Saturday, 18 April 2015

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Faltering fightback

John McKenna, Editor

Dounreay birds eye view

Amec FW wins nuclear decommissioning role

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has awarded Amec Foster Wheeler a contract to provide decommissioning and waste management services for sites across the UK.

Exiling excellence

Engineering education centre launched

University College London (UCL) has today launched the UCL Centre for Engineering Education which is designed to improve the supply of engineers in the UK.

Nick Clegg

Lib Dems to double innovation spend

Party’s manifesto supports Catapult Centres, while Ukip promises to scrap STEM subject tuition fees.

Shell prelude FLNG3

Oil prices driving Shell-BG merger

Shell’s proposed £47 billion takeover of BG Group could be the first of many oil & gas mergers and acquisitions, say analysts, with last week’s announcement of the deal sending up the share prices of other companies.

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TE Pump

Magnetic drives pump for aggresive chemicals

The TE magnetic drive pump from March May is one of the most widely used magnetic drive pumps in the world.

Control valve

Wide range of control valves

Hydraulic Equipment Supermarkets (HES) stocks the widest range of control valves to suit all applications and budgets.

Control valves

Control valves stand ultra-deep test

Badger Meter control valves are making an important contribution in oil extraction applications in ultra-deep oil wells thanks to their ability to overcome the difficult challenges of extreme pressures, wide flow ranges and ultra-low temperatures.

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Faltering fightback

By John McKenna

Much was made by George Osborne in last week’s budget about an apparent renaissance in UK manufacturing.

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Stan Higgins

Low oil price destabilising process industries

Despite low feedstock costs, overall instability caused by oil price fluctuations is bad for the process sectors, says Stan Higgins, chief executive of the North East Petroleum Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

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QA QC

Quality control: quality is King

By Robert Smith

From the laboratory to the production line, Robert Smith looks at the technologies that are helping the food and beverage industry control product quality.

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Olive oil

Oil's well?

Food and drink research firm Campden BRI has been chosen by the Rural Payments Agency to carry out authenticity testing of olive oil.

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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.

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.

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