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A comprehensive spill response plan is vital for your business

Fluids are vital for industry. They are required to create products, cool parts, lubricate machines and keep the wheels of manufacturing turning. In a busy working environment it is inevitable that spills will occur, but with proper preparation and the correct equipment, the impact and likelihood of spills can be minimised. The recent increase in […]

Are you running the risk of a health & safety fine for your coolant?

Maintaining an effective coolant management process is vital to the health and safety of your employees. It is also essential if you want to avoid costly fines. The government is cracking down on the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. Companies need to maintain a proper health & safety plan for working with metalworking […]

Why choose a synthetic lubricant?

“For engine oil where the operating conditions are quite normal, why would you choose a synthetic lubricant? Aren’t synthetics more expensive?” Although a synthetic may cost more initially, the advantages can pay off in the end. Several benefits can be achieved by using a synthetic motor oil, such as better temperature performance, extended drain intervals, […]

Oil Tribology – The most cost-effective way to prevent machine breakdown

What is Oil Tribology? Oil tribology is the analysis of friction, wear, lubrication and contact mechanics, particularly in an engineering and a mechanical context.  Oil analysis looks at additive depletion, wear metals (microscopic metal particles produced when two metal surfaces rub against each other) and other contaminants (dust, water, fuel – even wrong oil grade) within the […]

The fine art of lubrication

At many industrial facilities, the task of equipment lubrication is often assigned to mechanics with little or no lubrication training. These mechanics are handed a grease gun and told to lubricate the points on a particular line or maybe the entire plant. Undoubtedly, lubricating equipment is an important task, not only enabling the mechanic to become […]