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REMBE GmbH – Is your profit leaking away?

Leaking Pressure Relief Valves (PRV) are known as a significant source of rouge emissions and product wastage, not forgetting that leakages are a safety concern for site and 3rd party personnel.  Operating companies have increased their routine valve maintenance regimes, wasted time and money trying to perfect leak monitoring systems to identify the leaks all of which fail to solve the problem, these valves will still leak! They have ignored the best solution, use a REMBE® Bursting Disc to isolate the PSV, result Zero leakage through PRV’s!

BOC launches two new retail ‘Gas & Gear’ stores

BOC, the UK’s leading industrial and medical gases business, has opened two new Gas & Gear stores this month, bringing the total size of their store network to 74 in the UK & Ireland and marking a significant step for BOC’s strategy in this key market.

The two new stores – in Barking, Essex and Anglesey, Wales – carry the full range of BOC products and services for collect customers, from work wear and personal protective equipment to gas and welding equipment, industrial products and power/hand tools.

Supreme engineering combined with tribological expertise

High-performance lubricants play a major role in accomplishing large-scale projects such as the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas

Wherever moving parts have to function smoothly under high loads, reliable lubrication is a must. The new lifting bridge Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas near Bordeaux in France is a case in point. Klüber Lubrication was commissioned to provide specialist lubricants to all its friction points and met expectations by applying three speciality lubricants which exactly matched the requirements of the works.

Free ACE VibroChecker app turns iPhone into vibration checker

ACE has developed a free app for the iPhone that measures vibration and then offers a reliable selection of vibration isolation products.

VibroChecker is a true innovation and gets the results you need in just three steps: The ACE app can perform ideal measurements when the iPhone is fully placed on the surface to be measured. Once the app has been started, four symbols appear on the display of the mobile phone. When the icon ‘Measure Vibration’ is pressed, a new window opens and the measurement can start.

New replACE range of industrial gas springs offers OEM equivalents from stock

Motion control products manufacturer, ACE Controls International has introduced their new replACE range of gas spring equivalents.

Industrial gas springs have always been a key part of the ACE product range and today some 28 standard models are offered – push and pull type, black coated steel and stainless steel.

Sonatest Ltd and Sonatest Inc release a new combined and comprehensive ultrasonic Transducer Catalogue

Sonatest are pleased to announce the publication of a new comprehensive and combined ultrasonic transducer catalogue,  which compliments their full range of ultrasonic NDT equipment.  The new 67 page colour catalogue now presents all models of transducers manufactured both at Sonatest Ltd, the UK based headquarters, and at Sonatest Inc based in the USA.

New Fluke temperature calibrators and pressure calibration modules

Fluke, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced two new high-accuracy Temperature Calibrators, the Fluke 712B and 714B, plus the new Fluke 750P series of Pressure Calibration Modules. The 712B RTD Temperature Calibrator offers simulation and measurement of 13 different RTD sensor types plus resistance, the 714B TC Temperature Calibrator offers simulation and measurement of 17 different thermocouple sensor types plus mV, while the 750P Series offers 48 pressure calibration modules.

Heraeus Carbon Infra-Red Oven Improves Powder Coating Flexibility and Quality at SFS Intec

A three-zone, carbon infra-red medium wave oven from Heraeus Noblelight is helping SFS Intec to improve the flexibility and quality of its powder coating operations.

A three-zone, carbon infra-red medium wave oven from Heraeus Noblelight is helping SFS Intec to improve the flexibility and quality of its powder coating operations. It has allowed the Leeds-based company to change powder curing from a continuous to a batch operation, so that it can now respond more quickly to customer requirements for corrosion-resistant screws and fasteners. In addition, the new pyrometer-controlled oven delivers a more consistent coating quality, is much more energy-efficient than the previous powder coating curing installation and requires considerably less space.

Drives & Controls Show 2014 raises the bar even further

Exhibition organiser, DFA Media, is optimistic that this year’s Drives & Controls (NEC Hall 3/3A, Birmingham, 8-10 April 2014) will exceed both the exhibitor and visitor numbers of the 2012 show, which itself attracted the highest visitor numbers yet; totalling 11,146 for the three-day co-located event. This represented an increase of 29% from the 8624 attendance figure of the 2010 shows, highlighting a significant return of confidence to the UK manufacturing sector.

The sliding gate valve reins in costs for steam systems

Rapid control dynamics reduce steam consumption by up to 30 %

The level of quality attainable in controlling a steam plant is heavily dependent on the dynamic characteristics of the total system comprising the control element, actuator and controller. The control parameters for sliding gate valves relating to dynamic behaviour are clearly superior to those for conventional control valves. As a result, the highly responsive dynamics not only improve the control quality but also form the basis for control circuits with very short reaction times. This has proved to be the key factor in steam savings of up to 30 %. Current comparisons of steam plant operators show that savings of this magnitude are attainable only by installing a sliding gate valve in place of a traditional control valve.

Garlock (GB) Ltd

Garlock Great Britain forms part of the Garlock family of companies acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products for the world’s processing industries.

KMH Modular Systems for Dry Products

KMH-Basic: Sophisticated and highly flexible range of basic pipe, pipe fittings, clamps, valves, rotary distributors, regulating gates, supplied for decades, based on the modular design system.

The Basics must be right

KMH-Special: Individual Solutions when the standard is inadequate – whether modified products from the catalogue or Bespoke designs from the customer.

Delivering strainers & filters to your project without delay

Barton Firtop Engineering Co Ltd

Website: www.bartonfirtop.co.uk

Industry experts to speak on hot ethical topics at Professional Clothing Show

Three prestigious industry speakers will share their expertise, insights and passion for hot ethical, social and environmental topics, such as Fairtrade cotton, closed loop recycling and sustainable procurement, immediately after the first ‘Pro Show Live’ catwalk show on both days of the Professional Clothing Show. 

Micropac pumps have the handle on hazardous atmospheres

Sarum Hydraulics has launched its new range of ATEX 316 stainless steel hand pumps. Having been approached for help by a long-standing customer in the Oil and Gas sector, the team at Sarum Hydraulics developed a single speed hydraulic hand pump to meet their hazardous area requirements.

Kimberly-Clark Professional mill scoops top sustainability prize

A Kimberly-Clark Professional paper mill has won a prestigious sustainability award for an innovative project that has significantly reduced chemical discharges.

The mill, situated in Villey Saint Etienne in north-eastern France, received first prize in the Eco-Management category of the ‘Enviro Trophy’ – a competition organised by the French regulatory authorities.

Top UK safety consultancy’s global growth leads to new business

A North East England-based safety consultancy business has proved so successful internationally that it is now establishing a new company to cope with its growth and to help meet demand for its specialist training services.

ProSalus is one of the UK’s only independent technical safety consultancies which specialises in the implementation and compliance of process and functional safety standards working in sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, power, waste management and foodstuffs.

AFRICAN ADVENTURE – IFC’s African Adventure with Shore to Ship Bunkering Trailers.

Leading supplier of tanker equipment, IFC Inflow recently built and designed a mobile solution for the fuel transfer activities of a leading oil company in Africa. The client HannOil and leading oil supplier in Ghana, Goil, wished to reach a high level of performance for transferring fuel to their ships. HannOil approached IFC Inflow to help achieve a successful answer to Goil’s transfer of fuel between shore and vessels.

Ishida x-ray inspection offers world class detection of contaminants

World-class x-ray inspection

Ishida x-ray inspection systems provide vital information with the greatest accuracy and reliability to alert you when foreign bodies are contaminating your product.

Using superior x-ray technology for contamination detection demonstrates due dilligence to customers, thus delivering valuable brand protection for manufacturers and reducing the negative implications and potential high costs of customer complaints, litigation and product recalls.

New binary gas analyzer from Michell gives long-term reliability and low-cost of ownership

Michell Instruments has announced the launch of their new binary gas analyzer – the XTC601 Thermal Conductivity Analyzer. The analyzer uses thermal conductivity technology to detect percent levels of a target gas mixed with another background gas.

Cirrus Research right on the button with its AuditStore™ technology

Cirrus Research is consolidating its reputation as the UK’s leading noise measurement experts with the continued development of its AuditStore™ software.

Designed specifically to give total peace of mind to clients, AuditStore™ has been developed to ensure that all noise measurement data is valid and trustworthy.

This allows Cirrus Research clients to present their data with confidence and have the ability to validate any results with 100% certainty – crucial in any legal or dispute proceedings.

Riley holds online auction of miscellaneous process support equipment

Riley Surface World is holding an online auction of a substantial selection of miscellaneous process industry support equipment from a global leader in the production of surface finished aluminium coil, as used in light diffusers and other similar products.

APPsolute Sapa! Design Manual now available for Apple iPhone, iPad & Android devices

Sapa has added its popular Design Manual in Apple’s app store as a new channel to reach customers, architects, designers, engineers and students who are eager to learn more about aluminium and aluminium profiles.

The app is available for iPhone & iPad users. An android version is also available on Google Play.

LB Foster Materials Handling completes two contracts for Lear Coventry

Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling has completed two major contracts at the Lear Corporation seating facility located in Coventry. One contract was for a production line carousel conveyor and the second, for a dispatch conveyor system to store completed car seats in sequence on a cassette.