By Carl Webb – Director of Andrews Chiller Hire
Short term plant equipment hire may be necessary to obtain a special piece of kit to complete a project, alternatively it may be brought in as a temporary but essential back-up when there is a significant in-plant failure. (Read More)
NEW INVERTER-BASED AC/DC POWER SOURCE PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY GTAW (TIG) AND SMAW (MMA) WELDING
ESAB, a world leader in welding and cutting technologies, introduces the HeliarcTM inverter-based AC/DC power source for AC/DC GTAW (TIG) and SMAW (MMA) welding. (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 the specific brand & type of grease type required for the application (Read More)
PCB Piezotronics announces the release of a brand new Combustion Dynamics Instrumentation brochure highlighting application-specific solutions for monitoring gas turbines.
The brochure features sensor placement illustrations and is designed to help gas turbine operators select the optimal pressure sensors and accessories for monitoring gas turbines. (Read More)
JACOB (UK) has introduced a new food grade range of modular stainless steel pipework which is the first in the market to meet the stringent requirements of the European EC 1935/2004 standard, as well as the American FDA food regulations. (Read More)
South East Water’s Bray Gravels pumping station has an essential role to play in supplying fresh water to around 300,000 homes immediately to the west of London.
Built more than 30 years ago, the pumping station draws water from boreholes close to the River Thames at Maidenhead and pumps it to the Surrey Hills and Crowthorne Reservoirs some 10 miles away. (Read More)
Wanner International has introduced two new Hydra-CellR Dosing Performance Pump ranges with mechanical flow rate adjustment.
Because seal-less Hydra-Cell pumps are true positive displacement pumps, flow rate is directly proportionate to input shaft speed and virtually independent of system discharge pressures. (Read More)
Selected products from the icotek cable entry systems available from M Buttkereit Ltd have been certified to comply with the EU Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX), for equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres of zones 1 and 21. (Read More)
Spidex Releases New Accident Reporting Software
Spidex has announced the release of Adverse Event Reporting, the latest software module from its comprehensive new ISIS health & safety management suite.
Adverse Event Reporting provides the means for companies to fulfil their statutory duty to record, report and investigate accidents and also enables recording and analysis of hazards, (Read More)
It has been said that ‘any tool is a weapon if you hold it right’, and this is never more true than when treading the minefield of choosing a computerised maintenance management software (CMMS) system.
Selecting the right system for your facility can pay dividends in increased productivity, higher quality of work and improved service levels but, in order for the benefits to be realised, it is essential that the product is (Read More)
Harvest Energy, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of road fuels, has implemented Mainsaver CMMS from Spidex Software to help support a best-practice maintenance program at its production plant on Teesside. (Read More)
The integrity of flanged connections is critical to the containment of fluids in a piping system.
Loss of containment, whether in chemical lines such as hydrocarbons and gas systems or water distribution lines, will have significant environmental, operational and commercial impact, and could pose a serious safety risk. (Read More)
The patented multi-spectral imaging (MSX) capability of the FLIR E-Series has proved significant both to customers worldwide and to FLIR Systems’ pricing.
This feature is standard on the entire FLIR E-Series of electro-mechanical troubleshooting cameras and it is now one of the main reasons why customers choose this brand. (Read More)
Indeed, MSX has resulted in huge demand for the FLIR E-Series in general and the FLIR E8 in particular and this, in turn, has enabled FLIR Systems to make this model even more attractive from a price perspective.
Based on current economies of scale and therefore valid until 30th September 2014, the FLIR E8 now carries a price tag of just £3,035 (3,995 euros in Ireland). This represents a cost saving of around 37% on the original manufacturer’s recommended price.
MSX has proved so popular because it provides exceptional image quality in real time. It extracts the outline detail from the visual image and blends it with the thermal profile. This makes it so much easier for the camera user to diagnose the problem.
Its effect is particularly striking on the high resolution, 320 x 240 pixels, images produced on the FLIR E8. Such is the clarity of the MSX enhanced image that a supporting visual image isn’t needed. MSX can also be applied to stored visual and thermal JPEG images after inspection.
For further details on the FLIR E-Series and its unique MSX technology go to:
Fluke has developed a new Preventive Maintenance portal on its UK web site to provide expert guidance to industrial maintenance engineers and technicians on how to maximise plant uptime and minimise downtime. (Read More)
AMETEK Land, a leader in non-contact temperature measurement, combustion efficiency and environmental emissions monitoring, has launched the latest update to its Cyclops™ family of portable, high-precision, non-contact thermometers – the Cyclops L. (Read More)
Every plant has a process on site for performing and managing calibrations, but there can be many different types of calibration processes and they vary in terms of quality, efficiency and productiveness. (Read More)
Bespoke control blocks offer many advantages over conventional pipework solutions across a wide spectrum of hydraulic installations, including leak-free operation, robustness and compact size.
Gerhard Ruppel, founder and managing director of Gerhard Ruppel Hydraulik in Bad Münder explains the key elements (Read More)
The energy-intensive process of creating one of Scotland’s finest malt whiskies is being made more efficient thanks to the installation of a new Wellman boiler system.
The famous Tomintoul distillery, in Speyside, contracted the West Midlands-based industrial steam boiler specialist to provide a new system with integrated economiser technology. (Read More)
Thermal imaging has become an essential method of detecting faults and averting failure in electro-mechanical systems.
It’s also ideal for identifying the source of energy loss and spotting problems in the fabric of a building. Vital to its effectiveness however is the user’s understanding of the science behind the technology. (Read More)
Powerful, energy saving and quiet, it’s hard to ask for more from a fume extraction fan but the new SEAT S50 has all those attributes and more.
Designed for exhausting fumes from hazardous manufacturing processes, the S50 is the latest addition to SEAT’s S Series and can support perilous processes such as PCB manufacturing, component washing and etching. (Read More)
Atlantic Boilers have played their part in the success of the £25m Lee Valley White water centre by providing the space heating to warm up competitors and spectators alike!
Built to host events at the Olympics, the venue opened again to the public after the Games as part of the Olympic Legacy Works providing a variety of water sports including White water rafting, canoeing and kayaking. The venue (Read More)
Promat UK has expanded its High Performance Insulation (HPI) capabilities with the opening of a new specialist production workshop facility on the Wirral.
The HPI premises will allow Promat to continue offering a comprehensive range of bespoke, high performance insulation solutions to a wide range of customers. (Read More)
Consisting of products, engineering tools and customer support, ‘Rittal – The System’ is completed with Rittal International Service.
A total of 64 subsidiaries, more than 150 service partners and over 1,000 service technicians guarantee a local service and fast response times. (Read More)
Mykal have renewed their definitive guide to industrial degreasing with the latest ‘Superior Solutions for Industrial Degreasing’ Catalogue & Website www.mykal.co.uk.
The catalogue & website cover every aspect of industrial degreasing, ranging from simple maintenance products to sophisticated process cleaning solutions and is targeted at the industrial engineering, (Read More)
When storing aggressive fluids, steel isn’t always suitable. Acids and alkali, for example, have corrosive properties and will attack steel, therefore long term protection is not guaranteed. (Read More)
With engineering skills becoming an increasingly scarce resource it is important that an engineer’s time is spent on core tasks.
Unfortunately, too many are still spending valuable time sourcing spares, according to Andy Silver, IS Commercial and Operations Director at ERIKS UK. (Read More)
The Aria glove, from the Globus Skytec range, has achieved top marks for EU standard EN 388:2003, providing added reassurance to customers of their protection from mechanical risk.
The glove, which has a NFTTM nitrile foam palm, recently achieved 25,000 cycles in the EN 388 abrasion resistance test. (Read More)
A £2.6 million upgrade of sections of the 45 km-long Talla aqueduct used by Scottish Water to supply most of Edinburgh’s water has been completed by contractor George Leslie Ltd, with Jacobs being the Consulting Engineers. (Read More)
Rittal has updated the DET-AC III product family, comprising the DET-AC III Master fire alarm and extinguisher system, the complementary DET-AC III Slave unit and the EFD III early fire detection solution. All three are available in the form of 19’’ slide-in racks. (Read More)
RÜFTECHNIK proudly presents OS3, a faster and more efficient sensor for laser shaft alignment.
The new sensor crowns 30 years of success in laser shaft alignment. It all began with OPTALIGN, the first laser shaft alignment system in the market. Based on the unique single-laser technology, the new (Read More)
With ONLINE VIEW 4.0, PRÜFTECHNIK Condition Monitoring presents a new server-based visualization software that provides a simple, clearly structured and live display of current machine conditions on PCs, smart phones and tablets via a dynamic web interface. (Read More)
Today, even low cost, entry-level thermal imaging cameras are surprisingly smart.
They are ideal for quick and easy troubleshooting but they are not best suited to every task. Where clear visual evidence of thermal difference is needed in mission or process critical application, a camera that has a thermal sensitivity of no less than 30mK is essential. (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)
Test instruments need to be explosion proof for machinery and process applications in hazardous areas
Test instruments is one of the most common types of intrinsically safe equipment used, primarily due to the fact that testing needs to be carried out regularly on machinery and other applications inside explosion-risk environments, explains Barry Atkins, (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 work of a field calibration technician and how the right gear can make (Read More)
Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the new Fluke VT04A Visual Infrared Thermometer - a lower-priced version of the Fluke VT04 with a manufacturer’s recommended price of £495. (Read More)
Steam systems are efficient and reliable. Even so, many users are not utilising these valuable assets as hard as they might be. Paul Mayoh, Technical Manager at Spirax Sarco UK, offers five basic strategies that everyone could be applying to increase productivity and achieve more ‘bang for their buck’. (Read More)
Riello has extended its RS-RL-RLS range of monobloc low NOx burners.
Outputs have now been increased up to 12MW following the introduction of the models 1000 and 1200. These new models build on the popular features of the well-established R Series with key advances in power output control and ventilation. Suitable for gas, light oil or dual fuel application, advanced (Read More)
Retreading tyre specialist Vacu-Lug has installed a second Babcock Wanson ESM2000 Steam Generator complete with flue gas economiser to serve its curing process.
A long standing customer, Vacu-Lug has (Read More)
CERTUSS offer seven construction groups within their range of fossil fuel Generators with outputs ranging from 80kg/hr to 2000kg/hr and operating pressures of up to 32 Bar G.
To accompany the Generator, CERTUSS also (Read More)
“The correct selection of a steam boiler output is critical to its operation, efficiency and performance” Carl Knight, Fulton Ltd
If undersized for the system load, then steam pressure will rapidly decrease thus causing the boiler to collapse its steam space, in turn causing low water alarms and ultimately burner lockout. (Read More)
Swindon based combustion equipment manufacturer, G P Burners, has launched a digital burner control and variable speed drive (VSD) conversion initiative.
Under the programme, the company’s extensive range of analogue controlled gas fired burners may be retrofitted (Read More)
The process gas burner expertise that is central to the leading reputation of Lanemark International Ltd., is now seen in conjunction with the company’s tank design and installation capability at a refurbished facility for one of the UK’s leading automotive manufacturing organisations. (Read More)
The facility, at the Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK plant in Sunderland, replaces an existing caustic wash unit and features both a Lanemark TX gas fired immersed tube heating system and a bespoke tank and lid design – configured to meet the precise requirements of the customer.
“We have manufactured a fully insulated dip tank measuring some 3m x 1.7m in footprint and with an overall height of 1.5m,” comments Lanemark Director Jeff Foster, “and which also includes a hinged lid that is connected to an integral fan assisted extraction system. This is designed to remove fumes and vapours from the process, whether the lid is closed or when the lid is opened to its full extent of almost 90°, with flexible duct connections to the extraction system operating in conjunction with the hinge arrangement.”
The caustic wash facility, located ahead of a rinse tank, features a Lanemark TX30 gas fired immersed tube heating system. This comprises a 150 kW burner firing through the wall of the tank into a 3-inch multi-pass, immersed tube heat exchanger. “A four pass heat exchanger is designed into the tank construction – along the length and one end of the tank,” continues Jeff Foster, “which in turn connects to an extraction fan that pulls the products of combustion through the system. Both this exhaust fan and the lid extraction system are then connected to a duct system to the exterior of the building.”
The installation at the refurbished Nissan facility is central to the operation of a number of painting lines that require a series of regular maintenance operations to be carried out. This includes the cleaning of components – such as jigs, grid floor panels and walkway sections – all of which pass through the caustic dip tank facility. Reliable cleaning performance is thus a vital and continuous requirement, with the accuracy of Lanemark’s TX gas fired immersed tube heating technology making an important contribution in this regard – an operating temperature of between 98°C and 100°C is consistently maintained. Moreover, the Lanemark TX gas fired immersed tube heating system operates in excess of 80% efficiency – of particular relevance in terms of both process performance and operating costs.
“The name of Nissan is associated with high volume, high quality automotive production worldwide and thus we are fully aware of the company’s commitment to manufacturing processes of the highest standards,” concludes Jeff Foster. “We believe the decision to specify our equipment in this context pays testimony both to its performance and to the reliability and consistency that can be achieved with our process burner and associated tank designs.”
Lanemark International Ltd.
Contact : Jeff Foster
Tel : (024) 7635 2000
Fax : (024) 7634 1166
Website : www.lanemark.com
When it comes to the specification and subsequent installation of Combined Heat & Power (CHP) modules, a great deal of discussion is often centred around system design and sizing.
Here, Alex Parkinson, Commercial Sales Manager for CHP at Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, evaluates the pros and cons of multiple module CHP systems vs single module arrangements: (Read More)
West Yorkshire based Byworth Boilers supply high quality steam boilers to suit all industrial applications.
After 45 years of continual development and improvement, Byworth believes its MX range of reverse flame boilers to be unrivalled in its class.
The MX range can be purchased as a standalone (Read More)
Ferroli received an urgent phone call one Monday morning from customer WTG Heating, which specialises in providing temporary boiler installations, with a request for central heating boilers that could provide 1MW of heat to a 16 storey building in Sidcup, Kent.
The building’s existing boilers, which (Read More)
The eight terminals have a combined capacity of 1.28 million m³
and together have extensive experience in storing a range of hazardous substances including, petrol, gas oil/diesel and aviation fuel, and also handling and blending biofuels. (Read More)
FLIR Systems has announced that it has been named an Innovation Partner with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
The winner of four consecutive Formula One World Champions in both Constructor’s and Driver’s categories, Infiniti Red Bull Racing will work with FLIR® – the world’s leading supplier of thermal technology – to gather temperature data from its 2014 challenger, the RB10. (Read More)
On 11 February 2014, ERIKS announced having reached an agreement with Datwyler to acquire all shares of the Maagtechnic Group. This acquisition has been finalised successfully on 1 April 2014.
The Maagtechnic Group is a leading European industrial service provider, serving OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) as well as MRO (Maintenance Repair Overhaul) with operating companies in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Maagtechnic is active in the distribution, manufacturing, customising and engineering of the following competences: (Read More)
Painting and Labour Ltd of Immingham are long-term users of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd’s Archco-Rigidon 403D and 503D glass flake vinyl ester coatings.
The company has been regularly contracted to line internal surfaces of pipework, tanks and vessels and also injector spools with these specialist interior protective coatings, following shot blasting to (Read More)
Electrical and Hydraulic Systems need regular check-ups in order to maintain peak operational performance. Paul Hickman, an expert in drive technology at Bosch Rexroth, says that all-too-often end -users neglect to give these vital pieces of equipment the TLC they deserve. (Read More)
Reactive maintenance is here defined as all maintenance work that was scheduled less than 20 hours before it was executed.
It makes sense that there is a strong correlation between safety incidents, injuries and reactive maintenance. In a reactive situation you might not take the time you should to plan and (Read More)
In the quest for ever greater sustainability, manufacturing companies are looking to make savings every which way without compromising quality.
Cold forming is a metal manufacturing process that not only cuts waste but improves the integrity of component parts, says Mark Jennings, Engineering Director at Dawson Shanahan. (Read More)
Cirrus Research is consolidating its reputation as the UK’s leading noise measurement experts with the continued development of its AuditStore™ software.
Designed specifically to give total peace of mind to clients, AuditStore™ has been developed to ensure that all noise measurement data is valid and trustworthy. (Read More)
An East Midlands bakery has invested in a centralised vacuum cleaning system designed and manufactured by market leaders BVC.
The primary reason for the investment was the need to clean up relatively inaccessible areas such as silo penthouses and internal silo tops/bottoms. (Read More)
Winn & Coales Densoband has been chosen for use in the installation of new crash barriers on the A898 Erskine Bridge, Glasgow.
The volume of HGV traffic has greatly increased since the bridge was opened in 1971. Consequently the existing barriers in the central reserve will not (Read More)
Scottish and Southern Energy were concerned that a build-up of moisture in small, difficult to access gaps at Sloy Power Station could lead to corrosion.
The problem areas were the narrow gaps between the main water supply pipes and their concrete supports. (Read More)
Explosive atmospheres can be generated by a number of manufacturing processes.
As of July 1st 2003, it has been mandatory, under European law, that any equipment used in a potentially explosive atmosphere must conform to specific ATEX safety standards. Axair Fans, based in Staffordshire, can help to ensure that (Read More)
As part of a UK initiative, Stertil Stokvis is now operating as two separate identities that more clearly represent its core businesses.
The company will continue to offer market-leading loading bay equipment and industrial doors under two separate brands – Stertil Dock Products (Read More)
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)
Emergency Chiller Call-Out Can Save Productivity Loses
NEW INVERTER-BASED AC/DC POWER SOURCE PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY GTAW (TIG) AND SMAW (MMA) WELDING
ATS Electro-Lube (UK) Ltd Have Added Another Product To Their Well Proven Range Of Self Contained Automatic Lubricators.2
New Combustion Dynamics Instrumentation Brochure
Jacob Food Grade Range - New Products – Higher Standards
Bray Gravels Water Pumping Station Gets An Upgrade
New Dosing Performance Pumps Launched
Cable Entry Systems For Potentially Explosive Atmospheres
Spidex Releases New Accident Reporting Software
CMMS: a planned attack
Harvest Energy selects Mainsaver CMMS for UK’s largest biodiesel plant
The Flange Protection Challenge
Worldwide MSX Demand Fuels Cost Reduction
New Fluke Preventive Maintenance Portal Provides Expert Guidance On Maximising Plant Uptime
AMETEK Land introduces NEW Cyclops L - portable non-contact thermometers
An Efficient Calibration Process Is Automated And Paperless
Integrated Hydraulic Control Blocks Bring Concentrated Benefits
Raising A Glass To Energy Efficient Boiler Installation
NEW THERMOGRAPHY COURSES CONFIRMED
New SEAT S50: Powerful Protection from Hazardous Fumes
Rapid Water Heating at Olympic Venue
New Workshop Facility
Rittal offer International Service and System Support
Mykal Make Degreasing Choices Simple For Industry
Why steel isn’t always safe: How do you protect the environment with plastic? With the new PolySafe Depot from DENIOS
Are Your Engineers Solving Engineering Problems Or Buying Spares?
SKYTEC ARIA - NEW TEST CONFIRMS GLOVE’S EXCEPTIONAL DURABILITY
Denso Steelcoat Protects Edinburgh’s Water Supply Aqueduct
Proven Protection For Data Centres
30 years laser shaft alignment.
Machine status at a glance - simple, straightforward and from any location
Thermal Imaging Spots Cockpit Electrical Faults
SPM Instrument releases cutting-edge portable instruments for extreme EX zones2
Intrinsically Safe Measurement Avoids Blasts
2Beamex Focuses On Making The Work Of A Field Calibration Technician Easier And More Efficient
New lower-price Fluke high resolution Visual Infrared Thermometer with AA battery flexibility
Five Top Tips For Maximising Steam System Productivity
Riello extends monobloc burner range to 12MW
Babcock Wanson Treads Carefully... Retreading Tyre Company Installs Babcock Wanson Steam Generator
All CERTUSS Steam Generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG.
CORRECTLY SIZING A STEAM BOILER – WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
G P BURNERS’ DIGITAL CONTROL CONVERSION FUELS IMPROVED ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Nissan Jig And Grid Floor Cleaning Facility Gains From Lanemark Process Heating And Tank Installation Design
CHP: CAN LESS REALLY BE MORE?
Ferroli Energy Top Boilers Impress In Temporary Hire Installation
Simon Storage introduce Agility for Maintenance Management and Incident Reporting across European sites
FLIR Systems Announces Infiniti Red Bull Racing Partnership
ERIKS ACQUIRES MAAGTECHNIC GROUP
Archco-Rigidon Protects Injector Spools, Pipework and Vessels
GIVE YOUR HYDRAULIC AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS A HEALTH CHECK
Safety and Reactive Maintenance
Working Without Waste
Cirrus Research right on the button with its AuditStore™ technology
BAKERY INVEST IN CLEANING SYSTEM
Densoband aids Crash Barrier Installation on Erskine Bridge
Denso Void Filler Solves Corrosion Traps at Sloy Power Station
ATEX FANS: LET’S CLEAR THE AIR
New Stertil Identities Aim To Improve Customer Interaction
A Change Of Pump Boosts Chocolate Crumb Production