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Food sector's waste management proves its adaptability

Added: 12 Sep 2018

The Food and drink industry has reason to view the immediate economic future with trepidation.

When you invest in pumps, you invest in industry's future

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Beyond the sectors in which they operate, pumps have a profile so low that they might as well be no…

Like football, pumps expertise requires thinking outside the box...

Added: 3 Sep 2018

“A competent pump supplier is somewhat like a competent coach, they should be able to offer more th…

Industry strategy can't wait for Westminster

Added: 3 Sep 2018

Government and industry appear to occupy two parallel universes when it comes to the subject of 29 …

Water

Water recycling achieves a full circle

Added: 8 May 2018

What would those great Victorian public health pioneers John Snow and Joseph Bazalgette have made o…

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

Subsea platform

Another dimension for pumps

Added: 6 Apr 2018

The traditional belief in the oil and gas industry that reliability needs to come first where techn…

Brand new age for STEM recruitment

Added: 22 Mar 2018

Words such as branding and marketing are, one suspects, anathema to the average engineer.

It's do or die for food industry digitalisation

Added: 5 Jan 2018

How many times do we hear the assertion that necessity is the mother of invention? Let us hope that…

We must help MPs understand the importance of the process industries

Added: 6 Nov 2017

There is, we know, a substantial job of work to do in terms of enabling the rest of the United King…

Politics’ uncertain gains

Added: 31 Jul 2017

Uncertainty is perhaps the only thing we can be certain of in the political arena these days, after…

Editor’s comment: Election could produce a Brexit reality check

Added: 3 May 2017

It has been impossible this year to contemplate any sector within the process industries while avoi…

Editor’s comment: why engineering needs an upgrade

Rob Smith | Added: 15 Nov 2016

One of the first topics I was fortunate enough to write about for Process Engineering magazine was …

Editor’s comment: counting the cost of faulty foods

Louisa Hearn | Added: 3 Oct 2016

Product recalls are one portion of the food processing sector we’d all like to send packing. But po…

Wylfa Newydd

Editor’s comment: the nuclear energy agenda

Rob Smith | Added: 5 Sep 2016

Despite Hinkley Point C taking centre stage, it isn’t the only major new nuclear project the UK has…

Editor’s comment: hope amidst the turmoil for oil & gas?

Rob Smith | Added: 11 Jul 2016

The UK’s oil and gas industry is in a state of turmoil. The price of oil plummeted from a high of r…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Editor's comment: tackling the issue of female representation

Rob Smith | Added: 23 Jun 2016

Despite major efforts in recent years to dramatically increase numbers, just 6% of the UK’s registe…

Editor’s comment: an appetite for change

Louisa Hearn | Added: 6 Jun 2016

The ‘secret recipe’ behind many blockbuster food and drink products is a blend of universally appea…

Weir Group pump

Editor’s comment: sizing up pumps

Rob Smith | Added: 24 May 2016

Pumps are vital. Without them, the process industries would come to a grinding halt.

Pills drugs medicine

Editor’s Comment: Modern medicine

Rob Smith | Added: 16 May 2016

We are fortunate in the UK. For many illnesses, you need only head to your local pharmacy and hey p…