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Grundfos pump

Market slowly picking up after downturn

Added: 20 May 2014

Pump manufacturers publish mixed results for 2013, but many are optimistic about business in the ye…

Water life

Water life

Added: 6 May 2014

After decades of capital upgrades, the water industry is focusing increasingly on driving down its …

West Fertilizer explosion site

Learning the lessons from chemical disasters

Added: 22 Apr 2014

One year after the fatal explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, what lessons have been learned f…

Sir Ian Wood

Working together for a better future

Added: 15 Apr 2014

Following Sir Ian Wood’s report on the future of UK oil & gas, industry collaboration in the North …

Water hammer

Hammer action

Added: 25 Mar 2014

The water hammer that occurs in a facility’s fluid-carrying pipes generally has a variety of causes…

Atlas Copco Vacuum Solutions President Geert Follens

Acquisition promises product development “quantum leap”

Added: 18 Mar 2014

Atlas Copco promises long term approach to R&D after taking over vacuum pump specialist Edwards.

Mariner oil field

Slick oil

Added: 12 Mar 2014

UK oil & gas operators need smart approaches to technical challenges amid increasing pressures on c…

Ineos Grangemouth

Fracking fallout

Added: 4 Mar 2014

The future for Europe’s refineries and petrochemicals plants looks bleak thanks to the US shale gas…

BP chemicals plant facility

Efficiency evangelists needed to fight cuts

Added: 18 Feb 2014

A combination of government funding cuts to support for energy efficiency measures and waning inter…

Ineos Grangemouth

UK and European chemicals firms suffer over energy costs

Added: 21 Jan 2014

From building shale gas import terminals to shutting down production plants, the cost of energy is …

Valvestock application engineer for pumps Andy Walsh (left) and Valvestock trading manager Marcus Sa

Pipe Center moves into the industrial pumps sector

Added: 8 Jan 2014

Valvestock creates industrial process pumps division targeting power, food and chemicals sectors.

Cyber security

Complacent companies at highest risk of cyber attack

Added: 19 Nov 2013

Companies that employ outdated technologies and inefficient risk management tactics are at a higher…

Energy efficient technologies aren't always implemented

Cost concerns limit energy efficiency investment

Added: 12 Nov 2013

Financial concerns trump environmental ones when it comes to considering investment in energy effic…

Apprentices

Finding better chemistry with young engineers

Added: 15 Oct 2013

Skills shortage sparks drive to make process industries more attractive. Ellie Zolfagharifard repor…

Shale drilling illustration

Fracking safe

Added: 26 Sep 2013

Many consider fracking to be a dangerous process, fearing it releases gasses that pollute the water…

Sellafield nuclear reactor plant

On the right track for safety

Added: 31 Jul 2013

Efforts to establish effective safety practices in the construction of process infrastructure seem …

Reverse osmosis

Reversing expectations

Added: 22 Jul 2013

Reverse osmosis is becoming an increasingly attractive option for steam system users, argues Mike G…

Shale fracking

Ofgem issues a heated warning

Added: 9 Jul 2013

With concerns over the UK’s energy supplies mounting,  process industries will need to consider the…

Centralised control room

Centralised control room operations

Added: 8 Jul 2013

In recent years there has been a growing move to centralise control room operations within the proc…

Waste processing plant

Waste processing reaches new levels

Added: 10 Jun 2013

Advances in the fields of energy-from-waste and plastics recycling signal the way ahead.