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22/06/2017
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...
22/06/2017
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...
22/06/2017
$10million well services contract extension
Leading international oilfield services company Expro, has secured a $10million well services contract extension with Apache North Sea. More...
22/06/2017
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...
19/06/2017
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...
14/06/2017
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...
08/06/2017
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...
08/06/2017
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...
07/06/2017
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...
05/06/2017
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...
02/06/2017
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...
01/06/2017
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...
01/06/2017
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...
01/06/2017
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...
31/05/2017
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...
31/05/2017
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...
25/05/2017
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...
23/05/2017
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...
18/05/2017
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...
16/05/2017
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...
11/05/2017
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...
08/05/2017
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...
08/05/2017
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...
08/05/2017
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...
05/05/2017
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...
27/04/2017
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...
26/04/2017
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...
25/04/2017
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...
25/04/2017
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...
25/04/2017
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...
10/04/2017
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...
31/03/2017
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...
30/03/2017
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...
30/03/2017
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...
28/03/2017
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...
20/03/2017
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...
17/03/2017
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...
16/03/2017
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...
14/03/2017
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...
07/03/2017
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...
07/03/2017
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...
24/02/2017
Advanced Thermal Imaging Cameras
FLIR Systems announces three new Exx-Series advanced thermal imaging cameras for electrical, mechanical, and building applications More...
23/02/2017
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...
21/02/2017
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...
17/02/2017
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...
17/02/2017
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...
14/02/2017
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...
13/02/2017
The Criticality of Human Factor Engineering (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...
02/02/2017
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...
31/01/2017
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...
30/01/2017
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...
28/01/2017
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...
26/01/2017
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...
26/01/2017
Photography Competition
Entries are now being accepted for the International Images for Science competition 2017. More...
24/01/2017
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...
24/01/2017
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...
23/01/2017
Dust & Fume Exposure - Employers Have A Duty of Care
Engineering and maintenance are two of the most hazardous industries, with huge potential for serious injuries if precautions are not taken to safeguard individuals working in them. More...
03/01/2017
Masters of Innovation
Turck is one of the leading manufacturers in industrial automation. Turck is a family company with a worldwide presence, through 28 subsidiary companies and 60 exclusive representatives offering international support for sales and service. More...
22/12/2016
New Compact, Low Maintenance F Range Refrigerant Dryers
Atlas Copco has introduced its new F range of professional refrigerant dryers that combine reliable, energy-efficient performance and a low maintenance requirement. More...
22/12/2016
World’s Fastest Car Gets Final Touches
A supersonic car expected to smash the land speed record has returned to 3M’s state-of-the-art Atherstone facility for a final paint-job, which will be more than just cosmetic. More...
22/12/2016
Artificial Intelligence?
Autodeployment, or using a complex decision making algorithm to decide the best resource to carry out a piece of work without the need for human involvement, might sound like something from the future, but it’s available in the here and now. More...
09/12/2016
London Bridge is 180 Years Old
A pop-up exhibition charting the 180-year history of London’s oldest railway station is taking place at London Bridge station this December. More...
09/12/2016
University of Huddersfield secures new £30 million for Future Metrology Research Hub
The University of Huddersfield is to lead a new £30 million research centre to help transform UK manufacturing. More...
01/12/2016
Don’t Let Harmonics Get You Down
In 1976, it was discovered that the bacteria causing Legionnaires disease, an atypical strain of pneumonia, had always been present in water, but it was the precise temperature of the water in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that facilitated the bacteria’s maximum reproduction levels More...
30/11/2016
Investing To Meet Growing Demand
William Hughes announces that it has invested over £1/4 million in a high technology twin robot welding cell. More...
30/11/2016
The 5 Golden Rules of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Specification
"With so many choices and configurations available, how should you go about selecting the correct PLC for your application?” asks Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s product manager Hugh Tasker, who offers guidelines for PLC specification. More...
30/11/2016
Centrifugal Compressors - Their Reliability, Maintenance, Rotor-Dynamics & Seals
Rotating equipment specialist, Amin Almasi, discusses the reliability, operation, maintenance, rotordynamics and dynamics of centrifugal compressors. More...
30/11/2016
Steam Versus Thermal Fluid
Steam has long been a valuable servant to the human race - from a means of powering engines to a method of cooking food. However, there is one area where steam has been outdone in recent years – heat transfer using thermal fluids. More...
30/11/2016
What Are The 5Ss and How Can They Be Best Implemented?
In this article, Dr Paul Gibbons, principal asset management consultant with CH2M, shares his own personal experiences of 5S. More...
29/11/2016
An Eight Step Guide For Responding To Onsite Liquid Spillages
Liquid spillages can happen on any active work site and can escalate in a split second, so reacting to them can range from straightforward common sense to those that require more complex procedures to contain the spill and prevent further leakage. More...
27/11/2016
Tailored, Hands-On Training Proves a Hit with Hitachi Rail
The engineers at Hitachi Rail Europe’s flagship train maintenance centre at Ashford in Kent are responsible for maintaining a fleet of 29 of the company’s Class 395 Javelin trains, which offer the fastest domestic rail service travel in the UK More...
27/11/2016
Insulating Against Motor Failure by Partial Discharge Testing
As the price of low voltage (up to 700V) electric motors and their controls continue to fall, more units are being installed over a wide variety of applications. More...
17/11/2016
Safe Access - A Call of Duty
For engineers required to maintain rooftop plant, safe access is a key health and safety issue. Sam Birch, Product Manager at Big Foot Systems, discusses the challenges of accessing plant on flat roofs More...
14/11/2016
Rotary Screw Blowers Aid Lallemand
Rotary screw blowers from Atlas Copco are providing a highly reliable source of vital process air for Lallemand GB, the UK’s largest commercial yeast producer, who is predicting to reduce its annual energy bills by 25% as a result of adopting the technology. More...
10/11/2016
Turn Any Android or Windows Device Into A Powerful Condition Monitoring Data Collector
AVT Reliability® are pleased to announce further developments to Machine Sentry® its revolutionary condition monitoring system. More...
04/11/2016
New Remote Testing Streamlines Temperature Checks
Spot checks on boxed in pipes or high level tanks are faster and more practical with remote thermocouple monitoring points located up to 20 metres away. More...
29/10/2016
Condition Based Maintenance In High Risk Industries
In August 2015 an explosion at a gas treatment plant in the Perla gas field on the west coast of Venezuela - one of the biggest offshore gas fields in Latin America - demonstrated the inherent risks in offshore operations. More...
28/10/2016
Easy Programming Precision Dosing Pump
The new Verderflex Vantage 5000 is a highly advanced Next Generation peristaltic pump system with touch screen technology and intuitive operating system. More...
21/10/2016
Chicago Pneumatic – CP28 Series Screwdrivers
Chicago Pneumatic recognises that within its Customer base there are demanding assembly applications where precise torque is not always demanded! They do however recognise that excellent durability and operator comfort remain vital to good productivity. Hence the introduction of the new CP28 Series of pneumatic Screwdrivers More...
21/10/2016
Tinytag Data Loggers: Accurate Environmental Monitoring
Environmental monitoring can constitute a key part of effective building and facilities management, energy management and maintenance. Tinytag data loggers provide a cost-effective solution, monitoring power consumption, temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, voltage, current and count. More...
21/10/2016
Autumn/Winter Promotional Deals
Pixel numbers are important in thermal imaging. The more there are, the clearer the thermal picture and the easier the diagnosis. Until the end of the year, FLIR Systems is offering its customers higher image resolution for the same price in a promotion to demonstrate pixel power. More...
21/10/2016
The 3D Printed House
A house made by a 3D printer? This is no longer just a dream… the façade of the ‘Europa-Haus’ in the Amsterdam Marine Quarter, built for the duration of the Dutch Presidency of the EU, was partly constructed in this way. More...
20/10/2016
Pre-Apprenticeships Can Help Bridge The Gender Divide in Engineering
Just 8.5 per cent of the engineers in the UK are women and 62 per cent of 11-21 year-old girls believe engineering and technology is just for boys, according to the Telegraph More...
18/10/2016
Gardner Denver Scores A Hole-In-One
Leading compressor and vacuum pump manufacturer Gardner Denver has raised more than £6,000 for Cancer Research UK after hosting a charity golf day with its distributor, supplier and sales network at Warwickshire Golf and Country Club. More...
17/10/2016
Aircare Installs Fully Integrated Compressed Air System
Gardner Denver distributor Aircare Compressor Services (Aircare) has delivered a bespoke compressed air solution at an innovative new facility for Cosworth, a leading manufacturer of electronics and powertrain products. More...
30/09/2016
Are Bearings Making You Spin Your Wheels?
The wheels of industry turn on bearings, so why do the wheels often vibrate, clatter, squeak, drag and overheat, asks Ian Rubin from Regal Power Transmission Solutions? More...
30/09/2016
Taking The Strain - Anti-Vibration Specification for Industry
Anti-vibration mounts protect both people and assets by isolating and attenuating vibration and noise - preventing damage to both moving machinery and the environment in which it works. More...
30/09/2016
Airborne and Structure-Borne Ultrasound As A Key Component To Predictive Maintenance
Today’s maintenance departments are continually being asked to do more. Unfortunately, in most cases, they are being asked to do more with less. More...
28/09/2016
Figuring Out How IIoT & Big Data are Changing Asset Management
Accenture, McKinsey, IBM, GE, and others expect that IIoT will generate $14T of economic activity in the next 10 years. More...
28/09/2016
Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Linear Guidance Systems
Many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology but view linear as complicated and over-engineered, with complex maintenance requirements, says Bob Love, business development manager at Schaeffler UK, and in the following paragraphs he dispels the common myths about linear bearing technology. More...
27/09/2016
Working At Height
Scheduled maintenance shutdowns have gradually become a thing of the past - thanks in part to planned maintenance and ongoing repair and replacement work – however, the method in which work is carried out at height still has a long way to go More...
26/09/2016
Don't Miss The Boat
Members of the public will be able to see their name etched into history when ambitious plans to build a multi-million pound robot boat to mark the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower out of Plymouth take another step forward next month . More...
22/09/2016
Easy To Use, Full-Featured Welding Machine
ESAB recently held a successful open day at the manufacturing site in Diss, Norfolk of sister company, GASARC. The popular event was used to introduce the Rebel – the smallest, most powerful, full-featured portable welding machine on the market. More...
19/09/2016
Kentec Protects Top Cambridge Biolab
A new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro fire alarm control panel technology has been installed at a new biology laboratory facility More...
01/09/2016
Your Assets Have A Voice! Are You Listening?
Your assets have a voice! They send us messages and signals every day they work. But are we listening to them? Why should we waste our time listening? More...
15/08/2016
T Cards Online Crucial for Meggitt
Keeping track of work and improving the workflow through Meggitt's factories is critical. Using visual displays to communicate the status of jobs is regarded as vital in the high-technology environment More...
11/08/2016
Rick Stein Group Selects CMMS
The Rick Stein Group has selected Real Asset Management’s (RAM) comprehensive system to track and improve maintenance processes More...
08/08/2016
Exol Rewarded For Sustainable Systems
Exol Lubricants has reached the final of the SHD Logistics Awards 2016 in the category of Environment / Sustainability More...
01/08/2016
More Pixels - Same Price
Calling anyone who is keen to adopt thermal imaging or upgrade an existing camera within a constrained budget. Until September 30th 2016, FLIR Systems is offering customers a FLIR E5 for the price of a FLIR E4 or a FLIR E6 at the same price as a FLIR E5. More...
19/07/2016
E-Spool Stage Equipment
Theatres and stages rely on lifts to raise and lower lighting, sound and other equipment. Traditional theatre cable reeling drums will generally only handle one cable type, and with the demand for ever more technology and cables, multiple drums have to be used... More...