随着技术在电信、数据分析、智能设备和基础设施等领域的快速发展，资产状态监测也可以这么说。在资产维护方面，技术已经走了多远?这意味着什么?目前有哪些技术可以媲美其他领域的尖端发展——扮演RFID或物联网的角色?对于资产维护，它是远程监控——技术人员可以利用现代工具收集和分析给定资产的连续数据集，而不需要24/7的现场关注。重要的是要认识到，新技术经常会对旧方法或习惯提出质疑。每当出现一些新进展时，相关行业必须做出调整，以最大限度地利用它。这在工业环境中尤其困难，通常是由“如果它没有坏，就不要修复它”的咒语驱动的。但是，工厂维护技术人员已经越来越多地认识到预测性维护的好处，在保持设备在线、防止计划外停机、提高工厂效率和节省组织资金方面。小杰克•尼古拉斯(Jack Nicholas Jr.)撰写的《资产状况监测管理》(asset condition monitoring Management)一书概述了资产状况监测在过去几十年里发生的四种变化，包括现在:在20世纪90年代，笔记本电脑出现了，软件包给所有电脑提供了更好的存储空间。 In the 2000s, wireless data transfer arrived as the methods for reporting and analysing data grew more sophisticated. In this decade, the condition monitoring paradigm shifts include the internet of things, cloud computing, big data, tablets, virtual and augmented reality, wearables devices and so on. Though the technologies have changed, many of the challenges remain the same: will technicians and practitioners accept the change and alter their behaviour? Can IT departments keep newly online assets safe from cybercrime? Is the infrastructure available for massive amounts of data? Do we have the skilled workers necessary to champion these tools and then pass their knowledge along to other? And finally – what do we even do with all this data? Finally, to add a bit of perspective, consider this: today’s college graduates were born after Amazon opened, eBay came online and Yahoo registered its domain name. They have largely grown up with technology – that’s a good thing. Those who go into engineering and maintenance will be comfortable using modern tools and techniques – and organizations must be prepared for a generation of labourers who expect the most up-to-date tools to be available. Ultrasound remote monitoring Ultrasound technology has emerged as an essential tool in its own right. It’s no longer simply a leak detector – it is a valuable technology that Ultrasound remote monitoring - the latest technology trend The ability to monitor the condition of assets 24/7, from any location, is becoming the new trend in maintenance practices. Ultrasound, being a key technology in condition monitoring, will play a key role in this trend. UE Systems’ Adrian Messer CMRP, reports.