Saturday, 02 August 2014

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Does gender matter?

John McKenna, Editor

EDF apprentice trainee skills2

Just 6% of engineers are women

Energy and pharmaceuticals score higher for female employees, but men still overwhelming majority

GGS GasClam monitoring Blackpool shale gas site

Shale environmental video goes live Video

Cuadrilla broadcasts video offering “insight” into environmental impact assessment of proposed shale exploration.

Balmenach distillery

Distillery secures Green Bank funding

A Scottish distillery has secured finance to build a biomass boiler from the Green Investment Bank (GIB), the third whisky plant to do so since the bank launched a funding programme in May.

IWCF CEO David Price

Well control course launched

A free online course aimed at improving awareness of the life cycle of an oil well has been launched in response to the 2010 disaster at BP’s Macondo field in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Machine safety training

Machinery safety training

The emphasis on safety in manufacturing is continually increasing, as is the complexity of the associated standards and directives.

Cyclops L portable thermometer

Portable non-contact thermometers

AMETEK Land has launched the latest update to its Cyclops family of portable, high-precision, non-contact thermometers – the Cyclops L.

Gears

Online gear shop

R. A. Rodriguez has made a name for itself in the supply of high quality engineering components backed by second-to-none technical expertise.

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John J. Kilbane

Corrosion monitoring

Up to 40% of internal pipeline corrosion is due to microbiological causes. Intertek’s John J. Kilbane looks at the techniques used to analyse this destructive force.

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Control rooms

Room with a view

By Louisa Hearn

Planning and design are key to avoiding fundamental errors in the next-generation of control rooms.

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Control room

Remote control

By John McKenna

As technology costs come down and engineering skills get stretched, an increasing number of offshore operators are opting for unmanned platforms controlled remotely.

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Water treatment roundtable Video

Blacoh University has facilitated a roundtable video with industry leaders to discuss key aspects of a project to secure new equipment for a water reservoir and treatment facility.

Changing the face of industrial HMI Video

Advantech’s latest range of products include several new models in the TPC, SPC, FPM and WebOP ranges, all of the TPC, SPC and FPM come with 16:9 wide screen & multi-touch, high-performance computing with dual-core technology, and true flat front IP66 certified touch screen design, making them suitable for automotive production.

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