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It's IPs that ensures good ideas become good business

Added: 3 Apr 2021

Engineering startups seeking to seeking to turn innovative ideas into commercial reality need to ge…

STEM needs EQ as well as IQ

Added: 1 Apr 2021

Focus on STEM careers doesn’t always include much reference to the need for emotional intelligence.…

Can new compressed air systems reduce carbon emissions & save on costs?

Added: 24 Mar 2021

While compressed air is used widely as a safe and versatile source of power, generating what is oft…

EU withdrawal results in the chemical industry paying a heavy price

Added: 24 Mar 2021

The global focus on chemicals has grown, which might be good news for one of the UK’s most successf…

Listen for emission and you reap the benefits

Added: 10 Mar 2021

Acoustic emission testing detects incipient defects in pressure equipment and reduces the risk of f…

A simple answer to engineering’s talent gap?

Added: 10 Mar 2021

This week marked International Women’s Day – as good a time as any to return to the ongoing issue o…

Sulzer expertise helps bring water to Saudi's growing population

Added: 1 Mar 2021

Sulzer delivered nearly 300 pump packages for Saudi Arabia’s west coast satellite desalination proj…

Digital is the future we can't ignore

Added: 24 Feb 2021

MRPeasy’s Karl Heinrich Lauri asks: Can a smaller manufacturer looking to survive and prosper in th…

Refinements in measurement are improving plant efficiency

Added: 24 Feb 2021

It’s a cornerstone of efficient production, so any refinements in level measurement can generally b…

Controlling fluid flow variables for smooth production

Added: 15 Feb 2021

Fluid handling variables can all have a detrimental impact, resulting in batches having to be destr…

How pumping is priming the lithium revolution

Added: 15 Feb 2021

China’s largest lithium battery materials manufacturer turned to Watson-Marlow for Bredel APEX pump…

The importance of transfer fluid to solar success

Added: 12 Feb 2021

With increased focus on solar for energy, it’s essential to pay attention to heat transfer fluid in…

Understanding the machinery risk assessment process

Added: 10 Feb 2021

The machinery risk assessment process can be complex and once completed may result in significant c…

If you invest in asset data extraction, you must make it work

Added: 10 Feb 2021

More efficient supervision of plant assets enables better collection of relevant data but what matt…

Landia dives deep for Scottish Water

Added: 8 Feb 2021

Scottish Water consumers expect a lot from their utility companyand Landia has been in at the deep …

Digital is the gamechanger for plastics recycling

Added: 5 Feb 2021

Recycling is well established on Government and industry agendas, but to make the most of the oppor…

When wholesale pumping automation is costly, cook up a remedy

Added: 1 Feb 2021

Meeting hygiene and food safety regulations is a challenge for any bakery but when budgets don’t pe…

Expert update on how mixing and blending adds value to plants

Added: 27 Jan 2021

Two sector experts tell Greg Pitcher how the mixing and blending market has changed during the pand…

External pressures drive innovation in the food and drink sector

Added: 27 Jan 2021

As the focus shifts slightly back to the post-Brexit regime, there is a flurry of interest in techn…

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…