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Blockchain will release the energy industry's potential

Added: 17 Jul 2019

The energy industry is understandably cautious about blockchain technology, but we should heed the …

Sympathetic actuators provide an answer to Britain’s ageing pipework  

Added: 15 Jul 2019

AUMA Actuators’ Paul Hopkins explains how the Victorian’s visionary approach is causing headaches f…

State of the art burners enable brickworks to build on efficiency

Added: 10 Jul 2019

A traditional manufacturer found a cutting-edge solution when its furnaces needed to adapt to diffe…

Pipes can keep data flowing

Added: 3 Jul 2019

Analysing the data from sensors attached to pipes and connectors helps keep process plants running …

Fish friendly pump stations help save a threatened species

Added: 26 Jun 2019

The European Eel is a species in rapid decline and pumps are part of the problem. Unless, that is, …

Drive for energy efficiences means a greater appreciation of the role of pumps

Added: 26 Jun 2019

Reducing manufacturing labour costs has long had priority over energy savings but the focus is shif…

After a century of campaigning, why do we have so few women engineers?

Added: 21 Jun 2019

Windscreen wipers, computer software, space station batteries and the circular saw can all be credi…

Telemetry: the often overlooked Industry 4.0 gain

Added: 18 Jun 2019

You can’t ignore the impact of IIoT in the process sectors but you might miss one low key yet signi…

New measurement tools can help firms to monetise data

Added: 18 Jun 2019

As sophisticated new measurement devices become available, businesses are unaware they could be sit…

Chopper pumps provide robust solution for unscreened sludge

Added: 13 Jun 2019

The failures of unscreened sludge mixing is a reminder of the benefits that chopper pumps can provi…

Gas detection is moving up a level thanks to wireless

Added: 12 Jun 2019

Thanks to advances in wireless gas detection technology, process engineering facilities are now bet…

Connect and thrive? The Catch-22 of digitalisation

Added: 3 Jun 2019

As traditional oil majors signal moves on to the electrification and renewables turf, a major cyber…

In the mix as blending systems get more adventurous

Added: 3 Jun 2019

Process manufacturers are becoming increasingly savvy about the business benefits of refining their…

Why PC Pumps offer automated solution to reduce workplace injuries

Added: 3 Jun 2019

The food & drink sector accounts for a high proportion of injuries in the process industry, says SE…

How a smart switch solved a brewer’s overflow dilemma

Added: 29 May 2019

A good head on your beer isn’t helpful when foam confuses your production overflow system. A change…

Crystal, not balls: A grounded 4.0 guide hits the mark

Added: 29 May 2019

Proctor and Wilkins’ latest volume on the industrial present and future gains from its grounding in…

How to ensure your operation is digitally mature for the 4.0 world

Added: 28 May 2019

Clare Darlison of Idhammar Systems explains why manufacturers must take digital maturity seriously …

Korean boom industry turns to UK firm for pipeline guarantees

Added: 22 May 2019

Asia’s regasification sector is growing and this has increased interest in High Integrity Pressure …

Tech brings environmentalism and effectiveness to micropollutant fight

Added: 15 May 2019

Technological advances have paved the way for environmentally-friendly and increasingly effective w…

A lesson in balancing efficiency with the maintenance of brand quality

Added: 8 May 2019

How do you improve process efficiency at a legendary brand without damaging the quality of the prod…