Plant operations and maintenance teams often have different short term priorities when it comes to a process plant’s assets. Whereas operations departments demand production process machinery is as productive as possible, maintenance teams demand the condition of equipment is protected through regular maintenance to prevent degradation. However, in the longer term both teams actually have the same goal: maximum machine uptime.
Global maintenance expenditure on wind turbines is expected to rise substantially from $9.25bn in 2014 to $17bn in 2020, according to a new report. The reason for this dramatic rise? Aging turbines that require costly maintenance and greater numbers of turbine installations as demand for energy increases in line with population growth. Continue reading