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Veolia commences Irish Water’s major upgrade to the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant

Working in partnership with Irish Water, Veolia, the global resource management company has commenced work on an €80 million and 400,000 population equivalent upgrade to the Ringsend Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Ringsend is the largest wastewater treatment plant in Ireland, and was built to treat the wastewater for the equivalent of 1.64 million ...
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Modular locking system

The need for physical security is increasing in many fields, including ...
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Improving energy saving

Energy costs have skyrocketed in recent years, so business owners and ...
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Winter Olympic bobsleds

Schaeffler is supporting German bobsled pilot Nico Walther and the German ...
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High accuracy in paired chain

Machine designs often call for chains to be used in pairs or other ...
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Rotor positioning bearings

SKF has augmented its rotor positioning bearings range with a new and ...
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Making robotics a reality

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) often highlights consumer trends ...
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The difference between rupture disc and buckling pin relief valves

Buckling Pin Relief Valves (BPRVs) and rupture discs both have a similar primary function. They are used to protect against the over-pressurisation of a range of applications. Information from ASME VIII Division I suggests the two are interchangeable.

BPRVs and rupture discs are both favoured over relief valves, as they offer full-bore openings. ...
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Changing times

It’s time to think seriously about joining the Fourth Industrial Revolution before UK manufacturers get left behind by more progressive nations, warns Chris Beck
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Keeping guard

When it comes to machine safety, failure to adhere to regulations can be an expensive business, but compliance need not be such an onerous task, as Mark Venables explains
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Under pressure

Chris Beck learns how, when it comes to compressed air savings, even a small change can make a big difference
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