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Control
Automation
04/01/2016

LNG valves for the Arctic

IMI Critical Engineering has clinched several major contracts for one of ...
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14/05/2015

Think engineering

Whether or not election fever floats your boat, there will be no getting ...
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Smart IO-Link connectivity - 09/05/2017
Modern valve island - 24/04/2017
The rise of teleoperation - 29/03/2017
Valves improve efficiency - 15/03/2017
Energy savings with VSD drive - 07/03/2017

Drives
and Motors
23/02/2015

Premium efficiency

Since 1 January 2015, IE3 premium-efficiency motors have been compulsory ...
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03/12/2014

Starter for ten

We're all aware of the importance of choosing higher-efficiency electric ...
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VSDs cut leisure centre costs - 18/10/2016
Ehanced performance from VSDs - 13/10/2016
VSD control software - 04/10/2016
Firm avoids £50,000 upgrade - 28/07/2016
Energy use cut with VSD - 15/03/2016

Energy and Environment
18/10/2016

On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding ...
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02/11/2015

Smart Systems and Heat

The Energy Systems Catapult has taken on delivery of the Energy ...
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Kincardine floating wind farm - 13/03/2017
MCERTS approval for monitors - 24/01/2017
Transporting wind turbines - 20/01/2017
Marine energy device - 03/01/2017
Measurement case - 30/11/2016

Facilities
Management Services
01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be ...
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19/05/2014

Carrying the can

Conveyors are capable of far more than simply moving raw materials, ...
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UK vulnerable to cyber attack - 24/05/2017
Future proof metal detector - 08/05/2017
Rosenbauer fire trucks - 07/04/2017
Holborn Station's escalators - 17/03/2017
Modernising heavy-plate mill - 16/03/2017

Health and
Safety
18/01/2016

Trip advisor

Slips, trips and falls are still the biggest cause of injuries to ...
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30/06/2014

Flixborough revisited

Forty years on from the Flixborough disaster, Brian Tinham looks at the ...
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Rosenbauer fire trucks - 07/04/2017
ATEX lift trucks - 23/03/2017
One-of-a-kind JCB Loadall - 10/03/2017
Massive order for JCB - 13/02/2017
ATEX control panels - 02/02/2017

Legislation and Compliance
01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be ...
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05/06/2013

Accidents waiting to happen

Common sense it may be, but all too often the use of machine guards falls ...
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Post Brexit staffing concerns - 07/03/2017
ATEX control panels - 02/02/2017
Safety in explosive situation - 19/01/2017
Digital asset solutions - 18/10/2016
Easy rewiring boosts evoluton - 10/08/2016

Maintenance Repair and Operations
04/01/2016

Pigging optimises production

A pigging system from URESH is ensuring that production is efficient and ...
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23/01/2015

Value adding

Managers turning to the belief that maintenance may be non-core need to ...
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Online design calculation tool - 01/06/2017
Nut and bolt self-loosening - 26/05/2017
Keeping the ball rolling - 19/05/2017
Hydraulic fluid selection - 09/05/2017
Keeping salad quiet - 09/05/2017

Plant
Equipment
04/01/2016

LNG valves for the Arctic

IMI Critical Engineering has clinched several major contracts for one of ...
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16/12/2015

Sluice automation

As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its programme to upgrade water ...
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Custom gear units - 14/06/2017
Narrow track gauge - 13/06/2017
Adaptable angle seat valve - 07/06/2017
Advanced control and safety - 07/06/2017
Minimising pump running costs - 07/06/2017

Plant
Practice
11/03/2015

It’s the engineering conundrum

As election fever (or torture, depending on your political outlook) starts ...
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01/07/2014

Court in the act

Attending court, whether as defendant, plaintive or expert witness, can be ...
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Engineers lose 16 days a year - 02/06/2017
Workplace apathy - 26/05/2017
Classic luxury yacht refitted - 18/05/2017
Custom enclosures for dairy - 17/05/2017
Next generation brakes - 15/05/2017

Test and Measurement
18/10/2016

On the meter

In the ongoing drive for business to increase efficiency, understanding ...
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16/12/2015

Sluice automation

As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its programme to upgrade water ...
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Implementing accreditation - 16/05/2017
Accurate inductive sensors - 21/03/2017
Transformer testing - 23/02/2017
MCERTS approval for monitors - 24/01/2017
Thermal camera range enhanced - 23/01/2017

Training
Skills
13/02/2017

Keeping guard

When it comes to machine safety, failure to adhere to regulations can be ...
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23/11/2015

Lives and forks

Reducing the number of incidents involving forklift trucks is all about ...
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Training gaps in UK industry - 15/05/2017
Focusing on forklift safety - 27/04/2017
Accident free for Mars - 10/04/2017
Opening of technology hub - 31/03/2017
Traffic safety barrier systems - 29/03/2017

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