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prof. dr inż. Viktor Nordin (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University - Russia)
prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Kaźmierczak (Silesian University of Technology - Poland)
prof. Ing. Věra Voštová, CSc. (Czech Technical University in Prague - Czech Republic)
prof. Ing. Josef Jurman, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava - Czech Republic)
dr hab. inż. Zbigniew Matuszak prof. AM, (Maritime University of Szczecin - Poland)
doc. Ing. Frantisek Helebrant, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava - Czech Republic)
prof. dr hab. Alla Matuszak (Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University - Russia)
doc. Ing. Jiři Fries Ph.D. (Technical University of Ostrava - Czech Republic)
dr hab. inż. Witold Biały prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology - Poland)
dr hab. inż. Jarosław Zawadzki, prof. PW. (Warsaw University of Technology - Poland)

A. Andrykiewicz, J. Słonimiec, T. Łagutko, I. Kolar
Ecolabelling as an instrument of environmentally friendly stimulation of demand forconsumer products market
Abstract: The work includes the issue of ECO-LABEL AWARD impact on consumer choices in Germany and Poland. It contains both the story of the founding ecolabelling and its functions. In the next part of the work it was contracted an issue of organic product. A very important and more widespread phenomenon, is the phenomenon of greenwashing, which is falsely use of environmental labels to increase sale. Fight or reduce this phenomenon is related to the criteria of giving eco-labels, which are described later in this work. The rest of the work is linked to survey research. Research related to the knowledge of environmental labels have been carried out in the first quarter of this year among to the students of the University of Zielona Góra and Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel. This survey concerned not only the knowledge of eco-labels but also the amount of money that are spent on shopping. The results found, that Polish students attach a lesser role in shopping elections to the environmental issue than German students.
Key words: ecolabelling, ecological demand, ecological products, market of ecological products
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V. Nordin, Y. Mikhalskaya
Conformity assessment differentiation in the automobile field

Abstract: Assessment differentiation at the certification of goods and services propose it division only into two groups “conforming” or “nonconforming” applied in Russia. However it’s not enough at aspiration to quality improvement both for the consumer and for the producer. An approach to the more differentiated conformity assessment by establishing it levels with quantitative definition of their quantities is considered in the article.
Key words: trucking, conformity assessment, certyfikation
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Z. Matuszak
Notes on research of marine infrasound in floating objects

Abstract: The effect of infrasound on human body is characterized in general. The basic sources of infrasound are indicated. A summary of recent research papers on clinical effects of vibration frequency below 20 Hz on human body is presented.
Key words: ultrasounds, studies, the human body
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P. Urban
Solution of geomechanical phenomena on the point of contact of rock and gas in the Ostrava-Karvina coal mines
Abstract: The paper performs the analysis of gas and coal outbursts phenomena in the mines in the area of Ostrava-Karvina (OKR) basin. It deals with evolution of outbursts possibilities and new trends determination of criteria prediction indicators on Paskov mine in OKR. Mainly it deals with criteria from aspects continuous prognosis of sudden outbursts in mining area.
Key words: ejection of coal and gas, measurements, forecasts of explosion
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J. Boron-Kaszycka
The influence of integrated management systems on economic efficiency – case study

Abstract: Economic efficiency requires from the particular company to bear the smallest costs and to produce a proper production .This article presents costs’ reduction of the operations as a result of  introduction of integrated management system. It has been presented  as a case study of a productive company.
Key words: economic effectiveness, the reduction of company’s costs’ methods, the influence of integrated management systems
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E. Kamińska, J. Merkisz
Automotive  recycling lead acid batteries - environmental aspect

Abstract: The  authors analyzed  methods, in terms of their use in determining the environmental burdens of recycling used automotive lead acid batteries. Described below the method (LCA), and characterized the recycling technology used by one of Polish companies, which is planned to analyze.
Key words: recycling, lead-acid batteries, ecobilans, lead, environmental pollution
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J. Sitko
Selected causes of defects in product design and methods of their department in repair-production
Abstract: This article presents some factors affecting the number of faulty elements steel structures used in transport vehicles. We analyzed articles from the years 2007-2009 produced by the existing facility renovation and production. In the finding a number of ways curbing the influence of analysed causes on coming into existence defects in structural products was suggested.
Key words: defect, construction, steel, cost
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D. Sládková
The Utilisation of GNSS technology for mining process automation

Abstract: VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, institute of geodesy and mine surveying has been cooperating with Severočeské doly j.s.c. (SD) in important research project since 2007. The main goal is improve control system for opencast mining. Two bucket wheel excavators (K800/103 and KU300/27) were equipped with measurement hardware at the Libouš Lignite Mine (North Bohemia brown coal basin). The position of the bucket wheel centre is computed by means of GPS data, inclinometer and incremental measurements. Data is transferred to a base. All the values measured are saved in this database. The surface layout of the mine as well as positions of underground geological layers are updated on a regular basis in the digital model of the mine. The main aim of the research is verifying the system in connection to digital model for short time prognosis of qualitative parameters of coal (Ad, Sd, Qr, Wr and MS), continuous automatic computation of mined materials (m3, tons) and continuous checking of creation of the movement surface/plane of the excavator and mining goals. Mine surveyors have a lead role in the working team. The paper describes possibilities of using the GPS for mine surveying and for production planning.
Key words: analysis, bucket wheel excavator, digital model, GPS, inclinometer, incremental measurements
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R. Hamříková, J. Jurman
Effective energy utilisation with the excavator wheel

Abstract: The optimum utilisation of energy supplied to the excavator wheel rests upon the optimisation of mode parameters of breaking aimed at diminishing the energy demand of the mining process at keeping theoretical efficiency. With bucket wheel excavators, the mining process is subject, similarly to any process in the course of which rock breaking takes place, to general regularities influencing the final effect. Then, theoretical conclusions and practical results can be applied that have been verified in the operation of drilling units and tunnelling machines, in the course of which a considerable energy and thus also economic saving was made by the regulation of mode parameters of breaking. The solution proposed is based on the determination of basic dimensions of the cut mined, especially the width-depth ratio according to the criterion of minimum specific energy by volume.
Key words: energy efficiency, bucket wheel excavator, optimization
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V. Moni, F. Helebrant
Temperature picture of a bucket tooth and its’ service life

Abstract: The shape and the geometry of a bucket edge, its material and the material of a mechanical tooth are the key influences on the efficiency and energetic demands of mining processes with bucket wheel excavators. If the excavator units are often changed due to wear or breaking down, it increases the cost of the mining process, of course. It also reduces the service life of the machine and therefore it reduces the efficiency of the whole technological unit [TU] as well. Consequently, all wear causes not only changes to the shape and geometry or material features of the digging unit, but it also increases energy demands of the mining process, as mentioned. The presumption is – increased wear of digging units raises cutting resistances and consequently the temperature goes up due to higher friction and wear. Therefore, the picture of the temperature is the scale for measuring wear.
Key words: thermography, service life, bucket wheel excavator
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J. Garnczarek
The influence of teachers’ promotion on the quality of teaching – case study

Abstract: The article presents the problem of teachers’ professional promotion and its influence on the quality of teaching in one of the Silesian secondary schools. Therefore a survey was made among the teachers’ working in one of the secondary schools in the district of Silesia. The results of the research make us think about this problem, incline to reflection and  deeper analysis. All the results are being and will be verified.
Key words: quality, education, survey, teachers’ professional promotion
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W. Biały
The selection of optimal method determining mechanical properties of coal layers

Abstract: The article presents selected methods and ways of mining resistance as well as mineability index determination with the use of different instruments. The principles of their operation and the way of mining resistance measurement as well as their usefulness in planning of cutting mining machines selection (longwall tumble heading machines) in given mining-geological conditions are discussed. Their advantages and disadvantages are presented and a method presenting actual mode of longwall tumble heading machines’ action is proposed. The results obtained with the use of this method should be taken as representative in the selection of cutting mining machines.
Key words: coal properties, analysis, the optimal method
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T. Cisek
Benefits and risks of communal sewage management arrangement project realization on the base of cohesion found – case study

Abstract: The paper presents the process of communal sewage management arrangement project realisation , which has been co-found by Cohesion Found. Main stress has been given on the benefits made by apply of assumed solutions for natural environment – the quality of surface water - as well as for communal and household finance. An example of possible financial as well as technical complications occurs during the stage of project realization, which have been unforeseeable during stage of design.coal properties, analysis, the optimal method
Key words: sewage management, Cohesion Found, communal sewage, sewerage
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M. Mierzwa
Kansei Engineering and opportunities of using it for packaging sector

Abstract: In the publication is presented a short description of the Kansei Engineering, described the packaging sector and the packane as a final product and there are put the necessary steps used in Kansei Engineering. The aim of the article is to emphasise the usefulness of this metod for saving time and company’s money.
Key words: Kansei Engineering, packages, packaging sector, designing, application of the Kansei Engineering
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M. Gawron, E. Kitta, A. Zagajewski, A. Shageev
European system of Eco-Labels and its role in the limitation of industrial threats

Abstract: The article deals with the issue of the European ECO-LABELS system and its rolein reducing environmental risks arising from the industries connected to the production of consumer goods and a sample of synthetic assessment of its operations. For a better understanding of this role and its evaluation, in this article, among others, comparative studies were used, conducted on a group of 400 Polish and German students directed at determining the level of knowledge of issues and criteria of ECO-LABEL and consumer choices.
Key words: eko-label, ecotag, ecolabelling, consumer choice criteria,instruments for industrial hazards
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K. Zagajewska, A. Hasiuk
Ecological aspects as overall car sales stimulators

Abstract: In following paper we`d like to highlight connection between operations leading to reduce environmental pollutions in processes of production, exploitation, waste management and market demand for cars identified as ecological.
Key words: environment, green cars, hybrids, car sales, consumer behavior
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W. Biały
Logistic systems in cable manufacturing enterprise

Abstract: Logistic as a method of management is a dynamically growing field of knowledge concerning rules, methods and techniques of forming materials and stock movements and related to them information within systems and between logistic systems.
Company’s efficient logistic system is a condition of maintaining its activity and achieving competitive position. Company won’t be able to last among growing market competition in ongoing and rapid changes without planed, organized, conducted and controlled logistic system.
Key words: logistics, manufacturing, manufacturing enterprise
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W. Gładysz
The health and safety at work system management as a prevention tool of accidents at work

Abstract: This article discusses problems connected with the issue of preventing the accidents at work due to introduction of The Health and Safety at Work System Management to the integrated management system. For the purpose,  the particular definitions connected with the accidents at work were presented and a short analysis of accidents at work in the years 2007-2010 was made. The detailed analysis was made in  the example of a company producing chemical goods in the district of Silesia. The introduction of integrated system of the management should have an influence on the reduced number of accidents at work.
Key words: accident at work, occupational health and safety, integrated management system, The Health and Safety at Work System Management
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W. Paszkowski
Elements of spatial planning in designing of acoustic environment on urban areas

Abstract: The paper presents the meaning of elements of proces of spatial planning in designing acoustic environment on urban areas. There were indicated problems and limitations in statements of strategic municipal documents related to spatial planning. There were also desribed possibilities of shaping acoustic environment using models of spatial structures in relations to the configuration of transportation system.
Key words: acoustic environment, spatial planning, urban areas, spatial structures, transportation system
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J. Mietelska
The evaluation of functioning of the health and safety at work system management

Abstract: The presented publication shows the comparative analysis and the results of two surveys made in a transport company, connected with the functioning of the Health and Safety at Work System Management. First of the surveys was the external audit, the second one was a questionnaire survey carried out for the master’s thesis needs. On the basis of the analysis, I consider that the informal questionnaire survey shows more reliable results than the external audit.
Key words: the Health and Safety at Work System Management, the system’s effectiveness, external audit, a survey
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T. Szulc
Social criteria for delimitation of degraded urban areas

Abstract: The author presents results of research on selection of social criteria for delimiting the boundaries of degraded urban areas for the needs of implementing urban revitalization processes. The research wass done under within the framework of the project no N115 415740 „Application of creativity and strategic management tools in formulating and implementing revitalization programs of degraded urban areas”.
Key words: revitalization, delimitation of degraded areas, social policy, urban development
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P. Hąbek
Integrated Product Policy as an Approach Supporting Sustainable Patterns of Production and Consumption

Abstract: The article presents an integrated approach to the product environmental impact at all stages of its life cycle, implemented within the European Union policy to promote sustainable patterns of production and consumption. In the first part of the article the author points out the need to separate the interdependence between economic growth and increase of resource consumption and negative environmental impact. Further on, the integrated product policy is discussed with the regard to its genesis, principles and instruments of implementation.
Key words: decoupling, product life cycle, European Union policy
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A. Bujanowska, W. Biały
The identification and the modelling of processes of the use of the technical infrastructure in the hospital organization

Abstract: The technical infrastructure of the hospital creates conditions for effective and safe leading the process of diagnosing, the treatment and the rehabilitation of patients. At the multitude of both the diversity of medical apparatus, the technical equipment and the necessity for permanent holding and the adaptation of buildings to needs of manufacturing processes of medical services, hospitals permanently employ services for plant maintenance which are gathered in technical department for exploitation. Conducted preliminary examinations from areas of the Silesian province in chosen individuals of the health care showed, that planning and carrying out works and repairs of technical infrastructure of the hospital isn't being assisted by computer tools. From here an identification and a modeling of processes of the use of the technical infrastructure in the hospital organization will be a purpose of the article for the needs of designing the integrated Service Oriented Systems. Developing the example of the system about SOA architecture will constitute the attempt of implementing the model supporting processes of the use of the infrastructure in the hospital organization in accordance with the concept "Facility Management" (FM). FM is a synonym of modern managing building and spatial structures. Exactly systems and information technologies are a factor of integrating FM various areas.
Key words: BPMN, Facility Management, information resources, technical infrastructure in hospital
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A. Loska
Selected organizational aspects of maintenance organization modelling

Abstract: In the article there was made the review and evaluation of modeling selected methods of the maintenance organization parts. Based on the main objectives of this organization, there was specyfied the set of structural and system connections into maintenance organization. The set was extracted from the model called Business Centered Maintenance. Then there presented and discussed the possibility of modeling of the maintenance organization using two-and three-dimensional models.
Key words: maintenance, exploitation, maintenance management, modelling, maintenance organization
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I. Onderková, I. Cholevová
Application of GPS to the excavator wheel

Abstract: For disintegration process control we need a quantity that respects objectively rock-disintegrating tool interaction with the elimination of human factor. From this, basic requirements for the evaluation quantity given below follow: is available in advance or at the moment of disintegration, minimises the influence of human factor on the resultant effect, evaluates objectively the disintegration process. A measure of efficiency of any disintegration process is the consumption of energy usually related to the unit volume of disintegrated rock; on the basis of analysis of done theoretical and practical researches orientated towards the disintegration processes and the verification of objectivity when used in situ (in drilling and tunnelling), at present it is minimised specific volume energy that is the most objective evaluation quantity. This quantity has a general validity for dispersion processes, and thus its use even for the evaluation of diggability on the digging wheel of excavator has a rational basis. In connection with the GIS application for controlling the extracted quantity, an optimal tool is offered for the maximum efficiency of excavation process.
Key words: wheel excavator, lignite mining, GIS system, energy efficiency
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J. Fries, S. Dubina
Monitoring of crankshaft machining

Abstract: Within the MPO project which focuses on supporting lunettes control and crankshaft alignment automation it was necessary to measure time demands of some activities during machining of selected crankshaft types. The article evaluates the basic data measured.
Key words: machining, crankshaft, operations time
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dr inż. Stefan Senczyna (University of Labour  Management – Poland)
dr inż. Agata Szeptuch (University of Labour  Management – Poland)
dr Ewa W. Maruszewska (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
dr Marzena Strojek-Filus (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
dr Magdalena Jurkiewicz-Wójcik (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
dr inż. Bożena Skotnicka-Zasadzień (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr inż. Andrzej Loska (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr inż. Jerzy Mizgała (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Jarosław Zawadzki, prof. PW (Warsaw University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Waldemar Bojar, prof. UT-P (University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Zbigniew Matuszak prof. AM (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
prof. dr hab. inż. Barbara Białecka (Central Mining Institute – Poland)
doc Ing. Franisek Helebrant, Csc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
prof. Ing. Josef Jurman, Csc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
prof. Ing. Věra Voštová, CSc. (Czech Technical University in Prague – Czech Republic)
Ing. Mečislav Hudeczek PhD. (Hudeczek Service, s r.o. – Czech Republic)
prof. dr inż. Viktor Nordin (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University – Russia)
prof. dr hab. Alla Matuszak (Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University – Russia)
Ing. Ivan Kováč PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
Ing. Juraj Jablonický, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
doc. Ing. Moroš Korenko, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
Ing. L’ubomir Hujo PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
prof. Ing. Zdenko Tkáč  PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
doc. Ing. Jiři Fries, Ph.D. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)

A. Wieczorek
Methods and techniques of prediction of key performance indicators for implementation of changes in maintenance organisation
Abstract: The article presents the concept of how to assess the future state of the organization in the area of using and maintenance of technical means, basing on the combination of "classic" prognostic model with models - components of the selected computer tools. Presentation of this concept was preceded by the definition and characteristics of maintenance key performance indicators. It also presents a requirements and method of KPIs selection.
Key words: maintenance management, reliability, prediction, computer support, GIS, CMMS, EAM, ERP, KPI
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L. Chybowski
Safety criterion in assessing the importance of an element in the complex technological system reliability structure
Abstract: The paper presents the need to develop a description of the importance of the technological systems reliability structure elements in terms of security of the system. Basic issues related to the exploration of weak links and important elements in the system as well as a proposal to develop the current approach to assessing the importance of the system components have been presented. Moreover, the differences between the unreliability of suitability and unreliability of safety have been pointed out.
Key words: importance of an element, importance assessment, weak link, system security/safety
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I. Grzanka
Work transformation in the information society
Abstract: The paper presents the basic conditions, positions and related with them trends in work processes in the information society. Particular attention is given to telework as an innovative form of work, based on modern information and communication technologies, and also it consideres the impact of ICT and globalization on contemporary and future work processes as well as the structure of employment.
Key words: information society, the labor market, telework, ICT
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J. Mazurkiewicz, I. Bartyzel, A. Mazurkiewicz
Regional transportation – reactivation
Abstract: Passenger quantity histogram was used to measure the character of passengers’ migration, pick commuter times, equal intensity and minimal commuter numbers. The measurement was done pre and post changes introduced to the train timetable for both working days and weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). The small numbers of passengers made this connection unsustainable without substantial financial support from the government. The changes introduced to the timetable failed to generate increased demand for the service. The Pareto chart clearly illustrates the changes introduced to the timetable over the period of this research. Other disadvantages of the new timetable were also pointed out in this paper.
Key words: number of passengers, intensity of traffic, effectiveness, Pareto, regional trains/commuter trains
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J. Zarębska
Packaging waste management on example of city Zielona Góra
Abstract: The article presents the legal requirements of the European Union's packaging waste, and their most recent transposition into Polish law. The author has attempted to describe selected achievements of the Department of Public Utilities and Housing (DPUaH) in Zielona Góra, which for many years on behalf of the city, in a systematic way it’s developing municipal waste management system (including packaging), consistent with EU policies and objectives of sustainable development. The deficiencies and weaknesses in the system are taken into consideration, whose liquidation is a priority for future investment of DPUaH consistent with the Waste Management Plan for the City of Zielona Góra.
Key words: Directive 94/62/EC, Directive 2008/98/EC, packaging waste, recovery, recycling
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M. Wiaterek
State treasury special purpose entities for organisation of UEFA EURO 2012

Abstract: Under the provisions of the Act to prepare for UEFA Euro 2012, two State Treasury special purpose entities were formed: PL 2012 Ltd. and National Sports Centre Ltd. PL 2012 company fulfils the primary role in the organization of preparations for UEFA Euro tournament because it was formed for the purposes of the coordination and supervision of the preparatory actions.
Key words: EURO 2012, National Sports Centre, Company PL 2012
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E. W. Maruszewska
Implementation of enterprise resource planning system and change in accountant’s role – Polish perspective
Abstract: ERP systems integrate all processes and software users in one computerized environment reshaping organization to fit into system’s functionalities. ERP system implementation is a complex process with technical and socio-organizational issues. As ERP system encompass financial data and management decision modules, accountants are important actors of the system both during implementation and after go-live stage.
Key words: enterprise resource planning system, management accounting, implementation of ERP
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N. Belkina, K. Polupan
Evaluation of training and-methodological support of university courses
Abstract: Quality of teaching at a Higher Education Institution certainly depends on the integrity and quality of its training and methodological support. However, in order to improve this quality it is necessary to have a sound methodology for evaluation of such support. This article contains a list of recommended university teaching course materials, criteria of their separate components evaluation and an approach to calculating the quality levels of separate components and teaching course materials as a whole.
Key words: learning, criteria for the assessment, quality
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L. Chybowski
The problems of modeling the reliability structure of the complex technical system on the basis of a steam-water system of the engine room
Abstract: In the paper the concept of a system structure with particular emphasis on the reliability structure has been presented. Advantages and disadvantages of modeling the reliability structure of a system using reliability block diagrams (RBD) have been shown. RBD models of a marine steam-water system constructed according to the concept of ‘multi-component’, ‘one component’ and mixed models have been discussed. Critical remarks on the practical application of models which recognize only the structural surplus have been dealt with.  The significant value of the model by professors Smalko and Jaźwiński called by them ‘default reliability structure’ has been pointed out. The necessity of building a new type of models:  quality-quantity, useful in the methodology developed by the author's multi – criteria analysis of importance of elements in the reliability structure of complex technical systems.
Key words: reliability structure, model of structure, complex technical system, importance of components, reliability block diagram
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J. Jurman, I. Cholevová, I. Onderková
Efficiency increasing of belt conveyor’s drive by ceramic lagging of driving pulley
Abstract: In any point of the belt contact with the drum a relative speed compensation takes place that is carried out by a slippage even when the relevant contact spots are fairly clean and dry. This leads to heat generation that is being absorbed by both materials involved – by the belt as well as by the drum. Unlike the belt, the drum lagging would increase its temperature up to a certain limit that depends on number of factors. When the lagging surface temperature is reaching appx. 60°C some structural changes in the lagging material take place and further rise of temperature can create a risk of belt inflammation and destruction of the driving unit. This can be avoided by lagging the drum with new materials that eliminate any friction on the contact surfaces and that are heat resistant.
Key words: conveyor belt, the drum, friction, heat
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T. Borkowski, D. Tarnapowicz, G. Nicewicz
Ships mooring in the port as a threat to our natural environment
Abstract: An increase in the marine transportation along with growing requirement for electricity by the ships result in the increased pollution of the air generated by the ships. This has a great impact both on the port cities and their inhabitants. This article presents the collation of different sources of air pollution emission in ports for the marine ships. The estimation of the rate of air pollutants emitted by the ships in ports is necessary for the proper economic activity of the port. It also creates the basis to determine the impact of the port work on the environment. The authors present a methodology of calculating emission from ships at berth in ports.
Key words: emission of air pollutants, emission sources, emission factor
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T. V. Ponomarenko
Ecological, economic and social consequences of emergencies on potash mines
Abstract: Consequences of emergencies on potash mines in Russia, Poland, Germany, Canada, connected with gas and dynamic the phenomena and sudden powerful water- and brine-flows are considered. Examples of both emergency flooding of mines, and successful carrying out of some actions for protection against water inflows are shown. Ecological, economic and social consequences of failures are systematized. Wide range consequences of major emergencies for corporate, regional and national level are allocated. Experience of compensation of the caused damage in the Russian potash companies is analyzed.
Key words: emergencies, damage compensation, ecological, economic, social consequences
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E. J. Lipińska
The hydrocarbon impurity of mineral waters and soils in Iwonicz-Zdrój
Abstract: The commune of Iwonicz-Zdrój is a spa commune. The co-occurrence of springs of mineral water with sources of hydrocarbon substances is characteristic of the commune. The natural emissions of hydrocarbons poses a risk of their continuous or pulsed entering into soil and water.  The zone A of the health resort protection is to meet the specific requirements of environmental protection. In this zone, samples of soil and underground water were taken for laboratory tests. Substances exceeding the standards of environmental quality were fixed.
Key words: soil, water, mineral water springs, the analysis of physico-chemical
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F. Helebrant i inni
The harmonization and optimization of diagnostic methods for a belt conveyor
Abstract: The final aim of the project MPO FR-T11/537 called “The Complex Diagnostic System for the Belt Transport” is a single part custom manufacturing and sale of complex diagnostic system for belt transportation and related services. The output of the project is a prototype of a diagnostic system on a model belt conveyor with prepared and certified diagnostic services and methods including their measurements and other supportive tools. The article will introduce the present state of the solution for the given grant project, especially in the field of suggested work on the diagnostic and supportive methods and other measurements.
Key words: diagnostics, conveyor belts, the prototype
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Z. Matuszak
Particular reliability characteristics of two-element parallel technical (mechatronic) systems
Abstract: The paper characterizes the basic distributions of failure of elements that constitute the technical (mechatronical) systems: exponential, Weibull, normal, log-normal distribution. The description of two-element parallel technical systems with reliability characteristics has been made. Specific cases are studied where up time of the technical system elements have exponential, Weibull, normal, log-normal distributions and where the system consists of two parts with parallel reliability structure and of different types of distributions of elements up times. The order of elements in the analysis does not matter. The relevant characteristics of reliability for a system with two parallel elements are presented: up time distribution function of the system, system reliability, up time probability density of the system, the system failure intensity.
Key words: technical (mechatronical) system, distributions of elements failure, distributions of failures of two-element parallel technical systems
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V. Nordin, Y. Mikhalskaya
About certification in the automobile field
Abstract: The transport industry development in the Russian Federation makes urgent the problem of transportation security, rendering qualitative services in the goods (passengers) transportation field, checkup and repairing motor transport vehicle and etc. Certification is the basic mechanism the work of which should be directed not only at the conformity of service assessment at automobile transport to the specified requirements but also be a regulator of preventing negative developments due to implementing services quality and security improvement. Particularities and stages of conformity assessment are considered in the article also it is offered to differentiate transportation services in levels according to the value of their complex quality level.
Key words: certification, services transport, transport safety
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G. Nicewicz, D. Tarnapowicz
Assessment of marine auxiliary engines load factor in ports
Abstract: For the calculation of emission of air pollutants generated by ships in port it is needed, besides other things, knowledge of the load factor of marine auxiliary engines. The value of this factor in the reports of global organizations, dealing with air pollutants emission from ships, is determined mainly on interviews with chief engineers on board. The paper presents the method of assessment of this factor based on identification tests of marine electric power systems carried out by the authors. The obtained in this way results are compared with the values given in the global organizations reports.
Key words: air pollutants emissions from ships in ports, auxiliary engines load factor
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T. Pauliček, P. Čičo, J. Zaujec, M. Burda
Risk assessment and actions to reduction of risk in explosive environment
Abstract: This article deals with assessment and risk reduction measures in explosive atmospheres, respectively of natural gas filling station CNG for cars, lorries and buses. The filling station was monitored for two years and FMEA have been applied to define and evaluate deficiencies, suggest corrective measures to reduce the number of failures in the system. Application of the method FMEA helped by identifying and minimizing the likelihood of failures in the system, which is of great importance from the viewpoint of preventing the occurrence of adverse events.
Key words: risk, disorder, FMEA, adverse event
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A. Wolnowska
Implementation of qualitative rules in company`s information management
Abstract: In the article there were presented chosen issues of quality management. Important role of information and work processes in companies were emphasized . Based on eight rules of quality management, TQM standards and ideas of discipline pioneers like Deming, Juran, Crosby and Shewart, author has constructed way of using chosen rules and assumptions to company`s information circulation. Analogy, suggested by author, has not only emphasized importance of information as a company`s resource, but also has pointed to possibility of improving ways of managing this information.
Key words: rules of quality management, information circulation, Total Quality Management
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Z. Andrássyová i inni
Improving quality of statistical process control by dealing with non-normal data in automotive industry
Abstract: Study deals with an analysis of data to the effect that it improves the quality of statistical tools in processes of assembly of automobile seats. Normal distribution of variables is one of inevitable conditions for the analysis, examination, and improvement of the manufacturing processes (f. e.: manufacturing process capability) although, there are constantly more approaches to non-normal data handling. An appropriate probability distribution of measured data is firstly tested by the goodness of fit of empirical distribution with theoretical normal distribution on the basis of hypothesis testing using programme StatGraphics Centurion XV.II. Data are collected from the assembly process of 1st row automobile seats for each characteristic of quality (Safety Regulation -S/R) individually. Study closely processes the measured data of an airbag´s assembly and it aims to accomplish the normal distributed data and apply it the statistical process control. Results of the contribution conclude in a statement of rejection of the null hypothesis (measured variables do not follow the normal distribution) therefore it is necessary to begin to work on data transformation supported by Minitab15. Even this approach does not reach a normal distributed data and so should be proposed a procedure that leads to the quality output of whole statistical control of manufacturing processes.
Key words: quality, statistical control, hypothesis testing, probability distribution, normality, data transformation
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V. Nordin, P. Shcherban
Development of recommendations for the effective functioning of the gas system of Kaliningrad region
Abstract: Prolonged and intensive use of the gas transportation system of the Kaliningrad region, led to the deterioration of a number of areas. This article discusses the current state of the gas transmission system and possible options for its repair without interrupting the gas supply to the Kaliningrad region.
Key words: infrastructure, transmission of gas, continuity of supply
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M. Matuszak
Impact tests of micromilling tool mounted in micromilling machine spindle
Abstract: Method of performing impact test of tool mounted in micromilling machine spindle is presented. Due to very small tool dimensions performing impact test in classical way is impossible. Accelerometer cannot be used for impulse response measurement. For measurement of tool displacement laser vibrometer is used. Frequency response function was measured in two directions in seven points of micromilling tool. Additionally frequency response function in three points of machine spindle is measured. Resonant frequencies and their amplitude for points on tool and on machine spindle are compared. Results of performed impact tests are shown. Conclusions arising from performed impact tests are presented.
Key words: micromilling, impact test, frequency response function, micromilling tool
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A. Adamkiewicz, W. Kamiński
LNG Terminal Safe Operation Management
Abstract: This article presents the significance of LNG terminal safety issues in natural gas sea transport. It shows particular requirements for LNG transmission installations resulting from the specific properties of LNG. Out of the multi-layer critical safety areas comprising structural elements of the terminal safety system, possibilities to decrease the risk of emergency occurrence on LNG terminals have been selected. Tasks performed by the LNG terminal, together with its own personnel and the outside one, have been defined. General theses for LNG terminal safety have been formulated.
Key words: terminal, LNG, operation, safety, gas carrier, unloading, personnel
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M. Mierzwa
Proposal of the implementation of the QFD method for improving the process of welding in chosen and really existing company

Abstract: The paper presents an analysis and evaluation of selected aspects of the enterprise X, there is shown the selection of the method of pro-quality, which is possible to apply and this method was carried out step by step to follow its course and find out whether the company will bring tangible benefits.
Key words: quality, irregularities, methods and techniques of quality management, QFD, the house of quality
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M. Gawron, J. Zborowska
Changes in the systems of medical waste management in public health protection institutions of lubuskie voivodship 2007-2011-research results

Abstract: The paper discusses the problem of operation of medical waste management systems in the lubuskie voivodship local government health protection institutions 2007-2011. Based on the conducted research, 65% of the existing health protection institution subordinated to the Marshal Office of lubuskie voivodship presents endogenic changes of waste management systems mainly affected by the financial standing of the medical services sector.
Key words: medical waste, waste management, health care units
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M. Wiaterek
Company targeted host cities for EURO 2012

Abstract: Provisions of the Act to prepare EURO 2012 to require the establishment of several companies targeted host cities where tournament will take place. On the basis of agreements to delegate tasks, set the Mayors, the organizers, as they implement enterprise project supervisors in the organization of the preparations for the tournament and perform tasks related to the construction of stadiums and associated infrastructure.
Key words: EURO 2012, Special Purpose Vehicle, stadion, infrastructure
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A. Andrykiewicz i inni
The assessment and use of integrated product policy in Poland

Abstract: The paper presents the implementation of Integrated Product Policy in Poland in the light of the European activities. It analyses the EU laws within this scope. It assesses the progress of LCA implementation, ecolabelling, ecotaxes, EMAS and green public procurement in Poland.  It explains the reasons of slow IPP implementation in Polish organisations. It mainly refers to the distribution and promotion of ecolabelling, based on empirical research in Germany and Poland.
Key words: Integrated Product Policy, IPP, LCA, ecolabelling, ecotaxes, EMAS, green public procurement
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K. Kurus, B. Białecka
Analysis of safety at work rate in chosen mines of upper silesian coal basin

Abstract: The article presents an experimental comparison of safety at work in hard coal mines located in Upper Silesia Coal Basin. The aim was to show the best practices and activities in Poland and Czech Republic which could be successfully implemented in other mines in order to improve safety of their workers.
Key words: mining, safety, accidents, Czech Republic, mines
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A. Zagajewski i inni
Forest monitoring systems as an instrument offenses and offenses against the environment

Abstract: The article surveillance issues in the context of efforts to reduce the number of offenses against the environment carried out in forest in the Lubuskie provincy area. It presents the legal aspects concerning the definition of crimes and offenses against the environment. At the same time provides information on the capabilities and the applicability of forest monitoring and  the legal situation of this type of technology.
Key words: forest areas, offense, against, monitoring
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A. Wolnowska, M. Kopacz
Implementation of control cards and supporting method in production engineering

Abstract: In the article there were presented chosen method associated with statistical control of production processes. Mainly focused on control cards and Pareto-Lorenz analysis. Showed method were implemented to analysis production process stability of hearing aids in X company (the brand name don’t give because date of production is secret). Researches were made few months after new assembly lines starts-up. Main aim of researches was defects types identification occurred in production process and determine the scale of effect. Finally received results were satisfactory, i.e. despite of occurred errors, control cards analysis showed that production process of BTE-type ( Behind-The-Ear) hearing aids was stable.
Key words: production engineering, statistical process control, Pareto-Lorenz analysis
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L. Kaźmierczak‐Piwko
The development of instruments of sustainable development of the enterprises sector

Abstract: The paper prepared within the PhD grant (Sub-Action 8.2.2 „Regional Innovation Strategies”, Activity 8.2 „Know-How Transfer”, Priority VIII „Regional Business Personnel” of the Human Capital Operational Programme, co-funded from the EU resources within the European Social Fund as well as the state budget and the Lubuskie Voivodship) undertakes the problem of universal instruments of sustainable development of companies such as environmental management BS7750, ISO 14000 standards, EMAS and CP strategies as well as CSR. It focuses on comprehensive presentation of their genesis, evolution and current situation in the entities operating in Poland.
Key words: sustainable development, economy, business, international cooperation, environmental management systems, cleaner production, Corporate Social Responsibility
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dr inż. Joanna Bartnicka (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Jarosław Brodny, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr Sabina Kołodziej (Kozminski University – Poland)
prof. dr hab. inż. Eugeniusz Krzemień (Kazmierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities – Poland)
prof. dr hab. inż. Jan Matuszek (The University of Bielsko-Biala – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Anna Michna, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr inż. Katarzyna Midor (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr inż. Grzegorz Nicewicz (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Wojdyga, prof. P.W. (Warsaw University of Technology - Poland)
dr hab. inż. Radosław Wolniak (University of Labour  Management – Poland)
doc. Ing. František Helebrant, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava - Czech Republic)
Wojciech Kaniak M.Sc, P. Eng. (Rexroth Bosch Group Canada – Canada)
Ing. Ivan Kováč, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
prof. Ing. Zdenko Tkáč, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
doc. Ing. Jozef Zarnovsky, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
Ing. Martin Kotus, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
prof. Ing. Josef Jurman, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Juraj Jablonický, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
doc. dr inż. Nikolai Kharitoshkin (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University – Russia)
Ing. Mečislav Hudeczek, PhD. (Hudeczek Service, s r.o. – Czech Republic)
doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, PhD. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)

J. Kaźmierczak
Production engineering in poland: a point of view
Abstract: This paper follows some earlier works of the author, who tried to look widely at important questions, concerning the “Production Engineering” as a new discipline, formally established two years ago in the domain of technical sciences in Poland. In the introduced approach, the author proposes some general structural model which could be a base for identifying and describing the actual and perspective areas of scientific activities belonging to this discipline. Additionally, potential benefits of opening the research on multidisciplinary problems and being active in some new challenges are indicated as well.
Key words: production engineering
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J. Sitko
Problem non pay motivation of production workers in foundry
Abstract: The work in the foundry is connected with a row dangers of the appearance injuries and occupational diseases. Specificity the production casts, requires great commitment, the professionalism and experience from employees. In this situation apart from technical infrastructure and the organizational back suitable motivation for performing everyday tied tasks is very important with the preparation and completion of individual production treatments. In article chosen factors, affecting for employing production workers at the unit were described. Diverse systems and factors of motivation have task among others of increasing effectiveness of applied technology with simultaneous keeping safety rules.
Key words: man, work, motivation, foundry
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M. Strojek-Filus
The importance of other comprehensive income for managers in a production entity
Abstract: One of the main parameters of the evaluation of financial position of entity is the level of total comprehensive income reported in financial reports. The study contains an overview of the other comprehensive income as the part of total comprehensive income. The research problem related to the significance of dates about the other comprehensive income ingredients for production entity management. The essence, arise reasons and main principles of the other comprehensive income in relating to the changes in own capital of entity was explained within the scope of law-regulated accounting. The paper concentrated on the producing tangible fixed assets problems.
Key words: other comprehensive income, revaluation reserve, statement on comprehensive income, financial result for a period, fair value
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W. Paszkowski
Managing the acoustic climate in local government units – a new approach
Abstract: The paper presents a new approach to shaping acoustic comfort as a process of managing the acoustic environment in urbanised areas. The research in this area focuses on the psychoacoustic aspect of shaping acoustic comfort in an urban environment. This approach permits, depending on the purpose of land, not only to reduce the noise to the allowable limits but also to evaluate the acoustic quality of sounds originating in different sources. In this context, a review was performed of the research carried out on identifying soundscapes as a way of shaping acoustic comfort in the urban environment.
In this paper it is suggested that the entropy method be used for the assessment of auditory sound perception. The research carried out by the author shows that linking the relationship between the quality of perceived sounds with the elements/factors which shape the acoustic environment can be used to valorise soundscapes.
Key words: acoustic climate, acoustic comfort, acoustic environment, soundscape, entropy, stimuli
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T. Hrapkowicz et al.
Decision making process in cardiac surgery – concept of building an expert system
Abstract: The fundamental goal of modern information technology is to support decision making process in organizations, for both routine and highly complex problems, based on heterogeneous data sources. The main objective of the paper is to present the construction concept of knowledge base for an expert system designed to support the decision making in cardiac surgery. A knowledge-based medical expert system is designed to support decision-making process in cardiac surgery where knowledge from medical guidelines, risk scales, and registries is applied to reason the medical procedure in a particular case scenario.
Key words: expert system, cardiac surgery, knowledge base, decision-making process
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M. Zasadzień et al.
The functioning of e-maintenance services in selected devices of the building industry

Abstract: In this article the existing solutions within the scope of e-maintenance services for machines used in the construction industry have been presented. The major factors influencing the quality of e-maintenance services from the point of view of the service recipient, i.e. the user of a machine, have been identified. Owing to the conducted analysis, it was also possible to formulate auxiliary assumptions for creating and modifying a technology for equipment remote diagnosis and monitoring.
Key words: maintenance, diagnostics, digging machine, prevention, repair, network, ICT
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P. Nowicki, P. Kafel, T. Sikora
Food safety systems’ functioning in polish networks of grocery stores
Abstract: This article shows the way how the food safety systems are functioning in Polish networks of grocery stores. The study was conducted in the fourth quarter of 2012 in the south-eastern Poland. There were chosen three organizations that meet certain conditions: medium size Polish grocery network without participation of foreign capital and up to 30 retail locations within the group. Studies based on a case study model. The research found that regular and unannounced inspections carried out to each store's, impact on increasing safety of food offered and the verification of GHP requirements on the headquarters level has a significant impact on the safety of food offered as well as on the knowledge and behavior of employees. In addition it was found that the verification and analysis of food safety management system is an effective tool for improving food safety. It was also shown that in most cases there is no formal crisis management system for the food protection in the surveyed companies and employees are only informed of what to do in case of an emergency.
Key words: GHP, GMP, HACCP, food safety, grocery stores, retail
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N. Belkina
Qualimetrical evalution of educational achievements
Abstract: Presents a methodology qualimetrical evaluation of achievements of the students, using a common approach to the definition of the levels of quality in the individual components of student activities and the total of its rating. Visibility approach is supported by the proposed «the tree of the rating».
Key words: assessment of the achievements of the students, components of activity, the «tree of rating», the weight (importance) components
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A. Grunwald, G. Kappler, L. Leible
Technology assessment in engineering practice. The case of Bioliq® – fuel production from biomass
Abstract: This paper includes a brief overview of the basic motivations and objectives of TA, followed by a description of the three main operating fields of TA: providing scientific advice for decision-making in the political system, contributing to public debate, and enriching technology development and engineering practice. These issues will then be considered in more detail by referring to various approaches to the relationship between TA and technology development and by presenting a specific case study of an accompanying TA process over various development stages of the bioliq® process for converting dry biomass into fuel (Bio-mass to Liquid) and chemicals. The accompanying TA work on the bioliq® process can, as a result of more than ten years of experience, be considered a successful technology assessment as it has opened up a new research field with a highly precautionary aspect on the one hand, and helped to win over technology-oriented research institutes to reorienting their research work, on the other. The results of the TA studies allowed to assess e.g. the competitiveness of the bioliq® process at a very early stage. The mutual trust built up in the course of the historical development between the parties involved has always been essential for this ongoing ac-companying TA process. TA has been proven, in this way, a useful tool to uncover new chances for engineering research and development, and to accompany the research process.
Key words: Technology Assessment, energetic use of biomass, process chain analysis
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V. Nordin
A selection of the parameters of the energy potential of the impact executive bodies and the prediction of their resource
Abstract: The article describes received by the author multifactorial models of fracture of materials according to the technological scheme typical for building and road machines. Analysis of the models allows to set a reasonable ratio between speed and mass impact energy components to their use in the design. The relationship was obtained to determine the reasonable value of operating voltages generated by the instrument, depending on the strength properties of a destroyed object. Using an expression to determine the speed of the striker with the well-known strength of a destroyed material, a formula was obtained for the prediction of the resource of mobile connections drums executive bodies.
Key words: impact executive body, multifactor models, destruction, strength properties, resource forecasting, mobile connections of knots of machines
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M. Maruszewski, T. Hrapkowicz
Review of modern non-surgical tools applied in cardiac surgery
Abstract: Surgical intervention is commonly associated with the use of hardware that facilitates invasive medical treatment. Nowadays surgeons apply a new set of tools that help them anticipate the outcome of the intervention and define potential risk factors. Increasing patient migration inspired healthcare professionals to introduce universal standards of care, supported by medical guidelines and checklists. Today, prior to skin incision, every modern cardiac surgeon is enabled in the whole range of tools that are designed to increase patient safety and provide thorough information to the whole medical team.
Key words: risk scales, checklist, cardiac surgery, medical guidelines
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V. Moni, P. Klouda
Complex long time measurements carried out on lignite heap on Sokolovské Uhelné a.s.
Abstract: Long time in situ measurements carried out on selected lignite (brown coal) heaps in the summer and winter season of 2012 and 2013 are described in this paper. The study was prepared in the frame of the research project TAČR No. TA01020351 “Research of prediction possibilities of infusion occurrence and following brown coal fuel self-ignition” supported in the programme ALFA. The main goal is to inform about the progress in the project focused on the research, development, and verifying of the complex methodology for an early identification of the start of an irreversible infusion state of lignite (brown coal) mass tending to its ignition (fire).
Key words: lignite, brown coal, deposit, heap, coal self-ignition, monitoring, critical temperature prediction, gas emissions, economic loss decrease, environment improvement
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A. Boczkowski
Some observations on the design of noise barriers
Abstract: The issue connected with effectiveness of noise barriers has been the subject of numerous considerations among acousticians. On the one hand, noise barriers are still the most popular and the most frequently used protection against traffic noise, on the other hand, however, the excessive number of noise barriers and the results of research focusing on effectiveness of the existing barriers make us reflect whether it is reasonable to use them. Very often low effectiveness of noise barriers is related to a badly conducted designing process. This article presents the basic mistakes made by noise barriers’ designers and the consequences thereof. Next, the paper describes the appropriate approach to the process of the noise barriers’ design which consists in the use of computer methods and conducting of a detailed analysis of the acoustic field’s distribution both behind the barrier and on the facades of the acoustically protected buildings.
Key words: acoustic screens, screen design, the effectiveness of screens
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T. Gonciarz, M. Perzyk
An expert system for supporting the production of pleasure boats
Abstract: Expert systems can be defined as computer programs, whose main task is to simulate a human expert, usually in a narrow field of expertise. Possible applications of modern information technology are very extensive, ranging from medicine, geology and technology to applications in the field of economic and financial decision support. The purpose of this paper is to present the practical application of an expert system that supports the process of managing the production of yachts and has a high suitability for use in this application. Using the expert system described in the paper reduces the time during the design and production preparation process.
Key words: expert systems, information technologies, production of yacht
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D. Tarnapowicz
Synchronization of national grid network with the electricity ships network in the "shore to ship" system
Abstract: ‘Shore to ship’ system – ships’ power supply from the local electrical substations – is one of the effective ways to limit the negative impact of the ships lying in ports on the environment. Energy infrastructure of the port installation necessary to provide ships with power supply has to be designed so that different types of ships can use it. The important issue concerning ‘shore to ship’ system is the quality of power supply. This can be achieved via sustaining continuity of power supply while switching from the ships’ electrical network over to the national grid. In this article the author presents the way of synchronizing the national grid with the ships’ electrical network during ship’s lying in port. Such synchronization would allow for uninterruptible work of the ship’s electrical devices.
Key words: ‘shore to ship’ system, synchronization, phase-locked loop PLL
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I. Onderková, I. Cholevová, J. Jurman
Mathematical model of attitude control bucket-wheel excavator
Abstract: This lecture deals with the application problems of convertibility GPS system at paddle excavator K 800. The claims of the modern operating surface mining of the excavators requires a lot of information for monitoring of mining process, capacity mining, selective extraction etc. The utilization of monitoring the excavator setting by GPS system proved to be the only one proper because the receivers are resistant to the vibration, dust, temperature divergence and weather changeable. Only the direct contact with communications satellite is required. It means that they can´t be located in a metal construction space (shadow caused by construction elements, influence of electrical high voltage cables) even they can´t be located close to the paddle wheel on the paddle boom (shadow possibility caused by cutting edge created during lower gangplanks mining). This is the reason that GPS receivers are set uppermost on the metal construction excavator and the mathematical formulation is required for determination of paddle wheel petting. The relations for calculation of the paddle wheel coordinate were defined mathematically and after that the mathematical model was composed.
Key words: GPS system, excavator K 800, GPS receivers, mathematical model
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P. Foitová Dernerová, M. Mikoláš
Grants for Ph.D. students on VSB-Technical University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic
Abstract: Projects and grants are unique for development of science and research. For many people it is only source of money for their research. Particularly on universities the projects expanded. From this reason the participation of Ph.D. students in the Student Grant Competition is the best start in this field. Paper discusses in its first part how the Student Grant Competition takes its place on Technical University of Ostrava. Focuses on difficulties with submission of the application, explain process of whole project evaluation and states total amounts acquired from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for Student Grand Competitions since 2010. Second part of this paper directly shows concrete project for “Research of utilization of mining waste in chosen localities.” In the paper is described subject of the research, concrete goals of project, timetable. It is stated the preliminary budget of project and actual progress in the project.
Key words: student grant competition, grant, project, utilization of mining waste
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V. Moni, P. Klouda, V. Škraban
Comprehensive check measurement of key parameters on model belt conveyor
Abstract: Complex measurements of characteristic parameters realised on a long distance model belt conveyor are described. The main objective was to complete and combine the regular measurements of electric power on drives of belt conveyors operated in Czech opencast mines with measurements of other physical quantities and to gain by this way an image of their mutual relations and relations of quantities derived from them. The paper includes a short description and results of the measurements on an experimental model conveyor with a closed material transport way.
Key words: belt conveyor, belt diagnostics, reliability, tensioning
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A. Matuszak, Z. Matuszak
Comments on adult education
Abstract: The paper presents the characteristics of adult learning environment and models of working with adult learners. Definitions of lifelong adult education, with an emphasis on social sciences are given. Functions that lifelong adult education can perform are presented and described. Forms and methods of lifelong education are characterized. Taking into account different criteria, the major differences in the models of adult education – technological, humanistic and critical are described. The importance of lifelong adult education is stressed, and some of the positive characteristics of teaching adults are highlighted.
Key words: adult education, lifelong education
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A. Belikova, V. Nordin
Cyclists traffic management on roundabout
Abstract: Growth of motorization level leads to the necessity of crossroads modernization and this is reflected in the other movement participants. This article discusses and compares the methods of cyclists traffic management on roundabout in terms of security, efficiency of implementation, simplicity of organization and cost.
Key words: traffic management, crossroad, safety
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W. Kostrzewa, G. Nicewicz
Research of refrigeration systems failures in polish fishing vessels
Abstract: Temperature is a basic climatic parameter deciding about the quality change of fishing products. Time, after which qualitative changes of caught fish don’t exceed established, acceptable range, is above all the temperature function. Temperature reduction by refrigeration system of the cargo hold is a basic technical method, which allows extend transport time. Failures of refrigeration systems in fishing vessels have a negative impact on the environment in relation to harmful refrigerants emission. The paper presents the statistical analysis of failures occurred in the refrigeration systems of Polish fishing vessels in 2007-2011 years. Analysis results described in the paper can be a base to draw up guidelines, both for designers as well as operators of the marine refrigeration systems.
Key words: failures, fishing vessels, refrigeration systems
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M. Tutak
The preliminary analysis of distribution of the velocity field and air pressure flowing throught the mining headings with different geometry of cross-section
Abstract: The basic meaning for the security of persons working in underground mining heading heir ventilation of headings. Providing the fresh air into the active mining heading is a fundamental task of ventilation service in the mine. Very significant impact on the efficiency of the ventilation process has the physical parameters of supplied airflow, such as its amount, speed and pressure. These parameters can be determined based on the "in situ" tests or modeling tests. Carrying out the tests in underground conditions is very expensive and not always available due to exploitation. As an alternative, in such cases the modeling tests can be used, which give more possibilities of analysis the impact of differentials factors on the studied parameters. In the paper there is presented results of modeling of airflow in mining heading, obtained basing on the numerical simulations with use of finite volume method in ANSYS Fluent software. The physical models of headings were prepared basing on the real cross sections of the dog headings. To find the solution of the mathematical model, the k-ε turbulence model was used.
Key words: airflow, velocity, static pressure, geometry of cross-section, computational fluid dynamics
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E. Sujová, H. Čierna
Corporate culture as a tool to improve safety culture
The aim of the article is to explain interconnectivity between corporate culture and safety culture, which aim to utilize motivation to prevent work accidents and other unwanted events in an enterprise. The article deals with ways how to improve approaches to Occupational Health & Safety, OH&S, at work place through proper direction of corporate culture. It introduces internal and external determinants of corporate culture, which have a significant effect. The article introduces common features of corporate culture and safety culture as an element of the OH&S management system with emphasis on system effectiveness. The final portion of the article presents the hierarchy of needs model, which may serve as a basis motivating employees to follow safety and health rules at work place.
Key words: corporate culture, safety culture, motivation to be safe
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T. Domagała, R. Wolniak
Reverse supply chain
Abstract: The paper focuses on the presentation of the reverse supply chain, of which the role in the modern business grows along with the increasing number of environmental regulations and possibilities of reducing an operating cost. The paper also describes main problems in developing the profitable chain and possibilities to take an action in order to overcome them.
Key words: reverse supply chain, reverse logistics, remanufacturing
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B. Gala, R. Wolniak
Problems of implementation 5S practices in an industrial company
Abstract: 5S is a one of the tools of Lean Management enabling to organize workplace in an effective way. It could be implemented in all the spheres of the company. The article provides the theoretic description of Lean Management and 5S and also shows a case study based on gained experience. The author also describe the problems occured during the implementation of the 5S.
Key words: 5S, lean management
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M. Mierzwa
Versatile applications of titanium including the medical aspects
Abstract: This article provides a review of the titanium as a material with a wide range of applications. There will be presented both lit. analysis as well as some results of my own research. In the publication will be discussed the relevant properties of titanium and expensive process for its preparation.
Key words: titanium, titanium alloys and compounds, applications of titanium, biomaterials
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A. Bryłkowska et al.
Changes in the systems of wastewater management in public health protection institutions of lubuskie voivodship 2007-2010 – research results
Abstract: The article focuses on the issues of wastewater management systems in the voivodal local government health care departments in the Lubuskie Voivodship, 2007-2010. Based on the conducted research, 65% of the public health care units subordinate to the Marshal’s Office of the Lubuskie Voivodship show changes in the financial condition of these units which are determined by the wastewater management systems.
Key words: wastewater management, wastewater, health units
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K. Marciniak, A. Zagajewski, T. Łagutko
Document management systems as a tool which improve administrative procedures of the local government units
Abstract: This paper presents the overview of the costs incurred by the traditional record-keeping. This was followed by characteristics of document management systems. It also presents the current state of implementation of such systems and presents the benefits of their implementation. Presented tool seems to be a good alternative that meets the expectations of both – clerks and applicants. The paper describes essential characteristics of such systems. There are also important aspects, that have to be considered before the implementation of this type of system.
Key words: electronic workflow, e-government, IT systems of local government units, streamlining administrative procedures, DMS
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J. Słonimiec, J. Świtała
European development of eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) in the European Union
Abstract: The paper presents the implementation of the Environmental Management and Audit Scheme System (EMAS) in Poland and the European Union. It analyzes the existing rules on the implementation and the process of its implementation. It also defines the benefits and costs arising from the registration of organizations in the system. The paper presents the current status of implementation of EMAS in the European Union.
Key words: eco-management and audit scheme system, EMAS
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M. Stępień, M. Wadowski, Z. Żurakowski
Waste management in the minds of young people
Abstract: The aim of the paragraph was to study young people's awareness on waste management; their attitude towards the amendment of statute on cleanliness and order in municipalities which is coming into effect now; and people's attitude towards waste segregation. The analysis showed that young people do not have sufficient knowledge about waste segregation in their own area, neither about the waste processing machines. They have not acquired enough knowledge about current alteration in this topic as well. However, young people still try to protect environment and have positive attitude towards the issue of waste segregation.
Key words: waste management, segregation of waste, municipal infrastructure, environment
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A. Kratiuk, S. Zendla, Z. Żurakowski
Silesian University of Technology students’ knowledge of fire regulations and first aid. Research report
Abstract: The following report is the result of the surveys conducted among students of Silesian University of Technology. Respondents provided answers to questions about fire regulations and how to react in case of fire. The questionnaire was meant to check students' knowledge in these particular areas. Every year thousands of people die or get burnt as a result of uncontrolled fires. Therefore, it is extremely important to know the fire regulations, to react properly in case of fire and to be able to give first aid when it is necessary.
Key words: fire protection, fire, first aid
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dr hab. inż. Henryk Badura (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Jarosław Brodny, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Joanna Ejdys, prof. PB (Bialystok University of Technology – Poland)
dr Izabela Jonek-Kowalska (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr Roman Kobielski (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Kotwica (AGH University of Science and Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Mariusz Ligarski, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr inż. Bożena Skotnicka-Zasadzień (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
prof. zw. dr hab. Paweł Szewczyk (Chorzow School of Banking – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Robert Ulewicz, prof. PCz (Czestochowa University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Radosław Wolniak (University of Labour Management – Poland)
dr inż. Iwona Żabińska (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
doc. Ing. František Helebrant, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Mečislav Hudeczek, PhD. (Hudeczek Service, s r.o. – Czech Republic)
Ing. Juraj Jablonický, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
prof. Ing. Josef Jurman, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Wojciech Kaniak M.Sc, P. Eng. (Rexroth Bosch Group Canada – Canada)
doc. dr inż. Nikolai Kharitoshkin (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University – Russia)
Ing. Ivan Kováč, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
Ing. Martin Kotus, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, PhD. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Ratislav Mikuš, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
Ing. Vlastimil Moni, PhD. (Výzkumný ústav pro hnědé uhlí a.s. – Czech Republic)
prof. Ing. Zdenko Tkáč, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra – Slovakia)
Ing. Petr Urban, PhD. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Danuta Zarebinska PhD. (Atria logic INC – USA)

V. Nordin, A. Uzhga
Development of a matrix and algorithm of random situations for training simulators
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-01-2014
Abstract: Expert systems can be defined as computer programs, whose main task is to simulate a human expert, usually in a narrow field of expertise. Possible applications of modern information technology are very extensive, ranging from medicine, geology and technology to applications in the field of economic and financial decision support.
The purpose of this paper is to present the practical application of an expert system that supports the process of managing the production of yachts and has a high suitability for use in this application.
Using the expert system described in the paper reduces the time during the design and production preparation process.
Key words: expert systems, information technologies, production of yacht
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M. Kotus et al.
Risk assessment of decreasing the failure of thermal liquid collector
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-01-2014
Abstract: Object of the study is an evaluation of applied remedies at a process of decrement of failure of the thermal liquid collector by application of FMEA method. Remedies that lead into the minimisation of failures are proposed after identification and evaluation of potentially failures.
Key words: risk assessment, collector, failure
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M. Strojek-Filus
Variants of determining the manufacturing cost of a product in a production unit in the light of balance sheet law
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-01-2014
Abstract: The category of the manufacturing cost of a product is one of the most important ones from the point of view of proper valuation of the assets of a production unit, costs of its operations as well as pricing decisions. This article presents the problem of determining the manufacturing cost of a product in terms of balance sheet law. It has been shown that in order to determine this value various methods and options are allowed by this law, by means of which different values of manufacturing cost of a product are obtained. The importance of a proper selection of an allocation key in settlement of indirect production costs has been highlighted as well as the results of using, in certain cases, approved simplifications in the balance sheet law when determining the manufacturing cost of products have been demonstrated. The problem presented in this article is crucial from the point of view of an organization and management of production  as well as managerial decision-making in a company in the area of design of products and processes.
Key words: manufacturing cost of a product, finished product, management of production processes
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A. Pradela
Model of cooperation of the system of education for industry—conceptual framework for educational claster
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-01-2014
Abstract: Education of staff for industry in Poland is carried out in vocational education system in schools, responsible for education of qualified workers and in system of technical universities, responsible for engineering education. This article concentrates on aspects of education of qualified workers. There is presented model of cooperation institution responsible for vocational education for industry on the basis of concept of educational cluster. The first part of the article describes aims and determinants of cluster formulation. The second – model of structure of educational cluster, particularly: stakeholders of cluster (potential participants of cluster), scope of cooperation, information flows and stakeholders’ activities. The last part of article discusses possibilities of implementation the model: (a) by creation educational strategies and (b) by caring out projects concentrated on particular problem.
Key words: education of staff, clusters, educational management, educational strategies
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M. Hanini, J. Bagiński
Building innovation capability for Libyan firms, taking advantage Polish firms experiences
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-01-2014
Abstract: Big changes observed on the market nowadays are forcing companies to choose to innovative solutions aimed at reducing the time of delivery, efficiency and quality. This is essential for the survival of these companies. For this reason, there is a need for continuous assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the company as well as improve its capability to innovate at the operational level. In this paper we discussed an example of the use of a method called Complex Solutions Operations (Total Operations Solutions), [2] the ability to self-assessment in selected Libyan companies using the experience of Polish enterprises.
Key words: Total Solutions Operations, self-assessment, capability to innovate in the enterprise, comparisons
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O. E. Shabaev et al.
Assessement of influence of cutting tool breakage on drive life time of cutting unit of heading machine

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-01-2014
Abstract: In this work a necessity to develop means of technical diagnostics of cutter's performance without stopping heading machine was grounded. There was theoretically demonstrated the possibility of essential decrease in life time of transmission elements of cutting unit during prolonged work of heading machine with broken cutting tool. It was defined that influence of cutting tool breakage on life time of transmission elements depends on cutting tool position on cutting head according to the assembly drawing.
Key words: heading machine, cutting unit, cutting tool, life time, transmission, diagnostics
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Z. Korban, M. Profaska
The use of AHP method in the multi-criteria task solving  - case study
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-01-2014
Abstract: In the decision-making process, both single- and multi-criteria tasks are dealt with. In the majority of cases, the selection of a solution comes down to determination of the “best” decision (most often based on the subjective assessment) or to organisation of the set of decisions. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is one of the methods used for evaluation of qualitative features in the multi-criteria optimisation processes. This article discusses the possibilities of using the above-mentioned method, illustrated with an example of purchasing technical equipment for one of the municipal landfill sites in the Silesian Province.
Key words: decision-making process, the method Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
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I. Emerling
Management of inventories in an enterprise in the contex of production continuity
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-02-2014
Abstract: Inventories are a very important category in the accounting of every enterprise. Inventory management is one of the major decision‐making areas for the company’s management board. Proper inventory management allows reducing total costs and increasing the quality of production, which is the goal of an integrated management system. Proper financial management can also positively affect the maintenance of liquidity in the company. The purpose of this article is to present issues related to inventory management in a company in the context of continuity of production and fluidity of a subject.
Key words: inventories, accounting, inventory management, cost reduction, production, liquidity
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J. Juraszek
Monitoring and safety of handling equipment
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-02-2014
Abstract: The paper presents a new solution for continuous measurement of deformations of the beam of travelling crane based on optical fibre Bragg gratings system. A verification of obtained results was done using resistive strain gauge method and magnetic metal memory method was used. Usage of the results of continuous measurements of deformation of the structure of the crane as actual boundary conditions in FEM numerical simulations was proposed in order to enable the analysis of the behaviour of whole structure.
Key words: optical fibre Bragg grating sensors, overhead travelling crane, monitoring, operational safety, FEM
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J. Kurowska ‐ Pysz, M. Gregor
Variants of determining the manufacturing cost of a product in a production unit in the light of balance sheet law
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-02-2014
Abstract: The paper discusses the problem of creation and development of business, technology clusters, aimed at developing knowledge base for cross‐border environment. The discussed example concerns Polish‐Slovak cluster, focused on research of innovative methods for monitoring the safety of structure using fiber Bragg grating sensors.
Key words: cluster, knowledge processes, cross‐border cooperation
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S. Borkowski, K. Knop
An evaluation of validity of the second Toyota’s management principle factors with the use of the BOST research in chosen production company
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-02-2014
Abstract: The paper presents the assumptions and method of significance evaluation of the second Toyota’s management principle in the production process of chosen company manufacturing flexible packaging for the food industry. Opinions about examined topic were obtained from the company's production workers with the use of innovative BOST questionnaire survey. An analysis of responses using basic statistical parameters, Pareto‐Lorenz diagram and ABC method, correlation coefficients were conducted and the results of using different graphical forms were presented. As the results of the analysis it was identified the series of validity of factors of the second Toyota’s management principle, which is in the examined company as follows: continuous system of disclousuring problems (CP) > stop production when it detects a problem of quality (PE) > the use of visual control (SW) > standard tasks, processes, documents (SZ) > the use only reliable technology (ST) > delagate authority down (EU).
Key words: the BOST study, second Toyota’s management principle factors, statistical analysis, validity ranking
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M. Tutak
Numerical analysis of influence of exogenous fire in dog heading on parameters of the air stream flowing through this heading
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-02-2014
Abstract: Flow of ventilation air stream through the dog heading with a fire centre is the flow with complex character, during which as a result of emission of fire gases into the mining atmosphere, there occur to disturbances of its flow. In the paper there is presented a numerical analysis of an influence of exogenous fire in a dog heading, on the parameters of the ventilation air stream flowing through this heading. Modeling tests were carried out with a use of ANSYS software, basing on the Finite Volume Method. For the made assumptions, there were determined physical parameters of air stream flowing through the heading with a fire centre, and also changes in mass fraction of gases in this stream during its flow through the analyzed heading: oxygen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. As a result of performed analysis over the fire centre, the local increase of velocity and temperature and violent decrease of static pressure were recorded. Model of heading presented in the paper gives possibilities for development, and then the analysis of more complicated problems in a range of ventilation of mining headings.
Key words: CFD, underground fire, belt conveyor fire, airflow
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I. A. Yefremov, S. V. Podkopaev, O. K. Moroz
Protection of the environment and the power supply of the industrial mining regions throught the creation of heat powercomplexes
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-02-2014
Abstract: There was presented a method of use of alterantive source of energy, namely coal mine methane, the use of which as a fuel for power and heating generation is a main direction in coal mines. By this means some ecological problems of the region are solved. Highly efficient power and heating technologies are implemented and energy complexes are established.
Key words: energy complex, cogeneration, emission of pollutants, electricity, heat
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V. Nordin, A. Uzhga
Increasing the efficiency of enterprises’ material and technical equipment
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-03-2014

Abstract: The article pointed out the desirability of use of the “process approach” to material and technical equipment of enterprise, which will link its processes and develop an effective management system. It is proposed a form of table (matrix) to enter data into an electronic database. In addition, it is proposed to create a unified management system and a set of information about procurement activities with the efficiency assessment of the resource purchasing processes and their quality through comprehensive quality indicators.
Key words: material-technical equipment, process approach, procurement, resource planning
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A. Mazur, H. Gołaś
Providing reliability of human resources in production management process
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-03-2014

Abstract: People are the most valuable asset of an organization and the results of a company mostly depends on them. The human factor can also be a weak link in the company and cause of the high risk for many of the processes. Reliability of the human factor in the process of the manufacturing process will depend on many factors. The authors include aspects of human error, safety culture, knowledge, communication skills, teamwork and leadership role in the developed model of reliability of human resources in the management of the production process. Based on the case study and the results of research and observation of the author present risk areas defined in a specific manufacturing process and the results of evaluation of the reliability of human resources in the process.
Key words: human factor, reliability of human factor, HRA
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V. Nordin, N. Belkina
Recommendations on the monitoring system of underground gas storage
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-03-2014
The article in accordance with the "process approach" ISO 9000 is substantiated the necessity of creating underground gas storage system monitoring and control, including objects, parameters, methods, frequency and corrective action, on the basis of which made structural formula monitoring cycle. Qualimetrical approach allows to define complex criteria of an estimation of efficiency of operation, which will help to make timely and effective management decisions, including from the perspective of environmental protection.
Key words: underground gas storage (UGS), monitoring and control, structure monitoring, qualimetrical approach
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A. Górny
Application of quality  shaping methods in the work  environment improvement.  A case of  theoretical frames
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-03-2014
Businesses, which typically operate in highly changeable settings, are forced to make constant adjustments to meet legislative requirements concerning employment and the performance of work. To that end, they need to identify tools for improving their work processes. By employing quality management methods to upgrade their working environments, enterprises gain the ability to satisfy the needs and expectations of their customers, including the internal customers who rely on the processes carried out by their employees. The effort not only helps them boost the quality, reliability, flexibility and cost-efficiency of their processes but also allows them to comply with legislative/regulatory requirements. In doing so, they bring their system into conformity with any safety policies that are in place in their organizations. The article discusses the option of employing quality-oriented process design methods (FMEA, QFD and DOE) to improve working environments. The author describes some of the basic prerequisites for their use aimed at boosting the planning and deployment of improvement measures in areas related to the working environment.
Key words: work environment improvement, shaping methods, FMEA, QFD, DOE
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D. Galar
Context-driven Maintenance: an eMaintenance approach
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-03-2014
All assets necessarily suffer wear and tear during operation. Prognostics can assess the current health of a system and predict its remaining life based on features capturing the gradual degradation of its operational capabilities. Prognostics are critical to improve safety, plan successful work, schedule maintenance, and reduce maintenance costs and down time. Prognosis is a relatively new area but has become an important part of Condition-based Maintenance (CBM) of systems. As there are many prognostic techniques, usage must be attuned to particular applications. Broadly stated, prognostic methods are either data-driven, rule based, or model-based. Each approach has advantages and disadvantages; consequently, they are often combined in hybrid applications. A hybrid model can combine some or all model types; thus, more complete information can be gathered, leading to more accurate recognition of the fault state. This approach is especially relevant in systems where the maintainer and operator know some of the failure mechanisms, but the sheer complexity of the assets precludes the development of a complete model-based approach. The paper addresses the process of data aggregation into a contextual awareness hybrid model to get RUL values within logical confidence intervals so that the life cycle of assets can be managed and optimised.
Key words: context, time series, hybrid models, symbolic, data driven, prognosis, CMMS, fusion
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S. Borkowski, M. Ingaldi, M. Jagusiak-Kocik
The use  of 3x3 matrix  to evaluate a manufacturing  technology of chosen metal
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-03-2014
Manufacturing technology of steel products, including ribbed wire, is a very important factor influencing the final result of production and hence the cost of production. The product competition decides about the existence of the manufacturer on the market. Therefore, it was decided to use the 3x3 matrix to evaluation manufacturing technology of ribbed wire. This matrix can be easily used to evaluate the technology of all steel products. In the paper the 3x3 matrix was used to in the Polish steelworks.
Key words: technology, competition, 3x3 matrix, ribbed bars
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V. Moni, B. Taraba, P. Klouda
Research of level of spontaneous  combustion  on coal heaps  danger
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-03-2014
The article presents the summary of information about the spontaneous combustion of brown coal mass on coal heaps. It describes the procedure “The evaluation of the degree of the danger for the genesis of the spontaneous combustion of coal on coal heaps”. The evaluation includes analysis of important influencing factors. The conclusion of this article contains definite text of the proposition. It will be verified in the last year of the solution of this project TA01020351 – program ALFA.
Key words: lignite, brown coal, dump, heap, coal self-ignition
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J. Žarnovský, R. Drlička, I. Kováč, M. Petruš
Application of the statistical control of the production processes in organization
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-03-2014
All recent experiences confirm the fact that the main tasks of quality management are guaranteed only with the high skilled employees. Employees are responsible for the production plan and development, services and processes. The series of standards called ISO 9000 help to establish quality management in organization. Usage of the quality management with statistical process control is also very important for the company. Companies are spending all human, material and financial resources to improve quality management. The objective of the paper is to outline the statistical process control in production company Finalcast Ltd. Žiar nad Hronom.
Key words: statistical process control, production organization, regulation processes, process capability, statistical control, control chart
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Hafaifa, B. Rachid, M. Boumehraz
Reliability modeling based on incomplete data: oil pump application
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-03-2014
The reliability analysis for industrial maintenance is now increasingly demanded by the industrialists in the world. Indeed, the modern manufacturing facilities are equipped by data acquisition and monitoring system, these systems generates a large volume of data. These data can be used to infer future decisions affecting the health facilities. These data can be used to infer future decisions affecting the state of the exploited equipment. However, in most practical cases the data used in reliability modelling are incomplete or not reliable. In this context, to analyze the reliability of an oil pump, this work proposes to examine and treat the incomplete, incorrect or aberrant data to the reliability modeling of an oil pump. The objective of this paper is to propose a suitable methodology for replacing the incomplete data using a regression method.
Key words: reliability estimation, reliability algorithms, lifetime distribution, Weibull distribution, availability, oil pump, data gathering, incomplete data
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M. Drzewiecka, A. Stachowiak
The framework of an expert system supporting quality management
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-04-2014

Abstract: The current market conditions have led to the situation in which the companies operate in an environment in which having a certificate of quality management system is insufficient to ensure and guarantee customers’ satisfaction on one hand, and effectiveness and efficiency of the implemented pro-quality system on the other. Activities related to the identification and assessment of non-compliance are extremely important and critical in terms of achieving the desired objectives of quality management. Due to the numerous difficulties associated with these activities and the limited use of traditional methods and support tools in this regard, the authors developed the concept of the expert system in the following article. The aim of the system is to ensure effective supervision of all non-compliances arising in the operation of any organization that intends to improve the quality management systems.
Key words: quality management system, improvement, expert system
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M. Zasadzień
Using the Pareto diagram and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) to identify key defects in a product
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-04-2014

Abstract: The article presents the results of studies conducted in a company manufacturing aluminium forgings for the automotive industry. The aim of the research was to identify the defects which form during the production process as well as the locations and causes of their occurrence. Selected quality management tools were used in the process. Based on the FMEA and the costs generated by the identified defects, a hierarchy of them was created for the company along with a proposal of improvements in case of the most significant ones in order to reduce their number and increase the detection efficiency.
Key words: quality, FMEA, Pareto, defect, management, production engineering, forging
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A. Stasiuk-Piekarska
The importance the analysis of data in risk management
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-04-2014
The article presents the meaning of the data analysis in the context of risk management. Managers often do not notice the need of making deep analyses and they try to make decisions in a nonsystem way. The author pays attention to the process of risk management that is aimed at facilitating the functioning of the organization (by broadening one's knowledge about its functioning) and the significance of acquiring information from various sources.
Key words: risk management process, data, information
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K. Midor
An analysis of the causes of product defects using quality management tools
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-04-2014
To stay or strengthen its position on the market, a modern business needs to follow the principles of quality control in its actions. Especially important is the Zero Defects concept developed by Philip Crosby, which means flawless production. The concept consists in preventing the occurrence of defects and flaws in all production stages. To achieve that, we must, among other things, make use of quality management tools. This article presents an analysis of the reasons for the return of damaged or faulty goods in the automotive industry by means of quality management tools such as the Ishikawa diagram and Pareto analysis, which allow us to identify the causes of product defectiveness. Based on the results, preventive measures have been proposed. The actions presented in this article and the results of the analysis prove the effectiveness of the aforementioned quality management tools.
Key words: quality management tools, Ishikawa’s diagram, Pareto’s analysis of product defectiveness
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R. Mielimąka, Z. Siejka
Algorithms variants of elaboration of the precise gnss network established for geodetic service of building of the mining facility
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-04-2014
The article presents the problem of the usage of post-processing services of the ASG-EUPOS system on the example of GNSS network established for geodetic service of building of the inclined drift, to make coal deposit accessible, and also building associated objects. For the purpose of geodetic service of construction realization network was established outside the planned objects. The network consists of six new ground points and four control points belonging to ASG-EUPOS network. Simultaneous, static measurements of the network were performed in three-hour observation session, using multi-frequency and multi-system satellite receivers – Trimble R8. The paper presents three variants of post-processing of the observation results. Calculations were performed using POZGEO-D service and  geodetic software package GEONET. The results of the calculation process revealed, that homogeneous vector networks should be adjusted on the ellipsoid or in the geocentric system. Model of adjustment of the vector network on the plane adopted in the GEONET software package should not be applied for elaboration of this type of network (long reference vectors more than 50km).
Key words: GNSS, POZGEO-D, post-processing
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V. Moni, P. Klouda
Evaluation of brown coal spontaneous combustion and sources genesis prognoses
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-04-2014
This article presents summarizing information about the solution of partial part of research problem of prognoses of deposited brown coal spontaneous combustion sources genesis as a part of project TA01020351 – program ALFA. We will gradually describe the results of long term measurements carried out on selected brown coal heaps realized from 2011 to 2013. The attention is devoted to characterization of key parameters. These parameters influence the genesis of combustion. The second problem is the comparison of results of thermal imaging with laboratory results of gas and coal samples sampled in situ, with the influence of atmospheric conditions (insolation, aeration, rainfall, atmospheric pressure changes etc.), with influence of coal mass degradation, physical and chemical factors and another failure factors to brown coal spontaneous combustion processes.
Key words: lignite, brown coal, deposit, heap, coal self-ignition, monitoring
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D. Tarnapowicz
Quality of supply guaranteed in systems of shore supply connection of ships mooring in a port
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-04-2014
Increased sea transport with a constantly growing demand by ships for electric power means  higher emission of pollutions generated by ships to the atmosphere. To turn off automatic generator sets which are the main source of air pollution emissions by ships mooring in the port a ship has to be connected to the power land network. Quality of electric power supplied from the land is of a great importance connected with security of the work of naval systems and economical ship functioning. Complicated computer steering systems more and more frequently used on ships are very sensitive to disturbances and require energy supply of a very high quality. In this article basic information about quality of electric power supplied to the ship from the land network and chosen ways of its improvement are presented.
Key words: “shore to ship” system, electrical power quality, Total Harmonic Distortion, conversion of electrical energy
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P. Polák, R. Drlička, J. Žitňanský
Capability assessment of measuring equipment using statistic method
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-04-2014
Capability assessment of the measurement device is one of the methods of process quality control. Only in case the measurement device is capable, the capability of the measurement and consequently production process can be assessed. This paper deals with assessment of the capability of the measuring device using indices Cg and Cgk.
Key words: measuring device, index Cg and Cgk
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M. Adamik, Š. Alló, V. Kročko
Resistance test of deposited aluminium layer on parabolic parts of vehicle headlight
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-04-2014
This paper documents a basic quality measurement in an automotive light industry. The experiment is based on a verification of reflective aluminium layer resistance against 100% humidity and higher temperature. This simulates the lifetime of a headlight on vehicle. The goal of this test is to prove that the reflective aluminium layer is able to resist to this environment without any changes in its structure. If any change occurs, the modification of production process will be needed.
Key words: automotive industry, headlight, metallization, humidity, higher temperature, resistance
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dr inż. Janusz Adamczyk (University of Zielona Góra – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Andrzej Adamkiewicz, prof. A.M. (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Henryk Badura, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Jarosław Brodny, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr Robert Dylewski (University of Zielona Góra – Poland)
dr Piotr Kaleta (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr Sabina Kołodziej (Kozminski University - Poland)
dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Kotwica (AGH University of Science and Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Mariusz J. Ligarski, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. Marzena Strojek-Filus (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
dr inż. Dariusz Tarnapowicz (Maritime University of Szczecin - Poland)
dr hab. inż. Robert Ulewicz, prof. PCz. (Czestochowa University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Radosław Wolniak, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
mgr. Iveta Cholevová, Ph.D. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
doc. Ing. Franistek Helebrant, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Mečislav Hudeczek, PhD. (HUDECZEK Service, s.r.o. – Czech Republic)
Ing. Juraj Jablonicky, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
prof. Ing. Josef Jurman, CSc. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Wojciech Kaniak M.Sc, P. Eng. (Rexroth Bosch Group Canada – Canada)
doc. dr inż. Nikolai Kharitoshkin (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad – Russia)
Ing. Ivan Kováč, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
doc. Ing. Martin Kotus, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, PhD. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Ratislav Mikuš, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
Ing. Vlastimil Moni, PhD. (Brown Coal Research Institute j. s. c., Most – Czech Republic)
mgr. Ivana Onderková, Ph.D. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
prof. Ing. Zdenko Tkáč, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
Ing. Petr Urban, PhD. (Technical University of Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Danuta Zarebinska PhD. (Atria logic INC – USA)

V. Nordin, P. Shcherban
Development of an integrated approach of quality management in difficult technical processes
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-01-2015
Abstract: The article presents the results of studies conducted in a company manufacturing aluminium forgings for the automotive industry. The aim of the research was to identify the defects which form during the production process as well as the locations and causes of their occurrence. Selected quality management tools were used in the process. Based on the FMEA and the costs generated by the identified defects, a hierarchy of them was created for the company along with a proposal of improvements in case of the most significant ones in order to reduce their number and increase the detection efficiency.
Key words: methods of quality control, technical processes, technical risk assessment qualimetric
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W. Biały, M. Cymler
Economic effects of a mining plant resulting from the application of the short-front system
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-01-2015
Abstract:The article points to possibilities of using a short-front system as an alternative exploitation system, the application of which has a positive influence on the economic effects of a mining plant. A comparative analysis of the residual exploitation of a deposit by means of longwall and short-front systems has been conducted. The results of the analysis have been discussed, which indicated that the application of mining systems (short-front) can be profitable for mining plants and may lead to rational mining of deposit residual. Moreover, the use of a short-front system allowed a double increase of the analysed seam exploitation.
Key words: coal deposit mining, short-front systems, economic analysis
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I. Onderková, I. Cholevová, J. Jurman
Technical university students' opinions regarding their vocational training
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-01-2015
Abstract:Students’ opinions on modules and their content that are conducted during the studies as well as students’ future professional plans are an important part of knowledge regarding planning new courses and specializations in order to prepare graduates to apply at the selected position on the labour market. The article presents the results of a survey conducted among the students of the second and third year of bachelor study at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, at the beginning of the summer semester of the academic year 2010/2011.
Key words: research, application, education
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A. Jardzioch, J. Jaskowski
Calculation of the deadlines for nesting with the possibility of combining orders
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-01-2015
Abstract:This paper describes the problems associated with determining deadlines for handling production orders during the orders combination process in order to optimize nesting. The analyzed problems relate to an automated nesting system in which production orders come in via the Internet and are processed automatically, and with minimum operator intervention. The article describes the issues of cutting optimization in the manufacturing system based on a water cutter. The optimization process is closely associated with the generation of production schedules for current orders base. Particular attention is focused on the analysis of problems arising from the omission of the human role in the processing of orders, scheduling and decision-making processes.
Key words: nesting, simulation model, deadlines
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A. N. Wieczorek
Designing machinery and equipment in accordance with the principle of sustainable development
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-01-2015
Abstract:The paper presents a designing scheme based on the main criterion of optimisation, which is to minimize the vibrations and noise generated by machinery. This concept takes into account the deterioration of the strength and operational properties of constructions, which should be brought to a satisfactory level by applying additional measures. The considered design approach was examined on the example of the gearboxes, for which it is extremely difficult to achieve a noise reduction due to their highly advanced technology.
Key words: design, noise, gearboxes
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E.W. Maruszewska
Applicability of activity based costing in new product development processes
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-01-2015
Abstract:The purpose of the article is to emphasis that activity based costing is a proper tool for engineers to enhance their decision-making process while developing new product. The theoretical analysis shows that variety of factors shall be encompassed into new product decision-making process and therefore engineers and management should pay great attention to proper cost allocation. The paper suggests the usage of Activity Based Costing methodology for new product development decision-making process. Author states that application ABC in the process of rational decision-making referring to new product development enables managers and engineers to prioritize possible solutions, and reallocate resources used in production process in order to meet wider organizational goals. It would also contribute in cooperation of managers and engineers for the sake of organizational goal.
Key words: management accounting, activity based costing, new product development, production engineering
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Z. Korban
Radiation of mining grounds - case study forecasting the hazard level of ionizing

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-02-2015
Abstract: When analyzing time series we can often observe that they have periodic oscillations (cyclic, seasonal). One of the methods which can be applied to investigate such a phenomenon and which belongs to the group of periodic components models is the method of harmonic analysis. The method consists in analyzing the oscillations around the medium level a0 and building a model as the sum of so called harmonics. The paper presents the applicability potential of harmonic analysis in the forecasting process of radiation hazard on post-mining grounds (mine waters with raised content of radium Ra226 and Ra-228 drained off to the surface), using for that purpose the measurement results of radium concentration from the area of mine water catchment from the years 2004-2013.
Key words: hazard of ionizing radiation, harmonic analysis
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O. Gegechkori, E. Kozliakovskaia
The issue of the economic security and development of the Kaliningrad fishing industry

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-02-2015
Abstract: This article reflects the ways and methods of the development of the Russian, particularly Kaliningrad’s, fishing industry aimed at economic growth. The fishing industry conditions and the analysis of the political factors such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) accession and the end of the customs period of the Special Economic Zone that influence on the development of the fishing industry were also analysed. There were developed the measures and proposals, which have to ensure growth of the fishing industry in the current situation.
Key words: development of the fishing industry, World Trade Organization, Special Economic Zone, political factors, proposals, measures to improve
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K. Hermann
Coal fly ash management in the light of Polish and EU legal regulations

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-02-2015
Abstract: The article includes the analysis of current legal acts in Poland and European Union, which concerns the management of coal fly ash in organizational and technical aspects. The main aim of this paper is to identify the responsibilities and the legal obligations of entities dealing with the coal fly ash management, and to create the model of the flow of documents and information between these entities. Moreover the paper shows technical conditions of management of coal fly ash and describes the role and tasks of the authorities that supervise the observance the environmental laws.
Key words: coal fly ash, waste management, reverse logistic
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A. Skowron
Tool Lifecycle Management in industrial practice

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-02-2015
Abstract: The paper presents Time Lifecycle Management (TLM) as an enhancement of traditional approach to the tool management. The most important assumptions and main research areas of modern tool management are introduced. The author describes functional areas and expectations of TLM. The components and design principles of Industie 4.0 are presented. The main part shows TDM System, developed on the basis of TLM, and an example of its implementation in industrial practice.
Key words: Tool Lifecycle Management, tool management, material and information flows, simulation of manufacturing processes, requirement for tools
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S. Boron
Management of power network operation safety in mining

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-02-2015
Abstract: The paper characterizes hazards resulting from the use of power networks in underground workings of mines, with particular emphasis placed on electric shock and explosion hazards. Protection measures that mitigate hazards caused by network failures are presented. These measures are related to the proper design of equipment and cable lines, network arrangement and principles of selecting adequate protection equipment. The vast majority of electrical accidents are caused by the incorrect behaviour of people, mostly intentional (resulting from not respecting the rules). For this reason, particular attention should be paid to the level of skills and awareness of the risks of electrical personnel, especially for junior employees. The article presents selected safety rules when working on electrical equipment.
Key words: electrical safety, power networks
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M. Dąbrowski
The supporting of exploitation and maintenance management within networked technical systems

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-02-2015
Abstract: Network technical systems are complex systems, which include distribution networks with devices and engineering objects supporting their work. These kind of systems are used for media distribution, such as: drinking water, fuel, gas, heat, etc. One of specific features of this system is large territorial dispersion of technical objects within the system. The exploitation specificity of networked technical systems requires a special approach for implementing maintenance and repair work, taking into account the large territorial dispersion of their components and limited access to technical infrastructure. The features pointed above show the difference between networked technical system and the typical industrial technical objects (e.g. available in manufacturing plants). This difference also requires the use of specific IT tools for maintenance management. This article discusses examples of selected tools in this class.
Key words: maintenance, Geographic Information System (GIS), water supply system, exploitation, networked technical system, operational events
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A. Manowska
The method of assessing rock bursting hazard in mining

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-02-2015
Abstract: The article discusses a concept of forecasting accident risk during longwall extraction in crump-risk conditions. In Polish mines rock burst hazard can be described as high compared to other mines around the world. It's related to increase of depth of longwall field operation, preparation works, including drilling of mine face pavements which leads to systematic deterioration of geological and mining conditions. Depletion of coal is also the reason why mines operate in high mining tremor risk conditions. Mines more and more often operate in decks, where there is large number of edges and remains of older decks. Rocks bursts still remain one of the most dangerous natural hazards and therefore are fundamental problem and have the greatest impact on safety in mining industry. The proposed method for forecasting accidents and losses in people and goods can contribute to improvement of work organization methods and mine safety management system.
Key words: rock burst hazard, work organization methods
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J. Korski, K. Tobór-Osadnik, M. Wyganowska
Perfect model of mining equipment user requirement by C. Conley

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-02-2015
Abstract: For mining equipment manufacturers complex recognition customers – mining equipment users requirements and expects is creating new possibilities as products improvement. It is also lengthening the odds on commercial success. Basing on Chip Conley's point of view in article is presented authors recommended model of customers – mining equipment users requirement end expects.
Key words: mining equipment, selling, client, C. Conley`s model
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A. Loska
Methodology of variant assessment of exploitation policy using numerical taxonomy tools

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-02-2015
Abstract: The article shall discuss the possibility of exploitation policy assessment of companies managing complex technical systems. The analysis of the opportunities and needs of quantitative assessment of exploitation policy showed, that such assessment may be conducted on the basis of multidimensional set of values resulting from the synthesis of the key features associated with the performing maintenance works. Based on the results of previous studies, it was built taxonomic model for assessing exploitation policy, supplemented by an identification procedure of reference (positioning) taxonomic variants. The developed way of assessing exploitation policy will be subject of verification in terms of functioning of selected technical network systems.
Key words: exploitation policy, numerical taxonomy, exploitation decision-making process, efficiency assessment, maintenance management
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M. Wirkus
Project implementation in organisations of repetitive activities

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-10-02-2015
Abstract: The study presents the implementation of projects in organisations that achieve business objec-tives through the implementation of repetitive actions. Projects in these organisations are, on the one hand, treated as marginal activities, while the results of these projects have significant impact on the delivery of main processes, e.g. through the introduction of new products. Human capital and solutions in this field bear impact on the success of projects in these organ-isations, which is not always conducive to smooth implementation of projects. Conflict results from the nature of a project, which is a one-time and temporary process, so organisational solutions are also temporary. It influences on attitudes and commitment of the project contrac-tors. The paper identifies and analyses factors which affect the success of the projects.
Key words: project management, project organisation, human capital
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J. Brodny, M. Tutak
Numerical analysis of airflow and methane emitted from the mine face in a blind dog heading

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-11-02-2015
Abstract: Ventilation is one of the most common presented problems during the driving of dog headings. During driving such heading has only one connection with air stream routes, which significantly make difficult the process of its ventilation. In a case of its driving in coal in the methane seam, this heading is endangered also to methane emission. In such case process of its ventilation is much more difficult. In the paper there are presented results of numerical analysis of ventilation of blind dog headings using air-duct forcing the air into its mine face. The analysis was performed for four different velocities of the air at the outlet from air-duct. The calculations were made for the excavation of heading with heading machine and conveyor belt.
Key words: methane hazard, ventilation of dog headings, numerical analysis
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D. Tarnapowicz
Assessment of the electric power quality on the polish fishing boats

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-03-2015
Abstract: Power quality is an important problem for electrical systems. Electricity receivers should operate at nominal conditions. Each deviation from nominal values may cause the malfunction of electrical devices, decreasing their durability and per-manently damage the appliance. The importance of electric power quality for technical systems and individual electrical devices on fishing boats is fundamental. Utilization of equipment powered by electrical energy with a reduced quality resulting in economical losses and the treat to the screw's safety.
Researches of the electrical energy's quality were carried out almost any type of fishing boats. This article presents the results of researches concerning the quality of electrical energy performed on a representative type of fishing boats. It shortly evaluates the results of tests and suggests solutions to improve the power quality parameters.
Key words: electrical power quality, electrical energy system of fishing boats, quality parameters of electrical energy, passive filter
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P. Polák, J. Žitňanský, M. Adamik
Influence of the type of inserts on dimensional accuracy in turning process
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-03-2015
Abstract: This article is aimed to demonstrate the effect of cutting material and geometry of inserts chip breaker for dimensional accuracy in turning. The experiment is aimed on measuring compliance with dimensional accuracy in turning of samples from steel 11 523 at a constant feed rate and depth of cut, with varying spindle speeds. Machining was performed by using a different types of replaceable inserts. The measurement results will be evaluated in terms of the impact of differ-ent geometry characteristics and changing speeds spindle.
Key words: turning, dimensional accuracy, cutting edge, chip breaker
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M. Wojtaszak, W. Biały
Problem solving techniques as a part of implementation of six sigma methodology in tire production. Case study
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-03-2015
Abstract: Problem solving methods – are an indispensable part of the management and improvement of production. At the turn of decades, with the development of industry, specific techniques have been implemented and refined by the leaders in this field, such as Toyota, GE and Motorola. The foundation of problem solving is to find real root cause of the problem as soon as possible, its understanding and implementation of appropriate solutions that will ensure that the problem does not occur again. This paper provides an overview of methods and techniques to solve problems in the manufactur-ing plant Trelleborg Wheel Systems Sri Lanka, producing pneumatic tires for light agricultural machinery. These techniques are implemented as part of the Lean Six Sigma program.
Key words: problem solving techniques, Lean Management, Six Sigma, brainstorming, pattern braking
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A. Irimia, G.A. Găman, S. Simion, A. Călămar, D. Pupăzan
Noise in the industry – threat for health
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-03-2015
Abstract: The success of certain industrial activities bring both benefits and negative effects such as pollution, occupational diseas-es, exposure of workers and residents of neighboring areas and high risk in case of technological failure.
An undesirable effect of industrial activity which may be considered a threat to workers and residents in the immediate vicinity of industrial sites is the noise. Due to the presence of technology in all activities, is a major problem considering its nature and harmful repercussions on health. Hearing loss and deafness caused by occupational exposure to noise at work are the most common occupational diseases that occur in the European Union.
The development of modern technology by increasing the power and speed of the technical equipment, contributed to diversify and increase the number of sources of noise and vibration, and thus to increase the number of people exposed.
This paper analyzes the effect of noise from industrial equipment and health risks.
Key words: health, hearing loss, noise, noise pollution, occupational noxious, safety
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C. Lupu, N.I. Vlasin, C. Tomescu, V.M. Păsculescu, M.C. Şuvar
Computational simulation of fire development inside a trade centre
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-03-2015
Abstract: Real scale fire experiments involve considerable costs compared to computational mathematical modelling. This paper-work is the result of such a virtual simulation of a fire occurred in a hypothetical wholesale warehouse comprising a large number of trade stands. The analysis starts from the ignition source located inside a trade stand towards the fire expansion over three groups of compartments, by highlighting the heat transfer, both in small spaces, as well as over large distances. In order to confirm the accuracy of the simulation, the obtained values are compared to the ones from the specialized literature.
Key words: CFD, FDS, simulation, burning, fire
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G. Vasilescu, E. Ghicioi, A. Kovacs, C. Lupu, E. Gheorghiosu, D.C. Rus, Ş. Ilici, C. Jitea
Determining of thermal stability of explosives for civil uses modern equipment equipped with automatic temperature and pressure
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-03-2015
Abstract: Thermal stability of explosives for civil use is a key security parameter. When the explosive is exposed to high tempera-tures in a given period of time can lead to undesirable phenomena such as decomposing or even very dangerous as un-controlled detonation.
Key words: thermal stability, security parameter, continuous monitoring, temperature, pressure
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E. Gaweł, A. Jałoszyńska, M. Orłowski, E. Ratajczak, J. Ratajczak, B. Lara Riera
Corporate social responsibility as an instrument of sustainable development of production enterprises
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-03-2015
Abstract: The paper deals with the issue of corporate social responsibility as an instrument of operationalising the paradigm of sustainable development on the microeconomic level in the sector of production enterprises. It presents a genesis and importance of CSR and indicates the most relevant essential instruments of CSR implementation on an enterprise level. The paper also analyses endogenous and exogenous benefits from implementing CSR into the business practice.
Key words: CSR, sustainable development, production enterprises
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M. Sikora, M. Kwiatkowski, K. Rudolf, K. Lorenc, H. Prosół, G. Heloise
Financing pro-ecological investments by public funds in the lubuskie province in the years 2009-2013
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-03-2015
Abstract: The article discusses the issue of financing pro-ecological investments by the public funds, basing on the example of Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Zielona Góra in the years 2009-2013. It also defines the essence of the implementation of these investments by the regional business sector in terms of the regional development process. Furthermore, apart from providing the compilation of the basic information concerning ecological funds, focusing on the origin, division, and the rules of their functioning, the analysis of the volume of expenditure in the years 2009-2013 has also been performed in the form of individual instruments supporting pro-ecological investments of the business entities in the region of Lubuskie Province. The summary contains the conclusions and forecasts for the coming years.
Key words: business pro-ecological investments, system of financing environmental protection, ecological fees and fines, economical instruments of environmental protection
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M. Budynek, W. Dorozińska, A. Dybikowska, K. Gardziej, M. Kozak, K. Materne
Analysis of the selected sources of funding the lubuski system of financing environmental protection in the years 2009-2013
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-03-2015
Abstract: The article analyses the effects of an internal financing institution, namely the Voivodeship Fund for Environmental Pro-tection and Water Management in Zielona Góra on stimulating pro-ecological activities in the production business sec-tor. The paper further analyses government forms of financing the Fund as well as the sources coming from particular economic financing instruments in the years 2009-2013.
Key words: voivodeship, Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, financing environmental protec-tion, designated funds, production companies
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J. Zborowska, M. Gawron, M. Burda, K. Bojko, M. Smyk, M. Krzeszowski
Perspective for the development of organic farming in lubuskie voivodship
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-10-03-2015
Abstract: The paper discusses the problem of the development of organic farming in lubuskie voivodship. Presented in it analysis of changes in this production sector in recent years and identified critical factors for growth for this area of production in the nearest term. In analysis used statistic data coming from public statistics and public institutions dealing with agricul-tural production sector in Poland.
Key words: organic agricultural production, development of agriculture, food ecological, lubush region
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W. Biały
Monitoring of coal bed extraction as an effective tool for improving the production results of a mine
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-11-03-2015
Abstract: The basic source of information necessary for proper and effective management of a hard coal mine is continuous monitoring of the mining process. An increased number of machines and devices used in a mine caused a need for continuous monitoring of mining departments’ work. Monitoring of the extraction of hard coal beds is crucial for this process management, as it determines the proper course of the mining process. Hence, monitoring can be considered the most important element of the controlling process, especially in the area of mining process management in a mine. Effective monitoring and proper, quick reacting to any irregularities in this process have a significant influence on the production results of a mine.
Key words: mine, mining process, monitoring, management
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A. N. Wieczorek, W. Polis
Operation-oriented method for testing the abrasive wear of mining chain wheels in the conditions of the combined action of destructive factors
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-12-03-2015
Abstract: This paper presents a general characteristic of a rig for chain wheel testing in the conditions reproducing the actual op-erating conditions of conveyor elements in the rolling and sliding motion. This test rig allows performing wear tests in the presence of an abrasive material, corrosive factors and additional dynamic excitations in the form of steel beaters. The paper also describes a methodology of abrasive wear tests of chain wheels that allows determining the value of the linear wear of chain wheels and presents the test results for the materials typical of armoured face conveyors.
Key words: wear, chain wheels, maintenance
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A. Loska
Variant assessment of exploitation policy of selected companies managing technical network systems
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-13-03-2015
Abstract: The article presents the practical conditions of the implementation of the taxonomic method for assessing the exploita-tion policy, developed by the author and described in the article entitled Methodology of variant assessment of exploita-tion policy using numerical taxonomy tools (Management Systems in Production Engineering no 2(18)/2015) [19]. In the first part of the article, the elaborated (by the author) methodology has been verified on the basis of maintenance data of three companies, that manage technical network systems (water supply system, sewage system, heating system). The second part of the article includes interpretation of the findings of assessment of exploitation policy of analyzed tech-nical network systems, as well as indications of possible proceedings into studied companies, in the field of maintenance works realization.
Key words: exploitation policy, numerical taxonomy, technical network systems, maintenance management
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M. Dychała
Startup in secondary education as a stimulus for the labour market
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-14-03-2015
Abstract: The aim of the article was to point out and characterize different problems connected with cooperation between secondary schools and employers and benefits for local and national economy. The work discusses examples of cooperation among secondary schools, employers and higher education institutions. It also talks about introduction of practical entrepreneurship to schools in form of startups. The article discusses forms of academic entrepreneurship i.e. entrepreneurship incubator, spin off and spin out as continuation of secondary schools startups. It also characterizes startup in Great Britain.
Key words: secondary education, startup
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J. Słonimiec, P. Szatkowska, N. Stępień, J. Urban, S. Dobosz, G. Biernacki, Han Yeon Ji
Fulfilment of goals on the integrated product policy in Poland in comparison to other European Union member states

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-04-2015
Abstract: The paper presents the progress of implementation of the Integrated Product Policy in Poland in comparison to other European Union member states. It provides a detailed evaluation of certain IPP instruments, i.e. taxes and green premiums, EMAS scheme, eco-labeling and green public procurements. The paper also provides an assessment of the progress of implementation activities and requests further studies in this respect.
Key words: Integrated Product Policy, IPP, eco-labeling, green public procurements, green premiums, ecological taxes, Eco-Management and Audit scheme, EMAS
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W. Biały
Innovative solutions applied in tools for determining coal mechanical proprerties

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-04-2015
Abstract: Due to very specific conditions of work of machines and equipment used in coal mining industry, the manner of their selection, taking into account the changing working conditions, is very important. Appropriate selection influences the increased durability and reliability of machines and equipment, which translates into the economic effects achieved. As the issue of measurement and evaluation of coal mechanical properties (including coal workability measurement) is of great importance, previously applied methods for coal workability evaluation have been shortly reviewed. The importance of the problem is confirmed by the number of methods developed in various research centers all over the world. The article presents new instruments for determining and evaluating the mechanical properties of coal material (workability). The instruments have been developed in Poland and the author of this article is their co-inventor. The construction, principle of operation and innovative character of solutions applied in the instruments have been presented.
Key words: workability, measurement instruments, measurement methods, experimental research
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M. Stępień, K. Kurus, B. Białecka
It systems supporting waste management in communities - an overview of innovative functions

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-04-2015
Abstract: The aim of this article was to review the most used systems supporting waste management in communities of the provinces of Silesia regarding to innovativeness of the functions offered within them. On the market there can be distinguished many systems dedicated to communities, which more or less are able to meet the demands of their users. Many of them only, in a small area, supports the management process of the waste system, offering only functions related to the accounting and finance service, or only creating reports. It is difficult to find software that would allow communities a comprehensive way for efficient and effective management, and would improve communication between all entities involved in the system. To meet market realities and requirements of users, software producers need to continuously improve innovation of their products.
Key words: waste management system, IT systems, supporting systems, waste
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D. Barta, M. Mruzek
Factors influencing the hybrid drive of urban public transport buses

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-04-2015
Abstract: The efficiency of each drives is dependent on many factors. Hybrid drives and specially the drives of urban public transport may be affected by other factors given by transport infrastructure or operational conditions. These factors condition the suitable configuration of the individual elements of hybrid drive and the establishment of good control strategy of such drive. The study of influencing factors of the control strategy is the aim of this paper.
Key words: control strategy, combustion engine, hybrid drive, public transport, bus
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M. Molenda
Quality policy in the quality management system

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-04-2015
Abstract: The article describes the problems of one of the key elements of a quality management system which is the quality policy (QP). The quality policy is an element that determines how the quality management is managed in the organization. The phrase, present documents and the implementation of quality policy is the responsibility of top-level managers, resulting directly from the ISO 9000 standards. In the first part of the article the essence and the importance of quality policy for effective quality management is described. In the second part of the article there is a thorough description of a specially developed procedure for the establishment, implementation and monitoring of quality policy. The following procedure is based on years of experience of the author supported by the results of research, which aim was to create practices in the implementation and monitoring of quality policy in several business organizations. The approach presented in this article procedure is designed to assist managers in the development, implementation and monitoring of policy quality. The approach described as proper to the issue of the quality policy management staff will help in creating intelligent quality management system (IQMS). System, which will focus on permanent improvement based on the knowledge generated in the process of monitoring the implementation of quality policy.
Key words: quality policy, QMS, intelligent quality management system (IQMS), ISO 9001
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M. Zasadzień
The effect of implementation maintenance cards in performance of machines in selected production company

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-04-2015
Abstract: Intelligent development should become an inherent part of the policy of each enterprise which wants to develop and maintain its position on the competitive market. The article presents investigations related to the implementation of one of Total Productive Maintenance system elements. Reasons for introducing a new procedure for circulating information about machine inspections and overhauls planned, the major element of which are work sheets for key machines taking part in the production process, have been presented. The effectiveness of the new procedure was subjected to analysis by comparing particular machines’ work times and downtimes before and after the implementation of new procedures. The conducted research revealed an increased effectiveness of machines’ work, which resulted from shortened down-times, especially the duration of a failure.
Key words: inspection, schedule, maintenance, TPM, documentation, overhaul, lean manufacturing
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J. Sitko, K. Michalski
An analysis of factors influencing the innovation of products manufactures at Ponar Wadowice S. A.

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-04-2015
Abstract: Product innovation is one of the major elements considerably influencing the competitiveness of an enterprise on the market. The article presents an analysis of factors which have an impact on the innovation of the elements of machines and devices produced by Ponar Wadowice S.A. Ponar S.A. is a manufacturer of machine and equipment elements used in oil systems, hydraulic control and transmission systems as well as filter systems. Data from the years 2010-2014 has been analysed, taking into account selected production, organisational and human factors influencing the occurrence of rejects, which in turn generate financial losses for the enterprise.
Key words: product, reject, quality, cost
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J. Wójcik, J. Bijańska, K. Wodarski
Economic aspects of preparing the production of a new product

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-04-2015
Abstract: Implementation of works on preparing production of new product should be justified by the positive evaluation of purposefulness, and structural, technological, organizational feasibility, as well as economic efficiency. The results of the latest evaluation are critical. Preparation of production of new product, even it is expedient and feasible, it should not be implemented if it is economically inefficient or has high risk of failure. In the article set out guidelines for the evaluation of economic efficiency and risk according to the features which are characteristic for preparation of production of new product. These features are related to the scope of work of construction, technological and organizational preparation, their duration and time of product life, as well as capital expenditure.
Key words: preparing the production of new product, evaluation of economic effectiveness and risk
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B. Szczerba, B. Białecka
Analysis of complaint problem solving process to smart deve-lopment in an automotive company

DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-04-2015
Abstract: Complaints management process is very important from the point of view of each company, particularly production companies. Claims both internal and external generate costs, which the companies must face. To identify properly the source of the problems formation all sorts of methods and tools of quality management can be used. This will indicate in an unambiguous manner the cause of the problem and help to take corrective and preventive actions in effective way.
Key words: problem solving, complaint management
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dr hab. inż. Andrzej ADAMKIEWICZ, prof. AM. (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Jarosław BRODNY, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
Mgr. Iveta CHOLEVOVÁ, Ph.D. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Prof. Wieslaw GREBSKI, Ph.D. (The Pennsylvania State University – USA)
Prof. Armin GRUNWALD (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis – Germany)
Doc. Ing. Franistek HELEBRANT, CSc. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Mečislav HUDECZEK, PhD. (HUDECZEK ℗ Service, s.r.o., – Czech Republic)
Ing. Juraj JABLONICKY, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
Prof. Ing. Josef JURMAN, CSc. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Wojciech KANIAK M. Sc, P. Eng. (Rexroth Bosch Group Canada – Canada)
dr Piotr KALETA – (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Krzysztof KOTWICA (AGH University of Science and Technology – Poland)
Doc. Ing. Martin KOTUS, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
Doc. dr inż. Nikolai KHARITOSHKIN (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad – Russia)
Ing. Ivan KOVÁČ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
dr hab. Monika ŁADA, prof. AGH (AGH University of Science and Technology – Poland)
Doc. Ing. Milan MIKOLÁŠ, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Ratislav MIKUŠ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
Ing. Vlastimil MONI, PhD. (Brown Coal Research Institute j. s. c., Most – Czech Republic)
Mgr. Ivana ONDERKOVÁ, Ph.D. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
dr inż. Stefan SENCZYNA (Katowice Institute of Information Technologies – Poland)
dr hab. Marzena STROJEK-FILUS (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
dr inż. Aleksandra SULIK-GÓRECKA (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
Prof. Ing. Zdenko TKÁČ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
dr hab. inż. Robert ULEWICZ, prof. PCz. (Czestochowa University of Technology – Poland)
Ing. Petr URBAN, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
dr hab. inż. Radosław WOLNIAK, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
Danuta ZAREBINSKA PhD. (Atria Logic INC – USA)

K. Dąbrowski, K. Skrzypek
Application of fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to building research teams
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-01-2016
Abstract: Building teams has a fundamental impact for execution of research and development projects. The teams appointed for the needs of given projects are based on individuals from both inside and outside of the organization. Knowledge is not only a product available on the market but also an intangible resource affecting their internal and external processes. Thus it is vitally important for businesses and scientific research facilities to effectively manage knowledge within project teams. The article presents a proposal to use Fuzzy AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process ) and ANFIS (Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System) methods in working groups building for R&D projects on the basis of employees skills. 
Key words: Fuzzy AHP, ANFIS, R&D Project, knowledge management

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Andrzej N. WIECZOREK, Radosław KRUK
Minimization of vibroacoustic effects as a criterion for operation of gear transmissions in accordance with sustainable development principles 
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-01-2016
Abstract: In correctly functioning maintenance systems it is most important to prevent possible failures. A reduction of the vi- broacoustic effects accompanying the operation of machines and equipment, including transmissions, is among the factors that lower the probability of a failure. The paper presents the results of the research on the impact of operational factors on vibroacoustic conditions of transmissions. The factors covered by the analysis included a change in the mating conditions of gear wheels associated with the wear of tooth surfaces, operation of transmissions in subharmonic conditions of the main resonance and the temperature of the lubricating oil. The study demonstrated that it was possible to reduce the vibroacoustic effects generated by gear transmissions by changing the conditions of their operation. Based on the results obtained, it has been found that the operation of gear transmissions in accordance with the sustainable development principles requires technical services to take active measures consisting in the search for optimal operating conditions in terms of the vibroacoustic conditions. 

Keywords: vibrations, noise, design, gearboxes 
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M. Budynek, E. Celińska, A. Dybikowska, M. Kozak, J. Ratajczak, J. Urban, K. Materene
Strategies of production control as tools of efficient management of production enterprises
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-01-2016
Abstract: The paper discusses the problem of principle methods of production control as a strategy supporting the production system and stimulating efficient solutions in respect management in production enterprises. The article describes MRP, ERP, JIT, KANBAN and TOC methods and focuses on their main goals, principles of functioning as well as benefits resulting from their application. The methods represent two diverse strategies of production control, i.e. pull and push strategies. Push strategies are used when the plans apply to the first and principle part of production and are based on the demand forecasts. Pull strategies are used when all planning decisions apply to the final stage and depend on the actual demand or orders from customers. 
Key words: JIT, KANBAN, MRP, production companies, production control strategies

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W. Dorozińska, M. Gawron, P. Stańko, N. Stępień, P. Świstak, H.Y. Ji
The development of the market of the production of solar in Poland and selected EU countries in the years 2009-2014 - comparative analisys 
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-01-2016
Abstract: The paper discusses issues related to the development of solar energy production in Poland and selected EU countries in the years 2009-2014. The analysis of data concerning the production of solar energy in Poland and selected EU countries is presented as well as the strategic goals of the Union in respect the development of the ‘solar energy industry’. The article discusses the benefits and costs of the transformation of energy engineering and development of the production of solar energy, which is one of the most widespread and popular technologies of the production of energy from renew- able resources in view of environment protection or reduction of the costs of energy consumption. 
Key words: ecology, renewable energy resources, production of solar energy, development, transformation

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M. Kwiatkowski, K. Lorenc, D. Nowicka, H. Prosół, M. Sikora, L. Pham
Lean Management as an instrument of sustainable development of enerprises
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-01-2016
Abstract: The aim of the paper is to present the philosophy of Lean Management as an instrument of improving sustainable man- agement of enterprises. The article presents the origins, characteristics of the broadly understood concept of Lean Man- agement and describes the idea of Sustainable Development (SD). At the same time implications for the application and development of the instruments which operationalize the assumptions of SD at the level of enterprises are discussed. The paper specifies those areas of functioning of contemporary companies in which Lean Management can be imple- mented and compares them with the features of traditional management in particular subjects
Key words: Lean Management, Sustainable Development, integrated enterprise management systems

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P. Gajdemski, E. Gaweł, K. Gardziej, B. Kluczyński, M. Orłowski, K. Hortizuela
Timber production market in Poland and selected EU countries - current status and future challanges
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-01-2016
Abstract: The paper discusses the issue of the development of timber production market and timber industry in Poland and select- ed EU countries. The potential of forest resources in Poland against the background of other European countries is pre- sented, as well as selected aspects exerting impact on the development processes of the sector of production. Particular attention is paid to the structure of ownership of forests in Poland and selected countries of the European Union. The structure of the use of means for research and development is analyzed with particular focus on those branches which allocate the biggest amounts for such purposes. Technological trends in the timber industry in Poland is described. Final- ly the prospects in the development of timber industry in the near future are discussed.
Key words: wood, timber industry, timber production, forest resources

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G. Biernacki, M. Smyk, S. Dobosz, D. Górska, P. Musiałowska, K. Materne
The development of the market of the production of wind energy in Poland and selected EU countries
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-01-2016
Abstract: The paper discusses the problem of renewable energy sources, with particular focus put on wind energy. Special atten- tion is paid to the development of this sector of production in Poland and selected UE countries in the recent years. Furthermore, selected legal acts and strategic document regulating the wind production market in Poland are pre4sent- ed. At the same time the development potential of this are of energy production in Poland is discussed.
Key words: renewable energy sources, wind energy production, energy production market, energy production 

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W. Biały
Determination of workloads in cutting head of longwall tumble heading machine
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-01-2016
Abstract: The mining organ of the longwall heading machine KGS-320 with radial tools was the subject of the analysis. Coopera- tion of single knife with the mined solid rock was estimated in order to determine values of the forces and moments that might occur in the mining process and to estimate the energy consumption of the mining process. Analogous determina- tion of forces and moments values as well as energy consumption of the mining process for the whole mining organ with regard to all the knives installed. Following the thorough analysis of the solid rock mining process with the longwall tumble heading machine mining head the PC computer program simulating such organ’s mode of action has been developed. This program presents the simu- lation of the mining process in the part regarding direct contact of the cutting tool (knife) with the rock mass. The result of this simulation is force and moments distribution, which are transmitted via the mining organ (head) during one full turn (360o) and, as consequence, via whole longwall heading machine. 
Key words: mining, longwall tumble heading machine’s mining head, energy consumption of the mining process

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B. Rachid, A. Hafajfa, M. Boumehraz
Vibrations detection in industrial plumps based on spectral analysis to increase their efficiency
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-01-2016
Abstract: Spectral analysis is the key tool for the study of vibration signals in rotating machinery. In this work, the vibration analy- sis applied for conditional preventive maintenance of such machines is proposed, as part of resolved problems related to vibration detection on the organs of these machines. The vibration signal of a centrifugal pump was treated to mount the benefits of the approach proposed. The obtained results present the signal estimation of a pump vibration using Fourier transform technique compared by the spectral analysis methods based on Prony approach.
Key words: Spectral analysis, vibration signal, vibration analysis, rotating machinery, centrifugal pump, signal estima- tion, Fourier transform, Prony approach

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H. Alavi, P. Hąbek
Addressing research design problem in mixed methods research
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-10-01-2016
Abstract: Alongside other disciplines in social sciences, management researchers use mixed methods research more and more in conduct of their scientific investigations. Mixed methods approach can also be used in the field of production engineer- ing. In comparison with traditional quantitative and qualitative research methods, reasons behind increasing popularity of mixed research method in management science can be traced in different factors. First of all, any particular discipline in management can be theoretically related to it. Second is that concurrent approach of mixed research method to in- ductive and deductive research logic provides researchers with opportunity to generate theory and test hypothesis in one study simultaneously. In addition, it provides a better justification for chosen method of investigation and higher validity for obtained answers to research questions. Despite increasing popularity of mixed research methods among management scholars, there is still need for a comprehensive approach to research design typology and process in mixed research method from the perspective of management science. The authors in this paper try to explain funda- mental principles of mixed research method, its typology and different steps in its design process.
Key words: research design, quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, mixed research methods

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Wieslaw GREBSKI, Michalene GREBSKI
Keeping technical education aligned to the need and expectations of industry
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-02-2016
Abstract: Paper describes the continuous quality improvement procedures used by the author to keep the General Engineering program at Penn State Hazleton aligned to the needs and expectations of industry. The paper addresses the procedure for the development of program educational objectives which are the goals of the program. The goals of the program are defined jointly by industry leaders and former Engineering graduates as well as the Engineering faculty. The paper also focuses on the development of the student outcomes which is the body of knowledge that every graduate should have at the day of graduation. The paper also explains the process for collecting data for the purpose of assessing the level of attainment of program objectives and student outcomes. Based on the data which is being collected on an ongo- ing basis, the necessary corrective actions are implemented. This is happening on the program level as well as the course level. The necessary changes on the course level are happening every semester. The adjustments to the Engineering curriculum are being made yearly usually during the summer months. The paper focuses on the constant need for revis- ing the curriculum in order to stay current with technology.
Keywords: Technical Education, Workforce Development, Curriculum Development, Quality Improvement
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The structure analytical research of porous permeable wire material
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-02-2016
Abstract:The details of making technology of porous permeable material with use of wire are allowed to carry out the analytical research of structure and structural characteristics of wire winding body. Its permit for prognostication the final proper- ties of material, that is produced by the following deformation treatment (diameter reduction). Due to the regular organized arrangement of wire, the coil of winding body is considered as a multispan continuous beam, but a contact of coils – as interaction of two cylinders. Possibility of exactly calculation of the contacts between coils is allowed to go over the single fragment displacements into deformation of whole winding body. During research of deformation processes in regards of winding body geometry and used wire mechanical properties, the structural characteristics of porous permea- ble wire material are expected. The optimal number of winding layers, eliminating the distortion of organized final struc- ture, is established. The material pressure–compactness relation is obtained in order to control the technological condi- tions of winding and drafting for guarantee the product required properties.
Keywords: wire, winding body, diameter reduction, contacting and bending coils, structural characteristics.
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Barbara CIECIŃSKA, Wojciech HOMIK
The problems of ensure of save labor conditions on workplaces for adhesive bonding
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-02-2016
Abstract:In the performance a variety of technological operations a human may come into contact with a variety of factors causing deterioration of safety at work. As an example of which is described in article, adhesive bonding operations are requiring use of specific chemicals, which are adhesives. They are produced on the basis of a variety of compounds, often hazardous to human health. Furthermore, adhesive bonding requires a series of preparatory operations such as degreasing or surface preparation with a specific structure and roughness and auxiliary operations such as measurement of the wettability of surface. In this paper are described examples of risks occurring during adhesive bonding, it is a simple way to estimate the risks associated with the performance of operations. The examples of the determination by the producers of chemicals are described which are used in adhesive bonding and fragment of international chemical safety card (ICSC), as a source of information important to the workplace organization and ensuring safety during adhesive bonding.

Keywords: safety, risk assessment, hazard, adhesive bonding, hardeners, toxic substances
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Hamed ALAVI, Patrycja HĄBEK
Optimizing outcome in the university-industry technology transfer projects
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-02-2016
Abstract:Transferring inventions of academic scientists to private enterprises for the purpose of commercialization is long known as University-Industry (firm) Technology Transfer While the importance of this phenomenon is simultaneously raising in public and private sector, only a part of patented academic inventions succeed in passing the process of commercialization. Despite the fact that formal Technology Transfer process and licencing of patented innovations to third party is the main legal tool for safeguarding rights of academic inventors in commercialization of their inventions, it is not sufficient for transmitting tacit knowledge which is necessary in exploitation of transferred technology. Existence of reciprocal and complementary relations between formal and informal technology transfer process has resulted in formation of different models for university-industry organizational collaboration or even integration where licensee firms keep contact with academic inventors after gaining legal right for commercialization of their patented invention. Current paper argues that despite necessity for patents to legally pass the right of commercialization of an invention, they are not sufficient for complete knowledge transmission in the process of technology transfer. Lack of efficiency of formal mechanism to end the Technology Transfer loop makes an opportunity to create innovative interpersonal and organizational connections among patentee and licensee company. With emphasize on need for further elaboration of informal mechanisms as critical and underappreciated aspect of technology transfer process, article will try to answer the questions of how to optimize knowledge transmission process in the framework of University-Industry Technology Transfer Projects? What is the theoretical basis for university-industry technology transfer process? What are organization collaborative models which can enhance overall performance by improving transmission of knowledge in University- Firm Technology Transfer process?
Keywords: Technology Transfer, Patent, Tacit Knowledge, University-Firm Organizational Relations
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Rafael Barrionuevo GIMÉNEZ
Mining Security Pipe© (TSM)© with underground GPS Global© (RSPG)©. Escape security device in underground mining
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-02-2016
Abstract:TSM is escape pipe in case of collapse of terrain. The TSM is a passive security tool placed underground to connect the work area with secure area (mining gallery mainly). TSM is light and hand able pipe made with aramid (Kevlar), carbon fibre, or other kind of new material. The TSM will be placed as a pipe line network with many in/out entrances/exits to rich and connect problem work areas with another parts in a safe mode. Different levels of instrumentation could be added inside such as micro-led escape way suggested, temperature, humidity, level of oxygen, etc.). The open hardware and software like Arduino will be the heart of control and automation system.
Keywords: TSM, Escape pipe anti collapses, Mining Security Pipe, Mining Rescue
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Benefits of an application of evolutionary strategy in the process of test data generation
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-02-2016
Abstract:The aim of the article is to highlight the advantages that can be obtained through the use of evolutionary strategy in software testing, specifically in the process of test data generation. The first chapter introduces the reader to the topic of the article. Presents information of the problem of software quality, test data fitness and quality criteria. The second chapter provides an overview of the publication in which is described the test data generation problem by using evolutionary strategies. In this chapter there are presented, different approaches to address the optimization problem of test data selection. The third chapter sets out the advantages which in the opinion of the author result from the application of evolutionary strategy in the process of test data generation. In this section have been drawn conclusions from the article, from books listed in the bibliography. The author of the article presents advantages of evolutionary strategy too as a person, which tests a software in practise. The last chapter in addition to summaries and conclusions, proposes the author to suggest in which issues related to testing could be used evolutionary strategies.
Keywords: evolutionary strategies, test data, test data quality criteria, optimization test data
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Carlos López JIMENO, Ignacio Díez TORRIJOS, Carmen Mataix GONZÁLEZ
Mines, quarries and landscape. Visuality and transformation
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-02-2016
Abstract:In this paper a review of two basic concepts is carried out: scenery and landscape integration, proposing a new concept: "visuality", alternative to the classical "visibility" used in landscape studies related to mining activity, which explores the qualitative aspects that define the visual relationships between observer and environment. In relation to landscape integration studies, some reflections on substantive issues are made which induce certain prejudices at the time of addressing the issue of mining operations landscape integration, and some guidance and integration strategies are formulated. In the second part of the text, a new approach to the landscape integration of mines and quarries is raised, closely linked to the concept of visuality which are based on a basic goal: the re-qualification of the place, and give innovative answers to re-qualify the place and show how to catch the opportunity in the deep transformation generated by the development of mining activities. As a conclusion, a case study is presented in the last section, the landscape integration study conducted on marble exploitations Coto Pinos (Alicante, Spain), considered the largest ornamental rock quarry in Eu- rope.
Keywords: landscape, landscape integration, visuality, requalification
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Professional risk assesment on the workplace of sufrace serveyor employed in measuring-geological department of coalmine
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-02-2016
Abstract:In this article were shown the identification of threats and the assessment of occupational risk for the surface surveyor by using the Five Steps method and taking into account the health state of workers.
Keywords: a surface surveyor, identification of threats, occupational risk, the Five Steps method, expanded the Five Steps method
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Jolanta BIJAŃSKA, Krzysztof WODARSKI, Janusz WÓJCIK
Preparing the production of a new product in small and medium-sized enterprises by using the method of projects management
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-02-2016
Abstract:Efficient and effective preparation the production of new products is important requirement for a functioning and development of small and mediumsized enterprises. One of the methods, which support the fulfilment of this condition is project management. This publication presents the results of considerations, which are aimed at developing a project management model of preparation the production of a new product, adopted to specificity of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Keywords: preparing the production of new product, projects management, small and medium enterprises
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Analysis of survey results in terms of selection of characteristics of the mining rescuer to the ranks of rapid response
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-10-02-2016
Abstract:The authors of the current study undertook the subject of the analysis features of the mining rescuer as a member of the ranks of the rescue, with particular emphasis on the following parameters: heart rate, body weight, height, BMI, age and seniority in the mining and rescue. This publication concerns the analysis of the test results of these characteristics rescuer as a potential member of the ranks of the rescue, taking into account its risk appetite, stress resistance, attitude towards life, the role of the team, teamwork, attitude to work, motivation to work and physical fitness.
Keywords: mining, search and rescue, The questionnaire
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The proposal of a evolutionary strategy generating the data structures on a horizontal tree for test
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-03-2016
Abstract: The aim of the article is to present a mathematical definition of the object model, that is known in computer science as TreeList and to show application of this model for design evolutionary algorithm, that purpose is to generate structures based on this object. The first chapter introduces the reader to the problem of presenting data using the TreeList object. The second chapter describes the problem of testing data structures based on TreeList. The third one shows a mathematical model of the object TreeList and the parameters, used in determining the utility of structures created through this model and in evolutionary strategy, that generates these structures for testing purposes. The last chapter provides a brief summary and plans for future research related to the algorithm presented in the article.
Keywords: TreeList object, evolutionary algorithms, evolutionary strategy, software testing
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Grażyna A. PŁAZA, Dorota WANDZICH
Biorefineries - new green strategy for development of smart and innovative industry
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-03-2016
Abstract: Ecological engineering or ecotechnology is defined as the design of sustainable production that integrate human society with the natural environment for the benefit of both. In order to reach the goal of sustainability therefore important that bioproduct production systems are converted from to natural cycle oriented. In natural cycles there are not waste, but products are generated at different stages of the cycle. The ecotechnology creates a sustainable bioeconomy using biomass in a smart and efficient way. The biorefining sector, which uses smart, innovative and efficient technologies to convert biomass feedstocks into a range of bio-based products including fuels, chemicals, power, food, and renewable oils, currently presents the innovative and efficient bio-based production can revitalize existing industries. The paper presents the concept of biorefinery as the ecotechnological approach for creating a sustainable bioeconomy using biomass in a smart and efficient way.
Keywords: ecological engineering, biorefinery, biomass, bioprocess, industrial metabolism, renewableand sustainable resources
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The application of a jet fan for the control of air and methane streams mixing at the excavations cross - the results of numerical simulations
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-03-2016
Abstract:The paper presents the results of numerical simulations into the distribution of methane concentration at the intersection of two excavations with a fan (turned on) giving the air stream to the area of the crossing. Assumed case represents emergency situation related to the unexpected flow of methane from an excavation and its mixing with fresh air. It is possible when sudden gas outburst takes place, methane leaks from methane drainage system or gas leaks out the pipelines of underground coal gasification devices. Three options were considered – corresponding to three different speeds of the jet fan. They represent three stages of fan work. First – low air speed is forced by a pneumatic fan, when electricity is cut off after high methane concentration detection. Medium speed can be forced by pneumatic-electric device when methane concentration allows to turn on the electricity. Third, the highest speed is for electric fans. Simulations were carried out in the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) belongs to the group of programs Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The governing equations are being solved in a numerical way. It was shown that proposed solution allows partial dilution of methane in every variant of speed what should allow escape of the miners from hazardous area.
Keywords: CFD simulation, methane, gas hazard, jet fan
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Nikodem SZLĄZAK, Dariusz OBRACAJ, Marek KORZEC
Influence of applying additional forcing fans for the air distribution in ventilation network
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-03-2016
Abstract: Mining progress in underground mines cause the ongoing movement of working areas. Consequently, it becomes necessary to adapt the ventilation network of a mine to direct airflow into newly opened districts. For economic reasons, opening new fields is often achieved via underground workings. Length of primary intake and return routes increases and also increases the total resistance of a complex ventilation network. The development of a subsurface structure can make it necessary to change the air distribution in a ventilation network. Increasing airflow into newly-opened districts is necessary. In mines where extraction does not entail gas-related hazards, there is possibility of implementing a push-pull ventilation system in order to supplement airflows to newly developed mining fields. This is achieved by installing subsurface fan stations with forcing fans at the bottom of downcast shaft. In push-pull systems with multiple main fans, it is vital to select forcing fans with characteristic curves matching those of the existing exhaust fans to prevent undesirable mutual interaction. In complex ventilation networks it is necessary to calculate distribution of airflow (especially in networks with a large number of installed fans). In the article the influence of applying additional forcing fans for the air distribution in ventilation network for underground mine were considered. There are also analysed the extent of overpressure caused by the additional forcing fan in branches of the ventilation network (the operating range of additional forcing fan). Possibilities of increasing airflow rate in working areas were conducted.
Keywords: underground mine ventilation, ventilation network, air distribution in ventilation network, intake air flow, main fans, additional forcing fans
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The use of generating sets with LNG gas engines in “Shore to Ship” systems
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-03-2016
Abstract: The main sources of air pollution in ports are ships, on which electrical energy is produced in the autonomous generating sets Diesel-Generator. The most effective way to reduce harmful exhaust emissions from ships is to exclude marine generating sets and provide the shore-side electricity in “Shore to Ship” system. The main problem in the implementation of power supply for ships from land is connected with matching parameters of voltage in onshore network with marine network. Currently, the recommended solution is to supply ships from the onshore electricity network with the use of power electronic converters. This article presents an analysis of the „Shore to Ship” system with the use of generating sets with LNG gas engines. It shows topologies with LNG – Generator sets, environmental benefits of such a solution, advantages and disadvantages.

Keywords: „Shore To Ship” system, LNG generating sets
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The unification of the code lists provided within the data model originating from the INSPIRE technical guidelines and the ones provided for GESUT databases in the context of potential exploitation in the mining industry
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-03-2016
Abstract: This study is aimed at exposing differences between two data models in case of code lists values provided there. The first of them is an obligatory one for managing Geodesic Register of Utility Networks databases in Poland [9] and the second is the model originating from the Technical Guidelines issued to the INSPIRE Directive. Since the second one mentioned is the basis for managing spatial databases among European parties, correlating these two data models has an effect in easing the way of harmonizing and, in consequence, exchanging spatial data. Therefore, the study presents the possibilities of increasing compatibility between the values of the code lists concerning attributes for objects provid- ed in both models. In practice, it could lead to an increase of the competitiveness of entities managing or processing such databases and to greater involvement in scientific or research projects when it comes to the mining industry. More- over, since utility networks located on mining areas are under particular protection, the ability of making them more fitted to their own needs will make it possible for mining plants to exchange spatial data in a more efficient way.
Keywords: GESUT, INSPIRE, database, interoperability, data harmonization
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Analysis of consequences of using gas fuels for running auxiliary ship boilers in the light of contemporary environmental protection requirements
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-03-2016
Abstract: The article justifies the application of gas fuels for supplying auxiliary ship boilers. It presents legal regulations on mari- time environmental protection areas and their requirements which are in power. It shows the chronology of introduced limitations on sulphur and nitrogen dioxide emissions and thresholds of carbon dioxide emission reduction expressed by EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Indicator) and EEOI (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator). Ways to decrease the values of EEDI and EEOI in the ship energy effectiveness management have been shown. Consequences of replacing marine fuels with LNG for running auxiliary ship boilers have been considered thoroughly, taking into account ecological, construction- al, operational, procedural and logistic limitations as well as economic consequences. The summary shows the influence of particular consequences of using LNG for running boilers on the methods of maintenance of auxiliary boilers.
Keywords: auxiliary boilers, environmental protection, natural gas, marine fuel
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Evaluation of human reliability in selected activities in the railway industry
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-03-2016
Abstract: The article focuses on evaluation of human reliability in the human – machine system in the railway industry. Based on a survey of a train dispatcher and of selected activities, we have identified risk factors affecting the dispatcher‘s work and the evaluated risk level of their influence on the reliability and safety of preformed activities. The research took place at the authors‘ work place between 2012-2013. A survey method was used. With its help, authors were able to identify selected work activities of train dispatcher’s risk factors that affect his/her work and the evaluated seriousness of its in- fluence on the reliability and safety of performed activities. Amongst the most important finding fall expressions of un- clear and complicated internal regulations and work processes, a feeling of being overworked, fear for one’s safety at small, insufficiently protected stations.
Keywords: Human Reliability, Human Error, Performance Influencing Factors, Survey
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Zbigniew MATUSZAK, Michał BARTOSZ, Dalibor BARTA
The application of selected network methods for reliable and safe transport by small commercial vehicles
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-03-2016
Abstract: In the article are characterized two network methods (critical path method – CPM and program evaluation and review technique – PERT). On the example of an international furniture company’s product, it presented the exemplification of methods to transport cargos (furniture elements). Moreover, the study showed diagrams for transportation of cargos from individual components’ producers to the final destination – the showroom. Calculations were based on the trans- portation of furniture elements via small commercial vehicles.
Keywords: network methods, road transport, transportation time
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Conception of the track system for „Dębieńsko 1” mining plant
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-10-03-2016
Abstract: This article presents two concepts of site development for the „Dębieńsko 1” mining plant including plans for the track system. The first plan was created in 2013 year and mainly assumed the renovation of railway infrastructure, without changing its shape and configuration. In 2014 year it was resigned from realization of the first conception and there was proposed the second plan. It included changes in the existing track system and project of the new system of excavated raw material haulage. This system is successfully using in the USA and provides the better work productivity of a shunting locomotive. In this article also were indicated the advantages and the disadvantages of solutions proposed in the two projects of site development plans. It was denoted the project that has ultimately been chosen with the justifi- cation of choice.
Keywords: „Dębieńsko 1” mining plant, area development planning, site development project, output haulage, track system
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Irakli Abashidze, Marcin Dąbrowski
Internet of Things in marketing: opportunities and security issues
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-01-04-2016
Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) affects different areas of human activities: everyday life of ordinary citizens, work style of marketing teams, factories and even entire cities. Large companies try to implement the technology in their marketing strategy that reshapes not only communication style and product promotion but consumers’ expectations, perceptions and requirements towards companies. IoT is expected to become a huge network that will encompass not only smart devices but significantly influence humans’ behavior, in this particular case – decision making style in different phases of purchase process. Therefore, the need for comprehensive scientific research is necessary. The issue needs to be reviewed from various points of view, such as opportunities, advantages, disadvantages, legal and technical considerations. The paper is an attempt to review different aspects of using Internet of Things for marketing purposes, identify some of the major problems and present possible ways of solution.
Keywords: internet marketing, Internet of Things, advertising
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Nikodem Szlązak, Kazimierz Piergies
Possibilities of effective inertisation of self-heating places in goaf of longwall in hard coal mines
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-02-04-2016
Abstract: Underground fires in coal mines belong to the most common hazards, the exposure to which frequently requires long term and costly rescue operations. It is mainly connected with the specific character of underground excavations which have limited volume. This makes the maximum permissible concentration of harmful gases rapidly exceeded and may also cause changes in air flow direction. The most certain way of improving a safety situation in Polish coal mining indus- try is taking early prevention steps. One of the prevention methods is inertisation of the atmosphere in longwall goaf. These activities rely on partial or total replacement of air or combustible atmosphere by inert gas. Thanks to them the risk of spontaneous fires hazard and gas explosion decreases. The main reason for the use of inert gases is to reduce the oxygen content to a limit which prevents further development of fire. This article presents methods for assessing inert gas to replace oxygen in the atmosphere in goaf.
Keywords: inertisation in goaf of longwall with caving, gas concentration in goaf, underground fire, fighting the fire
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Violetta Sokoła-Szewioła, Monika Żogała
The adoption of the ArcGIS system to support the analyses of the influence of the mining tremors on the building object
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-03-04-2016
Abstract: Nowadays the mining companies use the Spatial Information System in order to facilitate data management, gathered during the mining activity. For these purposes various kinds of applications and software information are used. They allow for faster and easier data processing. In the paper there are presented the possibilities of using the ArcGIS system to support the tasks performed in the mining industry in the scope of the analysis of the influence of the mining tremors, induced by the longwall exploitation on the facilities construction sited on the surface area. These possibilities are pre- sented by the example of the database developed for the coal mine KWK “Rydułtowy-Anna.” The developed database was created using ArcGIS software for Desktop 10. 1. It contains the values of parameters, specified for its implementa- tion relevant to the analyses of the influence of the mining tremors on the surface structures.
Keywords: ArcGIS, geoinformatics, mining, spatial information systems, mining tremors
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Leszek Chybowski, Katarzyna Gawdzińska, Bogusz Wiśnicki
Qualitative importance measures of systems components - a new approach and its applications
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-04-04-2016
Abstract: The paper presents an improved methodology of analysing the qualitative importance of components in the functional and reliability structures of the system. We present basic importance measures, i.e. the Birnbaum’s structural measure, the order of the smallest minimal cut-set, the repetition count of an i-th event in the Fault Tree and the streams measure. A subsystem of circulation pumps and fuel heaters in the main engine fuel supply system of a container vessel illustrates the qualitative importance analysis. We constructed a functional model and a Fault Tree which we analysed using quali- tative measures. Additionally, we compared the calculated measures and introduced corrected measures as a tool for improving the analysis. We proposed scaled measures and a common measure taking into account the location of the component in the reliability and functional structures. Finally, we proposed an area where the measures could be ap- plied.
Keywords: Fault Tree Analysis, component importance, qualitative analysis, functional structure, reliability structure, marine power plant system
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Jarosław Brodny, Magdalena Tutak
Determination of the zone endangered by methane explosion in goaf with caving of longwalls ventilated on „Y” system
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-05-04-2016
Abstract: One of the most dangerous and most commonly present risks in hard coal mines is methane hazard. During exploitation by longwall system with caving, methane is emitted to mine heading from the mined coal and coal left in a pile. A large amount of methane also flows from neighboring seams through cracks and fissures formed in rock mass. In a case of accumulation of explosive methane concentration in goaf zone and with appropriate oxygen concentration and occur- rence of initials (e.g. spark or endogenous fire), it may come to the explosion of this gas. In the paper there are present- ed results of numerical analysis of mixture of air and methane streams flow through the real heading system of a mine, characterized by high methane hazard. The aim of the studies was to analyze the ventilation system of considered head- ing system and determination of braking zones in goaf zone, in which dangerous and explosive concertation of methane can occur with sufficient oxygen concentration equal to at least 12%. Determination of position of these zones is neces- sary for the selection of appropriate parameters of the ventilation system to ensure safety of the crew. Analysis of the scale of methane hazard allows to select such a ventilation system of exploitation and neighboring headings that ensures chemical composition of mining atmosphere required by regulation, and required efficiency of methane drainage. The obtained results clearly show that numerical methods, combined with the results of tests in real conditions can be suc- cessfully used for the analysis of variants of processes related to ventilation of underground mining, and also in the anal- ysis of emergency states.
Keywords: internet marketing, Internet of Things, advertising
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Witold Biały
The possibilities of production engineering in the development of smart specialisations illustrated with the example of the Silesian Voivodeship
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-06-04-2016
Abstract: Smart specialisations, a new area of economy/science which constitutes a new, growing economic specialisation based on utilising the unique natural resources of a region, connecting various branches of the industry, applying innovative technological solutions. Each Polish voivodeship has a specific list of smart specialisations aimed at creating new markets for economic activity, modernisation and increasing the region’s competitiveness. Using as an example the technical universities in the Silesian Voivodeship, the author considers the possibility of teaching future experts for Smart Specialisation implementation as part of the Production Engineering course. He signalises the potential and omissions.
Keywords: smart specialisations, Production Engineering, innovation strategy, socio-economic development
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Michał Zasadzień, Zofia Nawrot
Improvement of the process of implementation of new product for European market - case study
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-07-04-2016
Abstract:An inseparable element of intelligent processes is the effective use of knowledge gained from external sources and the ability to change under the influence of external factors. An example of this can be found in the process of introducing a new construction product to the EU market. It has to react to the ever-changing EU legislature and the national regulations that adapt to it. The frequently asked questions from manufacturers and importers indicate the necessity of creating a procedure that would allow for precisely explaining what the algorithm of the process looks like and what criteria must be met to introduce the new product into the construction product market. The complexity and multitude of regulations as well as the language barrier also cause other complications with the understanding of the process procedure of conduct. The graphical presentation of the algorithm should facilitate following the path of conduct in the case of introducing a new construction product into the EU market. The graphical form should allow for intuitive movement in the process and can constitute a basis for creating an interactive form.
Keywords: construction product, the EU market, CE, harmonized standards, labeling
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Katarzyna Midor, Jozef Žarnowský
Innovative use of quality management methods for product improvement
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-08-04-2016
Abstract: Organisations constantly look for new, innovative solutions and methods which could be used to improve their efficiency and increase the quality of their products. Identifying the causes for returns is an important issue for modern compa- nies, as returns are the cause for the increase in production costs and, most importantly, the loss of credibility in the eyes of the client. Therefore, for the company to be able to sustain or strengthen its position on the market, it has to follow the rules of quality management. Especially important is the rule of constant improvement. This rule is primarily connected with preventing errors and defects from occurring at all the stages of the production process. To achieve that, one must, among other things, use quality management tools. The article presents an analysis of causes for returns of a vibrating screen produced by a company which manufactures machinery and equipment for the extractive industry, using quality management tools such as the Ishikawa diagram and Pareto analysis. The analysis allowed for the identifi- cation of the causes of client returns which could not be previously identified, and proposing solutions for them.
Keywords: innovation, improvement, quality management, quality management tools, product
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Anna Gembalska-Kwiecień
Innovative forms supporting safe methods of work in safety engineering for the development of specjalizations
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-09-04-2016
Abstract: The article discusses innovative forms of participation of employees in the work safety system. It also presents the ad- vantages of these forms of employees’ involvement. The aim of empirical studies was the analysis of their behavior and attitude towards health and safety at work. The issues considered in the article have a significant impact on the improve- ment of methods of prevention related to work safety and aided the creation of a healthy society.
Keywords: safety engineering, healthy society, preventive care, occupational diseases, management systems of occupational health and safety, human factor, intelligent specializations
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Michał Molenda
The Autonomous Maintenance implementation directory as a step toward the intelligent quality management system
DOI 10.12914/MSPE-10-04-2016
Abstract: The article describes the effects of the improvement of the production process which one of the industrial enterprises obtained by implementing the method of Autonomous Maintenance (AM), which is one of the pillars of the concept of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). AM method was presented as an aid to the formation of intelligent, self-improving procesess of the quality management system (QMS). The main part of this article is to present results of studies that have been conducted in one of the large industrial enterprises in Poland, manufacturing for the automotive industry. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the AM method as a tool for self- improvement of industrial processes in the following company. The study was conducted in 2015. The gathering and comparison of data from the period of two years, ie. the year before and the year after the implementation of AM, helped to determine the effectiveness of AM in building intelligent quality management system.
Keywords: Autonomous Maintenance, Intelligent quality management system, TPM
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 dr inż. Janusz ADAMCZYK (University of Zielona Góra – Poland)
 dr hab. inż. Andrzej ADAMKIEWICZ, prof. AM. (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
 Doc. Ing. Pavel BEŇO, PhD. (Technical University in Zvolen – Slovakia)
 Prof. Ing. Pavol BOŽEK, CSc. (Slovak University of Technology Trnava – Slovakia)
 dr hab. inż. Jarosław BRODNY, prof. Pol. Śl. (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
 Mgr. Iveta CHOLEVOVÁ, Ph.D. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
 Prof. Rafael Barrionuevo GIMÉNEZ (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Minas – Spain)
 Ing. Mečislav HUDECZEK, PhD. (HUDECZEKR Service, s.r.o., – Czech Republic)
 Doc. Ing. Franistek HELEBRANT, CSc. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
 Ing. Juraj JABLONICKY, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovakia)
 dr hab. inż. Jerzy JACKOWSKI prof. WAT (Military University of Technology in Warsaw – Poland)
 dr hab. inż. Wojciech JURCZAK (Polish Naval Academy – Poland)

Prof. Ing. Josef JURMAN, CSc., – VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic

 Wojciech KANIAK M. Sc, P. Eng. (Rexroth Bosch Group Canada – Canada)
 Assoc. prof. Lusine Gurgen KARAPETYAN PhD. Eng. (National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia – Armenia)
 Doc. dr inż. Nikolai KHARITOSHKIN (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad – Russia)
 dr inż. Jan KONOWALCZUK (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
 dr hab. inż. Krzysztof KOTWICA, prof. AGH (AGH University of Science and Technology – Poland)
 Doc. Ing. Martin KOTUS, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovakia)
 Ing. Ivan KOVÁČ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovakia)
 Doc. Ing. Milan MIKOLÁŠ, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
 Ing. Ratislav MIKUŠ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovakia)
 Ing. Vlastimil MONI, PhD. (Brown Coal Research Institute j. s. c., Most – Czech Republic)
 Mgr. Ivana ONDERKOVÁ, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
 dr hab. inż. Andrzej PACANA, prof. PRz. (Rzeszow University of Technology – Poland)
 Dr Witold POGANIETZ (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis – Germany)
 dr inż. Stefan SENCZYNA (Katowice Institute of Information Technologies – Poland)
 dr hab. Marzena STROJEK-FILUS, prof. UE (University of Economics in Katowice - Poland)
 dr hab. inż. Tomasz SMAL (The General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces – Poland)
 Ing. Erika SUJOVÁ PhD. (Technical University in Zvolen – Slovakia)
 Prof. Ing. Zdenko TKÁČ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovakia)
 dr hab. inż. Stanisław TRENCZEK, prof. w ITI EMAG (ITI EMAG – Poland)
 dr hab. inż. Robert ULEWICZ, prof. PCz. (Czestochowa University of Technology – Poland)
 Jerzy WEDZICHA, PhD., Eng. (Ministry of Labour Ontario – Canada)
 Danuta ZAREBINSKA PhD. (Atria logic INC – USA)


dr inż. Janusz ADAMCZYK (University of Zielona Gora – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Andrzej ADAMKIEWICZ, prof. AM (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
Doc. Ing. Pavel BEŇO, PhD. (Technical University in Zvolen – Slovak Republic)
dr inż. Łukasz BOŁOZ (AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków – Poland)
Prof. Ing. Pavol BOŽEK, CSc. (Slovak University of Technology Trnava – Slovak Republic)
Mgr. Iveta CHOLEVOVÁ, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
dr hab. inż. Krzysztof FILIPOWICZ (Silesian University of Technology – Poland)
Prof. Rafael Barrionuevo GIMÉNEZ (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Minas – Spain)
Doc. Ing. Franistek HELEBRANT, CSc. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Mečislav HUDECZEK, PhD. (HUDECZEK® Service, s.r.o., – Czech Republic)
Ing. Juraj JABLONICKY, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
dr hab. inż. Jerzy JACKOWSKI prof. WAT (Military University of Technology in Warsaw – Poland)
Wojciech KANIAK M. Sc, P. Eng. (Rexroth Bosch Group Canada – Canada)
Doc. dr inż. Nikolai KHARITOSHKIN (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University Kaliningrad – Russian Federation)
dr Sabina KOŁODZIEJ (Kozminsky Univesity – Poland)
Ing. Ivan KOVÁČ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
dr hab. inż. Krzysztof KOTWICA, prof. AGH (AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków – Poland)
Doc. Ing. Martin KOTUS, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
prof. dr hab. inż. Roman MAGDA (AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Marek MATEJUN (Lodz University of Technology – Poland)
Doc. Ing. Milan MIKOLÁŠ, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Ing. Ratislav MIKUŠ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
Prof. Victor NORDIN, PhD. (Kaliningrad State Technical University – Russian Federation)
Mgr. Ivana ONDERKOVÁ, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
dr hab. inż. Andrzej PACANA, prof. PRz. (Rzeszow University of Technology – Poland)
Dr Witold POGANIETZ (Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis – Germany
dr inż. Anna STRONCZEK (AGH University of Science and Technology Kraków – Poland)
dr hab. Marzena STROJEK-FILUS, prof. UE (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
Ing. Erika SUJOVÁ PhD. (Technical University in Zvolen – Slovak Republic)
dr inż. Aleksandra SULIK-GÓRECKA (University of Economics in Katowice – Poland)
dr inż. Dariusz TARNAPOWICZ (Maritime University of Szczecin – Poland)
Prof. Ing. Zdenko TKÁČ, PhD. (Slovak University of Agriculture Nitra – Slovak Republic)
dr hab. inż. Stanisław TRENCZEK, prof. w ITI EMAG (ITI EMAG, Katowice – Poland)
dr hab. inż. Robert ULEWICZ, prof. PCZ (Czestochowa University of Technology – Poland)
Ing. Petr URBAN, PhD. (VSB-TU Ostrava – Czech Republic)
Jerzy WEDZICHA, PhD. Eng. (Ministry of Labour Ontario – Canada)
Danuta ZAREBINSKA PhD. (Atria logic INC – USA)


Dariusz Tarnapowicz  /Sergiej German-Galkin

International Standardization in the Design of “Shore to Ship” - Power Supply Systems of Ships in Port



Robert Dylewski / Andrzej Jardzioch / Oliver Dworak

Minimization of Delay Costs in the Realization of Production Orders in Two-Machine System



Jolanta Ignac-Nowicka

Application of the FTA and ETA Method for Gas Hazard Identification for the Performance of Safety Systems in the Industrial Department



Dan Mihai Popa

Case Study of Engineering Risk in Automotive Industry



Anna Gembalska-Kwiecień

Advancement of Tools Supporting Improvement of Work Safety in Selected Industrial Company



Dorota Chybowska / Leszek Chybowski / Valeri Souchkov

Is Poland an Innovative Country?



Joanna Mytych / Mariusz J. Ligarski

Expert Assessment of Conditions for Accredited Quality Management System Functioning in Testing Laboratories



Michał Molenda / Izabela Ratman-Kłosińska

Quality Assurance in Environmental Technology Verification (ETV): Analysis and Impact on the EU ETV Pilot Programme Performance



Michał Zasadzień / Jozef Žarnovský

Improvement of Selected Logistics Processes Using Quality Engineering Tools



Katarzyna Midor / Marian Kučera

Improving the Service with the Servqual Method




Petr Klouda / Vlastimil Moni / Michal Řehoř / Jan Blata / František Helebrant

The Evaluation of a Risk Degree for the Process of a Brown Coal Spontaneous Ignition on Dumps with Using of Modern Numeric Methods



Aleksandra Sulik-Górecka

Dilemmas of Transfer Pricing Comparability Analysis in Manufacturing Entities. Polish-Czech Case Study



Witold Biały / Juraj Ružbarský

Breakdown Cause and Effect Analysis. Case Study



Erika Sujová / Helena Čierna

Optimization and Improvement of Test Processes on a Production Line



Vitalii A. Smirnov / Aleksandr V. Repko

Workpiece Temperature Variations During Flat Peripheral Grinding



Dorota Chybowska / Leszek Chybowski / Valeri Souchkov

R&D in Poland: Is the Country Close to a Knowledge-Driven Economy?



Michalene Eva Grebski / Radosław Wolniak

Global Perspective for Protecting Intellectual Property – Patenting in USA and Poland



Augustyn Lorenc / Krzysztof Przyłuski

Improve the Efficiency of the Service Process as a Result of the Muda Ideology



Wieslaw Grebski / Michalene Eva Grebski

Building an Ecosystem for a New Engineering Program



Michał Stawowiak / Mariusz Kuczaj

Problematics of Reliability of Road Rollers



Miroslav Dado / Lucia Mikušová / Richard Hnilica

Laboratory Investigations Applied to Wood Dust Emmited by Electrical Hand-Held Belt Sander



Jindra Peterková / Jiří Franek

Specifics of Management of Enterprise Innovation Activities in the Czech Republic – The Decision-Making Mechanism



Michał Stawowiak / Marcel Żołnierz

Mobile Test Stand Validation for Measuring Friction Coefficient of Carrying Rope with Friction Lining



Peter Koleda / Michal Korčok / Štefan Barcík / Štefan Iľaš

Effect of Temperature of Heat Treatment on Energetic Intensity of Flat Milling of Picea Abies



Mariusz J. Ligarski

Methodology of Problem Analysis in the Quality Management System with the Use of Systems Approach



Aleksandra Sulik-Górecka / Zygmunt Korban

Cost of Mining Coal as an Element of Multi-Criteria Assessment Using the Development Measure – A Case Study



Emil Škultéty / Elena Pivarčiová / Ladislav Karrach

The Comparing of the Selected Temperature Sensors Compatible with the Arduino Platform



Tanyana N. Ivanova / Aleksandr I. Korshunov / Pavol Božek

The Influence of Chemical Composition of Tough-to-Machine Steels on Grinding Technologies



Jolanta Bijańska / Aleksandra Kuzior / Krzysztof Wodarski

Social Perception of Hard Coal Mining in Perspective of Region’s Sustainable Development



Erika Sujová / Helena Čierna

Complex Evaluation of Safety Culture Determinants in Manufacturing Companies in Slovakia



Łukasz Bołoz and Leonel F. Castañeda

Computer-Aided Support for the Rapid Creation of Parametric Models of Milling Units for Longwall Shearers



Pavol Ťavoda, Ján Kováč and Zygmunt Ł Łukaszczyk

Reliability Analysis of Forest Machines Due to FMEA Method



Ján Turis, Pavel Beňo and Witold Biały

The Optimal Tribotechnical Factors in the Design of Machines – Environmental Element in the Production Systems



Sebastian Saniuk / Anna Saniuk

Challenges of Industry 4.0 for Production Enterprises Functioning Within Cyber Industry Networks



Tanyana N. Ivanova / Aleksandr I. Korshunov / Vladimir P. Koretckiy

Dual Completion Petroleum Production Engineering for Several Oil Formations



Miroslava Ťavodová / Daniela Kalincová / Ivana Slováková

Evaluation of Some Parameters of Hard Surfacing Treatment of the Functional Surfaces of Forestry Tools



Darina Matisková / Michal Balog / Jozef Husár

Criteria for the Optimization of Production Processes in Machining of Metallic Materials



Ladislav Karrach / Elena Pivarčiová

Options to Use Data Matrix Codes in Production Engineering



Aneta Michalak / Sebastian Dziugiewicz

Development Limitations and Perspectives of Renewable Energy Sources in Poland



Zhanna Mingaleva / Nataliy Shaidurova / Vanessa Prajová

The role of technoparks in technological upgrading of the economy. The example of agricultural production



Analysis of the efficiency of port container terminals with the use of the Data Envelopment Analysis method of relative productivity evaluation
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0001
Abstract: The article presents a method for evaluating the efficiency of port container terminals. The research was conducted for nine European terminals which use different handling technologies. The terminals have been divided due to the level of automation of transport processes. In the efficiency research DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) method is applied, that was previously used in studies of the relative productivity in the industry. This method allows you to multicriteria pro-cess analysis based on the properly selected production system model processing input parameters on output. Conclusions from analysis can be a ground for making a decision on organizational or investment issues.
Keywords: container terminals, transport efficiency, transport system modelling
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Dorota ŁOZOWICKA, Magdalena KAUP
The conceptual design algorithm of inland LNG barges
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0002
Abstract: The article concerns the problem of inland waterways transport of LNG. Its aim is to present the algorithm of conceptual design of inland barges for LNG transport, intended for exploitation on European waterways. The article describes the areas where LNG barges exist, depending on the allowable operating parameters on the waterways. It presents existing architectural and construction solutions of barges for inland LNG transport, as well as the necessary equipment, due to the nature of cargo. Then the article presents the procedure of the conceptual design of LNG barges, including navigation restrictions and functional and economic criteria. The conceptual design algorithm of LGN barges, presented in the article, allows to preliminary design calculations, on the basis of which, are obtained the main dimensions and parame-ters of unit, depending on the transport task and the class of inland waterways, on which the transport will be realized.
Keywords: inland shipping, LNG transport, conceptual design
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Design of a test ring for the examination of mechanical properties of rolling bearings
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0003
Abstract: The paper presents a design basis adopted for the construction of a test facility for the rig testing of rolling bearings. One of the methods of inspection of the bearings is the testing of the bearings as components having already been mounted in a specific machine component unit and tested in the conditions of operation of the unit as a whole. This article presents preliminary engineering requirements and the design of a special test rig for the examination of rolling bearings without the necessity of mounting the bearings in a specific machine component unit. The rig testing is widely used in consideration of numerous good points of such a method. The simulation testing of bearings (on test rigs) consists in reproducing as accurately as possible the real conditions of operation of the bearings when mounted in the device for which they are intended. The rigs used for such tests are complicated and expensive, but the results of such tests are more “reliable” and more accurately represent the impact of various operational factors (loads) on the durability of the bearings under test.
Keywords: rolling bearings, rig tests, designing of test rigs
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On the necessity of changes in the strategy of utilization ship boiler technical maintenance in the aspect of LNG applied as fuel
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0004
Abstract: Heavy oils (HFO fuels) used on ships play a part in degradation of technical condition of heat exchange surfaces of utilization boilers especially on the exhaust gas side. Presence of sulphur in these fuels is the main factor favouring degradation. The upper limit for sulphur content in the fuel used outside the SECA areas equal to 3.5% is currently in force, at least until the year 2020 or 2025. The recommended by classification societies overhauls of utilization boilers are, therefore characterized by a specially chosen strategy thanks to which it is possible to maintain their appropriate technical condition. The requirement to use fuels with low sulphur content (LSFO), which are significantly more expensive than MDO fuels, in the areas of controlled sulphur emissions also led to a further introduction of alternative fuels, such as methanol and above all liquefied natural gas (LNG), onto ships. That is especially valid for the ship owners whose vessels e.g. ferries sail mainly within SCECA This article analyses the consequences of the introduced fuel change on utilization boiler maintenance. A change in the technical condition maintenance strategy for utilization boilers has been suggested.
Keywords: utilization boiler, technical condition, maintenance strategy, gas as a ship fuel
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Andrzej PAWLAK, Małgorzata ZALESIŃSKA
Comparative study of light sources for household
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0005
Abstract: The article describes test results that provided the ground to define and evaluate basic photometric, colorimetric and electric parameters of selected, widely available light sources, which are equivalent to a traditional incandescent 60-Watt light bulb. Overall, one halogen light bulb, three compact fluorescent lamps and eleven LED light sources were tested. In general, it was concluded that in most cases (branded products, in particular) the measured and calculated parameters differ from the values declared by manufacturers only to a small degree. LED sources prove to be the most beneficial substitute for traditional light bulbs, considering both their operational parameters and their price, which is comparable with the price of compact fluorescent lamps or, in some instances, even lower.
Keywords: bulb's replacement, photometric, colorimetric and electric parameters light sources, light-emitting diode (LED), light sources for household
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Prediction of a newbuilding proce of the bulk carriers based on gross tonnage GT and main engine power
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0006
Abstract: The paper presents mathematical relationships that allow us to forecast the newbuilding price of new bulk carriers, based on data concerning vessels built in 2005-2015. The presented approximations allow us to estimate the price based on a gross tonnage capacity and a main engine power The approximations were developed using linear regression and the theory of artificial neural networks. The presented relations have practical application for estimation of bulk carrier newbuilding price needed in preliminary parametric design of the ship. It follows from the above that the use of artificial neural networks to predict the price of a bulk carrier brings more accurate solutions than linear regression.
Keywords: bulk carrier, newbuilding price, cost estimation, gross tonnage, engine power, design, artificial neural networks, linear regression, approximation
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Surekha K. SATPUTE, Grażyna A. PŁAZA, Arun G. BANPURKA
Biosurfactants’ production from renewable natural resources: example of innovativeand smart technology in circular bioeconomy
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0007
Abstract: A strong developed bio-based industrial sector will significantly reduce dependency on fossil resources, help the countries meet climate change targets, and lead to greener and more environmental friendly growth. The key is to develop new technologies to sustainably transform renewable natural resources into bio-based products and biofuels. Biomass is a valuable resource and many parameters need to be taken in to account when assessing its use and the products made from its. The bioeconomy encompass the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed and bio-based products (chemicals, materials and fuels) via innovative and efficient technologies provided by industrial biotechnology. The paper presents the smart and efficient way to use the agroindustrial, dairy and food processing wastes for biosurfactant’s production. Clarification processes are mandatory to use the raw substrates for microbial growth as well as biosurfactant production for commercial purposes. At the same time it is very essential to retain the nutritional values of those cheap substrates. Broad industrial perspectives can be achieved when quality as well as the quantity of the biosurfactant is considered in great depth. Since substrates resulting from food processing, dairy, animal fat industries are not explored in great details; and hence are potential areas which can be explored thoroughly.
Keywords: bio-based industries, renewable natural resources, biosurfactants, innovation technology, bioeconomy
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Ecological growth boundaries
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0008
Abstract: The trends of the society for the continuous growth, combined with the demographic changes, today have led to the important ecological problems on a global scale, which include, among others: the increased use of non-renewable natural resources, an increase of the greenhouse gas emissions, contamination of soil, water, air and the progressive degradation of ecosystems. In the face of such serious threats the global initiatives of all countries are important to limit the results of the excessive consumption. The aim of the article is to present the methods of measurement of the consumption level of natural resources by the societies and the examination of relationships between the level of development of the societies and the use of resources. The popular measure – the ecological footprint – was used as a measurement method for the consumption of the today’s generations in relation to the regenerative possibilities of the natural environment. On the other hand, as the assessment method for the level of development of societies – the Human Development Index (HDI), including three basic areas: the life expectancy, GDP level per capita and education was used. The results of the research indicate that the current trend of the unlimited consumption of the highly developed countries takes place at the expense of the future generations.
Keywords: ecological footprint, human development index, sustainable development
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IT systems supporting the management of production capacity
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0009
Abstract: The paper presents the problem of manufacturing process flexibility in view of a company’s material and information flow stream management. The author of the article has described the functions of a production process control system and presented the characteristics of production capacity intensive and extensive reserves. The MRP II/ERP, MES and APS class IT tools supporting the process of production planning, organization and control have also been discussed.
Keywords: production control system, MRP, MES, APS, intensive and extensive reserves
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Petr KLOUDA, Vlastimil MONI, Jan BLATA, Lubomír DONÁT, František HELEBRANT
Degradation of the state of a ball track at the ZP 6600
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0010
Abstract: The article deals with the examination of the state of the ball track of the heavy mining machine ZP6600/Z79. It gives results of material exams which were taken on given samples and describes the progress and results of the numerical computation of the state of tenseness by finite element method of the bottom part of the ball track when it touches the ball.
Keywords: ball track, sample, material exam, state of tenseness, contact tension
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V. Moni, P. Klouda, J. Blata, F. Helebrant
The application for a prediction of the coal spontaneous ignition - PREDISAM
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0011
Abstract: The article follows the research of the project number TA01020351 called “The research of possibilities when predicting steam origin and consequent spontaneous ignition of brown coal fuels” which was researched with the support of the Technological Agency in the Czech Republic in 2011-2014 in the connection with a realized technical research. Therefore, it gives a summary information about the evaluation of the risk degree for the origin of spontaneous ignitions of the brown coal. The presented way of evaluation is based on a numeric expression of a value for MHU criteria – the point load of particular indicators is added together with other results gained from this research project. Then, more information is taken from companies running the dumps of brown coal products – both for suppliers (mining companies) and big consumers (power engineering). The complex knowledge about prediction of the origin of the spontaneous ignition enables to make an early response to eliminate a threat of mining fire in open pit mines or on the dumps of coal products. Consequently, it reduces the risk of fire and breakdowns of transportation means DPD, heavy machines and preparation plants. The working injuries are reduced as well – burns by coal in fire or inhalation of gas products from imper-fect combustion.
Keywords: spontaneous ignition, brown coal, dumps, evaluation of prediction to spontaneous ignition
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K. Ćwirko, A. Kalbarczyk-Jedynak
Performance and selectivity of ceramic membranes in the ultrafiltration of model emulsion in saline
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0012
Abstract: Oily wastewaters from different onshore and offshore installations and from maritime transport pose a serious threat to the environment so they must be treated by multistage separation also including membrane processes. The main advantages of such membranes are high performance and selectivity, high resistance for temperature and pressure, resistance for acids, bases and solvents, long service life and for application – significant reduction of industries and transport environmental impact. This work presents the results of the process of separation of oil from the emulsion with NaCl addition. Research was performed with a use of laboratory installation with ceramic 300 kDa membrane. The analysis concerned performance and selectivity of a membrane in the function of time and test results have been subsequently compared with the requirements of the IMO.
Keywords: ceramic membranes, ultrafiltration, selectivity of membranes, oil emulsions, oily wastewaters, saline emul-sions, bilge water, ballast water
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О.Е. Shabaev, I.I. Bridun, О.К. Moroz
Diagnostics of breakdown of cutting head of the Π110-04 type heading machine
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0013
Abstract: The operation of a heading machine with an out-of-work cutting tool can cause essential reduction of the machine element resource. The diagnostics of the cutting tool breakdown on the longitudinal axial cutting head in the real – time mode can be implemented on the basis of the spectral decomposition of the current of the cutting engine of the cutting unit. The ratio of the coefficients of the spectral decomposition corresponding to the cutting head rotation frequency and its threefold value can be the parameter under the diagnosis.
Keywords: heading machine, cutting unit, cutting-tool, abrasive wear, diagnostics
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T. Cepowski
Prediction of the main engine power of a new container ship at the preliminary design stage
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0014
Abstract: The paper presents mathematical relationships that allow us to forecast the estimated main engine power of new container ships, based on data concerning vessels built in 2005-2015. The presented approximations allow us to estimate the engine power based on the length between perpendiculars and the number of containers the ship will carry. The approximations were developed using simple linear regression and multivariate linear regression analysis. The presented relations have practical application for estimation of container ship engine power needed in preliminary parametric design of the ship. It follows from the above that the use of multiple linear regression to predict the main engine power of a container ship brings more accurate solutions than simple linear regression.
Keywords: container ship, design parameters, preliminary design stage, power, main engine power, length between perpendiculars, number of containers, TEU capacity, design, simple regression, multiple regression, approximation
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Z. Respondek
The problems of maintenance of drainage devices within municipal and district roads
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0015
Abstract: The article presents technical aspects of maintenance of proper condition of drainage devices of public roads, and municipal and district roads in particular. The importance of road drainage is discussed, basic surface drainage devices discussed together with their location within the road. With use of actual examples we indicated the typical errors made during repairs and overhauls of the road, that have the consequence of disrupted continuity of drainage or the risk of quick loss of functions of drainage devices. The results of survey of technical condition of roadsides and the drainage device within a selected rural municipality were presented, indicating main problems of road keepers connected with keeping the drainage infrastructure in appropriate condition. The need of growing awareness in planning and designing road investment was indicated in the field of consequences of performing insufficient drainage.
Keywords: road drainage, maintenance of public roads, drainage devices
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O. Klyus, O. Bezyukov
Use of water-fuel mixture in diesel engines at fishing vessels
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0016
Abstract: The paper presents the laboratory test results determining physical parameters of fuel mixture made up of petroleum diesel oil, rapeseed oil methyl esters (up to 20%) and water (up to 2.5%). The obtained parameters prove that adding biocomponents (rapeseed oil methyl esters) and water to fuel does not result in deterioration of their physical and chemical properties and are comparable to base fuel parameters, namely petroleum diesel oil. The mixture was a subject of bench testing with the use of a self-ignition engine by means of precatalytic fuel treatment. The treatment process consisted in fuel – catalytically active material direct contact on the atomizer body. At the comparable operational parameters for the engine, the obtained exhaust gases opacity was lower up to 60% due to the preliminary fuel mixture treat-ment in relation to the factory-made fuel injection system using petroleum diesel oil.
Keywords: diesel engine, preliminary fuel treatment, water-fuel mixture
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A. Jakubowski
Technology of producing the contact connections of superconductor metal - sheathed cable
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0017
Abstract: The technology of producing the current contact connections on the superconductor cable edges is presented. This lead cable is used as one of the major elements of the magnetic system in thermonuclear reactor construction, actuality for modern world energy. The technology is realized by the radial draft of metal thin-walled tube on the conductor’s package. The filling of various profiles by round section wire is optimized. Geometrical characteristics of the dangerous crosssection (as a broken ring) of thin-walled tube injured by the sector cut-out are accounted. The comparative strength calculation of the solid and injured tubes at a longitudinal compression and lateral bending is acted. The radial draft mechanism of cylindrical thin-walled sheath with the wire packing is designed. The necessity to use the nonlinear theory for the sheaths calculate is set. The resilient cooperation of wires as the parallel located cylinders with the contact stripes of rectangular form is considered.
Keywords: superconductor cable, contact connection, wire, packing, thin-walled tube, radial draft, contact
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A. Repelewicz
Rational increasing of efficiency of sacral buildings
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0018
Abstract: The paper presents the possibilities of increasing energy efficiency of sacral buildings. Churches in the Zawiercie pastoral district of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa have been used as examples of typical sacral buildings of low energy efficiency. Such structures need to be thermally insulated during their use. Certain possibilities of raisingthe energy efficiency of churches have been presented. The paper describes different systems: increasingof wall and roof insulation, installation of new windows, and modern heating systems. Installation of a new heating system has been considered the most effective and the easiest to be implemented one.
Keywords: sacralbuildings, church buildings, thermal insulation, heating systems
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T. Szelangiewicz, K. Żelazny
Prediction power propulsion on the ship at the stage of preliminary design. Part I: Forecasting method for power propulsion on the ship at the stage of preliminary design
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0019
Abstract: During the design of the ship the most important decisions are made at the stage of preliminary design. One of the most important design parameters assumed by the shipowner is its service speed in real weather conditions occurring in the shipping line. For this speed, at the stage of preliminary design, when are known only to the basic geometric parameters of the ship and its motor power should be determined. In practice, design, power propulsion is determined with a very approximate formulas but for the speed in calm water. Only after the project contract and the signing of the contract are carried out by means of resistance and self-propulsion of model test. The article presents the concept of the method for determining the power propulsion for the assumed service speed, which depends only on the basic geometric parameters of the ship's hull.
Keywords: power propulsion, service speed, preliminary design
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S. Berczyński, D. Grochała, Z. Grządziel
Modeling of surface geometric structure state after intergrated formed milling and burnishing
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0020
Abstract: The article deals with computer-based modeling of burnishing a surface previously milled with a spherical cutter. This method of milling leaves traces, mainly asperities caused by the cutting crossfeed and cutter diameter. The burnishing process – surface plastic treatment – is accompanied by phenomena that take place right in the burnishing ballmilled surface contact zone. The authors present the method for preparing a finite element model and the methodology of tests for the assessment of height parameters of a surface geometrical structure (SGS). In the physical model the workpieces had a cuboidal shape and these dimensions: (width × height × length) 2×1×4.5 mm. As in the process of burnishing a cuboidal workpiece is affected by plastic deformations, the nonlinearities of the milled item were taken into account. The physical model of the process assumed that the burnishing ball would be rolled perpendicularly to milling cutter linear traces. The model tests included the application of three different burnishing forces: 250 N, 500 N and 1000 N. The process modeling featured the contact and pressing of a ball into the workpiece surface till the desired force was attained, then the burnishing ball was rolled along the surface section of 2 mm, and the burnishing force was gradually reduced till the ball left the contact zone. While rolling, the burnishing ball turned by a 23° angle. The cumulative diagrams depict plastic deformations of the modeled surfaces after milling and burnishing with defined force values. The roughness of idealized milled surface was calculated for the physical model under consideration, i.e. in an elementary section between profile peaks spaced at intervals of crossfeed passes, where the milling feed fwm = 0.5 mm. Also, asperi-ties after burnishing were calculated for the same section. The differences of the obtained values fall below 20% of mean values recorded during empirical experiments. The adopted simplification in aftermilling SGS modeling enables substantial acceleration of the computing process. There is a visible reduction of the Ra parameter value for milled and burnished surfaces as the burnishing force rises. The tests determined an optimal burnishing force at a level of 500 N (lowest Ra = 0.24 μm). Further increase in the value of burnishing force turned out not to affect the surface roughness, which is consistent with the results obtained from experimental studies.
Keywords: Surface geometric structure, milling, burnishing, hybrid machining, FEM modeling
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J. Campos, P. Sharma, E. Jantunen, D. Baglee, L. Fumagalli
Business performance measurements in asset management with the support of big data technologies
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0021
Abstract: The paper reviews the performance measurement in the domain of interest. Important data in asset management are further, discussed. The importance and the characteristics of today’s ICTs capabilities are also mentioned in the paper. The role of new concepts such as big data and data mining analytical technologies in managing the performance measurements in asset management are discussed in detail. The authors consequently suggest the use of the modified Balanced Scorecard methodology highlighting both quantitative and qualitative aspects, which is crucial for optimal use of the big data approach and technologies.
Keywords: business performance measurements, asset management, big data technologies
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L. Metso, M. Kans
An ecosystem perspective on asset management information
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0022
Abstract:Big Data and Internet of Things will increase the amount of data on asset management exceedingly. Data sharing with an increased number of partners in the area of asset management is important when developing business opportunities and new ecosystems. An asset management ecosystem is a complex set of relationships between parties taking part in asset management actions. In this paper, the current barriers and benefits of data sharing are identified based on the results of an interview study. The main benefits are transparency, access to data and reuse of data. New services can be created by taking advantage of data sharing. The main barriers to sharing data are an unclear view of the data sharing process and difficulties to recognize the benefits of data sharing. For overcoming the barriers in data sharing, this paper applies the ecosystem perspective on asset management information. The approach is explained by using the Swedish railway industry as an example.
Keywords: open data, data sharing, information management, information model, business ecosystem, asset as a service
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A. Jiménez, F. Boto, I. Irigoien, B. Sierra, A. Suarez
Stability analysis of radial turning process for superalloys
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0023
Abstract: Stability detection in machining processes is an essential component for the design of efficient machining processes. Automatic methods are able to determine when instability is happening and prevent possible machine failures. In this work a variety of methods are proposed for detecting stability anomalies based on the measured forces in the radial turning process of superalloys. Two different methods are proposed to determine instabilities. Each one is tested on real data obtained in the machining of Waspalloy, Haynes 282 and Inconel 718. Experimental data, in both Conventional and High Pressure Coolant (HPC) environments, are set in four different states depending on materials grain size and Hardness (LGA, LGS, SGA and SGS). Results reveal that PCA method is useful for visualization of the process and detection of anomalies in online processes.
Keywords: stability detection, radial turning, PCA
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S. K. Kinnunen, J. Hanski, S. Marttonen-Arola, T. Kärri
A framework for creating value from fleet data at ecosystem level
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0024
Abstract: As companies have recently gotten more interested in utilizing the increasingly gathered data and realizing the potential of data analysis, the ability to upgrade data into value for business has been recognized as an advantage. Companies gain competitive advantage if they are able to benefit from the fleet data that is produced both in and outside the boundaries of the company. Benefits of fleet management are based on the possibility to have access to the massive amounts of asset data that can then be utilized e.g. to gain cost savings and to develop products and services. The ambition of the companies is to create value from fleet data but this requires that different actors in ecosystem are working together for a common goal – to get the most value out of fleet data for the ecosystem. In order that this could be possible, we need a framework to meet the requirements of the fleet life-cycle data utilization. This means that the different actors in the ecosystem need to understand their role in the fleet data refining process in order to promote the value creation from fleet data. The objective of this paper is to develop a framework for knowledge management in order to create value from fleet data in ecosystems. As a result, we present a conceptual framework which helps companies to develop their asset management practices related to the fleet of assets.
Keywords: fleet data, ecosystem, framework, value, data refining, asset management
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E. K. Juuso
Inteligent performance analysis with a natural language interface
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0025
Abstract: Performance improvement is taken as the primary goal in the asset management. Advanced data analysis is needed to efficiently integrate condition monitoring data into the operation and maintenance. Intelligent stress and condition indices have been developed for control and condition monitoring by combining generalized norms with efficient nonlinear scaling. These nonlinear scaling methodologies can also be used to handle performance measures used for management since management oriented indicators can be presented in the same scale as intelligent condition and stress indices. Performance indicators are responses of the process, machine or system to the stress contributions analyzed from process and condition monitoring data. Scaled values are directly used in intelligent temporal analysis to calculate fluctuations and trends. All these methodologies can be used in prognostics and fatigue prediction. The meanings of the variables are beneficial in extracting expert knowledge and representing information in natural language. The idea of dividing the problems into the variable specific meanings and the directions of interactions provides various improvements for performance monitoring and decision making. The integrated temporal analysis and uncertainty processing facilitates the efficient use of domain expertise. Measurements can be monitored with generalized statistical process control (GSPC) based on the same scaling functions.
Keywords: data analysis, nonlinear scaling, trend analysis, fuzzy systems, natural language
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J. Nissilä
Local regularity analysis with wavelet transform in gear tooth failure detection
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0026
Abstract: Diagnosing gear tooth and bearing failures in industrial power transition situations has been studied a lot but challenges still remain. This study aims to look at the problem from a more theoretical perspective. Our goal is to find out if the local regularity i.e. smoothness of the measured signal can be estimated from the vibrations of epicyclic gearboxes and if the regularity can be linked to the meshing events of the gear teeth. Previously it has been shown that the decreasing local regularity of the measured acceleration signals can reveal the inner race faults in slowly rotating bearings. The local regularity is estimated from the modulus maxima ridges of the signal’s wavelet transform. In this study, the measurements come from the epicyclic gearboxes of the Kelukoski water power station (WPS). The very stable rotational speed of the WPS makes it possible to deduce that the gear mesh frequencies of the WPS and a frequency related to the rotation of the turbine blades are the most significant components in the spectra of the estimated local regularity signals
Keywords: epicyclic gearbox, spectral analysis, Hölder regularity, wavelet modulus maxima, water power station
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V. Simon, C. A. Johansson, D. Galar
Aggregation of electric current consumption features to extract maintenance KPIs
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0027
Abstract: All electric powered machines offer the possibility of extracting information and calculating Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the electric current signal. Depending on the time window, sampling frequency and type of analysis, different indicators from the micro to macro level can be calculated for such aspects as maintenance, production, energy consumption etc. On the micro-level, the indicators are generally used for condition monitoring and diagnostics and are normally based on a short time window and a high sampling frequency. The macro indicators are normally based on a longer time window with a slower sampling frequency and are used as indicators for overall performance, cost or consumption. The indicators can be calculated directly from the current signal but can also be based on a combination of information from the current signal and operational data like rpm, position etc. One or several of those indicators can be used for prediction and prognostics of a machine’s future behavior. This paper uses this technique to calculate indicators for maintenance and energy optimization in electric powered machines and fleets of machines, especially machine tools.
Keywords: fingerprint, operational data, condition based maintenance (CBM), condition monitoring (CM), energy optimi-zation, machine tool
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R. Villarejo, C. A. Johansson, U. Leturiondo, V. Simon, D. Seneviratne, D. Galar
Bottom to top approach for railway KPI generation
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0028
Abstract: Railway maintenance especially on infrastructure produces a vast amount of data. However, having data is not synonymous with having information; rather, data must be processed to extract information. In railway maintenance, the de-velopment of key performance indicators (KPIs) linked to punctuality or capacity can help planned and scheduled maintenance, thus aligning the maintenance department with corporate objectives. There is a need for an improved method to analyse railway data to find the relevant KPIs. The system should support maintainers, answering such questions as what maintenance should be done, where and when. The system should equip the user with the knowledge of the infrastructure's condition and configuration, and the traffic situation so maintenance resources can be targeted to only those areas needing work. The amount of information is vast, so it must be hierarchized and aggregated; users must filter out the useless indicators. Data are fused by compiling several individual indicators into a single index; the resulting composite indicators measure multidimensional concepts which cannot be captured by a single index. The paper describes a method of monitoring a complex entity. In this scenario, a plurality of use indices and weighting values are used to create a composite and aggregated use index from a combination of lower level use indices and weighting values. The resulting composite and aggregated indicators can be a decisionmaking tool for asset managers at different hierarchical levels.
Keywords: railway assets, fusion, hierarchy, aggregation, KPI, performance, condition monitoring, CMMS
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H. Kortelainen, J. Hanski, P. Valkokari, T. Ahonen
Tapping the value potential of extended asset services - experiences from Finnish companies
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0029
Abstract: Recent developments in information technology and business models enable a wide variety of new services for companies looking for growth in services. Currently, manufacturing companies have been actively developing and providing novel asset based services such as condition monitoring and remote control. However, there is still untapped potential in extending the service delivery to the longterm co-operative development of physical assets over the whole lifecycle. Close collaboration with the end-customer and other stakeholders is needed in order to understand the value generation options. In this paper, we assess some of the asset services manufacturing companies are currently developing. The descriptions of the asset services are based on the results of an industrial workshop in which the companies presented their service development plans. The service propositions are compared with the Total Cost of Ownership and the closed loop life cycle frameworks. Based on the comparison, gaps that indicate potential for extended asset service concepts are recognised. In conclusion, we argue that the manufacturing companies do not recognise the whole potential for asset based services and for optimizing the performance of the end customers’ processes.
Keywords: asset, fleet, extended asset services
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F. Rodrigues, I. Fonseca, J. T. Farinha, L. Ferreira, D. Galar
Electric motors maintenance planning from its operating variables
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0030
Abstract: The maintenance planning corresponds to an approach that seeks to maximize the availability of equipment and, consequently, increase the levels of competitiveness of companies by increasing production times. This paper presents a maintenance planning based on operating variables (number of hours worked, duty cycles, number of revolutions) to maximizing the availability of operation of electrical motors. The reading of the operating variables and its sampling is done based on predetermined sampling cycles and subsequently is made the data analysis through time series algorithms aiming to launch work orders before reaching the variables limit values. This approach is supported by tools and technologies such as logical applications that enable a graphical user interface for access to relevant information about their Physical Asset HMI (Human Machine Interface), including the control and supervision by acquisition through SCADA (Supervisory Control And data acquisition) data, also including the communication protocols among different logical applications.
Keywords: maintenance, planned maintenance, electric machines, HMI/SCADA
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K. Teymourian, D. Seneviratne, D. Galar
Ergonomics contribution in maintainability
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0031
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to describe an ergonomics contribution in maintainability. The economical designs, inputs and training helps to increase the maintainability indicators for industrial devices. This analysis can be helpful, among other cases, to compare systems, to achieve a better design regarding maintainability requirements, to improve this maintainability under specific industrial environment and to foresee maintainability problems due to eventual changes in a device operation conditions. With this purpose, this work first introduces the notion of ergonomics and human fac-tors, maintainability and the implementation of assessment of human postures, including some important postures to perform maintenance activities. A simulation approach is used to identify the critical posture of the maintenance personnel and implements the defined postures with minimal loads on the personnel who use the equipment in a practical scenario. The simulation inputs are given to the designers to improve the workplace/equipment in order to high level of maintainability. Finally, the work concludes summarizing the more significant aspects and suggesting future research.
Keywords: ergonomics, maintainability, human posture, human factors, ALBA simulation
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T. Szelangiewicz, K. Żelazny
Prediction power propulsion of the ship at the stage of preliminary design Part II: Mathematical model ship power propulsion for service speed useful in the preliminary design
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0032
Abstract: During the design of the ship the most important decisions are made at the stage of preliminary design. One of the most important design parameters assumed by the shipowner is its service speed in real weather conditions occurring in the shipping line. For this speed, at the stage of preliminary design, when are known only to the basic geometric parameters of the ship should be determined motor power. In practice design, power propulsion is determined with a very approximate formulas but for the speed in calm water. Only after the project contract and the signing of the contract are carried out by means of resistance and self-propulsion of model test. The paper presents a mathematical model for determining the power propulsion for the assumed operating speed. This model is dependent only on the basic geometric parameters of the hull of the ship and the weather parameters occurring in liner shipping. Also shows the results of calculations according to this model, the power propulsion for one of vessels built.
Keywords: power propulsion, service speed, preliminary design
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N. Ravinder Reddy, V. V. Satynarayana, M. Prashanthi, N. Suguna
Application of TRIZ methodology in diffusion welding system optimization
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0033
Abstract: Welding is tremendously used in metal joining processes in the manufacturing process. In recent years, diffusion welding method has significantly increased the quality of a weld. Nevertheless, diffusion welding has some extent short research and application progress. Therefore, diffusion welding has a lack of relevant information, concerned with the joining of thick and thin materials with or without interlayers, on welding design such as fixture, parameters selection and integrated design. This article intends to combine innovative methods in the application of diffusion welding design. This will help to decrease trial and error or failure risks in the welding process being guided by the theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ) design method. This article hopes to provide welding design personnel with innovative design ideas under research and for practical application.
Keywords: bonding pressure, bonding temperature, holding time, bonding strength, diffusion layer thickness, interface hardness
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E. Kardas, S. Brožova, P. Pustějovská, S. Jursová
The evaluation of efficiency of the use of machine working time in the industrial company - case study
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0034
Abstract: In the paper the evaluation of efficiency of the use of machines in the selected production company was presented. The OEE method (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) was used for the analysis. The selected company deals with the production of tapered roller bearings. The analysis of effectiveness was done for 17 automatic grinding lines working in the department of grinding rollers. Low level of efficiency of machines was affected by problems with the availability of machines and devices. The causes of machine downtime on these lines was also analyzed. Three basic causes of downtime were identified: no kanban card, diamonding, no operator. Ways to improve the use of these machines were suggested. The analysis takes into account the actual results from the production process and covers the period of one calendar year.
Keywords: effectiveness, OEE analysis, machines and devices
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M. Kazimierska, M. Grębosz-Krawczyk
New product development (NPD) process an example of industrial sector
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0035
Abstract: This aim of this article is to present the process of new product introduction on example of industrial sector in context of new product development (NPD) concept. In the article, the concept of new product development is discussed and the different stages of the process of new electric motor development are analysed taking into account its objectives, implemented procedures, functions and responsibilities division. In the article, information from secondary sources and the results of empirical research – conducted in an international manufacturing company – are used. The research results show the significance of project leader and regular cooperation with final client in the NPD process.
Keywords: new product development, project management, production management
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S. Gierej
Big Data in the industry - overview of selected issues
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0036
Abstract: This article reviews selected issues related to the use of Big Data in the industry. The aim is to define the potential scope and forms of using large data sets in manufacturing companies. By systematically reviewing scientific and professional literature, selected issues related to the use of mass data analytics in production were analyzed. A definition of Big Data was presented, detailing its main attributes. The importance of mass data processing technology in the development of Industry 4.0 concept has been highlighted. Subsequently, attention was paid to issues such as production process optimization, decision making and mass production individualisation, and indicated the potential for large volumes of data. As a result, conclusions were drawn regarding the potential of using Big Data in the industry.
Keywords: Big Data, Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0
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A. Marcinkowski, K. Zych
Environmental performance of kettle production: product life cycle assessment
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0037
Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to compare the environmental impact caused by two different types of water boiling processes. The aim was achieved thanks to product life cycle assessment (LCA) conducted for stovetop and electric kettles. A literature review was carried out. A research model was worked out on the basis of data available in literature as well as additional experiments. In order to have a better opportunity to compare LCA results with reviewed literature, eco-indicator 99 assessment method was chosen. The functional unit included production, usage and waste disposal of each product (according to from cradle to grave approach) where the main function is boiling 3360 l of water during 4-year period of time. A very detailed life cycle inventory was carried out. The mass of components was determined with accuracy of three decimal places (0.001 g). The majority of environmental impact is caused by electricity or natural gas consumption during usage stage: 92% in case of the electric and kettle and 99% in case of stovetop one. Assembly stage contributed in 7% and 0.8% respectively. Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses took into consideration various waste scenario patterns as well as demand for transport. Environmental impact turned out to be strongly sensitive to a chosen pattern of energy delivery (electricity mix) which determined final comparison results. Basing on LCA results, some improvements of products were suggested. The boiling time optimization was pointed out for electric kettle's efficiency improvement. Obtained results can be used by manufacturers in order to improve their eco-effectiveness. Moreover, conclusions following the research part can influence the future choices of home appliances users.
Keywords: comparative analysis, eco-efficiency, environmental management, environmental performance, life cycle assessment LCA, production, water boiling process
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G. Rana, T. Mandal
Biophotonics for biofuel upgradation
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0038
Abstract: Experimental studies have been made to find out Cyanobacterias’ biophotonical response in gaseousfuelation and car-bon dioxide fixation during photo-anaerobic digestion. A new horizontal type photo-bioreactor has been designed by using environment hazard plastic bottles and it works ideally for anoxygenic cyanobacterial growth. Through ‘V3-metagenomics’ of 16S rRNA gene sequencing by paired-end Illumina MiSeq and downstream analysis by QIIME program, we have identified anaerobic cyanobacteria, represent the orders YS2 and Streptophyta. OTUs have been identified by aligning against Greengenes and Silva databases, separately. The flame temperature of the fuel gas is 860°C and the percentcontent of carbon dioxide (CO2) is 17.6%.
Keywords: cyanobacteria, photo-anaerobic digestion, CO2 fixation, gaseous fuels, V3-metagenomics
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E. W. Maruszewska, M. Strojek-Filus, Z. Drábková
Information about cost of goods produced and its usefulness for production engineers - a case of SME
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0039
Abstract: The article stresses the consequences of simplifications implemented in the measurement process of goods produced that are of crucial importance to production engineers in SME. The authors show the variety of possibilities that might be used by financial employees together with probable outputs in terms of valuation distortions. Using the case study the authors emphasis the importance of close cooperation of production engineers with finance professionals as out-puts of finance departments consist an important input for decision-making process of production managers. Furthermore, demonstrated deficiencies in terms of methods applicable in financial reporting for measurement of the value of goods produced indicate the need for incorporation more financial and non-financial data in the process of judgments about the final cost of goods produced as simplifications applied in SME distort financial information provided to production engineers.
Keywords: accounting, cost accounting, methods of cost calculations, cost management in SME, production engineering
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E. Papaj
Reciprocal allocation method in service departments. The case of a production enterprise
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0040
Abstract: The main aim of this article is to indicate the role of reciprocal allocation method in the process of costs calculation. In the environment of nowadays companies, often taking very complex organisational forms, the existence of service departments becomes of great importance. Although, as far as management accounting processes are concerned, which lead to identifying the product cost, the service departments’ costs come out to be of minor importance. This article means to prove that the service departments’ costs and their reliable settlement are a desirable source of information about the products. This work consists of two parts. First of them features theoretical considerations and a critical analysis of subject literature. In the latter part, the service departments’ costs calculation will be presented, basing on recipro-cal services in a production enterprise from chemical industry.
Keywords: management accounting, cost calculation, management of production costs, service department
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J. Konsek-Ciechońska
Operational and strategic controlling tools in microenterprises - case study
DOI 10.1515/mspe-2017-0041
Abstract: Globalisation and increasing requirements of the environment cause the executives and supervisors to search for more and more perfect solutions, allowing them to streamline and improve the effectiveness of company operations. One of such tools, used more and more often, is controlling, the role of which has substantially increased in the recent years. It is already implemented not only in large companies with foreign capital, but also in increasingly smaller entities, which begin to notice the positive effects of the implications of the principles and tools of controlling - both operational and strategic. The purpose of the article is to demonstrate the practical side of controlling tools that can be used for the purposes of operations conducted by microenterprises.
Keywords: strategic controlling, operational controlling, microenterprise
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Dan Mihai Popa

Engineering Risk of Series Production in Automotive Industry



Dorota Więcek / Dariusz Więcek / Ivan Kuric

Cost Estimation Methods of Machine Elements at the Design Stage in Unit and Small Lot Production Conditions



Michał Molenda

Quality Study and Improvement of Logistic Processes on the Example of a Chosen Enterprise



Erika Sujová / Helena Čierna / Iwona Żabińska

Application of Digitization Procedures of Production in Practice



Vladislav Sviatskii / Pavol Bozek / Mikhail Sokolov / Zygmunt Łukaszczyk

The Design Technique of Melting Units for Production of Synthetic Fibrous Materials by Vertical Blowing Method



Karolina Werner-Lewandowska / Monika Kosacka-Olejnik

Logistics Maturity Model for Engineering Management – Method Proposal



Tomasz Gościniak / Krzysztof Wodarski

Effectiveness of Using the Method of Artificial Intelligence in Maintenance of Ict Systems



Miriam Matúšová / Erika Hrušková

Applying the Computer Aided Systems in Education Process



Sergiej German-Galkin / Vladimir Sakharov / Dariusz Tarnapowicz

Energy Characteristics of Asynchronous Electric Drive



Piotr Cheluszka

The Use of Low-Budget Self-Assembly Sets for Research and Robotics Education




Pavel Fobel / Tomáš Forgon / Monika Klimentová Fobelová

Innovation Management in Good Practice Context



Daniela Fobelová / Lukáš Moravec / Elena Bendíková

Role of Applied Ethics(CIST) in Managing the Quality of Life in the Post-Risk Society



Zbigniew Orbik / Viera Zozuľaková

Corporate Social and Digital Responsibility



Aleksandra Kuzior / Ján Zozuľak

Adaptation of the Idea of Phronesis in Contemporary Approach to Innovation



Monika Štrbová / Paulina Kuzior

Safety Management in the Age of Internet Threats



Alla Lobanova / Mykola V. Tulenkov

Social-and-Economic Order of Organizational Interaction in the Systems of Production Management



Małgorzata Nadziakiewicz / Alina Mikolajczyk

The Quality and Safety of Health Care Services



Karolina Rąb-Kettler / Bada Lehnervp

Recruitment in the Times of Machine Learning



 Stefan Boroń / Tomasz Kosiek

Total Sustainability Management. Describing the Conditions, Requirements and Application of Sustainability Management



Volodymyr Tkachenko / Aleksy Kwilinski / Maryna Klymchuk / Iryna Tkachenko

The Economic-Mathematical Development of Buildings Construction Model Optimization on the Basis of Digital Economy




Srisawat Supsomboon

Simulation for Jewelry Production Process Improvement Using Line Balancing: A Case Study



Witold Biały and Jiri Fries

Computer Systems Supporting the Management of Machines/Equipment in Hard Coal Mines. Case Study



Thomas Luschtinetz, Wojciech Zeńczak and Daniel Łuszczyński

The Selected Results of the Experimental Research of Solid Fuel Pneumatic Transportation to Ship’s Boiler



Constanze Scherz, Julia Hahn and Miltos Ladikas

Technology Assessment in a Globalized World



Hossein Safari, Ehsan Khanmohammadi, Meysam Maleki, Virgilio Cruz-Machado and Eduard Shevtshenko

Ranking Strategic Objectives in a Strategy Map Based on Logarithmic Fuzzy Preference Programming and Similarity Method



Ľubica Simanová and Pavol Gejdoš

Application of Selected Methods and Approaches for Improvement of Processes and their Use in Practice in Companies of Wood Processing Industry in Slovakia



Marian Zmarzły and Paweł Trzaskalik

Comparative Analysis of Methane Concentration Near the Junction of the Longwall and Top Road



Dorota Chybowska and Leszek Chybowski

A Review of TRIZ Tools for Forecasting the Evolution of Technical Systems



Senthil Chandran, Robert Poklemba, Jakub Sopko and Leoš Šafár

Organizational Innovation and Cost Reduction Analysis of Manufacturing Process – Case Study



Janusz Karwot and Józef Ober

Safety Management of Water Economy. Case Study of the Water and Sewerage Company



Juraj Ružbarský and Jacek Sitko
Possibilities of Pressure Die Casting of Iron Alloys



Jozef Mascenik and Zuzana Murcinkova
Experimental Determination of the Belt Transmission Slip



Michal Sustr, Jaroslav Zacal, Peter Dostal, Oldrich Cerny, Miroslav Pristavka, David Dobrocky, Stefan Gaspar and Jan Pasko
Acoustic Emission of Corroded Weldments During Tensile Test



Volodymyr Mykolaovych Anisimov, Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Anisimov and Tibor Krenicky
Properties Prediction of Linear Block-Polyurethanes Based on the Mixtures of Simple Oligoethers



Viliam Zaloga, Konstiantyn Dyadyura, Iryna Rybalka and Iveta Pandova
Implementation of Integrated Management System in Order to Enhance Equipment Efficiency



Erika Škvareková, Marianna Tomašková, Gabriel Wittenberger and Štefan Zelenák
Analysis of Risk Factors for Underground Coal Gasification



Vitaly V. Muravev, Olga V. Muraveva, Ludmila V. Volkova, Milan Sága and Zuzana Ságová
Measurement of Residual Stresses of Locomotive Wheel Treads During the Manufacturing Technological Cycle



Peter Kačmáry, Dušan Malindžák and Ján Spišák
The Design of Forecasting System Used for Prediction of Electro-Motion Spare Parts Demands as an Improving Tool for an Enterprise Management



Nikolay Akatov, Zhanna Mingaleva, Ivana Klačková, Gulnara Galieva and Nataliy Shaidurova
Expert Technology for Risk Management in the Implementation of QRM in a High-Tech Industrial Enterprise



Jozef Dobránsky, Martin Pollák and Zigmund Doboš
Assessment of Production Process Capability in the Serial Production of Components for the Automotive Industry



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