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National Grid

Security and cost are biggest barriers to decentralised energy, says report

Added: 15 May 2019

Reducing energy consumption is a priority for most UK businesses but fears over security and disrup…

‘Smoke alarm for the sea’ could mark an oil and gas breakthrough

Added: 13 May 2019

A revolutionary new product developed by a leading university and industry experts could provide ef…

Remember to count industry among the climate worriers

Added: 13 May 2019

The appearances of the youthful environmentalist Greta Thunberg have drawn some predictably Old Buf…

Look East for pumps priorities

Added: 13 May 2019

Even before the axis of global power had shifted so far eastwards, we had grown accustomed to laggi…

Getting with the program: CMMS is no longer one-size-fits-all

Added: 8 May 2019

Expect more from today’s CMMS, advises Michelle Knott. Systems are becoming increasingly sophistica…

Cranfield and Boeing provide female engineers with a flying start

Added: 8 May 2019

Leading female engineers turned out in force to support Cranfield University’s interactive event to…

chemical attack

Make UK survey warns workplace absence higher in UK chemicals sector and among manual workers

Added: 8 May 2019

Sick leave increased fastest among chemical industry manual workers in the last year, revealed a su…

SKF celebrates centenary of the SRB, the invention that kept industry rolling

Added: 8 May 2019

Luton-based SKF UK is joining its Swedish parent company in celebrating the centenary of the invent…

Japan’s lithium battery pioneer nominated for award by European Patent Office

Added: 8 May 2019

Lithium-ion battery inventor Dr Akira Yoshino has been nominated as a finalist for the European Inv…

Connect and thrive? The Catch-22 of digitalisation

Added: 3 Jun 2019

As traditional oil majors signal moves on to the electrification and renewables turf, a major cyber…

BVAA builds links with trade envoy to boost export insights

Added: 30 Apr 2019

British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) CEO Rob Bartlett said the organisation is strengtheni…

Yorkshire Water’s record-breaking ‘ears’ seek to cut leaks by nearly half

Added: 30 Apr 2019

Yorkshire Water is aiming to cut leaks by 40% in just six years, thanks to a record breaking invest…

Bearings firm nearly doubles stockpile capacity over customers’ Brexit fears

Added: 30 Apr 2019

A leading UK bearing manufacturer and European exporter admits it has nearly doubled its storage ca…

‘Enough done’ for women engineers but female numbers barely top 12% in UK

Added: 30 Apr 2019

The number of UK engineering firms who think enough has been done to encourage women into the secto…

Testing times: Safety and Brexi-tricity

Added: 24 Apr 2019

While much of the process industry is concerned about Brexit, electrical safety experts are unruffl…

Hydro says business on course after cyber-attack

Added: 23 Apr 2019

Aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro says its extrusion arm has nearly returned to no…

Make UK urges government to focus on upskilling for AI era

Added: 23 Apr 2019

Manufacturers’ association Make UK has called for more help to be made available for firms wishing …

Buhler’s revolutionary food safety camera earns Queen’s Award

Added: 23 Apr 2019

Buhler UK has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category for its work on the use…

Nominations open for IET Achievement Awards 2019

Added: 23 Apr 2019

Nominations have opened for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) annual Achievemen…

Hexagon lends an arm to boost AFRC’s measurement capacity

Added: 17 Apr 2019

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) is being provided with stat…