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Eye for trouble: challenges and solutions when pumps tackle abrasive chemicals

Added: 21 Nov 2017

Difficult chemicals place particular demands on pumps and the systems that support their operation.…

Case study: the right change management software can radically reduce downtime

Added: 15 Nov 2017

One company’s change management and version control software minimised the risk of machine downtime…

Evolving machine vision systems allows UK manufacturers to boost efficiency

Added: 14 Nov 2017

The evolution of machine vision systems is allowing manufacturers to learn more about their product…

Good pump engineers tend to have a touch of the detective

Added: 6 Nov 2017

The United Kingdom’s chemicals sector has positioned itself strongly within the European Union mark…

Plant equipment: tapping the potential of oil-free compressor technology

Added: 1 Nov 2017

Oil-free compressor technology is regarded as the way forward in the sensitive industries, but – as…

Light up ahead? NEPIC’s Iain Wright on the way forward for the chemical sector

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Iain Wright succeeded Stan Higgins as chief executive of NEPIC this year. With a hard act to follow…

How automated lubrication can help reduce product recall

Added: 31 Oct 2017

An automated centralised lubrication system can help food manufacturers avoid machine failure while…

Spirax Sarco solves metal refiner's carbon efficiency challenge

Added: 31 Oct 2017

The precious metal refining industry notoriously consumes significant amounts of heat and chemicals…

Industry 4.0: the antidote to supply chain disruption

Added: 31 Oct 2017

Industry 4.0 and smart use of data is not disrupting the supply chain, says LLamasoft’s Michael Wal…

Measuring marine fuel water content

Added: 27 Oct 2017

It accounts for more than 50% of a container ships operating costs, so it pays to ensure marine fue…

Viewpoint: spreading awareness of the EU rules on illegal boosters

Added: 25 Oct 2017

You have legal obligations to ensure that the booster sets which you place on the market comply wit…

Thought for food: handling biomass in the pump industry

Added: 25 Oct 2017

The anaerobic digestion and biogas sector is growing and with it the market for pump products that …

Case study: solving a cereal packaging puzzle

Added: 17 Oct 2017

A cereals and cereal bar producer benefits from a fully-integrated packaging suite.

Hot topic: combating emissions is good business

Added: 17 Oct 2017

The VW scandal raised the level of public awareness on air pollution, highlighting the importance o…

Sound carries: managing noise pollution in the workplace

Added: 10 Oct 2017

The dangers of noise pollution in the working environment and beyond are ever-prevalent, reflects C…

Safeguards against workplace hazards require a proactive approach

Added: 10 Oct 2017

You can’t maintain a safe workplace without expert help, but good hazard awareness also depends upo…

Faced with an obsolete pump, AxFlow’s answer was to rebuild it

Added: 4 Oct 2017

When a Scotland-based manufacturer of electrical conductors was faced with a failing, obsolete pump…

Plant equipment: how will new NOx emission rules impact upon boiler design?

Added: 4 Oct 2017

Michelle Knott asks how future regulations, due to clamp down on NOx emissions, will affect the fut…

How to keep a check on climate control in automated systems

Added: 26 Sep 2017

Rittal’s Jason Swann offers practical tips on how to evaluate an existing enclosure climate control…

Cool it: temperature demands count for enclosures

Added: 26 Sep 2017

Overcoming temperature and cooling issues, and the availability of robust turnkey solutions, are vi…