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Shale drilling illustration

Pump up the volume

Added: 2 Nov 2015

Pumps and valves technology will have to adapt if shale gas is ever to be extracted in the UK.

GE's Predix software

Back to the future

Added: 21 Oct 2015

As the Process Engineering team celebrates Back to the Future day, we’re enjoying this little remin…

Cyber security

Hacked off?

Added: 22 Sep 2015

Microsoft’s new operating system (OS) Windows 10 was officially launched in July. But how has it af…

Shale drilling illustration

Fracking quick

Added: 19 Aug 2015

Is the government’s decision to ‘fast-track’ fracking applications a misguided masterstroke?

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…

Andy Furlong

Less talk, more action

Added: 29 Jul 2015

The UK’s top professional and academic bodies squared up to the government on climate policy last w…

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 …

Gas detection

Have a safe summer

Added: 3 Jun 2015

So summer is here, and there’s more than whiff of safety issues in the air.

EU Flag

Continuity Britain?

Added: 13 May 2015

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

Nuclear engineers

Engineering’s election

Added: 29 Apr 2015

Engineering has come into the spotlight like never before during this general election campaign.

Nestle apprenctice at work Jordan Phillips

Faltering fightback

Added: 25 Mar 2015

Much was made by George Osborne in last week’s budget about an apparent renaissance in UK manufactu…

Buncefield fire

Safety: a ticking timebomb

Added: 11 Mar 2015

Later this year the process industry will mark an anniversary it would prefer to forget: 10 years s…

David Cameron IGas shale gas site visit

Shale ambiguity helps nobody

Added: 16 Feb 2015

Delaying vital decisions on shale gas development until after the general election doesn’t help sup…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield: too big to be private

Added: 14 Jan 2015

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey made a startling admission yesterday as he informed pa…

Murphy Oil Milford Haven refinery

The next Milford Haven?

Added: 17 Dec 2014

Oil prices may be tumbling, Russia may be brought to its knees, but for Europe’s refineries little …

Lichterfelde cogeneration power plant in Germany.

Northern hope

Added: 19 Nov 2014

Over the past few months there has been positive growth in the UK economy, but future prospects are…

Cuadrilla site

It’s the economics, stupid

Added: 5 Nov 2014

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on fracking. But what exactly are those opinions based on?

National Grid

The big turnoff

Added: 22 Oct 2014

Energy management has officially come of age.

Food processing - cookies

Food glorious food

Added: 7 Oct 2014

At my daughter’s birthday party recently I found myself in conversation with a number of her friend…

Ineos Jim Ratcliffe

Lost in translation

Added: 1 Oct 2014

The UK and US are two nations divided by the same language…even when it comes to money.