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Gaining an edge: Pumping systems as a key component in chemical production

Added: 5 Aug 2020

The post-Covid industrial landscape will increase the need for incremental gains in the chemicals s…

High efficiency and low shear pumping solution

Added: 5 Aug 2020

The UK’s only sugar beet producer needed to combine high efficiency with low shear pumping and velo…

Changing times mean monitoring is getting smarter

Added: 22 Jul 2020

Social distancing has ratcheted up the need for condition monitoring to get much smarter. Enterpris…

Lighting for hazardous environments

Added: 22 Jul 2020

Ken Eddleston of Chalmit discusses the factors companies working in hazardous environments must con…

Finding the tools to tackle corrosion in pipes and connectors

Added: 15 Jul 2020

For pipes and connector equipment one of the biggest issues is corrosion, not least when it occurs …

Chemicals sector R&D is prepared for a new era

Added: 15 Jul 2020

Looking for a silver lining in the pandemic cloud isn’t easy, writes Brian Attwood, but the chemica…

Water companies will reap benefits of sharing data with suppliers

Added: 24 Jun 2020

By providing data to equipment providers, water companies would support the design, build and opera…

Pumps industry makes full use of Industry 4.0 in light of recent upheavals

Added: 24 Jun 2020

Regulatory rules tightening, a continued post-Brexit headache and now a pandemic to threaten export…

Automation increases beer production capacity

Added: 12 Jun 2020

A top brewery increased production capacity by 50 percent in a fortnight with Rockwell’s virtualise…

Robotics provides answer for scaling up production

Added: 10 Jun 2020

Artisan beer production often operate at small scale. Robotics offers the cost effective solution t…

Better data capture is raising the flow measurement game

Added: 10 Jun 2020

Flow measurement is attaining new depths of understanding and usefulness in the age of Big Data, ag…

Imaginative approach turns wastewater challenge into an opportunity

Added: 8 Jun 2020

Landia enabled a redesigned WWTP to make a virtue out of a crisis – powered by anaerobic treatment …

Protect to thrive: meeting the growing cybersecurity threat

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Increasingly sophisticated threats, limited internal experience and a lack of cybersecurity culture…

Factors to consider before postponing statutory inspections

Added: 5 Jun 2020

Many companies find themselves urgently needing to decide whether to postpone major maintenance int…

Why you need XY coordinated for accuracy

Added: 4 Jun 2020

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions’ Jonathan Plummer on the benefits of XY Data and its role in sav…

Robots provide pick and pack solution

Added: 29 May 2020

CKF Systems utilised ABB high speed robots to help a customer pick and pack snack product...

Telehandle with care for process safety

Added: 27 May 2020

Telehandlers are ubiquitous in many process sectors yet can pose a deadly hazard, warns Brigade Ele…

Intelligent software enhances process maintenance

Added: 27 May 2020

An increasing array of software products continues to transform the complexity of upkeeping operati…

Knowledge of the right tools is vital for effective mixing and blending

Added: 13 May 2020

Turning solids into liquid isn’t alchemy but it depends upon making the right judgement when choosi…

Lockdown adds to the energy sector’s challenges

Added: 13 May 2020

As if climate change, the energy trilemma and Brexit’s aftermath weren’t sufficient concerns, the s…