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Journal

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...
25/4/2017
What Does a Good Strategic Asset Management Plan Look Like?
In view of the lower levels of prescription (and hence increased uncertainty) given in ISO 55000 regarding the construction of a Strategic Asset Management Plan, advice is offered regarding constructing and disseminating this important document - its definition, purpose, role in the asset management documentation hierarchy, compliance with ISO requirements, generation and alignment of objectives and strategic initiatives, its customers and its presentation More...
24/4/2017
Analytical Ferrography: A Powerful Diagnostic Tool
It is explained that, of the many diagnostic tools - some qualitative, others quantitative - available for analysing the condition of oils used in machinery, one of the most powerful, but often excluded on grounds of cost (and also due to a general misunderstanding of its value), is Analytical Ferrography. More...

Product Reviews

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
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
Sun, Scruffs & Shorts
Scruffs Trade Shorts are designed with warmer working days in mind. 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...
11/5/2017
Smarter Work Trousers
Snickers Workwear has always been renowned for its modern designs, innovative functionality and market-leading fabric technology. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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...

News

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
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...
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...