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The outsourced asset care service – is this a panacea for the struggling maintenance departments of small to medium-sized enterprises?

29th June 2022 Proper and consistent maintenance can make or break businesses. The headline in a local newspaper, Business Day – dated 13/06/2022, reads “Poor performance and degradation of rail and port infrastructure have seen SA’s coal exports drop 20% from about 80 million tonnes in 2017 to about 64 million... 

Would you have an unqualified planner planning your shutdown?

28th June 2022 Maintenance shutdowns are frequently required to carry out maintenance (and other) activities that can only be done while the process is offline. Maintenance shutdowns are costly to implement and require intensive planning. A solid plan ensures that quality work gets done within scope, budget and... 

Using technology and processes to address the retail sector’s asset management challenges

12th May 2022 Retail branch managers have a broad set of responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities include staff management, keeping optimal stock levels and ensuring that the branch expenditures stay within budget. Ultimately, the retail manager’s responsibility is to create and maintain a welcoming... 

The role of reliability block diagram software and specifications in the maintenance readiness landscape

12th May 2022 Preparing a new or refurbished plant ready for commissioning is no small feat. The anticipated honeymoon phase of a newly commissioned plant with equipment operating optimally, production being at the required rate, and no unplanned stoppages can be short-lived if the vital element of asset care... 
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Platinum demand to benefit from green hydrogen uptake in aviation

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Cora completes, submits ESIA for Mali project

Aim-listed Cora Gold has completed and formally submitted its environmental- and social-impact assessment (ESIA) for its flagship Sanankoro gold project, in Mali, to the authorities for approval. The ESIA was completed by environmental consultants Digby Wells Environmental in alignment with the... 
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