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29 May 2018

Maintec, the longest standing UK exhibition dedicated to the maintenance, plant and asset management industry, has announced some important developments to the event’s format when it returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 6th and 7th November 2018 

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22 May 2018

With today's tendency for buildings to be built taller, there is an increased need for personnel to work at height in order to maintain the fabric of the building. Given the increased complexity of these structures, access machinery is increasingly being used to provide safe access to the exterior of the buildings for maintenance purposes. Specialist Access Engineering & Maintenance Association (SAEMA) comments

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22 May 2018

Some of our leading industries are adjusting their maintenance regimes to improve effectiveness and take advantage of state-of-the-art techniques. Andy Pye reports

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30 May 2018

Many people in industry are under the impression that the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 do not apply to them or to their employees within their factory premises. Unfortunately, this assumption is wrong, as the Combustion Engineering Association, explains

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16 May 2018

Fork lift trucks perform very tough and demanding jobs. As with all powerful, heavy machinery, they must be maintained properly to ensure they are safe and legal to use, as FLTA Chief Executive Peter Harvey explains

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16 May 2018

Lifting gear failure can have dramatic consequences for both those directly affected and those held responsible. To ensure safe practice it is crucial that users are fully aware of issues surrounding Design Working Period and maintenance responsibilities, writes Ben Dobbs, technical manager at the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA)

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23 April 2018

Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) is a scheme operated by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) for the certification of proficiency of NDT and condition monitoring (CM) operators. Technicians and engineers practising NDT and CM have an important role in the NDT quality chain in order to maximise the reliability of inspections, as BINDT explains

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18 April 2018

Interpreting changing lubricant properties is a task for the diagnostic and maintenance engineer and it can increase both the working time and the life of often highly critical capital equipment. Elliott Berry, chair of the Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, explains more

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16 April 2018

Metalworking fluids make up an integral part of machining operations concerned with metal forming and cutting. Where managed effectively not only do they contribute to efficient machining operations, but also to a safe and healthy working environment for all. David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association explains more

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09 June 2017

New ownership and a strong focus on educational outreach helped deliver a 62% increase in maintenance engineering visitors at this year’s Maintec exhibition

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09 June 2017

There is frequent confusion over what constitutes a ‘Competent Person’ in the context of the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. It is important to understand this term correctly in order to comply with the law states Marion Beaver, Technical Officer for BCAS

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26 May 2017

Predictive maintenance is a key product of Industry 4.0 as it allows businesses to anticipate downtime, efficiently resolve issues and make effective business decisions. Joshua Dugdale, technical manger at the MTA (Manufacturing Technologies Association) explains more

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16 May 2017

The threats to any business posed by pests can often be overlooked amid pressure to balance the books, yet the consequences of inadequate or ineffective pest management can be catastrophic. Here, Dee Ward-Thompson, technical manager of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), highlights the risks and suggests steps that can be taken to ensure your company is protected

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30 May 2017

In conjunction with periodic maintenance and thorough examination programmes, employers need to ensure effective procedures are in place to identify and assess the critical components of a crane that will degrade over its design life – and replace those components before they become a risk to health and safety. Geoff Holden, chief executive, LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), explains more

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30 May 2017

The Combustion Engineering Association has introduced 'I-GAS', a new qualification for maintenance and gas fitters working in industry. David Kilpatrick, director of the CEA, explains more

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19 February 2018

Curtis UK provides advanced control system technology for electric vehicles and equipment used in the UK materials handling industry. It is also a leading supplier of traction battery chargers and safety equipment for materials handling equipment.

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18 June 2014

SKF training programmes are helping businesses across the UK to provide first class services by building a base of employees with a deeper understanding of industrial processes and applications.

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18 June 2014

Fast to use, light to carry and featuring a convenient internal database for results storage, portable appliance testers in Megger’s new professional range are available in versions optimised to suit the needs of all types of users who regularly carry out PAT testing. Key benefits of the new instruments include rapid start up, instant restart after temporary disconnection when moving between test locations and optional barcode support to aid rapid asset identification.

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18 June 2014

Since its launch last year, the Loctite® website for maintenance experts has helped many thousands of visitors to select the best product for task. It consolidates all you need to know on the extensive Loctite® range for maintenance, repair and overhaul on one, easy to navigate, information hub.

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18 June 2014

Andy Jones, general manager at Mattei, explains why regular servicing and maintenance is essential to ensure compressors are operating efficiently and safely.

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18 June 2014

Following demand from the logistics industry, Hörmann is now offering multi-brand servicing as part of its 24/7 repair and maintenance support for industrial doors and loading bay equipment.

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18 June 2014

Berlin – Raytek expands the modular MI3 infrared sensor series, adding new communication boxes for integrating the digital temperature sensors into process control systems.

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18 June 2014

Choice of Setup - Shire solutions can be effortlessly operated online through an internet connection (hosted) and on mobile devices.

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17 June 2014

The results have been counted and the winners are in! Gardner Denver's quest to find the oldest working CompAir and Hydrovane compressors has been a resounding success with entries received from across the UK and the company is proud to announce the two winning entries.

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17 June 2014

The Workmate Planned Maintenance & CMMS Software system provides affordable and easy to use functions for engineers, to help maintain plant, facilities and equipment.

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17 June 2014

BSRIA Instrument Solutions is a leading supplier of specialist test and measurement instruments to Industry. It has built its reputation by providing the most reliable and advanced test equipment from leading manufacturers supporting it with a high level of customer service and technical support to meet with its client’s requirements and expectations.

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17 June 2014

igus® has been at the forefront of the plastic industry since 1964, and is one of the largest producers of injection moulded plastic bearings and reinforced plastic cable carriers in the world. The globally recognisable product lines include e-chain cable carriers, chainflex flexible cables, iglidur plastic bearings and robotic applications to name but a few.

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17 June 2014

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.

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17 June 2014

Building and Construction Review UK is proud to dedicate the highly prestigious and industry acclaimed Commitment to Excellence profile to BID Group Ltd.

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17 June 2014

Continuous protection and monitoring is increasingly becoming an essential requirement for critical rotating plant across industry. This is part of the process of improving efficiencies, reducing energy consumption and eliminating downtime. Whether generating power, pumping essential fluids or driving process equipment, it is vital to monitor machinery dynamic behaviour and protect processes from the disruption and expense of unscheduled downtime.

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Maintenance Management 2018-2019

Welcome to the 2018/19 edition of the Essential Guide to Maintenance Management.

Bringing together articles from some of the foremost trade associations and the University of Manchester, Western Business Exhibitions’ Essential Guide to Maintenance Management 2018- 19 aims to be an informative and topical read.

We will endeavour to ensure that the guide evolves to cover the topics most relevant to those involved with asset management, industrial and facilities maintenance. If there are any topics you would like to see included in the next edition, please get in touch.

We have also included a comprehensive products and services selector and a directory of suppliers.

We hope you find this an interesting read and a useful reference tool.

Val Kealey
Editor
Maintenance Management Guide
vkealey@western-bp.co.uk

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