February 2022

Editor: Aaron Blutstein t| 01732 370340 e| editorial@dfamedia.co.uk Content Sub Editor: Leslah Garland t| 01732 370340 e| leslah.garland@dfamedia.co.uk Digital Sub Editor: Ewa Hodden e| ewa.hodden@dfamedia.co.uk Sales Director: Damien Oxlee t| 01732 370342 e| damien.oxlee@dfamedia.co.uk Sales Manager: Georgie Turner t| 01732 371084 e| georgie.turner@dfamedia.co.uk DFA Direct: Ian Atkinson t| 01732 370340 e| ian.atkinson@dfamedia.co.uk Production Manager & Designer: Chris Davis e| chris.davis@dfamedia.co.uk Project Liaison Manager: Emma Floyd t| 01732 370340 e| emma.floyd@dfamedia.co.uk Reader/Circulation Enquiries: Perception t| +44 (0) 1825 701520 e| dfamedia@dmags.co.uk Finance Manager: Caren Brown e| caren.brown@dfamedia.co.uk Managing Director: Ryan Fuller e| ryan.fuller@dfamedia.co.uk Chief Executive Officer: Ian Atkinson e| ian.atkinson@dfamedia.co.uk Published by: DFA Manufacturing Media Ltd, 192 The High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE t| 01732 370340 f| 01732 360034 e| info@dfamedia.co.uk w| www.pwemag.co.uk 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 10 SOUTHERN MANUFACTURING EXHIBITION PREVIEW 12 PLANT & ASSET MANAGEMENT AND CO-LOCATION UPDATE 14 MAINTENANCE MATTERS - INCORPORATING PROBLEM SOLVER 16 Focus on: Maintenance 4.0/ Training & Skills By making industrial plants more adaptive, AI can help save the planet says Dominic Gallello, who looks at how new digital solutions can meet the challenge. PROCESS, CONTROLS, & PLANT 24 Focus on: Compressed Air/ Pumps & Valves/ Process Heating & Cooling Which Standards have an impact on your business as an end-user? BCAS reports. ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 34 Focus on: Drives, Motors, & Controls Tony Coghlan takes a look at the discussion surrounding whether automation should be centralised or decentralised. HANDLING & SAFETY MATTERS 36 Focus on: Loading Bays & Doors Traffic going in and out of the building means large openings are often left open, dropping the internal temperature of the building dramatically in the winter or raising it in the summer. Hart Doors highlights to PWE the top three tips to control the temperature in your building. CLASSIFIED 41 PRODUCTS & SERVICES DIRECTORY 42 Contents 16 36 24 34 February 2022 www.pwemag.co.uk Plant & Works Engineering | 0 5