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The automation pyramid has had its day

Added: 13 Jan 2021

IT/OT convergence will lead to the collapse of the ‘automation pyramid’ predicts COPA-DATA’s Stefan…

Solids handling demands call for the right pumps system

Added: 17 Sep 2020

When successive storm events increased volumes of rag and debris its waste systems had to cope with…

Testing time pays off for power plant project

Added: 10 Sep 2020

Collaboration and trust between two firms ensured careful research and testing to ensure a ground-b…

Choosing the right regulations for safety assessment

Added: 7 Oct 2020

The ATEX Directive (2014/34/EU) and the IECEx Certified Product Scheme equipment safety assessments…

Flow sensors provide cost saving energy data

Added: 9 Sep 2020

Sensors monitoring flow velocity and temperature of mediums at critical locations in a major dairy …

Meeting the growing cybersecurity threat

Added: 1 Sep 2020

Ever-changing and increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, limited internal experience and a lack …

Revised design reduces oil emissions

Added: 27 Aug 2020

One North Sea oil platform rerated two condensate export pumps to reduce energy consumption and opt…

Turning unwelcome downtime into a maintenance opportunity

Added: 25 Aug 2020

Pauses in production  have been thrown into the spotlight with the pandemic. Yet, says Chris Johnso…

RAE honours engineers’ exceptional Covid work with special awards

Added: 19 Aug 2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering has awarded 19 individuals and teams of commercial, health sector …

Northern Powergrid switch to eco-paint will save months in downtime

Added: 19 Aug 2020

Northern Powergrid has become the UK’s first distribution network operator (DNO) to adopt a new eco…

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BPMA celebrates a membership milestone

Added: 19 Aug 2020

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA) is celebrating record membership numbers with its…

‘Government must take a leaf out of EU approach’ to decarbonisation’

Added: 11 Aug 2020

Government commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 will not be achieved without encouraging busines…

Utilities industry still more male dominated than most sectors says Ofwat chief

Added: 11 Aug 2020

Women working across the water industry still face substantial bars to advancement despite some pro…

North Sea offshore oil and gas

Lloyd’s report outlines two steps to green energy heaven

Added: 11 Aug 2020

The future of UK offshore energy lies in a two stage move to electrification followed by exploitati…

Gaining an edge: Pumping systems as a key component in chemical production

Added: 5 Aug 2020

The post-Covid industrial landscape will increase the need for incremental gains in the chemicals s…

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Cost of components and shipping are key concerns for manufacturers

Added: 4 Aug 2020

One in three manufacturers identify cite rising costs of raw materials and components among their t…

University to lead on 3D development among businesses

Added: 4 Aug 2020

The University of Strathclyde is to lead on two projects focused on upskilling the workforces of SM…

Digital cask filling solution could save millions on whisky

Added: 4 Aug 2020

Scotland’s £5.5 billion whisky industry could soon save millions in annual inventory costs, thanks …

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Engineering vacancies plummet by three quarters year on year

Added: 21 Jul 2020

Advertised vacancies in the UK engineering industry plummeted by nearly 75% in the second quarter o…

Smart robots switch from pipe inspection to tackle coronavirus hotspots

Added: 21 Jul 2020

Tests have begun using intelligent robots to prevent the spread of coronavirus in busy public space…