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WRAS APPROVED/FOOD GRADE LUBRICANTS AND SEALANTS IN THE WATER INDUSTRY

WRAS approved products could be the next stage in a series of long standing developments towards a safer supply of potable water.

Historically, lead piping used to be the primary form of distributing potable water. This was due to its widespread use in industrial applications, as well as its natural occurrence in soils as a result of local geological conditions. As of the 1970s lead piping has been prohibited for distributing potable water and was considered the starting point for this journey towards a safer water supply.

It can now be seen that WRAS approval could well be the next necessary accreditation in the industry when dealing with human water consumption and food processes.

Stage 1: The elimination of lead piping

The health risks associated with lead relate to the way lead can build up in the body. Children and infants are at greater risk due to the damaging effects that lead can have on their mental development.

Human contact with lead should be kept to a minimum and subsequently the quantities of lead are controlled in air, soil, food and water. A full report on the internationally agreed health based knowledge about lead can be found on the World Health ...

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| 1st October 2012, 13:23:27 | Posted by Jamie Linford

APROBACIÓN WRAS/LUBRICANTES DE GRADO ALIMENTARIO Y IMPERMEABILIZANTES PARA LA INDUSTRIA DEL AQUA

En la búsqueda de larga duración para un suministro del agua potable más seguro, es posible que la próxima etapa pueda ser la aprobación de WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) (Reglamento Interior de la Comisión Nacional del Agua) para todos los productos que se usan en la industria del agua.

Históricamente, el principal método de distribuir agua potable era tubería compuesto de plomo. Era consecuencia del uso extendido de plomo en aplicaciones industriales, además de la presencia de plomo en la tierra como resultado de las condiciones geográficos locales. Desde los setentas se prohibía el uso de tubería de plomo para distribuir agua potable y se consideraba el punto de partida para un suministro de agua seguro.

Ahora puede ser visto que la aprobación WRAS puede ser la próxima acreditación necesaria por la industria cuando se trate del consumo humano del agua y los procesos alimentarios.

Etapa 1: La eliminación de tubería compuesto de plomo

Los riesgos de salud asociados al plomo están relacionados con la manera en que puede acumular en el cuerpo. Los niños están las principales personas más en riesgo debido a los efectos perjudiciales cerebrales que lleva plomo. ...

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| 1st October 2012, 13:23:15 | Posted by Jamie Linford

ROCOL SUPPORT TOMMY AND NORI AT THE ASSEN BRITISH SUPERBIKES EVENT

It is the business end of the season for the Swan Yamaha British Superbike team and ROCOL were in attendance at both Assen and Silverstone to support the riders.

The International Sales team from ROCOL invited VIP guests to the race meet at Assen race circuit, the most iconic track in Europe, known as ‘The Cathedral’. The track is surrounded by grass banks and grandstands with rapid changes in direction and tight corners, therefore excitement is always high. Unfortunately the Swan Yamaha team saw a significant drop in performance due to unexpected circumstances at the start of the race. Nevertheless, fun was had by all who attended and as usual, the Swan hospitality was top notch.

Silverstone was the venue for the penultimate race of the British Superbike season and the Site Safety team attended the race with a number of important customers and superbike fans. It was a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of the EASYLINE EDGE System in a relaxed environment, but more importantly, there was excellent racing and the day was enjoyed by all. Unfortunately the results did not go Swan Yamaha’s way, meaning that in two weeks time, Brands Hatch will be crucial to decide t...

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| 23rd September 2012, 09:39:12 | Posted by Jamie Linford

ROCOL & LEEDS UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION REPRESENTED AT THE 39th LEEDS-LYON SYMPOSIUM ON TRIBOLOGY

The research collaboration between ROCOL and the University of Leeds was recently represented at one of the most renowned conferences in the field of tribology (the science of friction, wear and lubrication). The 39th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology convened from 4-7th of September 2012 at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds.

The symposium drew over 170 delegates from 22 countries, including many leaders in the field from both academia and industry. The theme of the conference was ‘great challenges in tribology’.

ROCOL and the University of Leeds presented research arising from their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) collaboration. In the presentation “Effective Lubricant Supply to High Speed PEK-Steel Contacts*, Dr Chris Dyson spoke on challenges of keeping polymers lubricated at high temperature and speed, and the benefits of industrial-academic collaboration.

The School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds has a strong reputation for high quality research in tribology. Researchers at Leeds were involved as tribology was established as a science and current researchers continue to be involved in leading industrial, automotive and biomedical tri...

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| 20th September 2012, 15:13:27 | Posted by Jamie Linford

ROCOL TAKE THE BRITISH SUPERBIKES TO “THE EVENT” 2012

Cromwell Tools have hosted “The Event” on a bi-annual basis since 2006, each show more of a success than the last; this year was no exception. It was an opportunity for ROCOL® to showcase products and demonstrate how it can provide innovative and enlightening solutions for industry.

This year ROCOL sponsored an interactive simulator area. In this area visitors raced on exciting motorbike and racing car simulators, competing for the fastest lap time. The winner of the fastest lap time won 2 VIP tickets to the next British Superbike race at Brands Hatch. Since ROCOL is a key sponsor of the Swan Yamaha British Superbike Team, there were VIP appearances from TT legend Ian Hutchinson and British Superbike Champion Tommy Hill. Visitors to the ROCOL stand could meet the riders and take advantage of a great photo opportunity with the impressive Swan Yamaha race bike. All in all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

To see photos of the day CLICK HERE

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1 comment | 19th September 2012, 12:22:30 | Posted by Jamie Linford