demm engineering manufacturing April 2009

Demm Engineering & Manufacturing April 2009

Equipment & Materials

A roundup of technologies and services designed to increase the productivity, efficiency, and safety of New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing sector. Product of the Month is the flexible new mobile hopper loader from Fresco Systems Australasia – designed to be easily movable between conveyors and other plant equipment.

Maintenance & Reliability

This special focus on maintenance and reliability issues includes Jenny Baker’s special report on Huhtamaki New Lynn – a company that underwent a major maintenance transformation. Plus, read how to select and implement a Computerised Maintenance Management System for improved maintenance performance and Stewart Angelo has an excellent piece on spare parts analysis and review.

Hazardous Areas

This update includes a special look at RX Plastics – its Rotomoulding Division was given the job of developing and delivering to market an affordable Stationary Bulk Storage Containment system for chemicals that meets all safety requirements. Read how this came to fruition. There’s also an update on HSNO and ERMA requirements for chemical tanks, supplied by APD Limited, as well as a report on building construction for flammable gases and liquids, courtesy of ERMA.

Oil & Gas Industry

This brief update includes a look at the latest work of JLE Electrical. In recent years JLE’s work has extended to the oil and gas industry, with teams undertaking a wide variety of on- and off-shore electrical and instrumentation projects. Fluids Handling

Feature stories here include a look at the new custom-built Micropump that’s tough-enough to handle acids; self-priming pumps for industrial and waste applications; and the new Galaxy IBC mixers which make short work of blending low viscosity fluids.

News & Events

Our regular maintenance column – plus who and what is making the news and what industry events are coming up.

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