Saturday, 23 August 2014

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Does gender matter?

John McKenna, Editor

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.

Premier Oil North Sea platform

Rotork buys Xylem oil & gas valves

Xylem has sold its UK oil & gas valves business to Rotork for $30 million (£18 million).

Ineos Grangemouth

Ineos buys majority shale licence

Chemicals firm to become “major player” in the UK onshore gas production sector.

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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.

SEEPOS

Position sensing

The SEEPOS is a Position Sensing Detector (PSD) signal processing tool designed to interface with your PSD and connect directly to your computer.

ORCA 2

Low-light detection

Pushing the limits of low-light detection with the Hammamatsu ORCA II.

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Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to growth

Does gender matter?

By John McKenna

Does it really matter what proportion of the engineering profession is male and what proportion is female?

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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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