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21/7/2017
Maintenance & Asset Management Journal - Editor's Foreword
The Industrial Internet of Things (the 'IIOT') is one of those 'buzz' technologies that is on the up-and-up, and there is no doubt that it is here to stay. The ready availability of real-time equipment health and performance data that this enables, and the ability to access this data remotely from the equipment being monitored, will shape the future of many maintenance organisations over the next decade. More...
21/7/2017
Forecasting Future Safety Events with Cros-AMSAA Models
A reliability growth model is traditionally used to predict, from the history of a system's failures, when failures of that system will occur.A reliability growth model is traditionally used to predict, from the history of a system's failures, when failures of that system will occur. More...
21/7/2017
Big Data, Predictive Analytics and Maintenance
After defining some key terms, the impact - on traditional Preventive and Predictive Maintenance activities - of recent developments in areas such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, Predictive Technologies and Predictive Analytics, is reviewed. More...
31/5/2017
Maintenance & Asset Management Journal - Editor's Foreword
In this issue's first paper Assetivity's Scott Yates gives guidelines on the creation of a plan, for managing the assets of an organisation, which is fully strategic (i.e. identifies a 'strategy' in the proper meaning of the word), and is compliant with the requirements in this respect of ISO 55000. He stresses that this must start by identifying the basic organisational objectives (typically part of the corporate or business plan) More...

Magazine

18/7/2017
A Boardroom Report – Achieving Excellence in Asset Management.
For the past 30 years, MCP Consulting Group has established itself as a world leader in maintenance, reliability and asset management consultancy with a global footprint across a wide range of industries including food & drink, pharmaceutical, chemical, power & utilities, airport & transportation and other manufacturing. Its client base ranges from large blue-chip multinationals right through to small single site operations. More...
14/7/2017
Early Asset Care
Traditionally companies installing new plant and equipment do not consider how they should maintain it until after the supplier has left site. More...
14/7/2017
Are you ready for the new Ex-forklift tyre requirements?
From November 2017, tyres and wheels on explosion protected forklifts, pallet trucks, reach trucks and other materials handling equipment will need to meet new requirements due to changes to the EN1755:2015 standard. More...

Product Reviews

21/7/2017
Snickers LITEWork Working Clothes for Summer
A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. That’s why Snickers LITEWork garments can help you keep your cool when the heat is on. More...
1/6/2017
Motion Amplification Game Changing camera technology
New revolutionary Motion Amplification (MA) technology from RDI visualises vibration of a machine in video form. 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
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
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...
19/5/2017
FREE CPD-accredited Webinars
Throughout 2107, Fluke is running a series of free, scheduled, CPD-accredited webinars. 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...

News

21/7/2017
Custom purification system minimises downtime
When Thames Water was looking for a system to remove impurities from anaerobic digester gases, it needed a system that would meet the stringent clean up requirements and achieve zero plant shut down when carrying out routine vessel maintenance. More...
21/7/2017
Smart Condition Monitoring Aims to End Downtime
Predictive maintenance is the best answer to minimising the risks of equipment failure, however, monitoring practices in the past have been expensive, problematic and at worst, unreliable. More...
21/7/2017
Blast cabinets upgrade aircraft maintenance facilities
Kearsley Airways has operated aircraft repair and maintenance services for over 60 years and currently works in support of both civil and military aircraft including the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Boeing 737 and 747 and heritage aircraft such as the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster. Components and systems processed include under-carriages, wheels, electrical units, air-conditioning systems and hydraulic actuators. More...
22/6/2017
ExxonMobil Launch “The Grease Experts” videos
ExxonMobil has launched 'The Grease Experts' a new educational video series for industrial operators who want clear and concise answers to technical grease questions. More...
22/6/2017
Electricity pylon delivery relies on wireless load sensing
Demonstrating that the electricity supply infrastructure can be developed more quickly and cost-effectively, Heli-Lift Services has pioneered the use of helicopters to remove and deliver poles and pylons in remote locations. More...
22/6/2017
$10million well services contract extension
Leading international oilfield services company Expro, has secured a $10million well services contract extension with Apache North Sea. More...
22/6/2017
Claxton awarded contract with Southern North Sea operator
Claxton, a leading supplier of engineering and services for shallow-water, jackup-depth markets in subsea services company Acteon, has been awarded a contract to riglessly casing cut and recover a total of seven wells in the Southern North Sea across two of the operator’s, normally unmanned, platforms, along with an additional subsea suspended well at one of the locations. More...
19/6/2017
New pump hits spot for viscous products at high temperatures
Finding that happy medium between a pump that can handle high temperatures but also handle highly viscous products appears to have taken a distinct turn for the better in the world of pump evolution. More...
14/6/2017
Monitoring Power Factor for Effective Energy Management
The ability to monitor power factor (PF) as part of overall energy use can be extremely useful in planning and implementing energy saving initiatives in high consumption facilities. More...
8/6/2017
4MW Biomass Power Station aims for Zero Carbon Footprint
A new agricultural biomass power plant, the largest in Italy, integrates four 1MW generators using Movicon SCADA technology for control and visualisation for efficiency monitoring More...
8/6/2017
Diagnosing Enclosure Fan Issues
Often, it’s not thought about, how an enclosure could stop working after it is set up. Sometimes all the rules and instructions can be followed but malfunctions or a negative performance is apparent. Often mechanical problems can be hard to diagnose as the issues can be subtle but in the instance of more technical problems special expertise and knowledge may be required More...
7/6/2017
Best Ever Threadlocking Adhesives
More than 50 years ago, LOCTITE® introduced the world’s first ever anaerobic threadlocking adhesive. Despite the maturity of the technology, it has been continually developed to provide new benefits and the company now asserts that its latest generation threadlockers are ‘the best ever’. More...
5/6/2017
Master Tool Services introduces the cost effective range of ZIPP fastening tools
ZIPP Group’s range of metal removal air tools have been providing cost-effective solutions for users in the United Kingdom and Ireland. More...
2/6/2017
Continuous IR monitoring ensure plastic weld integrity
Plastics play an increasingly important role in product design and IR welding is a popular method of joining these components. More...
1/6/2017
Employers Must Do More to Protect Staff from Harmful UV Rays
The UK’s leading safety expert, Arco, is urging UK businesses to do more to protect their employees against the dangers of the sun this summer, following a recent survey that suggested only 5% of workers receive UV protection from their employers. More...
1/6/2017
Puvab to complement Snickers workwear
The Hultafors Group has acquired Puvab - the specailist in protective clothing for workers in eneergy and utility markets as well as those in other industries that need flame resistant safety wear. More...
1/6/2017
When were your light curtains last tested?
Light curtains are common place in today’s manufacturing and packaging facilities. They fall into the category of ESPE (Electro Sensitive Protective Equipment). They use AOPD (Active Opto-electronic Protection Devices) for safeguarding persons when interacting with machinery. More...
31/5/2017
Prevention is better than cure
Whatever type of plant you are responsible for, industrial boilers are probably one of the most expensive items that you need to keep running at optimum levels around the clock. So ensuring their longevity is prolonged by taking proactive steps to identify performance issues and address them before they result in downtime is crucial. More...
31/5/2017
Aerospace engineering firm cuts costs with high efficiency compressors
Boge is saving a leading aerospace engineering and treatment company at least £18,000 a year by installing two of its high efficiency compressors. More...
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...