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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-…

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…

To be process safety compliant you need lateral thinking

Added: 12 Feb 2020

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 …

‘Food manufacturers must take the lead on salt and sugar levels’

Added: 30 Oct 2019

Calls for manufacturers to do more to address public health concerns around salt and sugar are righ…

Enclosures are becoming better tailored to customer needs

Added: 30 Oct 2019

Open your mind to enclosures because a raft of advances means process engineers can pick the right …

Quality pumps extract the best from hazardous by-products

Added: 22 Oct 2019

In the aluminium refining process, scrap is melted in rotary or reverberating furnaces under a bath…

Severn Glocon valve technology aims for maritime safety advance

Added: 22 Oct 2019

Extreme technical demands associated with a critical safety system on an offshore platforms are bei…

Automation has transformed hazard safety approaches

Added: 9 Oct 2019

The influence of automation is being felt throughout the process industries. That includes safety a…

IT/OT convergence: greater accuracy, agile responses and happy stakeholders

Added: 18 Sep 2019

Novotek’s George Walker explains how, as with smartphones, modern industrial firms’ IT and OT opera…

Michele Windsor on the overlooked element for effective industrial logistics

Added: 11 Sep 2019

While we know reliable power is essential for effective logistics, we tend to ignore the role of ba…