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AME Announce new Business Partner

AME announce it has been confirmed as a BHP Billiton Business Partner   Official Definition : (1) Joint venture partners or co-investors; or (2) Third parties that interact with others on behalf of BHP Billiton or BHP Billiton owned or controlled entities, such as agents, brokers, intermediaries, advisors, consultants, representatives, travel agents, freight forwarders, customer or visa agents, tax advisors, law firms, finders, lobbyists and accountants.   This recognises AME as interacting with others like statutory and government organisations on behalf of BHP Billiton (BHPB) and its ... Read more

AME Site Inspection at Roy Hill

AME complete Roy Hill site inspection and audit with Samsung C&T A team of Classified Plant Inspectors and a Lifting Equipment Engineer have just returned from inspecting a large number of plant items at the Roy Hill mine in the Pilbara as a part of a new partnership with Samsung C&T confirmed in January 2015. AME inspectors assessed certain plant and equipment to ensure compliance with relevant standards and regulations, particularly equipment involved in high-risk activities such as cranes. AME's Managing Director and Chartered Professional Engineer Trevor ... Read more

Using Non-Destructive Testing

When should you be using Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)? Non-Destructive testing is a growing analysis technique within the asset inspection industry employing specific methods to evaluate the condition of plant without causing damage to the equipment. In recent years the plant inspection industry has recognised the value of NDT techniques in saving time and money in product evaluation, troubleshooting and research. In 2009 – 2013 the global NDT market size grew at a CAGR of 88% with a year-on-year growth rate of approximately 9%. Successful ... Read more

EWP Requirements: Telescopic Handler Machines and Integrated Tool Carriers

Compliance Requirements for Multi-Purpose Mobile Equipment Is your company using Integrated Tool Carriers (ITCs) and/or Telescopic Handler Machines (THMs) on site? If so, you need to read on about the latest compliance requirements in accordance with the DMP and Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995. Purpose-built mobile cranes and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are designed, manufactured, tested, approved and maintained for a single purpose. Telescopic handler machines (THMs) and integrated tool carriers (ITCs) can potentially be configured with jib attachments for lifting suspended ... Read more

Avoid the Common Pitfalls of a PRA

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Plant Risk Assessments What is a plant risk assessment (PRA)? A PRA involves a comprehensive inspection of a piece of plant or equipment to ensure it is safe for use. How do I conduct a plant risk assessment? Traditionally PRAs are conducted using a 4 step process, as seen in the diagram on the right. If an error or oversight is made in Steps 1 to 3, this is likely to lead to ... Read more

AME win Fastest Growing Business Award

AME has won this quarter’s 'Fastest Growing Business' award from internationally renowned business development organisation, ActionCoach. With guidance from AME Business Coach Gavin Bassett and the exceptional AME management team, the Award recognises the hard work AME has put into the last few years, in particular their outstanding performance over the last quarter. The AME management team, Managing Director Trevor Hughes, Operations Manager Stephen Ansell, and General Manager Rod Wakefield would like to congratulate our entire team and all those who contributed to ... Read more

Do you know whether it is a Safety or a Relief Valve?

There appears to be confusion in industry over the correct terminology of whether it a safety valve or a relief valve. Some of this confusion could stem from the actual standard itself or a lack of understanding of what a “fluid” really is. AS 1210 Pressure Vessels says – A safety valve vents to prevent a predetermined safe pressure from being exceeded. Normally used with compressible fluids. A relief valve vents to prevent system pressure exceeding a predetermined pressure. Normally used with incompressible fluids.   Air, nitrogen ... Read more
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