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Energy efficiency is good for the environment but also for business

Added: 15 Jan 2020

Process operators deploying heat exchange technology realise there’s an appreciable gain to be had …

Tech innovation in the food and drink sector: gains and risks

Added: 15 Jan 2020

Making more food products faster and more flexibly while remaining accountable and cyber safe stimu…

Latest Qdos pumphead for polymer dosing proves itself at leading brewery

Added: 15 Jan 2020

New ReNu pumphead technology from Watson-Marlow offered accurate and repeatable flow for polymer do…

Electrification is spreading and that will increase the focus on power quality

Added: 15 Jan 2020

Electrical engineers can expect substantial challenges in the years ahead, warns REO UK’s Steve Hug…

Industrial wearables are getting smarter - in both senses

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Gone are the days of clunky steel-toe capped boots, oversized fluorescent jackets and poorly fittin…

Upgrading sewage works for rapid population growth

Added: 8 Jan 2020

Rapid population expansion doesn’t just put pressure on a town’s schools and housing stock. There a…

Pumps ensure Severn Trent renewables strategy yields greater results

Added: 2 Jan 2020

Severn Trent was already a leader in harnessing renewable energy but had ambitious plans to do more…

Blockchain's process industry benefits

Added: 22 Dec 2019

Just as the internet led to the complete overhaul of processes, so blockchain is creating a profoun…

Scaling up efficiency and sustainability with AkzoNobel

Added: 19 Dec 2019

Siemens has helped ensure the entire manufacturing process at paint giant AkzoNobel’s state-of-the-…

Effective calibration ensures top quality instrumentation

Added: 18 Dec 2019

The long-standing relationship between materials expert Solvay and process automation leader Endres…

The hazardous limits to bringing your own device to the workplace

Added: 11 Dec 2019

Sophie Hand of EU Automation, assesses whether personal devices are equipped for hazardous environm…

Equipment counts for fall safety protection but so does training

Added: 11 Dec 2019

When working at height, quality training is every bit as important as providing suitable fall prote…

The time has come for a more holistic approach to energy efficency

Added: 4 Dec 2019

The ad hoc, ‘one asset at a time’ route to improving energy efficiency has undoubtedly brought impr…

Ofwat pressure fosters innovative water monitoring

Added: 4 Dec 2019

Better asset management at no extra cost is the mantra from Ofwat. That’s helping to drive efficien…

Control strategies are vital for rapid temperature changes

Added: 27 Nov 2019

Manufacturing processes that rely on rapid temperature change can easily result in bottlenecks in a…

Water industry seeks to balances sustainability and connectivity

Added: 27 Nov 2019

Sustainability, connectivity and the legislative framework are shaping water use across process sec…

Company reaps the real-time benefits of IT-OT convergence

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Companies understand the need for IT and OT convergence but can be thwarted by their fragmented inf…

Instrumentation is still vital to process advancement

Added: 20 Nov 2019

Industry 4.0 and instrumentation have a symbiotic relationship, with both enhancing one another. It…

Clean steam provides a green option to counter contamination

Added: 13 Nov 2019

The Natural Fruit & Beverage Co. embarked on a project to transition to clean steam generation for …

Predictive strategies always produce a process benefit

Added: 13 Nov 2019

Adopting an effective predictive maintenance strategy not only slashes production costs, it also me…