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Reshuffle: What now for shale?

John McKenna, Editor

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Innovation spend hits 25-year high

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

Chemical compounds

Pharma firms to offer up compounds

Seven pharmaceuticals companies are offering up their deprioritised compounds to UK researchers.

Shale gas

Traffic fears block shale bid

Concerns over potentially high levels of traffic have led planners to block a proposed exploratory shale oil and gas well in West Sussex.

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Foreign investment up in process sectors

Nearly a fifth of all foreign investment in the UK is going to process sector projects.

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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.

Sick3006

MCERTS award

Quantitech has announced that the Sick 3006 portable VOC monitor has a new MCERTS certificate, valid to July 2019.

Filter housing

Filter housings

The Hi-Line Industries range of filter housings has been extended.

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Cuadrilla shale site

Reshuffle: What now for shale?

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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