Saturday, 01 August 2015

Shell's Ormen Lange gas field in Norway

Jobs cuts sweep through energy sector

Both Royal Dutch Shell and Centrica will slash thousands of jobs in response to challenging conditions.

Offshore oil rig

Licence wins to revitalise North Sea

The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 41 new offshore licences for exploration on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Elster smart meter

Honeywell buys into 'smart' technology

Honeywell has announced plans to buy Elster, a supplier of advanced utility metering technologies.

Sheet metal

Metal flow 'boosts' manufacturing

Researchers at Purdue University, US have discovered a new type of metal deformation and a way to suppress it.

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​Couplers help prevent accidents

To help prevent accidents when opening couplings under pressure, Smith Flow Control has introduced Bajolock couplers to its product portfolio.


Cleanroom for silicon processing

GE Measurement & Control has announced a new clean room for silicon processing at its manufacturing site in Groby, UK.


Maintenance-free measurement of bulk solids

The Soliphant FTM20 is a robust, low-cost vibronic level switch offering reliable operation without need for adjustment or calibration.

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Andy Furlong

Less talk, more action

By Louisa Hearn

The UK’s top professional and academic bodies squared up to the government on climate policy last week.

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Matt Hale

Food firms take the heat

Food and drink manufacturers are investing heavily in heat exchanger technology to recover waste heat and slash energy bills, says heat exchange expert Matt Hale.

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Water feature

Smart water: regulations affect industry

By John McKenna

Regulations forcing water companies to focus of the total life costs of their assets is driving rapid uptake of remote monitoring and control technology.

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National Grid control centre

In demand

By John McKenna

With plant closures outstripping the supply of new electricity generating capacity, last month saw the launch of a campaign to recruit major energy users to help balance the grid.

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Pump provides clean-up act

Outdated equipment was limiting a detergent manufacturer’s performance. With a new pumping system installed, the company is now looking to expand.

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Mass flow meter with dosing pump: principle of operation Video

In this video Bronkhorst Cori-Tech, manufacturer of the world’s smallest Coriolis flow meters, presents the mechanism of a Coriolis mass flow meter from the mini CORI-FLOW series.

Beer video screen grab

Ubiquitous beer brewing system Video

Sabco has partnered with Unitronics to help beverage brewers of all kinds produce the perfect pint.



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