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08 June 2016

Western Business Exhibitions (WBE) is delighted to have added Maintec to its exhibition portfolio. Tim Else, events director for WBE reveals the rationale behind the acquisition and explains that the emphasis for future events will be on quality and choice

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11 May 2016

The prevention of falls is something that concerns everyone on a day-to-day basis across a wide range of industry sectors. One organisation that consistently seeks to keep people safe is PASMA, the international trade association representing the mobile access tower industry. Here, the association offers advice for all those who rely on such equipment to carry out their work 

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20 May 2015

Many of those who have the responsibility for looking after the boilerhouse are often under production pressures to keep their boilers fully operational and they may be unaware of potential health and safety issues. However, as David Kilpatrick, director of the Combustion Engineering Association (CEA), explains If boilers are operated properly and there is a good maintenance regime in place, then many years of safe, trouble-free service should follow

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19 May 2015

The ongoing protection of assets is an essential requirement of the built environment and one that extends beyond FM disciplines such as maintenance of a facility's systems and external fabric, to cleaning and other 'soft' services that focus on creating a pleasant indoor atmosphere for building occupants and visitors. Here Henry Williams of BICSs outlines the importance of appropriate training for all those in the cleaning industry

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14 May 2015

Compressed air is often regarded as the fourth utility, yet, despite being a pivotal component of many manufacturing and industrial processes, its safe use can sometimes be overlooked. A vital part of safely and efficiently managing a compressed air system is in the installation, servicing and auditing – all of which have varying amounts of regulation. Chris Dee, executive director of BCAS (British Compressed Air Society) explains

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19 May 2015

As the doors closed on Maintec’s celebratory 40th edition, planning started for a bigger and more innovative Maintec 2016.


The event – for the maintenance, plant and asset management industry – returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 22nd to 24th March, 2016 when it will reignite its partnership with three complementary shows, allowing key industry decision makers from across the UK to meet, buy and network with a wider audience

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27 May 2015

Welcome to the 2015 edition of The Essential Guide to Maintenance Management. This is issue 4 and we are delighted by the guide's continued success. Of course it would not be possible without all the support we have received both from contributors and advertisers and we offer our thanks to all of them.

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19 May 2015

Maintec 2015, a leading UK event for the maintenance, plant and asset management industry reported huge numbers for its 40th edition. Some 2262 unique visitors and more than 85 exhibitors assembled at the NEC, Birmingham to celebrate all that the industry has to offer

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14 May 2015

The UK Asbestos Training Association has been working to highlight for some time that the scale of the asbestos problem is much greater than commonly supposed. UKATA acting chairman, Dave Nichol, argues that only greater awareness and best practice when it comes to training, safe management and removal can deliver a workable solution

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14 May 2015

Chris Buxton, CEO of the BFPA, discusses hydraulic hose selection, installation and maintenance, and outlines the Association’s range of hydraulic hose courses aimed at keeping plant and machinery productive, reliable and safe.

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14 May 2015

Condition monitoring (CM) is very popular in theory and practice. However, the potential benefits of CM systems to most organisations can be hampered by the lack of consideration of some key elements of an effective maintenance system. Using the coal workshop of a cement manufacturing plant as a case study, this article proposes a holistic approach towards the selection and implementation of an effective CM system as an integral part of overall plant maintenance strategy. The concepts and findin

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14 May 2015

Steve Reed of The Society of Diagnostic Engineers considers whether our desire for technological sophistication increases the chances of our control systems being compromised

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14 May 2015

In response to the depressingly – and stubbornly – high number of injuries cause by  fork lift trucks, the FLTA (Fork Lift Truck Association) has put together a Safer Site Programme, a free, online, step-by-step safety programme that anyone can implement. xxxx xxxxx of FLTA explains more

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14 May 2015

Non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection are vital functions in achieving the goals of efficiency and quality at an acceptable cost. Here, XXX XXXXXX, of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) outlines a scheme that aims to ensure those involved with such testing have the required levels of knowledge and skill

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14 May 2015

Companies should never cut corners where thorough examinations is concerned, as John Williams, operations manager with the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), explains

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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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17 June 2014

Schaeffler’s new multi-point lubrication system for rolling bearings can be adjusted to provide four different lubrication volumes to cater for bearings with varying lubrication requirements – an industry first.

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Maintenance Management 2016-2017

Welcome to the 2016 edition of The Essential Guide to Maintenance Management which is now in its fifth year and going from strength-to-strength

The guide's success would not be possible without the support we receive, both from contributors and advertisers, and we offer our thanks to all concerned. We hope the guide will prove a useful reference tool. We would be delighted to receive feedback and – if there are any topics you would like to see included in the 2017-18 guide – please let us know.

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
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vkealey@western-bp.co.uk

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