after analysts at stockbroker Liberum Capital said government commitments to French company EDF will make Hinkley Point the most…

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