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24/04/2020

Fuel savings through hydrodynamic improvements

Kirjoittanut By Juha Tanttari

A typical cargo ship that operates 24 h/day and 300 days a year uses about 95 % of its energy for propulsion. Fuel consumption for propulsion is 28 800 ton-MGO/year/ship, which translates to annual fuel expenses of...

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Data analytics and AI technologies: Tools for technical consultancy

Running an industrial manufacturing operation is a massive undertaking consisting of complicated and intertwined processes.

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XR Technologies – Bold steps to new realities

The simulation of reality has developed vastly in the last decade, and the pace of

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Digital security in industry – Vulnerabilities in industrial control systems

With the digital revolution in society, security concerns are becoming increasingly prominent. Digitalisation remains, however,

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Simulation of deflagration in exhaust systems – An application of CFD in safety engineering

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is being increasingly used in safety engineering to simulate toxic gas

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Data collection and analyses in the marine environment

In recent years, much noise has been made about digitalisation in the marine sector. The

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Enterprise Production Management and digitalisation of upper level automation

With the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), the management of production and related production infrastructure

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Leveraging the benefits of digitalisation

Industrial Internet, automation data processing, and cloud services. Society is currently undergoing a digital revolution

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Using games to enhance learning

The Internet and computing technology have changed our lives forever. With them they have brought

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Flexibility and efficiency in industrial automation

Automation in production and industrial environments can be interpreted as a multi-tiered structure where each

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Reducing food waste a matter of urgency

Globally about 1300 million tonnes of food is discarded as waste every year. This clearly

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Towards a circular economy with multiple-product biorefineries

A biorefinery can produce multiple products from biomass in the same way an oil-based refinery

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Is burning water profitable?

In Finland we have seen decades of research regarding the benefits of drying woodchips for

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Agile and lean values in software development – Case Cadmatic

For more than a decade ‘agile’ has been the number one buzzword associated with process

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Additive Manufacturing

Improving products layer by layer Text: Petri Seppänen and Atte Rättyä The term additive manufacturing

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Visual Communication

The power of visual communication in the age of information overload The amount of digital

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Managing large investment projects – Case Meyer Turku

Large and multi-party investment projects require diverse and thorough expertise. The transparent cooperation between the

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Journey to a carbon-free world – Introducing the NYK SUPER ECO SHIP 2050

In 2018, the IMO and the shipping community made a strong commitment: By 2050, greenhouse

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Selection and refinement in developing production wide performance monitoring

Reducing thousands of measurements into a handful of key parameters Industrial digitalisation has left factories

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EPCM Projects: A blueprint for success

The EPCM* model is commonly used in new industrial investments and plant expansion and modernisation

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The evolution of modularisation and partitioning in shipbuilding

The introduction of prefabrication, modularisation and partitioning in shipbuilding goes hand in hand with the

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Demanding control room work requires proper conditions

Control room work demands attentiveness and concentration. A well-implemented working environment as well as systems

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Shallow water offshore structures – foundation stability: an essential part of design work

When evaluating the feasibility of shallow water offshore concepts attention has to be paid to

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In search of power network reliability

It is of utmost importance for owners and operators of electrical networks to always have

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Bottlenecks and challenges in processing energy efficiency data

There is currently much talk about machine learning and artificial intelligence but unfortunately, at industrial

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The risk of assuming – upgrading product design to meet customer needs

Product development often entails facelifts of previous projects and occasionally the design of completely new

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Radiative cooling from the sky – ongoing research points to significant energy savings

The sky should not only be seen as a potential source of energy in the

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How to prepare for production malfunctions

Process malfunctions are unavoidable, during which time machinery is inoperable. Typical factors that cause malfunction

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Innovation: an interdisciplinary team effort – case: urban farming

Elomatic FEI team members Mika Patrakka (right) and Jukka Mikkonen in their workshop. Urban Farming

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Risk-based validation – knowing what and how much to validate

In times of increased competitiveness and ever more stringent regulatory directives and norms, pharmaceutical companies

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Modern tools ease environmental retrofits and reduce risks

In the autumn of 2014 several more states have ratified the International Ballast Water Management

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Remote monitoring in oil fields

Remote monitoring has been used in oil fields for decades already, but has nevertheless remained

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Ship operability analysis – ensuring passenger safety and comfort

Passenger and crew safety are primary concerns in modern shipbuilding. In addition to continued strong

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Jet pump technology for artificial lift in oil and gas production

The barren desert environment is as far removed from Finland as it could possibly be.

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Towards more environmentally friendly products

According to a recent responsibility survey conducted by communications agency Miltton in Finland, three out

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Sustainability by Design

An increasing number of businesses are being challenged by their stakeholders regarding sustainability. In a

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Creativity and Method – the cornerstones of success

When offering product and service solutions, many details need to be taken into consideration from

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Sustainability-driven engineering – A paradigm shift

Challenges regarding the sustainability of technologies and consumption are reported on a daily basis in

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The Circular Economy – Best Available Techniques

Moving towards a circular economy is a long-term goal of the EU and seen as

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Microgeneration and the network as an energy storage entity

Recent technological and political changes have brought battery-backed “family-sized” electric power generation closer to reality.

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Computational Electromagnetics – simulating the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields

The 2004/40/EC European Union Directive governs the minimum health and safety requirements with regards workers’

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Containment Engineering – A systematic approach to handle highly potent active ingredients and pathogens

  The need for the contained handling and processing of pharmaceutical materials and pathogens is

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The MetNet Mars Lander – Probing the Red Planet for climatological data

A new Mars lander concept has been developed in cooperation between the Finnish Meteorological Institute

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Performance monitoring of heat exchangers – Not as simple as it seems

When a heat exchanger generates little heat loss, it may seem that the device works

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Air tightness testing for biosafety level 3 – In search of an international standard and sound practice

All bio-containment guidelines and inspection documents set requirements for airtight containment boundaries around biohazards. Current

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Virtualisation of automation systems – a brave new world

Automation has developed at a rapid pace in recent times. The surge in development has

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Fatigue testing of drill rig boom

Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy and Elomatic Ltd together designed a fatigue-testing device for a

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Modern flue gas scrubbers – significant improvements in the profitability of bioenergy heating plants

There are many reasons why flue gas scrubber technology should be used. One of the

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Still Going Strong Heikki Pirilä – 30 years in starch processing

Making it in the starch processing business requires a keen eye for raw material quality

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Gaining a competitive advantage – Testing products in simulated environments : case Wärtsilä

Taking good products and turning them into world beaters is becoming increasingly demanding as customers’

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Life Cycle Costing – predicting life cycle costs as part of maintenance management and investment planning

How does one achieve optimal plant operation in relation to maintenance? Production would like to

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The ballast water issue cannot be wished away – here’s why

The same questions and claims regularly come up when talking about ballast water and its

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Execution challenges in circular and bioeconomy investment projects – Profitability and safety risks

Climate change and population growth have been hot topics in the media recently. The overwhelming

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Modern methods in ship structure analysis

Simulations are used commonly in ship design. Finite element simulations, for example, are used in

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Concept and preliminary design of energy efficiency measures – Turning optimisation suggestions into reality

Energy efficiency audits often generate good efficiency optimisation recommendations, but these are rarely developed into

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Six reed nests for Saimaa ringed seals on Lake Haukivesi

Common reed collected last winter from Lake Tuusula was used in February 2018 to build

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Why use fuel when there is electricity? – Combustion engines vs battery power

Why use fuel when we have electricity?” is a question one hears from time to

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Digital Twin, I and Opportunities

About a month ago I bought a new GPS running watch. The watch has many features to

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Why should you conduct a 3D environmental evaluation?

Product design that takes the environment into consideration limits environmental effects and creates responsible business.

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New generation of energy efficiency audits – tools for large companies

In recent years energy efficiency audits have been at a turning point in large companies.

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How can we predict flue gas dispersion?

When designing a new energy production plant, it has become increasingly important to pay attention

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Sulphur Emissions – Does one ship pollute as much as 50 million cars?

A recent eye-catching headline that did the rounds in LinkedIn’s marine community suggested that one

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3D scanning supports 3D printing

Green values and ecological thinking are accelerating the development of lightweight and efficient structures, while

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Material audits increase profits – seeing is believing

‘Been there done that. You won’t achieve anything without major investments or disturbing product quality.’

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Business Intelligence – from measurement data to smart actions

In recent times companies have shown a growing interest in generating and using measurement data

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Simulate to prepare for a rainy day

The vast increases in computing capacity in recent times have enabled modelling techniques to be

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Lean manufacturing is back

Numerous tools, principles and technologies are available for production development when action is called for.

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Structural Fatigue

It is not uncommon to come across the sentiment that structural fatigue is a very

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Simulating the future

For the last two days I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the STAR Global Conference

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