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Journal

30/1/2017
Maintenance Criticality Re-Assessment (MCR)
The development and implementation, within Nuon Productie (part of Vattenfall), of the Maintenance Criticality Reassessment (MCR) method - based on the FMECA concept - is described. More...
30/1/2017
Phase Analysis: The Missing Weapon in The Fight Against Machine Downtime (Part 1)
It is explained that analysing the frequency spectrum is not the only way of monitoring machine vibration, and that measurement and analysis of phase, which is neither difficult to do nor to understand, can enhance the ability to correctly diagnose faults. More...
30/1/2017
Maintenance & Asset Management Journal Guest Editor's Foreword
There is no doubt that technology can help in the path to improved maintenance and reliability. Condition monitoring technologies provide an early warning that enable maintenance to be efficiently planned and scheduled, spares inventory to be reduced, and maintenance costs to be minimized More...

Magazine

30/1/2017
Mechanical and Electrical Diagnosis Through Ultrasound Imaging
In this paper Adrian Messer, the manager of US Operations at UE Systems Inc, discusses the concept of ultrasound imaging, together with advancements in instrumentation and software that have allowed the users of ultrasound instruments to accurately diagnose electrical conditions, such as corona, tracking, and arcing, togethter with mechanical diagnostic inspections of bearing faults, pump cavitation, and valves. More...
28/1/2017
Legionella: Who Is At Risk?
Man-made water systems, such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and shower heads all produce fine water droplets that can harbour Legionella bacteria growth. More...

Product Reviews

17/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - Knee & Elbow Protection
Comprehensive range to suit every application More...
1/2/2017
Company News & Product Review - British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
BINDT is the professional institute for all those engaged in non-destructive testing (NDT) and condition monitoring (CM). It is concerned with education, training, certification and the advancement of the science and practice of the subjects. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Tiling To Reinforce Company Culture
Rolls-Royce focus on engineering excellence and operational excellence by transforming their manufacturing and supply chain to embed a lean approach across their facilities and processes. Ecotile interlocking floor tiles help them to achieve this goal. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Asset Management Software
Used by PwC, Transport for London, Westminster City Council, Just Eat and 4000 businesses, CompareSoft is UK based (and UK focussed) provider of unbiased comparison of asset management software. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Underwear To Keep You Warm and Dry
Snickers Workwear is pioneering the design and development of amazing ‘First Layer’ underwear that will keep your body dry and comfortable throughout your working day. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Electromagnetic Machinery Safety Service
TÜV SÜD Product Service today launches its electromagnetic fields (EMF) machinery safety service, which will help both machinery manufacturers and end-users ensure that they comply with the Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - New Rebel Welder
Rebel EMP 215ic, a 120V - 230V, CC/CV welding system, provides a true multi-process arc performance, location flexibility, lightweight portability and a groundbreaking operator interface with LCD/TFT display. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Be Prepared for Wintry Conditions
Mid Wales-based Contact Attachments has been designing, manufacturing, and supplying its range of Salt Spreaders to clients for over four decades, helping them to prepare and remain operational during the freezing conditions. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Fast Action Doors
Stertil Door Products is attracting unprecedented interest and orders for its latest generation of FlexiEdge fast-action doors. Originally introduced to the UK market in 2013, the new FlexiEdge models continue to provide exceptional safety plus unrivalled resistance to wind, weather and impact damage. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Another Door Solution
Faced with the escape of odours over neighbouring housing, an Essex-based company opted for a solution provided by Hart Door Systems. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Number One in FM Sector
ENGIE has been announced as the overall winner of the Sustainable FM Index (SFMI) 2016, following rigorous comparison of its sustainability performance against 25 other UK Facilities Management (FM) providers. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Dynamic Sensors Perform Under Pressure
PCB Piezotronics, Inc. a designer, manufacturer, and global supplier of accelerometers, microphones, force, torque, load, and strain sensors also offers a comprehensive range of dynamic pressure sensors capable of providing measurement solutions in a wide range of applications where transient pressures are encountered. More...
30/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - The Professional Lubrication System
At Lubrication UK, we are proud to be recently appointed UK Distributors of Memolub lubrication systems More...
29/1/2017
Finishing and Grinding Made Easy For Chicago Pneumatic Customers!
Founded in 1889 Chicago Pneumatic stands proudly today as a global brand leader providing tools engineered for demanding applications, designed, and constructed to meet the rugged demands of Industry More...
29/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Christmas Dispatched On Time for Veg Producer
To ensure fresh vegetables were delivered to customers on-time during the busy festive period, Alan Bartlett and Sons, used a tried and tested method for dealing with the seasonal business boom by hiring a Thorworld Industries loading ramp for the ninth consecutive year. More...
28/1/2017
Company News & Product Review - Air/Gas Leak Detection
At the press of a button - GOTEC LDS is instantly ready to locate the smallest low pressure leaks from compressed air and every other gas - quickly, reliability, safely and conveniently. More...

News

30/3/2017
Hydra-Cell Seal-less Pumps Excel in Emissions Control
Hydra-Cell pumps from Wanner are said to meet the challenges of flue gas scrubbing in terms of corrosion resistance and their ability to handle abrasive particulate matter. More...
30/3/2017
Lubrication - When Is Anti-Seize The Best Choice?
The typical function of a lubricant is to protect against friction and wear but it can also be used to inhibit corrosion by displacing moisture and leaving a continuous coating on the part. When choosing a lubricant, it is important to consider the intended application as well as the environmental conditions to which the assembly will be exposed. More...
30/3/2017
Rotary Hydraulic Directional Control Valves
From March 2017, Webtec will be able to offer rapid 7-working-day lead-times on all single piece hydraulic rotary directional control valve orders. More...
30/3/2017
UK Thermal Imaging Training 2017
Although thermal imaging cameras are becoming more intuitive, this should be no substitute for operator skill. It is still vitally important that those who use these smart cameras have a thorough understanding of the science and its application in order that they can accurately interpret the findings. More...
30/3/2017
100 Years of Innovation
It’s not every year a company can celebrate 100 years of business so Dixon are proud to be celebrating their centenary. Founded in 1916 Dixon has grown to become a world leading manufacturer of hose fittings and related accessories for all industries with footprints across the globe More...
28/3/2017
NDT Conference and Materials Testing Exhibition 2017
The 56th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) will take place from 5-7 September 2017 at The International Centre, Telford, UK. More...
28/3/2017
Intelligent Automation Systems New Operations in the UK
Intelligent Automation Systems Ltd. recently officially inaugurated its new establishment at Hyde Park Hayes, a West London business centre, located less than three miles from Heathrow Airport. More...
27/3/2017
Supplier of the Year 2016
Specialising in the sale, rental, service and support of ABB Variable Speed Drives and Motors since 1994, Quantum Controls has won the ABB Drives and Motors Supplier of the Year Award for the second year running. More...
27/3/2017
Bifold Pneumatic Actuator Controls
Bifold offer configurable valve control products, simplified for ease of selection with the highest safety factors and reduced spares requirements, offering the highest flow at the lowest cost. More...
27/3/2017
New Tachometers: Just The Ticket
BEKA associates extensive new range of Tachometers simplify speed measurement and display in both hazardous and non-hazardous areas. More...
27/3/2017
Denso Gives Water Mains 28 Years Full Protection
Anglo American Platinum is the world's leading primary producer of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and provide a complete resource-to-market service. An inspection was carried out at the South African site to determine the condition of the fire water mains, which was protected by a Denso system since its installation in 1988. More...
27/3/2017
Stainless Steel Motorised Drum
Rulmeca did not compromise when developing the hygienic, all-rounder stainless steel 113LS motorised drum to provide a powerful, continuous drive for light and medium duty conveyors. More...
27/3/2017
Protection System for Tank Bases
Winn & Coales Denso Tank Base Protection System is being used at the Isle of Grain National Grid site on four of their LNG storage tanks. More...
27/3/2017
Switchback to Comfort
For lasting comfort through a hard day’s graft on site the Scruffs Switchback boot has it all. Made for demanding jobs it combines underfoot protection with hard wearing features. More...
27/3/2017
New Product Catalogue
FREE to professional tradesmen and women around the UK, it’s packed with details of the world’s most innovative Hand Tools and accessories for working effectively - wherever you are on site. More...
27/3/2017
Speedor Storms for Dunstable
Hart Doors Systems has completed the installation of two Speedor ‘Storms’ at a recently opened packing and distribution facility for a major online retailer. More...
27/3/2017
Ramp Up The Benefits
The nature of business can be fluid, with peaks and troughs affecting most aspects of a company, from staffing levels to equipment use. This is particularly noticeable within companies that rely on loading bays for product import and despatch. More...
23/3/2017
UE Sytems Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX Kit
Maintenance activities in hazardous environments can be a challenge. UE Systems has the perfect solution: the Ultraprobe 9000 ATEX - a digital ultrasonic inspection instrument which is ATEX rated, versatile and easy to use. More...
23/3/2017
New Reversible Industrial Drills
The new range of ‘CP Ergo Wing’ Industrial Drills has been designed to provide operator comfort during high usage and productivity. More...
23/3/2017
Weldsafe Appointed First Platinum Distributor
ESAB has appointed Weldsafe Limited as its first Platinum Distributor in the UK. Based in Glasgow, Weldsafe has been an ESAB distributor for 33 years and the company easily met the stringent criteria necessary More...
23/3/2017
Kitemark
Europe’s leading independent manufacturer JSP are proud to manufacture under the BSI’s KitemarkTM scheme – the recognised mark for quality, safety, performance and trust More...
23/3/2017
Spring Making Secrets
Ever wondered how springs are made? William Hughes Ltd, one of the UK’s foremost spring makers, has produced a video demonstrating the manufacturing processes involved in producing the hundreds of thousands of bespoke springs delivered to customers each week. More...
23/3/2017
Snickers Classic Series 3 Work Trousers
A classic to rely on with superb fit and functionality - whatever work you’re doing on site. More...
23/3/2017
SolidGear & ToeGuard’s NEW Safety Footwear Catalogue
The 2017 Product and Price Catalogue has full details of the complete range of the UK’s most stylish Safety Shoes, Boots and Trainers from Hultafors UK’s own SolidGear and ToeGuard brands. More...
23/3/2017
City and Guilds Accredited Gas Inspectors Training Courses
ESAB has published its schedule of Gas Inspectors Training Courses for 2017. These will be held at ESAB’s facilities in Waltham Cross and Chorley, and there are courses for both certification and re-certification. More...
23/3/2017
30 Years of Crown Lift Truck Manufacturing
Crown has been producing highly successful products at its European production plant in Roding, Germany, since 1986 More...
23/3/2017
New 3-Axis Accelerometer
Hansford Sensors, the specialised manufacturer of advanced industrial accelerometers, has launched a new high performance triaxial vibration sensor, capable of providing simultaneous measurement in three axes. More...
23/3/2017
Contact Attachments Helps Firm Transform Its Telehandler
The UK’s leading forklift attachment company has helped an Anglian-based water company to streamline its manual handling operations. More...
23/3/2017
VSW-100 Vibration Switch
Meggitt’s VSW-100 vibration transmitter is a cost effective stand-alone solution that continuously monitors the vibration of simple rotating machinery such as motors, pumps and fans to more complex units such as reciprocating compressors or cooling tower gearboxes. More...
23/3/2017
New Vane Material That Provides Reliable Performance
GAST has launched NEW LubeFree options for their AM series air motors that utilize a proprietary vane material that provides versatility, allowing users the options to oil or not oil the motor. More...
23/3/2017
FREE Fluke Clamp Meter with a Fluke Insulation Tester
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23/3/2017
Integrated IR Camera Temperature Data
Fluke has introduced a new software feature that integrates high-resolution thermal data from the company’s TiX580 and TiX560 infrared cameras with National Instruments’ LabVIEW and MathWorks’ MATLAB software More...
23/3/2017
Up Close With Blue Diamond in New Microscope Video
Blue Diamond Technologies, the Hampshire-based engineering firm specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke mechanical components, has added a new video to its YouTube channel to demonstrate the effectiveness of its Optimax Evo-Cam full HD digital microscope. More...
23/3/2017
Backlit Monochrome Display Added
Alicat Scientific has added backlighting as a standard feature on monochrome LCD displays for its core range of mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers. More...
20/3/2017
Armed Forces Covenant Gets Royal Approval
Alcumus, the UK’s market-leading provider of technology-enabled business assurance and compliance risk management solutions, was delighted to introduce its Armed Forces veterans working for the company to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales during its official head office opening on 24th February. More...
17/3/2017
NDT Conference 2017: Call for Papers
This is a Call for Papers for the 56th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), taking place from 5-7 September 2017 at The International Centre, Telford, UK. More...
16/3/2017
Fast-Action External Door Withstands High Winds
A FlexiEdge fast-action external door supplied by Stertil Door Products ensures safe access for pedestrians and wheeled vehicles in an area of high wind loading for Greencell Spalding. More...
14/3/2017
Small Parts Make a Big Difference
Few would deny the logic of ensuring the continued performance of production equipment, but recent findings show that not everyone is aware that the quality of spare parts can have a significant effect in terms of costs and efficiency. More...
10/3/2017
Update Your Training for Ex-Forklift Engineers
Safety company Pyroban is advising companies that their forklift engineers may need new training ahead of the introduction of the updated EN1755:2015 standard for explosion protected forklifts in November 2017. More...
10/3/2017
Rethink Water – Manage Carefully to Maximise Benefits
New year. New challenges. New ways of thinking. With ever increasing sustainability, regulatory and financial pressures, now is the time to Rethink Water with the help of Veolia Water Technologies. More...
7/3/2017
Reflecting On ERP…
As a regulation that affects the industrial market on a daily basis, Andrew Jones, Technical Product Engineer at Axair Fans, reflects on previous industry legislation and explains how the next ERP directive (Energy related Products) could have the biggest influence yet on the industrial fan market in general. More...
7/3/2017
Reduce Down-Time, Equipment Failure and Energy Use
Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures will have a major negative impact on the system’s performance and reduce its service life. More...
7/3/2017
Three-Phase Electrical Energy Loggers
Fluke has introduced the Fluke 1732 and 1734 Three-Phase Energy Loggers, intuitive, easy-to-use tools with professional-level energy data gathering capabilities. More...
24/2/2017
Advanced Thermal Imaging Cameras
FLIR Systems announces three new Exx-Series advanced thermal imaging cameras for electrical, mechanical, and building applications More...
23/2/2017
Sweet Caroline
HMS Caroline is a decommissioned C-class light cruiser which saw combat service in World War I and served as an administrative centre in World War II. HMS Caroline was launched and commissioned in 1914. Due to the refurbishment, she is currently closed to the public, but is due to re-open in 2017 More...
21/2/2017
Putting CHP Aftercare Front of Mind
While Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems continue to grow in popularity, aftercare all too often remains an afterthought. Here Carl Main explains the importance of servicing and maintenance in order to protect what often is a sizable investment. More...
17/2/2017
Drum Handling Problem
Contact Attachments was the first-port-of-call for a global supplier of industrial coatings which required a specialist product to minimise risks and potential hazards. More...
17/2/2017
Lighting Approved by TfL
LED Eco Lights today announced that products from its Goodlight™ LED lighting range have been approved for use across Transport for London’s network in both Section 12 and non-Section 12 areas, such as the tube, rail and bus stations, depots and bus shelters More...
14/2/2017
Giant Worm Gears Weigh As Much As Three Cars
Renold Gears has supplied one of the largest worm gear sets in the company's history to a leading manufacturer of steel plate. The giant screw-down worm gears have a centre distance of over 32 inches and a ratio of 36:1. More...
13/2/2017
The Criticality of HFE Integration
It doesn’t seem to matter what happens, whether it be in the oil sector (a memorial garden for Piper Alpha in 1988), aviation, maritime or construction, we all embark on "relentless pursuit of delivering incident free operations" but focus only on the behaviours of the operators where clearly the operator has often been set up to fail through poor plant design or unworkable procedures. More...
2/2/2017
FLIR Duo Cameras for Drones
The FLIR Duo is the drone industry’s first multi-sensor camera that features FLIR’s Lepton® thermal micro camera core, a high-definition (HD) 1080p visible camera, and FLIR’s patented MSX® technology. More...
2/2/2017
Aerzen at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
Specialist blower, screw blower and turbo manufacturer Aerzen Machines Ltd has been appointed as one of the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance framework suppliers More...
31/1/2017
New Range of Powerful Yet Quiet Compressors
Atlas Copco has introduced a new generation of powerful yet quiet oil-injected rotary screw workplace air compressors, which are available in 7 kW, 11 kW and 15 kW variants with flows varying from 29.5-68.7 cfm. More...
27/1/2017
Emergency Shut-Off Solution
The Sundsvall Bridge in northern Sweden carries the European Route E4 motorway, spanning a coastal cove to bypass the city of Sundsvall. Opened in 2014, the 2.1 kilometre bridge also carries two 400 mm diameter district heating pipelines which are now protected by an emergency shut-off system incorporating Rotork pneumatic actuators. More...
26/1/2017
Nederman Vacuum Blaster
Nederman has now launched its new 418A/460A and 418E/460E Vacuum Blaster, an air powered mobile dustless abrasive blasting system that offers superior productivity, suction power and separation efficiency. More...
26/1/2017
Photography Competition
Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2017. More...
24/1/2017
Northern Ireland Framework
Specialist blower, screw blower and turbo manufacturer Aerzen Machines Ltd has been awarded a new framework for the design, supply and installation of their innovative and efficient range of oil free units for water treatment aeration applications. More...
24/1/2017
Professional Lubrication Systems
At Lubrication UK, we are proud to be recently appointed UK Distributors of Memolub lubrication systems, manufacturers of state-of-the-art single and multipoint automatic lubrication units. More...