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Stasis or industry for the process sectors?

Added: 22 Jul 2019

A mighty, Brexit-sized freeze frame has sat around the process industries for the last three years.

Pumps maintenance needs to combine DIY with good advice

Added: 22 Jul 2019

Do it Yourself is a motto best applied with caution within the increasingly refined pumps systems a…

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…

Technical advance helps downstream negotiate the petrochemical switch

Added: 19 Mar 2019

“Global energy demand is growing… fuelled by a bigger middle class coming on the market with more c…

Digitalisation could transform oil and gas pumping

Added: 19 Mar 2019

The concept of reliability is both a watchword and in some ways a curse for the oil and gas sector.

Food sector will have a substantial diet of change to digest

Added: 14 Jan 2019

If every process firm in the UK food and drink sector qualified as a so-called ‘top quartile perfor…

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…

Brand new age for STEM recruitment

Added: 22 Mar 2018

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

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…

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 …

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…

Kids Schools Skills2

Mission inspiration or mission impossible?

Added: 3 Nov 2015

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week aims to inspire the next generation of engineers and help bridge the skil…

Pounds sterling

Time to pay up

Added: 5 Aug 2015

Male engineers often get paid more than female engineers and it’s a problem that will only serve to…

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Look forward

Added: 8 Jul 2015

Engineers must be forward-looking to attract the young people their profession and this country so …

EU Flag

Continuity Britain?

Added: 13 May 2015

British industry may be relieved that the electorate voted for stability last week, but already the…