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Compressor replacement keeps ethylene supply on tap

Added: 6 Apr 2020

No compressor, no ethylene: when the reliability of one piece of equipment determines a process can…

Water companies will reap benefits of sharing data with suppliers

Added: 2 Apr 2020

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

Is the corner being turned in terms of 4.0 take-up?

Added: 25 Mar 2020

Industry 4.0 will impact production but how will it affect and enhance control processes especially…

Five steps to combat failing CHP engines

Added: 25 Mar 2020

Combined heat and power (CHP) engines that convert biogas into usable energy are vital equipment. B…

Compressed air: How do you ensure costs are minimised?

Added: 18 Mar 2020

While it’s free to breathe, air is expensive to compress – but manufacturers can save money by runn…

Downstream oil and gas have a vital role to play

Added: 18 Mar 2020

As supply and demand pressures increase in tandem with environmental concerns, the downstream oil a…

There's no short cuts to boosting female recruits in the manufacturing supply chain

Added: 18 Mar 2020

The lack of female recruits into the manufacturing supply chain is a brake on talent and needs urge…

The importance of proper planning for height safety

Added: 11 Mar 2020

Designing a height safety system is essential from the start of any project, insists HCL Safety‘s S…

Valves provide the answer to a faulty blower problem

Added: 11 Mar 2020

When faulty blowers threatened a water company’s filtration system, Sulzer identified valves as the…

It's in industry's interest to avoid a deluge of dirty data

Added: 4 Mar 2020

In 2018, China’s data centres alone produced nearly 100 million tonnes of CO2 –the footprint of 21 …

To be process safety compliant you need lateral thinking

Added: 4 Mar 2020

Health and safety at work is in the spotlight once again. So how do process managers ensure that th…

Pumps for food and drink: Small steps enable big progress

Added: 26 Feb 2020

Both the pumps sector and the food industry are demanding efficiencies be met by innovative approac…

Latest Qdos pumphead for polymer dosing proves itself at leading brewery

Added: 26 Feb 2020

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

Scaling up efficiency and sustainability with AkzoNobel

Added: 18 Feb 2020

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

Why instrumentation is key for digitalisation

Added: 18 Feb 2020

Automation and digitalisation are dominating the environment but the pressure to marry efficiency w…

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

Added: 12 Feb 2020

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

Pumps ensure Severn Trent renewables strategy yields greater results

Added: 5 Feb 2020

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

Cheaper and more accessible condition monitoring from techno advances

Added: 29 Jan 2020

Developing technology is ramping up the potential of condition monitoring while decreasing costs ma…

Boosting productivity? Then look to your fluid system

Added: 29 Jan 2020

Maximising your fluid system efficiency is a must if you want to boost productivity  and reduce cos…

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 …