Andy Cruse

Choosing the Right Chemicals Pump

by Andy Cruse

Choosing the right chemicals pump is a matter of concentration. While everyone knows that sulphuric acid, for example, is exceptionally corrosive, its corrosiveness depends on its concentration and temperature. So which material to choose for a pump when sulphuric acid is the pumping medium is not as simple as it might seem.

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Top Ten Tips for Pump Efficiency

by Andy Cruse

Energy efficiency is a rising priority for all businesses, yet understanding the energy consumption of critical equipment (namely pumps) is less understood. Andy Cruse, Technical Director for our Flow Control Division provides us with his Top 10 Tips for pumps efficiency.

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Maximise your Pump Efficiency

by Andy Cruse

Did you know that pumps are the largest users of motive power in the industry? But they also waste 50% of the energy they consume… scary statistics.

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ERIKS Flow Control Technology Centre

by Andy Cruse

Accuracy, speed, safety and automation are essential ingredients in a flow control system, and that’s the recipe ERIKS’ flow control engineers work with, in order to resolve batching, dosing, formulating and Clean-in-Place issues. Whatever the problem, ERIKS flow control experts have the knowledge and understanding to create a solution from the ground up.

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Heathrow's Most Intelligent Pilot - The Wastewater Pumping System

by Andy Cruse

Every day, an average of 1,200 flights arrive and depart from Heathrow; one of Europe’s busiest airports. But while air traffic control, passport control, customs and the rest of “front-of-house” services go about their business, behind the scenes there’s an equally vital activity taking place.

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Making your Plant Room a No Waiting Zone

by Andy Cruse

Next time you need a made-to-order bare shaft pump set for your plant room, you can paint double yellow lines all around the floor. Because instead of the 8-12 weeks’ wait you might expect for an engineered pump from most suppliers, ERIKS can provide the same asset in just 2-3 days. 

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Make the Most of your Assets

by Andy Cruse

Refurbishment is a highly cost-effective method of maintaining the productivity and optimising the operation of your assets. In almost all cases, across most types of assets, in almost all industry sectors, the benefits easily outweigh the costs. But we’re going to consider the situation specifically in the water and wastewater sector. 

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Going Spare Without a Strategy

by Andy Cruse

Having spares available for your rotating equipment is only half the story. To reduce maintenance costs and downtime, you also need a spares strategy. 

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Oi! Are you Looking for a Fight?

by Andy Cruse

Most of your maintenance and repair problems, and therefore most of your maintenance and repair costs, arise from a few areas of your plant. So the key to minimising downtime and reducing your total cost of ownership is to identify those areas, anticipate the problems, and have a plan in place to deal with them proactively. In other words, you need to pick your fights. 

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Just Managing or Asset Management

by Andy Cruse

Just managing is reacting to problems. Asset Management is anticipating them. Just managing is allowing assets to lose efficiency. Asset Management is maintaining them at their optimum. Just managing is tolerating downtime. Asset Management is improving uptime. Asset Management is not hard. In fact, any business can manage to do it. 

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