Working with us to ensure the care of your assets means having an experienced team on hand to help you meet your manufacturing targets cost-effectively.
Our team will help keep your assets safe and achieving their full potential through reliability-centric care and can help deliver fast-track improvement of your entire plant maintenance regime.
We have highlighted some of our main sectors here, and full details of our asset care expertise can be found below.
- Brewery & Distillery
- Chemical & Industrial
- Printing & Packaging
- Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
We are firm believers that effective plant maintenance can significantly reduce operating costs, increase productivity and reduce safety risk. We offer a sustainable solution to all types of plant maintenance.
Our approach is threefold and concerned with, improving the condition, reliability, and utilisation of your assets. Our engineers challenge working practices, scrutinise failure modes and develop engineering solutions to improve production facilities on your behalf. We have invested in developing and training a skilled asset care workforce, so we are able to offer a managed solution to address any skilled engineering shortages in your workforce.
Musk can also assist you in initiating the asset care function within a new plant, by scoping, sourcing and putting in place the required engineering infrastructure. We have a proven track record of helping companies improve their asset care arrangements by introducing robust plant maintenance practices and a culture of reliability improvement.
We can help you realise sustainable improvements in your productivity through our pragmatic application of fast-track reliability improvement methodologies and techniques.
We have the resources, knowledge and experience to help you develop and operate effective programs and maintenance improvement initiatives. All of our mainstream engineers, supervisors and managers are trained to a high level and possess the skills to make effective plant maintenance decisions.
When you partner with Musk, you get more than just a pool of engineering labour. We provide you with on-site leadership dedicated to reliability improvement as part of your asset care strategy.
Our emphasis is to move from a reactive (only dealing with breakdowns) to a planned, continuous improvement way of working that makes use of predictive techniques. This allows our clients to be proactive in preventing major breakdowns or critical failures.
Our condition monitoring techniques help determine the condition of in-service equipment in order to allow you to conveniently schedule remedial tasks and prevent unexpected breakdowns.
By knowing which equipment needs remedial maintenance, you can better plan the work and what would have been unscheduled stops become shorter and less frequent planned stops, thus increasing your overall asset availability. Other benefits include, increased equipment life, improved plant safety, less incidents with a negative impact on the environment, and an optimised spare parts stockholding.
The condition monitoring techniques we employ include, Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Ultrasound (Acoustic), and Oil Sampling. We have a dedicated team of reliability engineers skilled in conducting these techniques and our mainstream engineers are provided with training to ensure they recognise when the introduction of these predictive maintenance techniques will provide benefit to you.
Making sure your manufacturing assets are running safely and legally is an essential responsibility for all plant managers. We will work with you to survey your existing compliance arrangements to identify the ‘gap’ between what you have and what you need, or work with recommendations from independent surveys and then provide costed work packages to ensure you meet your engineering compliance responsibilities.
Full compliance means:
- Reduced risk to your employees and ensures your business meets your statutory obligations
- Demonstrating your corporate responsibility by using competent people that know what the engineering compliance requirements are and what needs to be done to demonstrate compliance
- Remedials are prioritised, costed and completed in a structured manner
- Creating a cost-effective solution to a risk with severe consequences for you and your staff
Machine Safety and PUWER Maintenance
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) place duties on companies and individuals who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on companies whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.
Musk partners with manufacturers to provide pragmatic and tailored solutions that will help you meet your legal requirements, like PUWER, without a negative impact on productivity.
The Musk approach typically consists of three elements: firstly, potential hazards, the degree of risk posed and actions required to eliminate or reduce that risk to an acceptable level are identified; secondly, a record of corrective actions implemented is maintained, as any recommended remedial tasks are completed; finally, an evaluation of the performance levels of interlocking safety systems is carried out.
Hazardous Area Installations and Inspections
Musk can provide assistance with the compliance of electrical installations in potentially explosive atmospheres for new and existing plant. We partner with manufacturers to ensure that their new or existing EX equipment remains safe and complies with DSEAR regulations.
We will conduct hazardous area inspections and complete any required corrective actions. This provides assurance that you are compliant and meeting your legal obligations.
We can help you achieve full compliance under the mandatory requirements of IEC / BS EN 60079-17/14, DSEAR (Dangerous Substances in Explosive Atmospheres Regulations), The Equipment Directive ATEX 95 (94/9/EC) and the workers Directive ATEX 137 (99/92/EC).
Electrical Installation and Testing
As a NICEIC registered company with Comp-Ex qualified personnel Musk provides a certified industrial electrical installation service. We can support your industrial electrical installation process from start-to-finish. This includes the initial design stage through to all electrical testing, system commissioning, calibration and production sign-off. We can start from a new site, replace obsolete plant or update existing electrical installations.
Our full service ranges from cable management systems, mains distribution and power cabling through to control and instrumentation. Services include industrial cable tray, armoured power and instrument cable installations, electrical trace heating and fire alarm system installations.
Musk conduct all testing and inspection in accordance with BS7671:2008 Wiring Regulations. These regulations state that every new electrical installation and alteration, or extension to an existing electrical installation, must be inspected and tested before being put into service. It is also recommended that all fixed wiring installations be tested for safety periodically. We can support you to ensure your plant meets these requirements.
Pressure Systems Installation and Maintenance
Pressure systems containing a fluid or gas under pressure can cause death and/or injury to people or damage to property if the contents are released unexpectedly or in an uncontrolled manner.
The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) require pressure systems to be inspected in accordance with a written scheme of examination.
We assist manufacturers in maintaining the mechanical integrity of their pressure systems, through installation and throughout their lifecycle.
Mechanical and Electrical Services
Musk can improve your production and process assets by providing a managed mechanical and electrical service, led by our qualified and experienced engineering personnel.
We have a proven record for delivering mechanical and electrical services to many major clients. We have the capacity, experience and skills to provide a cost-effective on-site, mechanical and electrical service as part of your asset care strategy.
We have carried out many decommissioning projects and can provide assistance should you require a facility of yours to be shut down. We can operate as the principal contractor and project manage the task under Construction, Design and Management Regulations (CDM), whilst physically removing redundant process equipment safely for use elsewhere.