Friday, 06 March 2015

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Shale ambiguity helps nobody

John McKenna, Editor

Artist's impression of NMITE

New university aims for 50% women

A new engineering university located in Herefordshire aims to attract more women into the industry.

Cyber security

Shell squares up to cyber threat

Yokogawa has paired up with IT systems supplier Cisco Systems to roll out a new global cyber-security platform for Shell.

Chocolate manufacturing plant

Manchester launches manufacturing strategy

Advanced materials, chemicals and food & drink processing are all set to play a role in a strategy launched today to transform Greater Manchester manufacturing hub.

BP chemicals plant facility

Growth boost for chemicals firm

Chemoxy, a speciality chemicals manufacturer, has been granted £20m in funding to help finance growth.

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Hamamatsu micro-spectrometer wins award

Hamamatsu Photonics was among the 2015 Prism Awards winners recognised at a gala banquet during Photonics West 2015 in California.

Flow Pulse

Flow monitor with clamp capability

Flow Pulse is a non-invasive flow monitor that clamps to the outside of a pipe and is simply secured with a screwdriver.

Profibus repeater

Multi-speed Repeater from Procentec

The single speed PROFIBUS DP network arrangement is now challenged by the release of a multi-speed repeater from Procentec, designers of the industry leading ProfiTrace PROFIBUS test kit.

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David Cameron IGas shale gas site visit

Shale ambiguity helps nobody

By John McKenna

Delaying vital decisions on shale gas development until after the general election doesn’t help supporters or opponents of fracking.

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European Automation Jonathan Wilkins

Why motors break down

There are many reasons why electric motors fail, but some are much more common than others, says European Automation’s Jonathan Wilkins.

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Prized profession

By Robert Smith

The biggest prize you can win as an engineer is the chance to positively impact the lives of billions of people, not £1 million or a trip to Buckingham Palace.

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BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010

Sensors hold the key to oil & gas survival

By John McKenna

With politicians demanding monitoring of shale sites and offshore platforms relying on data to remain profitable, John McKenna finds that the use of sensors is critical to an oil & gas project’s survival.

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ABB’s HVDC Light on Statoil’s Troll-A gas platform

Powering platforms

ABB’s work with Statoil and BP in the North Sea shows the advantages in connecting offshore oil and gas platforms to mainland power grids.

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Engineering and design for lean construction Video

The Aveva Group has launched this short video which explains how best to control the design spiral on construction projects.

German ExxonMobil employees drink fracking fluid - web

ExxonMobil staff drink fracking fluid

Staff of ExxonMobil this week appeared on national television in Germany to attempt to show that fracking fluid is harmless.



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