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Journal

30/3/2017
Maintenance & Asset Management Journal Guest Editor's Foreword
There is a business process continuum. At the start is no process,where all outcomes are random, like kindergarten children playing together. At the other end is absolute control and accuracy, as in a robotic production line. More...
30/3/2017
How a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) Calculation Becomes a Trap
It is explained that calculating a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) as a measure of the reliability of a plant is by no means a straightforward exercise and may be misleading. More...
30/3/2017
Phase Analysis: The Missing Weapon in The Fight Against Machine Downtime (Part II)
Part I (in Issue 17.1) 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 machine faults. More...

Magazine

30/3/2017
A Food Manufacturing Asset Care Training Model - and the corollary of increased productivity
Recent business press articles have reported the low level of productivity in the UK*. Simon French, economist at Panmure Gordon & Co, argues that: “The only way an economy becomes wealthier or delivers economic growth is to increase productivity”. More...

Product Reviews

19/5/2017
Portable Vibration Reference Source
Meggitt’s REF2500 handheld shaker quickly and easily checks operation and set-up of accelerometers and velocity sensors. More...
19/5/2017
Essential Information & Support
HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce a new dedicated Support section which offers instant access to download technical and product specific information. More...
19/5/2017
New Process Meter
Fluke has introduced the 787B ProcessMeter™ which offers double troubleshoot­ing capabilities by combining the power of an industrial safety-rated digital multimeter (DMM) and a mA loop calibrator into a single, compact test tool. More...
19/5/2017
FREE CPD-accredited Webinars
Throughout 2107, Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars. More...
19/5/2017
New Prices on Laser Level Products
The Fluke Laser Level family enables layout tasks to be performed fast, simply and accurately, in every environment. More...
18/5/2017
Far East Partner Network Extended
Engineering services provider Blue Diamond has extended its network of production partners in the Far East. More...
16/5/2017
Industrial Adhesives YouTube Channel
The dedicated YouTube Channel for Henkel is now live and is regularly being updated with application videos, best practice, webinars and success stories. More...
16/5/2017
Service Agreement for Large Motors & Generators
A framework agreement gives ABB customers access to Sulzer’s extensive expertise in the repair and maintenance of large rotating machines More...
16/5/2017
Industrial Automation Protocols for Vacuum Instruments
Alicat Scientific has expanded the communications protocol offerings on its line of mass flow controllers for vacuum coating applications, adding EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet. More...
12/5/2017
Hart Comes Clean
A Speedor, manufactured and installed by Hart Door Systems, has been fitted in a pharmaceuticals production facility in Cambridge. More...
12/5/2017
Commitment to 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...
12/5/2017
Durable Forklift Safety Cage
A forklift attachment has proven it still has the ability to enhance economic efficiencies and health and safety in the workplace – forty years since it was first manufactured. ​​ More...
12/5/2017
Best Company - ‘One to Watch’ in 2017
In 2016, facilities management company, MSL, started a journey to become a great company to work for and set about identifying their vision and values by putting in place the structures to realise our objective. More...
12/5/2017
Critical Components Cleaning
William Hughes, the specialist manufacturer of springs and bent wire components for the global automotive and aerospace industries, now offers an expanded range of ultrasonic and non-ultrasonic cleaning techniques for critical components to the highest international and governmental approval standards. More...
12/5/2017
Footbridge Protection
Winn & Coales Denso Steelcoat 100/400 system was chosen by Hampshire Rigging Services of Romsey to protect the suspension of the footbridge at Thames Ditton Island, Surrey. More...
12/5/2017
Sun, Scruffs & Shorts
Scruffs Trade Shorts are designed with warmer working days in mind. More...
11/5/2017
Internet Retailer Loading Bay Project
RSR is the turnkey solution contractor renowned for its ability to deliver design, build and maintenance capabilities to clients across the country. More...
11/5/2017
Even Smarter Work Trousers
Snickers Workwear has always been renowned for its modern designs, innovative functionality and market-leading fabric technology. More...
11/5/2017
Modular Conveyor Platform
Interroll’s modular conveyor platform helps its customers, system integrators and OEM’s, to react to the growing importance of efficient material flow to end users. More...
9/5/2017
The Epitome of Safety and Performance
Ultra-enveloping and with unique Phosphorescent temples, the Rush+ Glow allows the wearer to be seen in the dark! More...
9/5/2017
It's safer with a Combilift
Combilift’s range of pedestrian trucks was developed to enhance health and safety procedures in areas where not only employees but also the general public may be present. More...
5/5/2017
Watkins Hire rolls out new WASPS service to cover mandatory steam boiler inspections and emergencies
A leading UK packaging manufacturer is among the first companies to sign up for the pioneering Watkins Annual Steam Protection Service (WASPS), which guarantees business continuity during mandatory steam boiler inspections. More...
27/4/2017
Next Level Half-mask Respiratory Protection
The new AVIVA is the latest innovative half mask from Scott Safety, a world leader in the design and manufacture of respirators and personal protective equipment. More...
27/4/2017
Stay Safe with Toolbox Talks
Keep up to date with the most recent changes to Health & Safety Guidelines for safe electrical maintenance with the latest ToolBox Talks on Safe Isolation from Martindale Electric at your workplace. More...
27/4/2017
Safety Tank Shower meets International Standards
Spill containment and spill control industry expert Empteezy has proof positive from three independent tests that its emergency tank shower (SE-VTS-1 tank shower) meets the rigorous standards set out by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the three European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI). More...
27/4/2017
New Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders
Continuing their strong commitment to safety innovation, JSP understand that Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is one of the biggest Occupational Health problems facing us today so to help the industry combat this, the JSP Research and Development team have designed a new range of SonisTM Helmet Mounted Ear Defenders which peak at an unbeaten SNR of 36. More...
27/4/2017
New Safety Footwear
U-Power’s brand new RedLion range is the latest in the company’s collection of original, Italian-designed, work-to-leisure safety footwear. More...
27/4/2017
Safety Locking of Machinery Guards
SICK has introduced the TR10 Lock for highly-reliable mechanical locking of moveable safety protection on machinery, such as guards, hoods, flaps, doors and screens. More...
30/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - 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
Company News & Product Review - 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...
30/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - 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
Sealmasters’ Easier Bearing Removal With Time Saving Performance Mounted Ball Bearing
Setscrew locking mounted ball and roller bearings have been around for over 100 years. Removal of setscrew locking bearing can be time consuming the two main problems with removing this type of bearings are the burrs created from setscrews and fretting corrosion. More...
30/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - 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...
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...
27/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - 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
Company News & Product Review - New Tachometers For All Zones
BEKA associates extensive new range of Tachometers simplify speed measurement and display in both hazardous and non-hazardous areas. More...
27/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - 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
Company News & Product Review - 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
Company News & Product Review - Protection for LNG 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
Company News & Product Review - Water Mains 28 Year 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
Company News & Product Review - Ramping 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...
27/3/2017
Company News & Product Review - 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
Company News & Product Review - 2017 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
Company News & Product Review - 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...

News

25/5/2017
Orange is the new beige
Belzona is proud to reveal its latest creative solution for industry - the encapsulating membrane - Belzona 3412. This coating can be brush or spray applied onto complex surfaces to protect them from the most severe corrosion. When used in conjunction with Belzona 8411, a release agent/corrosion inhibitor, Belzona 3412 can be cut and peeled back during required maintenance or to check the status of the substrate, before being fully resealed with an extra layer. More...
23/5/2017
Less steam = lower energy costs
The steam used in production at Rütgers plant in Castrop-Rauxel, Germany makes up a large percentage of the total energy expenditure. The condensate produced during the distillation process is discharged from the steam system via mechanical steam traps. More...
18/5/2017
Keeping the ball rolling
Did you know that the slinky was invented by accident when naval engineer Richard Jones was trying to make a meter to monitor power on naval battleships? More...
16/5/2017
Fulton’s steam remedy for Neal’s Yard
Fulton Limited has supplied an oil-fired, skid-mounted steam boiler system to Neal’s Yard Remedies, a UK-based manufacturer of natural, organic health and beauty products including essential oils, moisturisers, shower gels and soaps. More...
11/5/2017
Fluke provides interactive Digital Multimeter selection tool
Fluke has a long history of making the finest test and measurement tools on the market. Fluke Digital Multimeters can be used to safely and efficiently identify and troubleshoot a wide range of issues, and every tool is backed by the strongest warranty available so that purchasers can be confident in their investment. More...
8/5/2017
Offshore Oil Rig Installation with ATEX Mag Meter
Bell flow systems were recently approached about a sea water pumping application for an offshore oil rig. The customer required a highly accurate meter to fit onto an existing 3” line, which would be suitable for operation in an ATEX zone 1 hazardous area, and also capable of withstanding the harsh conditions that come with being offshore More...
8/5/2017
Fluke’s free 'Energy Saving’ CPD-accredited webinars
The third of Fluke’s series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars, running throughout 2107, is titled ‘Energy Saving – A Practical Approach to Energy Efficiency’ and is suitable for Facility Managers, Energy Managers, and Electrical Engineers More...
8/5/2017
Kentec checks-in at Belfast’s iconicTen Square hotel development
A £60m expansion of Belfast’s leading boutique hotel is being protected by a new and upgraded fire safety system. More...
5/5/2017
Sulzer offers scrupulous quality standards, speed and precision engineering
As part of the on-going maintenance and refurbishment project of the Docklands Light Railway, Sulzer has been contracted to inspect and repair the bogie frames of 76 rail vehicles over the next two years. More...
27/4/2017
Unique Corrosion Inspection Tool Now Available To Rent
Ashtead Technology has expanded its NDT equipment rental pool following investment in the latest Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) technology to deliver faster, more accurate asset integrity inspections. More...
26/4/2017
Box clever boiler hire
The process of commercial boiler repair or replacement is no longer the logistical headache that many organisations and institutions have had to grapple with in the past thanks to the development of easy and efficient containerised boiler hire. More...
25/4/2017
Borger’s Pumps Are The Right Angle
Within a very confined bunded area at Severn Trent Water’s Minworth Sewage Treatment Works, the upright design of Borger’s recently installed rotary lobe pumps has significantly reduced maintenance costs and downtime. More...
25/4/2017
The Future of Robot Safety
Part of the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0. collaborative Robots, or cobots, are designed to work alongside humans where they can perform tasks simultaneously. This means that unlike more traditional machines, which have a guarding mechanism, collaborative robots often operate in the human-occupied workspace without safety fencing. However, not all collaborative robots are guard-free, depending on their function and related safety requirements. More...
25/4/2017
Enhanced Process Safety Through Understanding Human Failures
This article elaborates the need for process safety in highlighting the significance of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) in design by reducing the potential for human failures. More...
10/4/2017
New Sales Director
Michael Rutter, who joined Keighley based Byworth Boiler Hire in 2006, has been promoted to Sales Director. Originally appointed as Hire Sales Engineer over the last ten years he has been involved in many aspects of the business including training, service work, sales and hire of industrial steam and hot water boilers. More...
3/4/2017
Wearable Technology Revolution
Snickers Workwear has always been renowned for its modern designs, innovative functionality and market-leading fabric technology. Now its WorkTrousers are getting even ‘smarter’ with the integration of technology to improve performance and wellbeing at work. More...
31/3/2017
Iconic Hadrian’s Wall Sculpture Unveiled
A spectacular piece of public artwork to mark the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall at Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend will be unveiled on Friday 24 March. More...
30/3/2017
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...
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...