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Oil & gas: the shale debate returns

Added: 4 Jul 2017

Shale is back on the agenda as process industry feedstocks and energy supply are threatened by our …

Plant Equipment: mixing techniques count with complex liquids

Added: 4 Jul 2017

Which techniques are best when the mixing process becomes as complex as the liquid matter involved?…

News viewpoint: how the General Election result will affect the process sectors

Added: 4 Jul 2017

The hung parliament that has emerged diminishes the likelihood of a hard Brexit, but brings other p…

Viewpoint: it’s not only the Machine Directive to which you need to adhere

Added: 27 Jun 2017

TUV SUD’s Neil Dyson takes a view on the legislative framework
within which machinery safety sits.

On guard: how crucial risk assessment is to machine safety

Added: 27 Jun 2017

Risk assessment is as vital as it ever was in maintaining machine safety, writes Greg Pitcher.

Women’s contribution to engineering history is greater than you think...

Added: 23 Jun 2017

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Helen Marston, engineer at specialist resistor manu…

Viewpoint: what can be learnt from the ‘Lego principle’

Added: 20 Jun 2017

Plants based on the ‘Lego principle’ of modular automation are the solution to volatile markets in …

Case study: control system expertise helps to cut factory’s build times

Added: 20 Jun 2017

Dispensing equipment supplier Meter Mix has seen its machine build times reduced by up to 20% since…

Improved use of resources drives development in the water industry

Added: 20 Jun 2017

At a time when operating margins in water and wastewater are under growing pressure, the need to co…

Thought control: agile SCADA systems reduce downtime

Added: 20 Jun 2017

The Internet of Things and software standardisation are enabling process plants to act more flexibl…

Maintaining motion: the cost-effectiveness of lubrication

Added: 13 Jun 2017

Business leaders in industrial production environments are under constant pressure to cut costs and…

Viewpoint: take no prisoners in the war against rust

Added: 13 Jun 2017

A pre-emptive defence is the best tactic in the war on rust. NCH Europe’s Peter Crossen explains wh…

Show Preview: PPMA Show 2017

Added: 5 Jun 2017

Manufacturing trends are under the spotlight at the PPMA Show 2017, taking place from 26-28 Septemb…

Plant equipment: steam is heating and cooling’s reliable medium

Added: 5 Jun 2017

Steam is a highly effective medium for industrial heating and cooling,
but in order to get the best …

Food & drink: an industry facing some difficult choices

Added: 5 Jun 2017

With a quarter of its workforce and a majority of imports and exports deriving from the EU, plus a …

Case study: peristaltic pumps win converts at Danish site

Added: 30 May 2017

A Scandinavian heat and power plant switched from coal to biomass and was converted to the benefits…

Case study: giving waste costs the chop

Added: 30 May 2017

Chopping unwanted material before removal has allowed one food manufacturer to boost hygiene and au…

Pumps for pharma: it’s a delicate balance

Added: 30 May 2017

A great deal of specialist knowledge comes into play when choosing pumps for challenging pharmaceut…

Case study: monitoring is the key to water flow

Added: 22 May 2017

Standalone monitoring ensures bearing faults don’t result in a loss of water supply.

Case study: shipshape revamp for Grimsby pumping station

Added: 22 May 2017

The flood defence pump station at Grimsby Docks has had an overhaul.