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Industry analysis: unleashing the potential of the IIoT

Rob Smith | Added: 3 Oct 2016

Technologies that connect us to the Internet of Things already exist, but don’t expect everyone to …

Meet the next generation of tech innovators

Louisa Hearn | Added: 5 Sep 2016

A new wave of graduate entrepreneurs are being helped on their way to deliver highly disruptive tec…

George Osborne at the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Apprenticeship levy sparks funding fears

Added: 27 Nov 2015

Clarification over the funding of apprenticeships has created confusion throughout industry, though…

MIcro-generation: a new frontier for process control

Micro-generation: a new frontier

Added: 4 Nov 2015

The UK’s rapidly growing waste-to-energy market is catching the eye of control technology firms.

Teesside process industry cluster CCS

Teesside bids to secure industrial future

Added: 6 Oct 2015

Process companies hand government detailed plans for industrial carbon capture and storage network …

National Grid control centre

In demand

Added: 9 Jul 2015

With plant closures outstripping the supply of new electricity generating capacity, last month saw …

Offshore oil rig

Offshore uncertainty is raising safety concerns

Added: 10 Jun 2015

Low oil prices and a major slump in production are creating major safety concerns within the UK’s o…

Dust explosion short course at the Wolfson Centre

New hazards: COMAH 2015

Added: 3 Jun 2015

The introduction of new COMAH regulations will see many smaller firms affected by the rules for the…

David Cameron meets apprentices at BAE Systems

Vital degrees will challenge industry and universities

Added: 6 May 2015

Although the government’s degree apprenticeships scheme looks highly attractive, industry and acade…

Amec Dunlin A North Sea oil

Sea Change

Added: 22 Apr 2015

Plummeting oil prices have added further impetus to the Wood Review’s call for greater production e…

George Osborne at the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Muted march of the makers

Added: 1 Apr 2015

This government came into power promising that it would rebalance the economy towards manufacturing…

BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010

Sensors hold the key to oil & gas survival

Added: 13 Feb 2015

With politicians demanding monitoring of shale sites and offshore platforms relying on data to rema…

British Gypsum Cumbria

Industry ignorant of efficiency deadline

Added: 4 Feb 2015

Companies risk fines of up to £50,000 if they fail to comply with new Energy Savings Opportunity Sc…

Water the bright spot in tough global market

Water the bright spot in tough global market

Added: 14 Jan 2015

Jobs go at Grundfos and KSB but valves sales in all sectors and water industry pump orders stay str…

Energy minister Matthew Hancock opens National shale gas college in Blackpool

Shale college launch: premature or necessary?

Added: 7 Jan 2015

With so little known about the skills it will target and the courses it will offer, the launch of t…

Apateq onsite water separation

Pure play

Added: 12 Nov 2014

As global water regulations tighten, filtration technologies are evolving to help process industrie…

fracking

Shale shapes Siemens' ambitions

Added: 30 Sep 2014

The $7.6 billion acquisition of Dresser-Rand is Siemens’ latest move in its bid to enter the boomin…

Control room

Service in the sky

Added: 17 Sep 2014

Does the future of the computerised maintenance management system reside in the Cloud?

Milton Roy PX horizontal pump

Precision pumping

Added: 3 Sep 2014

A thirst for accuracy is driving demand for metering and dosing equipment, while at the same time t…

Remote control

Remote control

Added: 3 Jul 2014

As technology costs come down and engineering skills get stretched, an increasing number of offshor…