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News
17/08/2018

Transformer to be delivered to West Weybridge substation in Surrey

A new 143 tonne transformer is being delivered to West Weybridge substation in Surrey today (Friday 17 August) to keep electricity flowing to the county and beyond.

A big load will take to the road at approximately 7pm as National Grid moves the transformer from Tilbury Docks, Essex, to its West Weybridge substation, Surrey.It is expected to ...
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17/08/2018

Considering an apprenticeship

An award-winning female apprentice has urged young people to consider the ...
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16/08/2018

Salaries hit a high

Average salaries for engineering roles hit a three-month high in July, as ...
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16/08/2018

Intelligent robot diagnostics

Downtime in industrial robots could soon be a thing of the past thanks to ...
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15/08/2018

Bringing music to engineering

Global engineering company Renishaw has teamed up with the Bristol Music ...
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15/08/2018

SKF lubrication remote monitor

SKF has introduced its LRM2 lubrication remote monitor, which is ...
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14/08/2018

An offshore tour from home

Offshore platform Cygnus is now accessible via Google Streetview, giving ...
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Features
02/07/2018

The challenges of maintaining the leading edge

Daniel Petherbridge, technical service engineer at Belzona Polymerics, looks at the challenges of repairing and protecting wind turbine blades’ leading edges

Wind energy is no longer just a novel way to generate electricity for a local area. The rapidly increasing size, efficiency and number of wind turbines is fast making wind a lucrative method ...
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02/07/2018

Gas turbine reliability

Plant Engineer looks at the options for overhaul, repair and reliability improvement for the popular 501F gas turbine
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02/07/2018

Effective lubrication strategy

It is predicted that the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) would eventually lead to the end of unplanned downtime in factories. While we’ve not yet reached this point, plant managers can improve their maintenance systems by ...
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02/07/2018

End game for maintenance

Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics are pushing maintenance into a digital future, as Mark Venables explains
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