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Take care not to overlook the value of boilers

Added: 23 Sep 2020

Often overlooked or relegated in process management, the boiler is essential to effective operation…

Innovation is key to the pharma sector coping with changing times

Added: 23 Sep 2020

Recent events have underlined the need for pharmaceutical innovation and are encouraging more inven…

The automation pyramid has had its day

Added: 21 Sep 2020

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…

Online title: How barcode scanning boosts supply chain efficiency

Added: 14 Sep 2020

ProGlove’s Axel Schmidt discusses the necessity for accurate and efficient barcode scanning to deli…

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: 9 Sep 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 …

Don't fear digital change, you're making it already...

Added: 2 Sep 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital tools in the process industry, says …

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…

Finding the tools to tackle corrosion in pipes and connectors

Added: 19 Aug 2020

For pipes and connector equipment one of the biggest issues is corrosion, not least when it occurs …

Chemicals sector R&D is prepared for a new era

Added: 19 Aug 2020

Looking for a silver lining in the pandemic cloud isn’t easy, writes Brian Attwood, but the chemica…

Why you need XY coordinated for accuracy

Added: 11 Aug 2020

Electronic Manufacturing Solutions’ Jonathan Plummer on the benefits of XY Data and its role in sav…

Automation increases beer production capacity

Added: 11 Aug 2020

A top brewery increased production capacity by 50 percent in a fortnight with Rockwell’s virtualise…

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…

High efficiency and low shear pumping solution

Added: 5 Aug 2020

The UK’s only sugar beet producer needed to combine high efficiency with low shear pumping and velo…

Changing times mean monitoring is getting smarter

Added: 22 Jul 2020

Social distancing has ratcheted up the need for condition monitoring to get much smarter. Enterpris…

Lighting for hazardous environments

Added: 22 Jul 2020

Ken Eddleston of Chalmit discusses the factors companies working in hazardous environments must con…