September 2021

Editor: Aaron Blutstein t| 01732 370340 e| Editorial Coordinator: Leslah Garland t| 01732 370340 e| Sales Director: Damien Oxlee t| 01732 370342 e| Sales Manager: Georgie Turner t| 01732 371084 e| DFA Direct: Ian Atkinson t| 01732 370340 e| Production Manager & Designer: Chris Davis e| Operations Manager: Ewa Hodden e| Project Liaison Manager: Emma Floyd t| 01732 370340 e| Reader/Circulation Enquiries: Perception t| +44 (0) 1825 701520 e| Finance Manager: Caren Brown e| Managing Director: Ryan Fuller e| Chief Executive Officer: Ian Atkinson e| Published by: DFA Manufacturing Media Ltd, 192 The High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE t| 01732 370340 f| 01732 360034 e| w| Official Supporters: Printer: Warners, UK © Copyright 2021, DFA Media Ltd ISSN 0262-0227 PWE is a controlled circulation magazine, published 11 times a year. Please contact DFA Media with any subscription enquiries. Paid subscriptions are also available on an annual basis at £100.00 (UK) or £170.00 (Overseas) P+P included. The content of this magazine, website and newsletters do not necessarily express the views of the Editor or publishers. The publishers accept no legal responsibility for loss arising from information in this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or stored in a retrieval system without the written consent of the publishers. BCAS official media partner COMMENT 3 NEWS 6 A round-up of what’s happening in industry. INSIGHT 12 PPMA PREVIEW 14 MAINTENANCE MATTERS - INCORPORATING PROBLEM SOLVER 16 Focus on: Remote Maintenance Monitoring/ Condition Monitoring To reduce the cost of downtime, several industries have connected their equipment to the Internet of Things (IoT) for an accurate understanding of their performance. Becky Wallis discusses the potential for telematics in gensets. PROCESS, CONTROLS, & PLANT 26 Focus on: Compressed Air/ Robotics & Automation/ Pumps & Valves How is a VSD compressor different from a conventional fixed-speed unit? PWE reports. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 36 Focus on: Boilers, Burners & Controls In 2015, with business improving but original process equipment reaching end-of-life, Rebellion Beer Company bucked the trend and, with impartial advice from heat transfer specialist Fulton, replaced its ageing steam boiler for a thermal fluid system. Now, six years on, Rebellion’s Mark Gloyens explains how brewery life has coped with the switch. PWE reports. HANDLING & SAFETY MATTERS 42 Focus on: Logistics & Warehousing From skills to safety, Jon Divers considers the creation of a smart workforce and the evolving skillset for the material handling and logistics engineers of tomorrow. SPECIAL FOCUS PREMISES & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT 46 CLASSIFIED 48 PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY 49 Contents 14 42 26 36 September 2021 Plant & Works Engineering | 0 5