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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…

Coronavirus is new but recessions are not: How engineering can learn lessons from the past

Added: 13 Jan 2021

Learning from previous recessions and seizing cost saving opportunities should be the priorities fo…

Cracking contaminants to ensure optimal performance

Added: 16 Dec 2020

A Scots manufacturer’s determination to crack down on pumps and valves failure netted a return of £…

Innovation unblocked: What next for pumps in the water industry?

Added: 16 Dec 2020

Sustainability, the new regulatory regime and lockdown are transforming approaches to pumping and f…

Getting your eggs in one basket the fast and accurate way

Added: 2 Dec 2020

Robot palletising technology is transforming industry and as CKF shows, it can even cope with the d…

Business needs boost maintenance improvements

Added: 2 Dec 2020

Investing in better equipment and learning from other sectors boosts predictive maintenance but the…

Energy efficiency becomes an essential purchase

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Changing regulations mean highly efficient equipment may no longer be deemed too costly to implemen…

Pressure is on for water firms to embrace innovation

Added: 18 Nov 2020

Water companies talk innovation but there’s scepticism as to how committed they have been. Events m…

Compressor replacement keeps ethylene supply on tap

Added: 4 Nov 2020

No compressor, no ethylene: when the reliability of one piece of equipment determines a process can…

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

Added: 4 Nov 2020

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

How barcode scanning boosts supply chain efficiency

Added: 21 Oct 2020

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

Busting downtimes is not an excuse for avoiding ATEX rules

Added: 21 Oct 2020

Downtime has taken on a new meaning and that raises new issues for ATEX compliance.Two experts expl…