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Faltering fightback

John McKenna, Editor

Food Engineers of the Future event

Food engineers taste future

Industry event designed to inspire the next intake of food engineering graduates provides advice, tips and support, says ambassador.

Apple

Pesticide residue falls in food

More than 97% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) contain pesticide residue levels that fall within legal limits, with just under 55% of those samples being free of detectable traces of these chemicals.

Eden Project

Put industrial plants in bubbles, say Greens

The Green Party today revealed a key election manifesto pledge to place all of the UK’s industrial plants inside “protective bubbles”.

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Dust explosion short course at the Wolfson Centre

GexCon buys into 3D market

GexCon, a supplier of dispersion, explosion and fire modelling software, has announced the acquisition of Stormfjord.

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Guided wave radar

Guided wave radars from VEGA

Marchwood Power is currently one of the most efficient power stations in the UK.

Unigate EL & Unigate CM

Compatible CAN and Ethernet gateways

Deutschmann Automation has unveiled two optimally harmonised gateways for connecting CAN and Ethernet networks with all market-standard industry protocols.

Unitronics

PLC + HMI now with EtherNet/IP support

Unitronics has announced that its UniStream product has successfully passed the ODVA conformance test, and has been certified as compliant with the standard and interoperable with other EtherNet/IP devices.

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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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Judith Hackitt

Don’t dismiss process safety

Hundreds of safety incidents still occur every year in the process industries, showing that old lessons still haven’t been learnt, says Health and Safety Executive (HSE) chairman Judith Hackitt.

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AQE

AQE on show

Improving air quality and emissions monitoring a key focus at international event.

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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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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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