Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Offshore oil rig

Licence wins to revitalise North Sea

The Oil and Gas Authority has announced 41 new offshore licences for exploration on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Elster smart meter

Honeywell buys into 'smart' technology

Honeywell has announced plans to buy Elster, a supplier of advanced utility metering technologies.

Sheet metal

Metal flow 'boosts' manufacturing

Researchers at Purdue University, US have discovered a new type of metal deformation and a way to suppress it.

engineer safety engineering men

Graduates 'not pursuing' engineering

A report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) highlights several issues surrounding engineering skills shortages.

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Titan

Precise control of liquid flows

The Metra-Batch from Titan Enterprises has been designed to provide precise batch control, blending or bottle / tank filling of chemicals, food ingredients, beverages, fuels and solvents.

Elfab

Pressure relief in ageing plants

According to the HSE, recognising the ageing mechanisms that affect each process and then introducing and maintaining a structured management system approach can mitigate the potential for failure and significantly reduce the incidents of major accidents in the industry.

Honeywell

Honeywell launches operator training suite

Honeywell Process Solutions’ UniSimCompetency Suite helps prepare console and field operators through realistic training experiences.

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Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to growth

Look forward

By John McKenna

Engineers must be forward-looking to attract the young people their profession and this country so desperately need.

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Matt Hale

Food firms take the heat

Food and drink manufacturers are investing heavily in heat exchanger technology to recover waste heat and slash energy bills, says heat exchange expert Matt Hale.

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Water feature

Smart water: regulations affect industry

By John McKenna

Regulations forcing water companies to focus of the total life costs of their assets is driving rapid uptake of remote monitoring and control technology.

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National Grid control centre

In demand

By John McKenna

With plant closures outstripping the supply of new electricity generating capacity, last month saw the launch of a campaign to recruit major energy users to help balance the grid.

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ARO

Pump provides clean-up act

Outdated equipment was limiting a detergent manufacturer’s performance. With a new pumping system installed, the company is now looking to expand.

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Mass flow meter with dosing pump: principle of operation Video

In this video Bronkhorst Cori-Tech, manufacturer of the world’s smallest Coriolis flow meters, presents the mechanism of a Coriolis mass flow meter from the mini CORI-FLOW series.

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.

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