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Enhancing wind farm equipment reliability through effective asset and maintenance management

Navigating the future of wind farm management As the world inexorably shifts toward sustainable energy sources, generation by wind has emerged as a prominent solution. But to harness its potential effectively, the reliability of wind farms is crucial – and not always easy to achieve. In Southern Africa, wind energy is still a relatively young […]

Building resilient partnerships: Pragma’s approach to thriving in challenging times

Pragma’s contractors are not faceless service providers. We see them as collaborators, and we focus on building strong relationships with them based on a shared vision. Liza Schroeder, Pragma’s Brand and Communications Manager, recently spoke to Pragma’s Managing Director, Attie Nieuwoudt, about what goes into developing these solid partnerships, and how Pragma is redefining what […]

Maximising savings: Unleashing the power of engineering and asset management for optimal spare parts utilisation

Authors | Carina van der Merwe and Andre Jordaan “Optimise your spares”, they say, and to your credit, you immediately consider those spare parts that are just lying in the stores and have not moved for the last 5 to 10 years.  Good start, but what about the rest of your inventory?  What will the […]

Six reasons why organisations need Pragma’s Generator Asset Health Management service

Clients like Shell, PEP and Dipula Income Fund trust us to conduct online monitoring to manage the maintenance and refuelling of their generators. Here are some reasons why our generator online monitoring and management solution can better help you to ensure business continuity. 1. Equipment compatibility  Our gateway device is compatible with various generator controller brands and models, enabling […]

How to save money on generator costs with online monitoring and maintenance management

Power outages can wreak havoc on businesses, leading to financial losses, disrupted operations, and frustrated customers. Many organisations invest in generators as a backup power solution to mitigate these risks. Vodacom recently revealed that since 2020, more than R4 billion has been spent on backup power solutions such as batteries and generators, with a further […]

The Incident. The Golden Hour. The Evidence … and Getting to the Root Cause

Have you ever found yourself sitting in yet another root cause analysis session, unable to even get close to a possible cause, just because of that sinking realisation that, yet again, you do not have enough information about the failure? This is the stage where the breakdown has been fixed, and you were too late. […]

Maximising manufacturing efficiency: how maintenance management systems revolutionise maintenance workflows

According to industry reports, manufacturing plants can save up to 20% in costs by optimising maintenance processes and reducing downtime. By utilising a computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) and mobile work management applications, manufacturers can:  improve equipment reliability  minimise downtime  optimise maintenance processes and reduce costs associated with maintenance labour, unscheduled repairs, equipment replacement and […]

Rev up your maintenance game with digitalisation: drive efficiency, reduce downtime, and accelerate ROI!

The automotive industry is revving up for digitalisation!  In today’s highly competitive automotive industry, digitalisation is becoming increasingly popular as a means of optimising operations and reducing costs. However, the decision to embark on a digital strategy is not always straightforward as there are both benefits and risks to consider. In this article, we will […]

Lifecycle costing: one of the critical elements of a systematic approach to maximising mining equipment efficiency and productivity

In the mining industry, equipment plays a vital role in the productivity and efficiency of operations. Maintaining and planning for mining equipment to operate at peak performance throughout its lifecycle is essential. The key to achieving this goal is Lifecycle costing (LCC) and planning, a systematic approach to estimating the total cost of equipment ownership […]

Training is more than just a tick-box exercise: Why compliance and skills training are equally important

As an engineering manager, you realise the importance of keeping your maintenance team up-to-date with the latest knowledge and skills. However, deciding which training programmes to invest in can take valuable time and effort. While training is essential to an organisation’s success, it is often perceived as a tick box exercise. Compliance training is more […]

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