Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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The death of biomass conversions

John McKenna, Editor

BP plant operator

BP seeks future leaders in recruitment drive

Oil giant aims to recruit up to 30 leaders globally for businesses including Refining & Marketing and Safety & Operational Risk.

IGas chairman Francis Gugen

IGas nears fracking in North West

Shale developer IGas yesterday revealed it was ready to design a fracking programme for its licensed areas in the North West of England and North Wales.

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Hitachi Horizon Wylfa nuclear plant

Cavendish Fluor to run 12 nuclear sites

Joint venture between Babcock subsidiary and Fluor awarded major decommissioning role.

GE Technology Solutions Center

GE launches oil & gas technology centre

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

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Flow meter tips

Flow meter selection tips

Top 10 tips for selecting a flow meter offered for free.

Spirax Sarco Spira-trol modular control valves

Service launch

Spirax Sarco has introduced guaranteed 48-hour delivery for its Spira-trol modular control valves.

Smith Flow Control TorkDrive

Torque limiting

Smith Flow Control’s TorkDrive is a unique device which prevents manual valves from being damaged due to excessive torque application during valve operation.

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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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