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As BSC’s Michael Rowe explains, “Measuring the potential risk of an on-site injury occurring from a high-pressure hose is mainly a matter of measuring the frequency of their usage — which is high.” “To put it bluntly, a quick change in pressure behind a flexible hose application can be life-threatening,” cautions Michael. “If a pressurized hose experiences a sudden spike or release in pressure, the hose can whip or flail around in similarly unpredictable movements at...

“In places where there is a lot of heavy rock and stone products moving through a shoot there is potential for significant wear on the surface of the plates,” explains Michael Rowe, BSC Product Manager for Abrasives and Sealants. Extending the life of equipment and avoiding unnecessary downtime, is an ongoing...

At best, corrosion and erosion mean progressive oxidization and degradation of pump components —eventually requiring repair and refurbishment, and at worst, they can mean the catalyst for a premature pump failure. The key to avoiding unnecessary downtime on pump applications caused by corrosion and erosion, explains BSC Product Manager Michael Rowe, is understanding pump processes in order to protect the components and boost their reliability. To...

The food and beverage industry in Australia is subject to regulations that align with ANSI requirements and promote acceptance by USDA and FDA regulatory authorities. “Beverage producers such as wineries and breweries must ensure that the pump and valve equipment on site meet are in accordance with hygienic standards and guidelines and do not compromise the quality of their product,”...

As a valuable commodity, the sugar industry generates around $4 billion for the Australian economy every year. Since the first arrival of the dense fibre and sucrose-rich plant to Australia, sugar cane fields have expanded across the eastern coastline, particularly well-suited to the tropical conditions of Northern New South Wales and Queensland. Referred to in the sugar business as ‘crushing season,’ the sugar cane...

The engineers at 3M were the first to develop precision-shaped grain technology with the 3M Cubitron 982C series model, and now they’ve reinvented it by re-engineering their original precision-shaped grain to create a fibre disc that cuts 33% faster than the original grade disc, according to Nathan Bamford, Application Engineer from 3M’s Abrasive Systems Division. “Conventional ceramic abrasive grains tend to...

Often there’s history as well as meaning in a company name. Certainly, that’s the case with PFERD, a fifth-generation business whose beginnings are founded in the production of files for horse hooves. PFERD, which translates to horse in German, honours these roots some 200 years later...

When Adrian and Paul Phillips, two brothers from Melbourne, started Techware in 2003, they knew one thing for certain: safety never goes out of style. Coming from an industrial background, the Phillips brothers decided to go into the personal protective equipment (PPE) business, and they...