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Bionic handling assistant

Brave new world: Industry 4.0 technology

Added: 17 Sep 2013

Wireless devices are common in all workplaces these days, including process plants. But what would …

Correct pump selection

Counting the costs of shortcuts

Added: 3 Jun 2013

The tendency to place price before performance can lead to poor product choice. Are pump & valve ma…

Plastics-to-diesel facility

Meeting challenges in the mix

Added: 31 May 2013

Current developments and project activity highlight the increasing range of demands on process equi…

Saint-Gobain furnace2

Cutting through the green tape

Added: 19 Nov 2012

Around 26% of the power Saint-Gobain used in the UK came from renewable sources last year - a figur…

Drax Power Plant

Burning matters

Added: 14 Sep 2012

Converting coal plants to burn biomass has tested the ingenuity of process engineers. Patrick Ralei…

Emerson Barking

Getting on with wireless

Added: 6 Sep 2012

London – Even the more optimistic among proponents of convergence between WirelessHart and ISA100.1…

Heart surgery

Engineer sans frontiers

Added: 17 Aug 2012

When process engineers apply their skills to other fields, remarkable results can be achieved. Elli…

Process blast

Proactive maintenance key to plant safety

Added: 25 Jul 2012

?Process operators, it seems, are starting to realise the close relationship between safety and the…

CPI

Bridging the divide

Added: 23 Jul 2012

The UK process industries need to resolve long-standing differences between academics and businesse…

Apps ease maintenance woes

Added: 1 Nov 2011

While CMMS (computerised maintenance management system) software helps maintenance managers to trac…

plant

Steaming ahead at Dalkia biomass plant

Added: 22 Jul 2011

Energy services company Dalkia, owned by Veolia Environnement and EDF, has recently commissioned on…