Managing Aging Plants covers all topics related to keeping aging industrial facilities in good
shape. Four themes have proven to function as key parts for finding, creating and managing
solutions regarding the challenges posed by an aging plant.
Maintenance is at the heart of ensuring that
aging assets and installations stay reliable
and thus safe. Maintenance is not limited to
inspection of and repair works on mechanical
but also covers the
maintenance of software systems, as well as
the selection and implementation of smart
Safety is not only the result but also the
initiator of regular maintenance works, by
means of RBI for example. Building and
maintaining a 'safety culture' within a company
is of vital importance to keep on track
with inspection and maintenance works and
thus ensure that aging assets stay reliable.
Safety also applies to cyber security.
Knowing how polymers, concrete, or stainless
steel react to humidity, heat, or other
materials is vital for selecting the right material.
Materials covers research, for example
in the field of CUI, as well as inspection
techniques such as Finite Element Analysis
and Fitness for Service.
The degree of industrial digitalisation and
automation will only increase. The IIoT, or
Industry 4.0, demands intelligent software
and smart data analytics, to process big
data effi ciently and save both time and
money. 3D printing and other developing
techniques are also considered future