September 2021

It is estimated that every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, one worker dies as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals, pesticides, radiation and other hazardous substances. Few workplaces are immune, as exposure can occur in businesses as diverse as healthcare, education, gardening, transport, office work and catering, whether from products used in the core of the company or for equipment maintenance and general cleaning. The team of consultants at WG Safety & Environmental work with businesses from various sectors to monitor and minimise hazardous exposure and, ultimately, meet their health, safety and environmental compliance obligations. For accuracy and reliability, the team says it uses the CASELLA VAPex low flow pump, designed for seamless reporting on levels of chemical exposure. Visit for the full release. w | w | Trusted by leading cruise vessel owners, prominent global commercial ship operators and the UK’s Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary, JAMES FISHER MIMIC’S condition monitoring software is renowned for its powerful ability to seamlessly capture, connect and combine any vessel data. Whilst Mimic is commonly used in the marine sector and on-board ships, it is a solution which can be used for any rotating equipment in any industry. The data provides actionable insights into machinery health and performance on any fleet or equipment, anywhere in the world and at any time. Through automated, online and wireless data collection from vibration sensors, process sensors and vessel control systems, Mimic 5 enables condition and performance monitoring of machinery, vessels and fleets. The technology analyses vibration data, fluid quality, performance and efficiency to inform a data driven proactive maintenance strategy. w | CDI ENERGY PRODUCTS has announced its North America manufacturing facility has received certification to the AS9100D quality management standard through Lloyd’s Register. AS9100 is the international quality management system standard for the aviation, space and defence industry. AS9100 provides manufacturing suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products. The certification program is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). AS9100D certification is the latest commendation of CDI robust internal programs dedicated to safety, sustainability, continuous improvement, and quality management. “This certification to the international aerospace quality standard signifies CDI’s ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding increasingly stringent industry requirements for our aerospace-related products, and all the diverse market offerings we manufacture globally,” says David Greathouse, CDI’s vice president of operations. w | Construction companies, fabricators and others can now gain immediate access to metalworking equipment, as ESAB has launched a partnership with rental companies throughout Europe. The initial roll out includes rental partners in France, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Portugal and UK. ESAB equipment available for hire includes a range of ESAB’s most innovative equipment with outputs for MMA, TIG, MIG/MAG, flux cored, multi-process welding, gouging and manual plasma cutting. The company says whether customers need a welding machine for a week or for several months, they can now hire what they want from a rental outlet without having to purchase equipment outright, freeing up working capital. ESAB partners can also supply the necessary filler metals, torches, PPE and accessories, so customers can one-stop-shop for their short- and medium-term welding requirements. w: | AS9100 Certification LORIEN ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS has announced it has appointed two new directors to its UK board. Matthew Hidderley becomes sales and marketing director. Having joined Lorien in 2016 as business development manager, Matthew’s latest step-up sees him lead the development and delivery of the overall sales and marketing strategy. Steve Brown has been promoted to account director following various roles over 24 years at Lorien. He successfully led key account growth in Europe and latterly into the AMESA region. David Mallinson, group managing director, said: “These are well-deserved promotions which support our ambitious growth strategy. We are seeing a recovery with some exceptional project wins and a strong pipeline for the longer-term. These successes enable us to invest in the business by rewarding the achievements of the talented people we have.” w | Duo of directors appointed 18 | Plant & Works Engineering September 2021 Maintenance Matters Accelerating digital transition Full-service rental partners Upgraded, innovative and sustainable – SNICKERS WORKWEAR says its range of ‘Climate Control’ clothing delivers exceptional comfort and performance. There’s a range of garments that use socially and environmentally responsible fibre technology such as 100% recycled polyester, as well as others available in high-tech breathable fabrics. For consistent comfort, the seamless designs are also available in 37.5® ventilating technology for efficient body moisture transport as well as odour-reducing merino wool to suit different types of work, whatever the weather conditions. The company says these cutting-edge AllroundWork, FLEXIWork and LITEwork designs and fabrics will keep you cool, warm and dry when you need to be. All the garments are made from quick drying, lightweight fabrics that come with special ventilation features to control and regulate the heat from your body. t | 01484 854788 e | w | Climate control baselayers Protecting workforces from chemical exposure L to R: David Mallinson, Matthew Hidderley, Steve Brown