Mark Carpenter

How untangling hoses saved £26,000

by Mark Carpenter

Hoses can tie-up money. Leak cash. Spray budgets up the wall. And their associated health and safety considerations can easily trip people up. That’s why a concerned engineering manager called in ERIKS to take a close look at the hose assets of a major Scottish Malt Whisky distillery. 

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When you're in a hole, stop digging and start pumping

by Mark Carpenter

It’s a situation any engineer will relate to. A failed asset. A constantly evolving situation. The costs of downtime rapidly racking-up. You’re in it up to your neck. But imagine if what you’re in is seawater, and you’re in it up to 18m deep. That was the problem for an oil and gas producer at their newly-acquired offshore production site off the Humber Estuary. 

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There’s no ‘Goodall’ to come from lost steam

by Mark Carpenter

The winter, where do we start. It’s the one time of year that most of us would prefer to skip, mainly because it gives us the shivers. But unfortunately, we all must grin and bear it, and do our best to overcome the obstacles that it presents.

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How joined up thinking keeps you safe

by Mark Carpenter

Think about the threat of life-changing injuries, and it's risks like explosions, falls from height and corrosive chemicals that are probably your first thought. But hose couplings? Maybe not even on your list. Yet imagine being hit by a jet of complressed air, or a liquid, at a pressure of 10 bar/150 psi. Suddenly your choice of hoses and couplings becomes critical.

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No need for panic with the ERIKS Hose Asset Management Van

by Mark Carpenter

If a vehicle with hoses turns up at your site, you don't want it to be bright red with sirens. But if it's the ERIKS Hose Asset Management service van, there's no need to panic. It's there to make sure it's not your money going up in smoke.

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Getting the Best From Your Hose

by Mark Carpenter

You can get more out of your industrial and hydraulic hose than fluids and hydraulic oil. When they’re correctly specified, monitored and maintained, you can also get longer life, greater efficiency, higher productivity and lower total cost of ownership. 

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Have You Overlooked Your Industrial Hose?

by Mark Carpenter

Whatever the industry, it’s impossible to eliminate all risks. COMAH regulators know that’s the case, but they still want you to do everything you can to reduce the risk to as low as reasonably practicable. So, if you’ve overlooked or underestimated the potential hazard of static build-up and sparking from your hoses, then you’re falling short.

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Beyond Cost Savings: Prioritising Health and Safety and Efficiency

by Mark Carpenter

It goes without saying that cost savings are viewed as the pinnacle of success for a project at the completion stage, but in reality, there are several other factors that can be reviewed and deemed as clear benefits.

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Squeeze the Savings out of Compressed Air with Festo

by Mark Carpenter

In no short terms, the hiss from a compressed air leak is the sound of money going down the drain, so companies need to be more vigilant when searching for energy savings – they may in places you’d never imagine.

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SMC and the Three Rules of Hygienic Design for Pneumatics

by Mark Carpenter

The cleaning requirements for machines and systems in the food processing sector go far beyond those in most non-food related industries. Equipment not only needs to incorporate hygienic-design components to speed up the cleaning process, but those components also need to be manufactured to withstand harsh and often corrosive cleaning fluids.

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