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Giving hard-working tanks and silos the love they deserve

Regular use and constant exposure to weather and other environmental factors means the storage tanks and silos used in agriculture, energy, utilities and the production industries need regular maintenance.

Beyond that, refurbishment is also an option that may also extend their working life considerably. In its near 60-year history Lipp has ...
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Compact in cab inclinometer

JOST has introduced a new range of Edbro inclinometers which will bring ...
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Boost to order picking

As the British team in the Olympics demonstrated, game-changing increases ...
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FRP for pedestrian bridges

ECS Engineering Services is delivering a new technology to the UK for ...
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Gas cylinder testing

National trade body The British Compressed Gases Association is urging ...
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Integrated proximity probe

Condition monitoring specialists Sensonics have introduced a new range of ...
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Raising the bar for pumps

A comprehensive range of Air-Operated Double Diaphragm pumps (AODD) which ...
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Safety first for wireless networks

New regulatory requirements come into force this year that will affect the burgeoning industrial wireless industry as Mark Venables explains.

The prospect of adding wireless devices to automation architecture is compelling due to the potential business benefits and incremental operational improvements. Another trend that has major implications ...
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Fixing the future

Thermography and vibration monitoring can be invaluable in detecting problems with machinery. But how can plant engineers get the most value? Hywel Roberts investigates
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Bureau Veritas create PATH

Here CEO Ken Smith talks about the new PATH initiative and the importance of training and development
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Getting to the root

There are many tools that can be utilised to improve performance of plant, one such methodology is Root Cause Analysis. But as Mark Venables discovers it is not as widely used as many believe.
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