Interesting meeting of a Network for maintenance engineering in Northern Norway
A representative from the Process SME project participated in a 2-day meeting of the Northern Norwegian Maintenance Network, at Fauske 5-6 September. This network comprises a variety of process industries and suppliers to these industries, with a focus on sharing of experience (rather than direct marketing of services). The meeting included presentations on Digitalisation in industry; LEAN; sensors installed on railways to monitor and warn on wear of wagon wheels; Experience from the Alcoa Aluminium smelter; improved wear materials; gearbox fluids giving improved lifetime, and presentations about tailored courses for industry from five different suppliers.
A discussion on the potential for ongoing projects for the Network resulted in two suggestions that will be the basis for further development of funding applications. One on sharing of experiences with the implementation of LEAN, and the other on the implementation of Machine Learning.
Amongst the network there were already several companies involved in cross-border business activities: engineering firms from Norway providing maintenance services for process industry in Sweden, and suppliers from Sweden active in Norwegian markets.