Asset Management

Identifying the Right Pressure Release Valve Thread Type

Onsite – size identification of BSP and NPT fittings Thread types Pressure Relief Valves (PRV’s) are devices used to release pressurised fluid from a wide variety of Pressure Vessels. PRV’s are used to maintain optimal pressure within a system, thus protecting the vessel from becoming overpressurized which can potentially cause damage or failure of a vessel. Pressure build-up related damage can be costly as well as a health and safety risk.  PRV’s act as the main safety mechanism of a pressurized system (see ... Read more

AME Sponsors Team Kennedy Racing for the 2018/2019 V8 Dirt Modified Season

Champion Driver Mat Kennedy does it again at Bunbury. Bunbury Speedway has been a happy hunting ground for the TKR Team in recent meetings. Mat recently won his 3rd Feature in succession at his favourite Bunbury Track.   Read more

Do you know your Inspection Obligations for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms?

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) are versatile items of Plant that can be used in a variety of applications. These items of Plant are designed with the intention of lifting people and have the possibility of causing serious injury or death if not operated or maintained in a safe manner. Mobile EWPs shall be designed, manufactured, tested and inspected in accordance with AS1418.1: 2002 and AS1418.10:2011 and operated and maintained in accordance with AS2550.1:2011 and AS2550.10:2006. All mobile EWPs must undergo pre-operational inspections, routine ... Read more

Do you know the difference between SWL / WLL / MRC and when they should be used?

The term safe working load (SWL) has been the cornerstone of engineering, particularly with regard to load carrying equipment, for many years. It was generally considered to be the minimum breaking load of a component divided by an appropriate factor of safety giving a ‘safe’ load that could be lifted or be carried. In Australia the use of Safe Working Load (SWL) for cranes, hoists and winches was universally used throughout all industries and referenced in legislation and the Australian Standards. The Wikipedia ... Read more

Your Classified Plant obligations under MSIR 1995 – Pneumatic Press Filters

Additional notes to Mines Safety Bulletin No 125 - Pneumatic Press Filters Written by AME Operations Manager, Steve Ansell. Following on from the Department of Mines and Petroluem's Mines Safety Bulletin No 125, issued on 24 September 2015, it's imperative to acknowledge that all pressure equipment has the potential to harm personnel or damage other equipment. It’s worth noting that the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (MSIR 1995) state by definition that any pressure vessel is classified plant and therefore needs to ... Read more

Pressure Vessels: What requires regular statutory inspection?

The Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations (MSIR 1995) provide comprehensive guidelines for the inspection and safety of plant, however they are often misinterpreted, which could mean your site has been left non-compliant. One such commonly misinterpreted and incorrectly applied inspection regulation is that of the time period between statutory inspections of Air and Gas Receivers. The question: Do Air or Gas Receiver’s less than 150 litres need Statutory Inspections? The Regulations The Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations (MSIR 1995) states in Regulation 6.40 (1) that ... Read more

Preventing the Loss of Classified Plant Records

The recent “Mines Safety Bulletin 120” from the Department of Mines & Petroleum (DMP) addressed a topic on preventing the loss of classified plant records, answering a question often asked of us by our clients: Why do we need to have hard copy Equipment Files for our Classified Plant? Our inspectors, processes and services are all designed to help mine sites and organisations maintain compliance with the Mines Safety & Inspection Regulations 1995 (MSIR 1995), the Occupational Health and Safety Standards and Australian ... Read more

Is your earthmoving equipment compliant with DMP Tyre Safety Guidelines?

Article Update 18th September 2015: The DMP have now released their guidelines, which can be viewed and downloaded from their website.   The Department of Mines and Petroleum are set to release a new set of guidelines regarding safety when working with off-road tyres for earthmoving machinery. After reviewing the draft guidelines for the DMP, Asset Management Engineers have identified some critical aspects to be considered in managing your risk responsibilities. These responsibilities apply to rubber tyred earthmoving machinery, as well as associated equipment often ... Read more

Five things to know before you purchase a crane

Five Key Things to Know Before You Purchase a Crane Purchasing a crane and ancillary heavy lifting equipment can be a minefield for the uninitiated. Here, we take you through everything you need to know when considering your first (or subsequent) crane purchase to ensure you’re not caught short. Unlike your everyday car, van or truck, overhead cranes are complex pieces of equipment – each uniquely manufactured to fit the buyer’s requirements. As well as your budget, here are five key things to know ... Read more

AME inspectors at Royal Perth Hospital

AME have commenced our contract with Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) providing services for the inspection and testing of pressure equipment in compliance with the relevant Australian Standards. This significant milestone further establishes Asset Management Engineers as a leader in plant inspections and management across not only the mining, construction and heavy machinery industries, but a wide range of government and public sectors. Opening the door to further opportunities for AME in the public health sector, the contract with RPH covers a range of items ... Read more
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