Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Reshuffle: What now for shale?

John McKenna, Editor

Shale gas

Shale drilling licensing launched

Licensing round for onshore oil & gas exploration launched, aimed at encouraging development of shale reserves.

Drax biomass storage domes

Subsidy wins for biomass and AD

Plants will compete for £155 million annually under the government’s contract for difference price support scheme.

Dounreay birds eye view

UK plans national radioactive storage site

Plans launched for single geological disposal facility to hold all UK radioactive waste.

Experion Orion console  DCS control system

Innovation spend hits 25-year high

Number of manufacturers planning to invest in product and process innovation at highest level since 1989.

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dew.IQ

Moisture analyser and probe from GE

The dew.IQ moisture analyser is the latest addition to the IQ series of analysers from the Panametrics product line of GE Measurement & Control.

GE air.IQ

air.IQ moisture analyser package

GE has launched the air.IQ, a new analyser package designed to simplify the selection and installation of moisture analysers in industrial environments.

Deltabar

Pressure measurement

The Endress+Hauser Cerabar S pressure transmitter and Deltabar S differential pressure transmitter ranges are a perfect fit for the harsh demands of the oil & gas industry.

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Cuadrilla shale site

Reshuffle: What now for shale?

By John McKenna

Yesterday the shale oil & gas industry lost one of its most effective political champions to the Ministry of Defence.

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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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