Basil Elkurd is a rotating equipment pump engineer for BP Oil Whiting Refinery. Elkurd has been at BP for 12 years. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering and is responsible for rotating equipment reliability in the Hydroprocessing & Utilities sections of the refinery. He may be reached at 219-398-1823 or

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - SKF has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso Ltd., a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. Presenso’s AI capability enables production plants to find and act on anomalies that were previously difficult to detect, automatically and without the need to employ data scientists. Presenso’s competence will be used to strengthen SKF’s rotating equipment performance offer.