Green recovery after Covid-19 crisis
These are strange times. The corona crisis shows a number of effects that we can all clearly observe. Companies are completely or partially closed and have reduced their activities. It is unclear how long this will take, but the lockdown will for sure lead to a serious economic downturn. On the upside, restricted travel, working from home and much less commuting results in cleaner air and as people are looking for ways to help each other, social cohesion is getting stronger. It is interesting to see that government decisions are clearly based on the appreciated insights of scientists such as biomedics and virologists.
The future of green hydrogen
There is a lot of buzz around the possibilities of hydrogen as fuel and new energy carrier in our energy system. Hydrogen can be a key ingredient to reach carbon-neutrality in Europe and an important solution to move away from fossil fuels. To explore the opportunities and risks of introducing large scale green hydrogen production in the Netherlands, Stork started a research named “Green Electrons to Green Hydrogen” (GE2GH2). The goal is to find a way to leverage the partnerships and connections in the value chain to drive awareness and action and to ensure that the Netherlands can become an internationally leading hydrogen country.
Working at Heights | From bamboo to rope to drones…
Scaffolding has been around forever, right? Well, yes and no. Yes, because people in prehistoric times were already using a scaffold made of bamboo or wood to work at heights. It was only in 1913 that “Scaffixer” was patented; a coupling device that was far more robust than rope.
Preparing for the Robot Revolution
It’s not a question of whether robotics will change the face of inspection and maintenance. It’s a question of when. And, according to Stefano Stramigioli, professor of Advanced Robotics and Chair of the Robotics and Mechatronics Group at the University of Twente, the companies that pioneer research into industrial robots today, will be the market leaders of tomorrow.
Industry can kick-start the hydrogen economy
A radical transformation is needed in the way energy is produced and used to fulfil societal needs. Clean renewables will gradually replace fossil fuels. Continuing to work on gradual, incremental changes will not be enough to tackle climate change.
From Shutdown Zero to Hero
In a process industry, shutdowns are essential to keep production going. One of our consultants, who specializes in service providing within Stork Asset Management Technology, explains.
Get the most out of your Asset Management System
In practice, it appears that many organizations have difficulty getting the right support from their Enterprise Asset Management system. In this blog we describe why expectations are possibly not met and what can be done about it.
How to implement Knowledge Management in Asset Management
In their ambition to create value from their assets Asset Owners often struggle with managing their critical knowledge. In times of an ageing workforce and (technical) personnel shortage this issue is moving more and more towards the strategic Asset Management agenda.
Am I here for SAP or is SAP here for me?
Regardless of our role in a maintenance organization, we all know that feeling of 'Am I here for SAP or is SAP here for me?'; indeed, the question is: what's in it for me?
Predictive maintenance in six steps
Predictive maintenance: everyone talks about it and seems to know how to do it. But what is it really? Enos Postma takes us into the world of assets, predictive maintenance, statistics and algorithms and explains how to implement predictive maintenance in six clear steps.