Saturday, 30 August 2014

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The death of biomass conversions

John McKenna, Editor

GE Technology Solutions Center

GE launches oil & gas technology centre

GE Oil & Gas yesterday officially launched its new $5 million facility in Norway.

Bosch Rexroth oil analysis

Slick solution for machine downtime

Oil analysis may spot issues before they cause problems

Skills kids2

Reform engineering GCSE, industry urges

On GCSE results day, industry body calls for the reform rather than the removal of engineering qualifications.

KSB valve factory

KSB invests in valves factory

The new building will accommodate test facilities for the production of KSB’s triple-offset butterfly valves.

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Profibus repeater

PROFIBUS repeater

Procentec has released a new version of its ProfiHub B5 5-channel repeater.

Compressive force transducer

Precise measurement

HBM has introduced the C10 SG-based compressive force transducer with a radial-symmetrical design making it insensitive to external influences for highly accurate measurements.

ARI safety valves

Safety valves

The ARI SAFE-FN ANSI is the latest addition to ARI-Armaturen’s range of safety valves, providing operational safety and reliability.

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Drax biomass conversion

The death of biomass conversions

By John McKenna

The government’s legal victory over Drax has rendered future conversions of coal plants to biomass virtually impossible.

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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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