September 2020

Reynolds Contamination Control has joined forces with Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd (SRSL), founded by Trinidad-based Sanya Mathura MLE, as part of a major new education and training initiative. SRSL is focused on enhancing the knowledge base of its clients through the provision of consulting and training programs targeted at niche areas such as lubrication (inclusive of lubrication certification preparation for ICML & STLE exams) and reliability (inclusive of RCA, RCM-R and PMP training). Mathura is preparing to launch her new book Lubrication Degradation Mechanisms: A Complete Guide (published 30 November – by CRC Press). It aims to help personnel understand the reasons behind the degradation of their lubricant, determine methods to identify the onset of degradation and reduce or eliminate lubricant degradation within their equipment. Increased awareness Now, Mathura, who has a BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering and MSc in Engineering Asset Management, hopes SRSL’s collaboration with RCC will create an increased awareness of lubrication and its effects within the industry. “Through our collaboration, we aim to NEWS Education link marks new chapter for Reynolds provide our clients with information regarding lubrication through the products and services available from RCC coupled with the book,” she explains. “Contamination is one of the lubrication degradation mechanisms that can be the initiator for other types of degradation - such as oxidation or thermal degradation. So by eliminating the presence of any foreign materials, we have essentially prolonged the life of the lubricant and - by extension - the equipment too. “Contamination - especially in hydraulic fluids - is one of the main sources of lubricant failure which often leads to equipment downtime. But if we remove contamination, we cut downtime and save money.” Reynolds’ technical director Wayne Hubball says: “Going forward, education and training will be a cornerstone of our new five-year growth plan – and this is a fantastic way to get the ball rolling. “The collaboration between Sanya and ourselves and will allow customers to gain knowledge of lubrication degradation mechanisms - through the book - and utilise the range of products from RCC that will help them to eliminate or prevent these mechanisms.” “We’re in the business of ensuring our customers get the cleanest fluids – using our products which are specifically designed to monitor particle levels and control ingress of contaminants. We already have significant expertise in training and consultancy services and this new collaboration strengthens that offer.” PCL has released its biggest and best product catalogue yet. Featuring an easy- to-read breakdown of the Sheffield-based company’s wide product range, the newly designed catalogue includes ‚How to‘ sections, providing ends users with guides to finding the right equipment and using it safely and effectively. It includes segments on couplings and adaptors, hoses and fittings, tyre inflation equipment, nitrogen equipment, workshop equipment and air tools; all listing the features and benefits of old favourites as well as new products and ranges. These are clearly set out and illustrated with images and diagrams, interspersed with additional text explaining how and why to select the best matched product for individual applications. PCL believes the catalogue will become this year’s ‘industry bible’ for customers looking for the high-quality, reliable and cost-effective equipment for compressed air products, airline accessories and tyre inflation equipment. The catalogue also includes details of the reliable customer service buying from PCL or one of its trusted partners involves, including full technical support, expert knowledge and warranty support. Suitability focus Sales director Lee Wright says: “We wanted to create a complete buyer’s guide with information to help customers compare and contrast products, and feel reassured they’re buying the best and most suitable product to meet their requirements, backed up by superb technical assistance and customer service support. We are confident that customers will find PCL’s new product catalogue invaluable.” For a copy, contact your local PCL distributor or visit PCL launches its biggest catalogue to date 10 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS September 2020 New chapter…Sanya Mathura, author of Lubrication Degradation Mechanisms: A Complete Guide.