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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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30 May 2017

The selection of inadequate filters or poor maintenance procedures can cause excessive contamination levels that may result in the unreliable operation and breakdown of hydraulic components. Professor Peter Chapple, chair of the British Fluid Power Association/TC8 product testing committee, believes filtration systems should, therefore, be designed such that the fluid cleanliness level is better than that specified by the component manufacturers.

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26 May 2017

Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing offers a golden opportunity for manufacturing to integrate seamless digital technology in effective production processes that should realise greater economies of production, realise improved efficiencies and keep UK industry as a world leader in innovation on the global market. David Wright, director general of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association considers the role of lubrication in this new environment

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26 May 2017

Everyone welcomes the reduction in the number of UK fatalities resulting from falls from height as recorded in the HSE's annual ill-health and injury statistics announced in November 2016. Fatalities were down from 42 in 2014/15 to 37 in 2015/16, and total reported non-fatal injuries from 6,165 to 5,956 respectively.

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30 May 2017

Big data pattern recognition analysis of the measured vibration data bank from a number of identical machines from one plant or many plants can form the basis for carrying out centralised vibration-based condition monitoring (VCM). The concept 'Internet of Things (IoT)' or Industry 4.0 can be used to visualise the approach, as Jyoti K. Sinha from the University of Manchester, explains

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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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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 2017/18 edition of the Essential Guide to Maintenance Management. Now in its sixth year, the guide is well established and well received in the marketplace.

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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