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Remember to count industry among the climate worriers

Added: 13 May 2019

The appearances of the youthful environmentalist Greta Thunberg have drawn some predictably Old Buf…

Look East for pumps priorities

Added: 13 May 2019

Even before the axis of global power had shifted so far eastwards, we had grown accustomed to laggi…

A process sector that lies on the cyber frontline, daily

Added: 12 Nov 2018

Of all the various process industries, the energy and utilities sectors are the most at risk in tod…

Pumps are a vital partner in ensuring efficient energy use

Added: 12 Nov 2018

Pumps as Turbines (PaT) are a symbol of the potential contribution that products from this industry…

When you invest in pumps, you invest in industry's future

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Beyond the sectors in which they operate, pumps have a profile so low that they might as well be no…

Like football, pumps expertise requires thinking outside the box...

Added: 3 Sep 2018

“A competent pump supplier is somewhat like a competent coach, they should be able to offer more th…

Industry strategy can't wait for Westminster

Added: 3 Sep 2018

Government and industry appear to occupy two parallel universes when it comes to the subject of 29 …


Water recycling achieves a full circle

Added: 8 May 2018

What would those great Victorian public health pioneers John Snow and Joseph Bazalgette have made o…

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

Subsea platform

Another dimension for pumps

Added: 6 Apr 2018

The traditional belief in the oil and gas industry that reliability needs to come first where techn…

Wylfa Newydd

Editor’s comment: the nuclear energy agenda

Rob Smith | Added: 5 Sep 2016

Despite Hinkley Point C taking centre stage, it isn’t the only major new nuclear project the UK has…

Troubled water

Louisa Hearn | Added: 4 May 2016

Water utilities across the UK have spent many years grappling with infrastructure built in the Vict…

Cyber security

Hacked off?

Added: 22 Sep 2015

Microsoft’s new operating system (OS) Windows 10 was officially launched in July. But how has it af…

Gas detection

Have a safe summer

Added: 3 Jun 2015

So summer is here, and there’s more than whiff of safety issues in the air.

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield: too big to be private

Added: 14 Jan 2015

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey made a startling admission yesterday as he informed pa…

National Grid

The big turnoff

Added: 22 Oct 2014

Energy management has officially come of age.

Drax biomass conversion

The death of biomass conversions

Added: 27 Aug 2014

The government’s legal victory over Drax has rendered future conversions of coal plants to biomass …

Cyber security

Happily ever after?

Added: 8 Apr 2014

Today marks the end of support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system - but what effect will i…


A biomass mess (again)

Added: 12 Mar 2014

The government looks as though it will now be lucky to fill its arbitrary 400MW cap for new biomass…

Drax Power Plant 2

Does industrial growth really matter?

Added: 5 Mar 2014

Over the past month or so we have heard a great deal from our political leaders about how passionat…