Archive for Maintenance

Augmented Reality In the Digital Enterprise

At this year’s Orlando Forum I had the pleasure of hosting a session on the topic of Augmented Reality (AR) as a tool within the Digital Enterprise.  Even though the first AR system was developed in 1992 (by the US Airforce) it is very much an emerging technology when it comes to industrial use.  As […]

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Transit Gets Serious About Asset Management

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is getting serious about asset management. In what this analyst believes is a first for asset management, the agency has finalized a rule establishing a National Transit Asset Management (TAM) System, effective October 1, 2016. The purpose of the system is to monitor and manage public transportation capital assets to […]

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Moving to Predictive Maintenance with IIoT in Power Transmission Substations

The presentation “Moving to Predictive Maintenance” was given by Jeff Fleeman, Director, Advanced Transmission Studies & Technologies, American Electric Power, during the ARC Forum session, “Moving to Predictive Maintenance with Industrial IoT (IIoT).”  He focused on predictive maintenance for power transmission substations.  Electric power is one of the most mature industries for maintenance practices, with uptime […]

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Physical and Digital Worlds Converge at GE Minds and Machines

More than 2,700 people descended upon San Francisco in November for GE Minds and Machines (GEMM). As always, GEMM provides a great opportunity each year to see how “digital” the company looks. Since the early 2000s, the company has moved to converge many IT business concepts with its OT and big iron solutions in anticipation […]

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Duke Energy Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Improves Reliability with IIoT and Predictive Maintenance

A presentation was given by Bernie Cook, Director, Maintenance and Diagnostics, Central Engineering, Duke Energy during the ARC Forum session, “Moving to Predictive Maintenance with Industrial IoT.” This case story shows how the emerging technologies – IIoT and analytics – allow specific types of critical assets to have near-zero unplanned downtime while improving asset longevity […]

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