David Manning-Ohren

Keeping the river on stream - Condition Monitoring benefits the Steel Industry

by David Manning-Ohren

Of all the things you can think of that might bring steel production to a halt, lack of water probably wouldn’t be the first. But without sufficient water, steelmaking would have to stop. That’s why a major UK steel producer relies on numerous pumps to extract river water and fill reservoirs feeding its production sites. And why pump condition monitoring is so essential to keeping the business’s head above water. 

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Prevention in Sight with Condition Monitoring

by David Manning-Ohren

At ERIKS we understand the importance of the surveillance, protection and healthcare of your key assets, and condition monitoring plays a vital role. Taking the step from reactive to predictive maintenance boasts multiple benefits for your site – reduced downtime and increased productivity levels just the tip of the iceberg.

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How to Improve Your Relationship with Data

by David Manning-Ohren

When it first became possible to gather industrial data digitally, people collected it for specific purposes – for example, to help with production monitoring or asset maintenance. But as more data became available, and collecting and storing it became quicker and easier, they began collecting all the data that’s going, “just to be on the safe side."

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Taking Condition Monitoring Thermography into Forbidden Territory

by David Manning-Ohren

You know that a thermography camera, in the hands of an experienced operator, is a powerful tool in the condition monitoring armoury. However, there’s always a case for exploring new areas for its use, as an ERIKS conditioning monitoring technician recently proved. 

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Are You Safe From Gas Explosions?

by David Manning-Ohren

Gas leaks do not just happen! They are a gradual process that starts at microscopic levels before weeping and then finally leaking. Traditionally sniffers were used to detect gases or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) but are they enough?

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Watch and Learn with ERIKS e-Connect

by David Manning-Ohren

The more data you gather from monitoring your critical assets, the more you can learn about their condition, behaviour and performance. And the more you know about those, the more time and money you can save on maintenance and repairs, and the more you can reduce downtime and increase uptime. So what’s the most effective way to keep tabs on your assets?

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Breaking Down the Barriers of Industry 4.0

by David Manning-Ohren

We all know that Industry 4.0 is a hot topic at the moment for UK industry, so why are there obstacles in the way of its implementation? 

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You Can't Escape Responsibilities From Gas Escapes

by David Manning-Ohren

Leaving the EU won’t let you off the hook where VOC leaks are concerned. The EU Directive on Industrial Emissions will still remain part of British law. So if you store or handle gases you will still be required – in the words of the Directive – to “control emissions using the best available techniques.” But do you know what those techniques are?

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Throwing New Light on Condition Monitoring

by David Manning-Ohren

The light in question is infra-red. And in the right hands, it can be a highly effective condition monitoring device, able to detect failing equipment, insulation breakdown, leakages and much more, and the energy wastage that results.

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Who Are You Calling Aggressive?

by David Manning-Ohren

The first step towards useful Condition Monitoring in an aggressive environment is to clarify your definition of “aggressive”. Only when you are clear what you’re dealing with can you deal with it successfully.

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