Focus On : Plant MRO and Condition Monitoring


Get industrial maintenance right and the rewards are substantial. Not just cost savings, in terms of plant and machinery spared, but also improved plant efficiency and uptime, as well as production quality.

Hence the growing uptake of plant condition monitoring, and predictive and preventive maintenance technologies, all aimed at improving MRO (maintenance, repair and operations).

Technologies on offer range from vibration monitoring to acoustic emissions monitoring, infrared imaging, oil analysis, particle detection and (primarily on process plant) instrument diagnostics – with CMMS (computerised maintenance management systems) coordinating maintenance engineers’ activities.

But with maintenance strategies ranging from reliability centred maintenance to preventive maintenance, and equipment such as thermal cameras and the practice of thermography undergoing rapid development, plant engineers need help.

Stay in touch online with our focus on plant MRO and condition monitoring.


Transforming maintenance

Drive and control specialist Bosch Rexroth has introduced Hägglunds Inside ...
» Read More


Scheduled maintenance

Dave Atkinson, service centre manager for Oilgear, explains how the ...
» Read More


2017 Food Processing Award

Mitsubishi Electric has gained further recognition for the innovative ...
» Read More


Thermal imaging clamp meter

The FLIR test and measurement clamp meter offers datalogging, wireless ...
» Read More


igus at MACH 2018

At this year’s MACH exhibition, which runs from 9th-13th April at the NEC ...
» Read More

igus chainflex hybrid bus cabl - 06/12/2017
Danger of counterfeit bearings - 06/12/2017
Infrared monitoring - 29/11/2017
Productive manufacturing - 28/11/2017
Bearing reconditioning - 26/10/2017

Pigging optimises production

A pigging system from URESH is ensuring that production is efficient and ...
» Read More


Value adding

Managers turning to the belief that maintenance may be non-core need to ...
» Read More


How do you shape up?

A quarter of factory management teams lack a formal maintenance strategy, ...
» Read More


Age concern

A sharp focus on maintenance can result in significant improvements in ...
» Read More


Changing maintenance safety

It may come as a surprise to many to learn that some 25–30% of work-based ...
» Read More

Unsafe maintenance - 14/06/2014
Heat of the moment - 19/05/2014
Spinning a yarn - 30/04/2014
Secrets of success - 21/03/2014
Top 10 steps to world class - 14/12/2013