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Dangerous to ignore the competitive advantages of data acquisition

Added: 15 Jan 2018

Greg Pitcher talks to industry experts about the latest trends in data acquisition and discovers wh…

Condition monitoring of calender rolling bearings reduces downtime

Added: 11 Jan 2018

With more than 30 manufacturing locations in over 20 countries worldwide, the Renolit Group is one …

AODD pumps can solve pump leakage from aggressive liquids

Added: 10 Jan 2018

Leaky pumps create unscheduled downtime but aggressive acids and slurries can cause them to leak mu…

Preventative measures – the new safety certificate winning cross-sector approval

Added: 9 Jan 2018

Process industries are high risk, so a new qualification created by two leading safety organisation…

Pump saves village sewage station from being priced out of existence

Added: 4 Jan 2018

The environmental horrors created by blockages accumulating in the sewage systems of major cities a…

The hidden costs of counterfeit bearings

Added: 4 Jan 2018

Globally, product counterfeiting is increasing. Not only in consumer goods but also in industrial, …

Keeping compressors in proper condition

Added: 28 Dec 2017

For manufacturers and engineers across the UK, compressed air is just as important as gas and elect…

Understand the range of UAV applications to realise the benefits

Added: 27 Dec 2017

Developments in live asset UAV survey and inspection technology have been extensive over recent yea…

Optimising the proof test burden

Added: 23 Dec 2017

Asset owners and operators are continuously being driven by the regulators to demonstrate that the …

Integrating CAD and point cloud data beats project time challenge

Added: 22 Dec 2017

Construction specialists Mercury Engineering’s contract to link a new process plant in the Netherla…

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How heat exchangers can save on food waste and costs

Added: 21 Dec 2017

When processing viscous food product, it is inevitable that an amount will adhere to surfaces, such…

Finding the right provider for your data interchange

Added: 13 Dec 2017

It’s one thing to know you need to have the right electronic data interchange provider, quite anoth…

Temperature monitoring develops as tech continues to evolve

Added: 13 Dec 2017

Greg Pitcher discovers that evolving technology and expertise are likely to result in new ways of m…

Putting cyber security on the agenda when it comes to machine safety

Added: 5 Dec 2017

Regulators are getting wise to the need for guidelines on cyber security in maintaining machine saf…

New solutions open up for predictive and preventive maintenance

Added: 27 Nov 2017

A new generation of smart, value for money solutions looks poised to open up the market for predict…

Viewpoint: the advent of 4.0 boosts maintenance motivation

Added: 27 Nov 2017

The maintenance sector has been quick to embrace a more automated approach to industrial processes.…

Reconditioning large rolling bearings can save downtime and money

Added: 24 Nov 2017

Large rolling bearings often play a critical role in keeping high value production plant operating …

NEBOSH and HSE qualification improves process safety management

Added: 23 Nov 2017

Improving process safety culture is one of the key benefits that can be realised through appropriat…

Case study: when PC correctness came to a sewage treatment works’ rescue

Added: 21 Nov 2017

When Thames Water found its existing piston pumps struggled to help the company meet its goal of re…

Is the issue of gas leaks being treated seriously enough?

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Gas leaks aren’t just costly, they’re also potentially harmful to employees, the local community an…