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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…

Rotating equipment has a part to play in in advancing the circular economy

Added: 7 Oct 2020

Sustainability is making an impact in the sphere of rotating equipment, thanks to new legislation. …

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…

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…

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…

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…

Water companies will reap benefits of sharing data with suppliers

Added: 24 Jun 2020

By providing data to equipment providers, water companies would support the design, build and opera…

Pumps industry makes full use of Industry 4.0 in light of recent upheavals

Added: 24 Jun 2020

Regulatory rules tightening, a continued post-Brexit headache and now a pandemic to threaten export…