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Minimising the environmental impact of mining operations through waste streams, emissions, and contamination is crucial for preserving natural resources and ensuring a sustainable future for the industry. A key factor of this shift involves prioritising non-toxic and biodegradable consumable products for use across cleaning and...

Governments globally have been working on E3 frameworks to align economic, energy, and environmental goals with global manufacturers and supply chain. According to Motion Australia’s National Product Manager, Steve Keown, this is being achieved in several ways in the industrial solutions business through product planning, strategy, and design. To read the full article, please click here. ...

Developing an effective emergency spill response plan is an essential Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirement for mine site operators, particularly those who are handling mobile equipment, according to Steve Keown. “Whether its fuel, lubricants, or coolant, mobile equipment has the potential to spring a leak while out in the field, and an incidental chemical spill that occurs while working remotely can pose a significant OHS risk if a...

As BSC’s National Product Manager for Lubricants, Degreasers and Solvents, it’s no surprise that Steve Keown knows his stuff when it comes to metal protection —He has been working with Aussie-owned and operated supplier INOX, CBC’s premium partner, for decades to keep Australian mining equipment rolling with a sparkle. But more recently, with organic products...

Mitigating the risks of metal corrosion ranks high on the list of maintenance concerns for manufacturing facilities. BSC Product Manager for Abrasives, Steve Keown, suggests maintenance and repair workers take careful consideration when assessing whether a product is safe to use on a particular metal component before implementing it. Steve has been collaborating with...

BSC National Product Manager for Hydraulic Fluids, Steve Keown, speaks to the ways the team at BSC has worked in partnership with Viva Energy’s Shell Lubricants team to assemble on-site engineers for joint site calls to address challenges with selecting the correct lubrication for mobile and stationary hydraulic plant equipment. “Some of the challenges with hydraulic oils are that temperature extremes vary by...

Common rust removers are often highly acidic and can damage material on contact, points out Steve Keown, BSC Product Manager for Lubricants, Degreasers and Solvents. CRC made a global acquisition of the EVAPO-RUST brand in April 2021 after evaluating it as a synergistic fit to CRC’s existing corrosion protection portfolio. It...

With recall concerns on the rise amongst manufacturers, Queensland-based company Candan Industries has taken steps to expand their INOX food-grade lubricant range in an effort to greatly reduce the risk of accidental contamination. As a national distributor of INOX products, BSC is working in conjunction with managers and representatives to...