DMR Seals – Fully trained operatives & manufacturer HSE MW05 compliant

DMR Seals Case Study


“The service has given myself and the company confidence that we are keeping our staff safe, our tooling in good order and are HSE MW05 compliant”

DMR Seals Ltd is a UK based manufacturer of engineered sealing solutions, offering a wide range of products including high performance O-Rings, Spring Energised Seals, Guide Rings, Rotary Shaft Seals, Wiper Seals, Rod Seals, Piston Seals, Back-up Rings, PTFE Seals and other high-performance seal parts.

Their industry recognised seals are used across a broad range of industries including Oil & Gas, Chemical Processing, Food, Pharmaceutical, Hydraulics and Pneumatics.

What issue did they need solving?

DMR Seals had become aware of the requirements of HSE regarding metalworking fluids and the potential risks to their staff. They wanted to ensure the handling and use of coolants and biocides by operatives were in full compliance with HSE guidelines. DMR also wanted to ensure that they were maximising the lifespan of their tooling equipment.

How did we help them solve their issue?

After an on-site assessment, DMR Seals wanted to be in control of testing their coolant themselves, but needed their production staff to fully understand the issues that could arise and how to undertake any required remedial actions.

Our Technical Sales Engineer, Dale Fletcher provided PROCARE Fluid Management training, which was completed on site. This training included how to calibrate and read a refractometer, conduct weekly pH and dilution checks, and how to interpret dipslide results and reports. Operators were shown how to manage acceptable levels of tramp oil, and how to remove tramp oil from the surface of the coolant if required.

As part of PROCARE Self-Serv, DMR Seals were provided with all the equipment needed to conduct coolant checks, which are then sent to our laboratory for testing. Personnel receive emailed reports direct from us, indicating current levels and detailing any remedial actions that need to be carried out.

What have the outcomes been?

Since all staff completed on-site training, they now fully understand the why, what and how of managing their metalworking fluids. The training given by Pennine has meant that all operatives are fully engaged with DMR’s fluid management regime. The results are presented to production staff, so they can action any areas of concern immediately. The fluid results also act as a record of the condition of their metalworking fluids and how they manage them.

  • PROCARE Self-Serv was easy to implement
  • Pennine supported operatives with full training
  • Operatives have the knowledge to complete any necessary remedial actions
  • PROCARE Self-Serv is proving to be a very cost effective solution

“The service has given myself and the company confidence that we are keeping our staff safe, our tooling in good order and are HSE MW05 compliant. Following the professional presentation to our production staff given by Dale at Pennine, we noticed the positive response from all our production personnel, who became fully engaged with our MFW approach – this was an unexpected benefit that we hadn’t considered.”


We offer a range of fluid management services which have been tailored to meet individual requirements and budgets. For further information on these services click here.  If you’d like to know more about our range of PROCARE Fluid Management services and which would be the best suited to your business, please get in touch with our knowledgeable team on 0114 285 2987 or email [email protected]

Pennine are more than just a supplier, they offer technical support and expertise. They provide full regular monitoring of metal working fluids and any aspects that support the safe use and operation of the oils and coolants we use on our site. Kevin Martin, Health & Safety Manager, Abbey Forged Products

They offer an excellent service, are polite and offer helpful advice. Mathew Kelly, Operations Manager, Barrett Steel

The communication from Pennine is great, we are always fully informed of our order status and they always deliver on time. I have been really impressed with the quality of their oil. Mark Wood, Fitter, Betney Cop Restoration Co.

We've recently changed to Pennine Lubricants, I can't thank Bob enough for the effort and service that's provided every time we order. Always happy to do business. Mylo Charlesworth, Purchasing and Warehouse Operative, CNC

In fifteen years of dealing with Pennine Lubricants, I have found the service to be impeccable. Jeremy Gosling, Director, Fine Grinding LTD

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