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Using games to enhance learning

Author Sirke Puhjo
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The Internet and computing technology have changed our lives forever. With them they have brought an increased awareness that traditional learning methods no longer suffice. There is strong and growing demand for new learning methods that challenge us differently. Learning games can be used effectively to motivate different kinds of learners and can even change our way of thinking and acting.

Modern pedagogical trends include learning and teaching procedures that focus on developing learners’ skills instead of broadening their knowledge. According to these new approaches the teacher’s or educator’s mission is to guide learners instead of teaching them.

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Sirke Puhjo

M.Sc , Energy Technology - Tampere office at the end of 2012 in the plant engineering team. She is a member of Elomatic’s HSE development group. Ms Puhjo is also a certified occupational safety card trainer and energy auditor. Before joining Elomatic Ms Puhjo worked at Vapor Finland Oy and at the Tampere University of Technology. She is currently completing her second M.Sc. degree, majoring in mathematics and minoring in pedagogy and physics.

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Flexibility and efficiency in industrial automation

Author Jari Åberg
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Automation in production and industrial environments can be interpreted as a multi-tiered structure where each level has its own specific tasks, characteristics and place. The highest level of information management concerns Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, under which there are Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and actual production process management systems, i.e. Distributed Control Systems (DCS). The entire structure can and should be built to be flexible so that it can be supplemented, if required, according to changing production requirements.

 

MES software and applications have been developed to supplement ERP systems and act in between ERP systems and process automation applications. For an automation system to operate optimally it is essential that data is able to flow smoothly and predictably from one system to another.

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Jari Åberg

B.Sc. , Automation and Telecommunication - Mr Åberg holds the position of Vice President Automation & Electrification and heads Elomatic’s electrical, instrumentation, automation & IT department. He joined Elomatic in 2011 after previously working at Neste Jacobs Oy. He has extensive line organization management and project management skills and is specialized in food industry and pharmaceutical projects as well as oil refining and chemical industry projects.

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Reducing food waste a matter of urgency

Author Lita Norden
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Globally about 1300 million tonnes of food is discarded as waste every year. This clearly has detrimental financial, social and ecological implications. In order to preserve natural resources and live sustainable lifestyles the reduction of food waste has become a decisive battleground. A key aspect is changing consumer behaviour, which in turn requires that waste data is gathered and communicated to consumers.

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Lita Norden

M.Sc , Process Eng. - Ms Nordén has worked at Elomatic in various positions during her 27 year career. Her experience covers a range of competences from process engineering and project management to process, product and procedure development and resource management. She has participated in several service and concept development projects. Ms Nordén joined Elomatic in 1988 and currently works as a Senior Design Manager at the Turku Office.

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Towards a circular economy with multiple-product biorefineries

Author Helena Arkkola
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A biorefinery can produce multiple products from biomass in the same way an oil-based refinery refines crude oil into fuels and chemicals. The same chemical building blocks that are currently derived from oil can be produced from biomass via chemical, biochemical or thermochemical conversion methods.

There are already biorefineries that produce energy, chemicals and materials. Pulp mills, for example, also produce heat, electricity and tall oil, which can be converted into chemicals or fuels. Biogas plants can also produce chemicals. In Finland Envor Biotech’s biogas plant produces ammonium sulphate (NH₄)₂SO₄ for industrial and agricultural use from the biogas plant’s reject water.

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Helena Arkkola

M.Sc , Chemical and Biochemical Engineering - Helena Arkkola has worked at Elomatic as a Process Engineer since April 2013 in projects with chemical, food and energy industry customers. The focus of her studies at the Technical University of Denmark was biofuels and biorefineries and she wrote her Master’s Thesis on biogas and biohydrogen production.

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Is burning water profitable?

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In Finland we have seen decades of research regarding the benefits of drying woodchips for use as fuel in biomass heat generation. Drying seems reasonable, but has its use reached the end of the road? Is there a way to improve cost efficiencies even more?

In this article I will introduce a new approach to woodchip heat production by evaluating the financial implications of woodchip moisture levels on the biomass heating value chain. For the sake of a clear focus the impact of different wood types on cost structures has not been taken into consideration.

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Agile and lean values in software development – Case Cadmatic

Author Timo Kaltio
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For more than a decade ‘agile’ has been the number one buzzword associated with process improvements in software development, while Scrum has been the most popular approach used to implement agile and lean values. Implementing these values in product development is beneficial, but in order to gain the maximum benefit they should be applied to all company functions.

The Toyota Production System is the origin of many agile values and principles. Based on Toyota’s approach the term lean was introduced in The Machine That Changed the World, a 1991 book by Womack and Jones. There have been plenty of other contributors since and the list keeps growing.

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Timo Kaltio

D.Sc , Technology - Timo Kaltio has extensive experience in process improvement. In 2000 he published his doctoral thesis about software process improvement based on five years’ experience as Nokia Mobile Phones global software process manager. After that he led global software development organizations at Nokia for 10 years. In addition to operational leadership roles, he also led agile and lean deployment activities covering software development and product and portfolio management. He joined Cadmatic in 2013 and ma- nages Cadmatic’s software development organization and has contributed to Cadmatic’s transformation into an agile and lean enterprise.

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