James Goodgame

Bearings grease: know your rights

by James Goodgame

If you want to improve the performance and reliability of your assets, while reducing maintenance and lowering energy costs, you need to know your rights. Right lubricant, right place, right amount and right time. Get all of these right for each of your bearings, and you’ll soon see the benefits. 

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The water industry needs a lubrication partner it can trust

by James Goodgame

There’s something extraordinary about Lubrication in the Water Industry, where we’re not just focused on reducing its operational costs and its carbon footprint. Less common, in the face of ever-increasing demand, is the requirement to lower the cost to the customer. And almost unique is the need to keep 64 million consumers supplied, day in, day out, with a 100% safe product. That’s why the water industry needs a partner able to meet all its lubrication flow: ensuring the taps keep running, the toilets keep flushing, and the industry keeps its head above water.

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A good time to think about grease

by James Goodgame

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that contamination can come from the most unexpected sources. In a wet environment of the kind common in the meat and meat processing sectors, that source is bacterial contamination of the grease surface, which can lead to further contamination in the process.

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The £200,000 oil change that improved savings, efficiency and emissions

by James Goodgame

Oil and water don’t mix. But for a utilities company in the South of England, putting the right oil together with a water treatment plant has resulted in a successful mix of cost savings, improved efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.

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Back to work – and back in business with the right maintenance products

by James Goodgame

As industry gets back to work, Covid-19 protective measures aren’t making life any easier for manufacturers and producers. But with the right choice of maintenance products, the ‘new normal’ can be much more like the old one.

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Raising the reliability bar through sophisticated technology

by James Goodgame

Asset performance and reliability are popular buzzwords across industry, and critical factors for engineers and plant managers. Over the years, the importance of optimising production uptime has increased significantly, alongside the requirements for planned maintenance, with engineers now embracing regimes of predictive maintenance to closely monitor their machine health.

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Who says it's unreachable? Not WD-40 Flexible

by James Goodgame

Hitting those hard-to-reach places is a bug that we’ve all had to bear across all industries and it goes without saying that it can be extremely frustrating, sometimes unbearable. But jumping to the rescue and catering for the varied and changing demands of industry is WD-40.

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Make washdowns less of a drain on your finances

by James Goodgame

Frequent wash-downs are a common feature in many aggressive industrial environments. A necessary evil, if you like. Necessary because they remove whatever contamination is present. Evil because they also strip away lubrication from bearings. So how do you make them less of a drain on your finances?

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Ball screws with greater flexibility and availability

by James Goodgame

NSK's new series of ball screws, with freely combined nut and shaft, make stocking and purchasing high-quality ball screws much easier for both dealers and end-users.

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Safety first with Ambersil Bioweld

by James Goodgame

The recent reclassification of mild steel/steel weld fumes by the HSEi has highlighted the risks associated with welding fumes, placing added responsibility on employers to provide adequate local exhaust ventilation (LEV).

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