Making the decision to change pumps on existing processing lines can be a difficult decision to take.
When the existing pumps have been in place for several years and are constantly giving problems, finding the right supplier capable of offering the most appropriate pump type can make the decision easier. (Read More)
The new Jack-Luber is a fully self-contained battery powered lubricator available with either a 125cc or 250cc replaceable grease cartridge.
Grease cartridges can be supplied filled with (Read More)
Standard energy chain systems are not designed to accommodate lateral (side to side) displacements or torsional (twisting) movements in the normal course of their running operations. (Read More)
AV Dawson Ltd, who were founded on Teesside, Middlesbrough, in 1913 are a multimodal distribution logistics supplier who operate a diverse range of haulage, shipping, warehousing and railhead facilities.
At their Ayrton railhead site they handle potash from a nearby mine in North Yorkshire which is very aggressive to steel structures. (Read More)
European Handling Equipment has launched the Warrior semi electric counterbalanced stacker.
As the latest addition to the Warrior range, the new stacker has been designed as a compact and versatile truck with the ability to handle safely all types and sizes of pallet. (Read More)
By Carl Webb – Director of Andrews Chiller Hire
Foresighted production directors and managers ensure that their organisation’s implement regular, pre-scheduled maintenance programmes to achieve maximum manufacturing and process efficiencies with minimum downtime. It is important to remember (Read More)
Beamex focuses on making the work of a field calibration technician easier and more efficient by launching a global “Ready for the field?” campaign.
The campaign focuses on the challenging (Read More)
Shire Systems, the UK leading producer of maintenance software has announced the release of the latest version of their Pirana CMMS suite of easy to use maintenance management products, including the NEW Pirana Mobile PRO. (Read More)
Reducing operational costs and optimising efficiency are key objectives faced by maintenance managers responsible for managing the assets of an organisation.
Many businesses will have implemented a CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management Software) solution to streamline asset management, in order to meet corporate goals. (Read More)
SoftSols will be attending this year’s Maintec exhibition at the NEC, twenty five years on from the very first year they supported the show.
Twenty five years on from the Berlin Wall coming down and the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska; the world has changed considerably. (Read More)
Fluke, the world leader in compact professional test tools, has introduced two new Earth Ground Testers, indispensable troubleshooting tools to help maintain uptime and lower the risk of electric shock to personnel. (Read More)
Condition-based monitoring (CBM) is playing an increasingly important role in supporting maintenance programmes. (Read More)
SPM Instrument, the leading provider of condition monitoring technology, now announces the launch of Leonova Diamond® IS and Leonova Emerald® IS. IECEx and ATEX certified, these new arrivals from SPM provide sophisticated condition monitoring capabilities for potentially explosive industrial environments, including zones 0, 1 and 2. (Read More)
The company is by far the market leader, a position that is underpinned by its continued and high commitment to research and development.
In the last year alone, the company applied for 60 patents and many of these innovations are featured in the two new series of thermal imaging cameras that will be introduced at the show. (Read More)
There is more on offer than ever before at Maintec 2014, which is returning to the NEC, Birmingham on 11-13 March.
The leading UK event for the maintenance, plant and asset management industry is in its 39th year and has a packed hall full of industry leading exhibitors, content rich seminars and the latest technology. (Read More)
Thatchers have been making cider for over 100 years and as the world around them has changed so have their production lines.
The increase in demand for Thatchers quality cider products prompted the Jubilee building project. The Jubilee building, so named in celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee, (Read More)
Virtually all manufacturing industry uses compressed air. There are some industries however where the quality of the compressed air is critical.
The chemical and process industry being one such sector. There are too many processes to mention but to name a few, agitation and (Read More)
Wrights Group, the Northern Ireland bus manufacturer with expanding global sales success and the maker of the new fleet of London buses, has selected the Teseo aluminium pipework system for the comprehensive compressed air delivery network at their new bus chassis production facility at Antrim. (Read More)
When the requirement of your production process is for totally pure air, the WIS range, carrying “Class 0” certification, has the answer.
It is widely known that the largest cost in owning and operating a compressor is in the electricity used to power it – well over 70% of the lifetime costs. (Read More)
On stand A100 at Air-Tech 2014, compressor manufacturer Gardner Denver will be showcasing energy efficient compressors and pumps from its leading brands, including CompAir, Hydrovane and Elmo Rietschle. (Read More)
Founded in 1930 at the instigation of the British Government, the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) is the only UK technical trade association representing manufacturers, distributors and users of compressors, vacuum pumps, pneumatic tools and allied products. (Read More)
Are you sceptical about using adhesives? Concerned that they won’t match up to traditional methods? Or maybe you can see their advantages but don’t know which type to go for. Rest assured this is a common conundrum.
Henkel, whose adhesive brands include Loctite® (Read More)
by Christer Idhammar
What are The Basics?
The most important and essential elements of the basics are listed above and include in more detail: (Read More)
Fluorinated (Freon) gases, which include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), are a family of man-made chemicals containing fluorine.
J D Neuhaus will be exhibiting on stand No F41, at the CeMAT 2014 international exhibition being held on 19th – 23rd May 2014 in Hannover.
They are located in hall 27 which is dedicated to Move and Lift equipment, where information on the Neuhaus range of hoists and cranes will be available. These products include (Read More)
Ideal for harsh environments such as chemical processing or waste water treatment, the ‘S’ and ‘ST’ fan range are made from corrosion resistant polypropylene and designed with adherence to the exacting standards required for storage cabinets, extraction hoods, filtration plants and most industrial and commercial (Read More)
Firmus energy, who are a gas network operator responsible for the supply of natural gas to over 10 major cities and towns in Northern Ireland recently decided to upgrade the protection to a 360m long 273mm dia. pipeline carrying natural gas across the River Foyle in Derry/Londonderry. (Read More)
Robert Brown, Technical Manager for Industrial Boiler Plants, at Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating, explains how modern condensing boilers can be introduced to upgrade existing heating systems with the minimum amount of upheaval for maximum savings:
“For those thinking of embarking on a boiler (Read More)
A recent UK Environment Agency river management scheme has demonstrated the ability of a Rotork Site Services extended scope contract to provide project management and organise all the mechanical, electrical and civil engineering work required to complete the project. (Read More)
The Tundra range of refrigerant air dryers from Hi-line Industries are now supplied with an ultra high-efficiency, single-cell heat exchanger, providing improved condensate removal combined with a reduction in energy usage.
These dryer products, which were initially (Read More)
Boiler blowdown is probably one of the most regularly completed, but least understood areas of boiler operation.
Blowing down a boiler is necessary to ensure that the boiler can deliver clean, dry steam to the heating system, but getting it wrong can (Read More)
Elastomer engineering specialist James Walker Keaflex, the Hampshire based manufacturer has custom moulding capabilities with a wide range of elastomers, including liquid silicone rubber.
Parts are produced to individual customer specifications and range from simple compression moulded membranes (Read More)
Having used Winn & Coales Denso Protal, with its corrosion resistant properties, to coat steel welded joints and fittings on the 900mm Stublach Minimum Offtake contract for National Grid, J Murphy and Sons Limited have again chosen Denso Protal 7000 brush grade to protect additional welded joints and fittings. (Read More)
Atlantic Boilers have supplied a Multi-Elec 180kW electric boiler at Bradwell Power station - a 50 acre site near Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex.
Two years ago, the 50 year old power station’s Turbine Hall was emptied of plant and the building demolished however the plant continues to (Read More)
Wherever hazardous materials are being handled, used or processed the deployment of safety showers is often required by law.
Compliance with safety standards and regulations is an increasing necessity for any business, as failure to provide adequate showers can expose any company to potential litigation. (Read More)
Advanced wireless connectivity and the new SmartView® Mobile app maximises productivity in the field
Fluke has introduced the Fluke® Ti200, Ti300 and Ti400 infrared cameras with advanced connectivity (Read More)
The performance and reliability of technical insulation materials can only be ensured if all the components and accessories used to install the products are compatible with one another, tested as a system and installed professionally. (Read More)
Condition-based monitoring (CBM) is playing an increasingly important role in supporting maintenance programmes. (Read More)
Cutting carbon emissions and minimising energy loss go hand in hand.
The optimal choice of motors and boilers, the installation of process heat recovery systems and energy saving lighting are all playing their part. Companies are also taking a much more pro-active approach to plant maintenance not only to (Read More)
Out of sight to many yet so vital to manufacturing industry, the life blood of an organisation is the boiler, providing essential hot water and steam for many manufacturing processes as well as the heat source for heating the actual building.
It is therefore essential that boiler performance is managed well and fully operational at all times. (Read More)
IsoCool, the Essex-based process cooling specialist, has provided a turnkey solution to Neproplast, a plastic extrusion company which is part of the IKK Group, the largest construction group in the Middle East. (Read More)
Rittal air/water heat exchangers are capable of cooling the air in an enclosure to a temperature lower than that of the ambient air.
Heat to be removed is transferred to a water circuit and may be conveyed to a remote location before being dissipated. The lack of dependence on ambient air results in a maximum operating ambient air temperature of 70 °C. (Read More)
Safran, an international high-technology group, operates worldwide with more than 60,000 employees.
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty is an integral part of the Safran group’s landing systems integration capability and is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of landing gear systems. (Read More)
The Annan, SW Scotland based, company will report increased turnover by over 15%.
To meet this increased demand the company has continued to recruit, including engineering and trade apprentices; (Read More)
Gas process air burner technology from Lanemark International is now playing a key role in the heating of two painting lines installed at JCB Heavy Products in Uttoxeter, where the company manufactures tracked and wheeled excavators from 11 to 46 tonnes. (Read More)
Southern Manufacturing & Electronics returns to FIVE, Farnborough, on February 12th and 13th 2014. As one of the UK’s most successful and enduring engineering shows, Southern Manufacturing 2014 looks set for another record-breaking year. (Read More)
Established in 1965 with plants at Syston and Gainsborough, Interfuse is a family-run business specialising in the manufacture of precast masonry blocks, which are distributed throughout the country through builders’ merchants. (Read More)
When facilities management company, Inviron, needed emergency hot water boilers during a system upgrade at Terminal 1, Heathrow Airport they called upon King’s Boiler Hire.
The requirements were for two temporary 8MW hot water boilers and a 41,000Litre capacity bunded fuel storage tank, all of which King’s could supply from stock. (Read More)
Think you know how to get the most out of your steam systems? The latest developments in steam trapping could make you think again.
As an essential component of any efficient steam distribution system, steam traps are long established, dependably removing condensed liquid from steam lines to maintain optimum performance. Yet even these workhorses of the engineering (Read More)
G.P. Burners has provided a custom built oil/gas burner for the new boiler house installation at Bumble Hole Foods of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
The burner is an integral part of the new steam boiler that has been provided by CFB Boilers of Clacton-On-Sea who are specialists in cost and carbon reduction solutions that cover (Read More)
The large number of industrial process heating applications that require steam means that system requirements can vary greatly from one to the next. Rob Brown, technical manager for industrial boiler plants at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, explains the need for a complete bespoke steam boiler system design, and the highlights the benefits of working with a (Read More)
Byworth Boilers, the country’s leading independent manufacturer of steam and hot water boiler services, was one of the first companies to recognise the potential of providing a boiler hire service.
That was over 30 years ago. Today Byworth has a fleet of over 100 modern mobile, de-mountable, static and containerised boilers available for long or short term hire. (Read More)
Occasions occur when there is a requirement to bring increased cooling to manufacturing plants to either reduce or maintain processing fluid temperatures or to achieve recommended temperatures for product storage.
The situation could arise as a result of plant failure in which case it obviously becomes an emergency or as part (Read More)
‘You can think of your MRO (maintenance, repair and operations) stores as a goldmine waiting to be tapped. Typically a large company with an inventory of £1 million, an inventory time of 4 years and annual issues of £250,000 should see a reduction in expenditure of parts of £200-300,000 in just three years, (Read More)
A range of skid-mounted heatless pressure swing adsorption (HPSA) dryers designed for compressed air/nitrogen applications can now be supplied by Hi-line Industries Ltd.
These are manufactured in their Burton-on-Trent factory, to comply with EU engineering regulations with a standard (Read More)
Even though training happens in every organization, there are often gaps in how effective it is.
Many times companies approach training as a one-off exercise and then fail to see the results they anticipated for the business. Experience shows that companies must think more strategically and focus on long-term competency development in order to truly create a team set to drive improvements, transformation and innovation. When building your training development plan, here are four critical points to consider that will help improve your investment and the long-term future of the business. (Read More)
A new web shop dedicated to data logging currently we are offering discounts on all items.
Alphatemp are exclusive distributors in to the EnviroMon range from Pico Technology. EnviroMon is a data recording and logging system designed to run 24/7 365 days a year for temperature, humidity, (Read More)
A Change Of Pump Boosts Chocolate Crumb Production
ATS Electro-Lube (UK) Ltd Have Added Another Product To Their Well Proven Range Of Self Contained Automatic Lubricators.1
ROCOL ANTI-SEIZE RANGE EXTENDED
Energy Chains Accommodate 90º Lateral Pivoting & 180º Axial Rotations
Denso Steelcoat Chosen for Potash Warehouse
New Warrior Semi Electric Stacker Handles All Pallet Types
Plant Efficiency Relies on Hired Help
Beamex Focuses On Making The Work Of A Field Calibration Technician Easier And More Efficient
Shire’s Pirana CMMS - New, smart Maintenance Software
Emerging Technology for Effective Asset Management
SoftSols at Maintec 2014
New Fluke Earth Ground Testers For Simpler, Faster Testing
More Firms Are Turning To Condition Monitoring To Avoid Costly Breakdowns1
SPM Instrument Releases Cutting-Edge Portable Instruments For Extreme EX Zones
FLIR Systems Is Marking Its Return To Maintec With An Impressive Display Of New Technology.
Inspect the ‘uninspectable’
What Does Maintec 2014 Have In Store?
Apples and Airs - Thatchers Cider
Compressed Air In The Chemical And Process Industry
Teseo Modular Airline System with ATS trolleys speed Wright EN-Drive production
Worthington-Creyssensac: The Truly Economic Oil-Free Air Option
Gardner Denver To Exhibit New Energy Efficient Technology At Air-Tech
Insist on BCAS – Be Compliant And Safe
A User’s Guide To Adhesive Technologies
Understanding Bearing Damage
Execute The Basics Of Reliability And Maintenance Well And You Will Get Guaranteed Results. Part II
Dependable Detection of Refrigerant Gases with Crowcon’s F-Gas Detector
Ex Rated Move & Lift Equipment At CeMAT 2014
AXAIR FANS: FUME FAVOURITE FOR EXTRACTION SYSTEMS
Denso Steelcoat Chosen For Derry Gas Pipeline
GAIN WITH NO PAIN
River Weir Upgrade Demonstrates Rotork’s Extended Scope Capabilities
Hi-Line Tundra Dryers Even More Efficient
Increase Energy Savings With Accurate Boiler Blowdown
James Walker Keaflex Highlights Custom Moulding Capabilities
Denso Protal Again Chosen for Brine Fields Weld Joints
Electric Boiler meets heating needs at de-commissioned Nuclear Power Station
FROM SPRAY NOZZLES TO SAFETY SHOWERS
New Fluke infrared cameras with LaserSharp™ Auto Focus deliver in-focus images for the best imaging accuracy
Armaflex System Accessories For The Professional Installation Of Elastomeric Insulation Materials
More Firms Are Turning To Condition Monitoring To Avoid Costly Breakdowns
Thermal Imaging – More Applications, Better Payback
When the Heat is On
Cooling Down In Saudi: IsoCool Complete Landmark Installation For Extruder
Save Energy by Cooling with Water
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Takes Off with Three Year Planned Maintenance Service Contract from ICS Cool Energy
Despite The Difficult Business Environment 2013 Has Seen A Year Of Steady Progress For Cochran Ltd, The Uk’s Largest Industrial Boiler Manufacturer.
Lanemark Process Gas Burner Systems Helps JCB Optimise Manufacturing Quality
Even More To Discover At Southern Manufacturing 2014
Interfuse Specifies Fulton Thermal Fluid System for Rapid Curing Process
King’s Boiler Hire ‘Fly’ To Heathrow
Modernise To Make The Most Of Steam
G.P. Burners Provide The Fire Power For Bumble Hole Foods
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Byworth Boilers Hire Fleet Leads The Way2
The Cold Light of Day
UK Maintenance Stores are Scoring Badly when Compared to World Class!
Plug & Play Dryers Feature HPSA Technology
4 Ways to Train Smarter—Not Harder
Alphatemp Technology launch www.enviromon.co.uk