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IBM Acquires Envizi

IBM Acquires Environmental Performance Management Software Provider Envizi

This acquisition builds on IBM's growing investments in AI-powered software, including IBM Maximo asset management solutions

How The Simpsons Taught Me About Green Reliability

How The Simpsons Taught Me About Green Reliability

IMC-2017 Learning Session - 38:33
by George Mahoney, Merck

There is a Simpson’s Episode where Lisa Simpson gets gum in her hair. Over the course of 2 minutes, about 10 different characters give her suggestions on how to get the gum out. In the end, she got the gum out, but she had to shave her head to do it.

The video can be seen here.

This situation is not much different from what you would find in the Energy World. While in the maintenance world you need to “force” people to begin Reliability projects, the Energy World is much different. Everyone you know is lending advice on energy reduction ideas from LED lighting to Chiller Optimization to Solar Arrays.

These ideas lead an Energy Manager (who is also often the Reliability Manager) to jump from one initiative to the next without ever getting much done.

In addition, these ideas never seem to focus on improving equipment reliability. Not only does this cause energy waste for existing assets that have defects, it also can lead to new assets being installed without a focus on maintenance or reliability.

In this presentation, we will talk about how we got people to focus on “reliability first” on their Energy Management journey. We will discuss how reliability became the base of our Energy Roadmap and how it enabled the implementation and sustainment of all the other steps along the way. In addition, we will talk about how we linked our Energy and Reliability initiatives together so they could be easily learned and implemented. Most importantly, we linked them together so they wouldn’t have to compete for the same time and resources.

Uptime Award Winner Best Green Reliability Program - Malaysia Airports

Uptime Award Winner Best Green Reliability Program - Malaysia Airports

IMC-2017 Learning Session - 50:00
by Mohd Hakimi Usa Ahmad and Bibi Sabrena Sakandar Khan, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Malaysia has come a long way since the country recorded its first flight more than a century ago with five international airports in Malaysia and one in turkey, 16 domestic airports and 18 short take-off and landing ports, Malaysia Airports is now the second largest airport group in the world in terms of number of passengers handled. Malaysia Airports’ Engineering Division is responsible for the maintenance of the group’s airport infrastructure to ensure we continue to offer the most efficient and secure service to our airline partners, as well as to the passengers who use our facilities. The Engineering assets that worth billions of Ringgit shall be managed in highest levels of efficiency for ensuring public safety and excellent passenger/user experience.

In line with our green commitments, and our support for the national goal of reducing 45% of carbon emissions by 2030, we are working to reduce energy consumption and ensure more of our power is derived from renewable sources. Already, we have been able to reduce electricity consumption by 9,510,583kWh/year – equivalent to 1,463 homes electrified per year. The installation of light emitted diode (LED) masts has created a significant energy saving of69% or 782,784 kWh/year, and also reduced carbon emissions at KLIA by 1,951 tonnes CO2e per year. The e-Energy Management System (EnMS), a globally accepted framework for managing energy, has been in use since and allows us to monitor and adjust the energy performance, profile and building energy index of each facility.

Engineering Division Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has continuously and rigorously strive on improving the business and service by leveraging on the latest technologies on Energy Management. Malaysia Airport energy policy was established in 9th January 2012 with the main objective of this policy are to improve energy consumption efficiency, reduce utility cost, optimize capital expenditure for energy efficiency and strive to become a world-class energy management in airports industry. One of Malaysia Airports’ core values is to take great concern care on the environmental sustainability, with the elements of energy and carbon reduction through the establishment of Carbon Management Plan (CMP) by reducing total direct emission by 10% in 2020.

 Fuller Challenge Entrants to Receive $95,000 in Additional Funding Through Catalyst Program!

Fuller Challenge Entrants to Receive $95,000 in Additional Funding Through Catalyst Program!

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is delighted to announce that four projects from its Catalyst Program have been selected to receive additional funding from World Centric®, a California-based socially-responsible company that sells compostable, disposable food-service products. Grants totaling $95,000 have been distributed among the following Catalyst Program projects: Burma Humanitarian Mission, the Nubian Vault Program, Sanitation and Health Rights India, and SPOUTS of Water. These projects were chosen as a result of a partnership between the Fuller Challenge program and World Centric’s corporate giving program.

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 Shaw Leader Named to Energy Manager Today 50

Shaw Leader Named to Energy Manager Today 50

Charles Chapman, director of energy and reliability engineering at leading flooring manufacturer Shaw Industries Group, Inc., has been named to the 2017 Energy Manager Today 50. The distinction recognizes those who have driven their companies and the energy management industry forward.

 Emerson Introduces Industry’s First WirelessHART Power Meter

Emerson Introduces Industry’s First WirelessHART Power Meter

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Current State of Practice of Asset Management in Water Sector

Current State of Practice of Asset Management in Water Sector

The RELIABILITY Conference – Asset Management Forum 
by Heather Himmelberger, Director - Southwest Environmental Finance Center

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