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News related to plant and operations engineering, brought to you by Plant Engineer. This section updates readers on mobile and static industrial plant, the technologies and problem solving. Coverage includes pumps, fans, motors, compressors, drives, HVAC, energy management, control and automation, instrumentation, sensors, hydraulics, pneumatics, and maintenance, repair and operations.

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21/05/2010

Hard water scale problem solved for Cotto Tiles

Cotto Tiles, part of TCC (Thai Cement Company), reports that Fluid Dynamics International has solved a long standing hard water problem at one of its sites.
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20/05/2010

Sand extraction plant is concrete investment

A new sand production plant is helping Cemex UK to boost efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of its largest UK sand and gravel quarry at Rugeley, Staffordshire.
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20/05/2010

Hungarian wastewater scheme turns to biomass plant

One of Europe's most ambitious biogas from wastewater projects has been switched on in Budapest by Ener-G.
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19/05/2010

Non-stop pumps keep coffee production flowing

Star Refrigeration, which provides freeze-drying plant to major food producers, says that Nikkiso non seal canned motor centrifugal pumps, supplied to an instant coffee plant, have been in near constant operation, without problems, for ...
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18/05/2010

Process plant valves continue to be weakest link

Valves are the most likely item of equipment to create problems at petrochemical plants and onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities.
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18/05/2010

SOE visit to Diageo Runcorn reveals impressive improvement culture

Drinks giant Diageo opened the doors of its Runcorn site to plant engineers from SOE/IPlantE in April, to provide an impressive insight into how this key beer packaging plant achieves world class maintenance and operations.
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17/05/2010

ATEX solenoid valves and fieldbus system solve North Sea problem

Burkert's ex-proof AirLine Ex 8650 system, together with modules from the intrinsically safe Siemens Simatic ET 200iSPTM system, has solved a problem in a North Sea project for oil and gas industry specialist Jiskoot.
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17/05/2010

Eriks acquires Fisher in Germany

Eriks has agreed to acquire Fisher GmbH Kunststoffpräzition, which specialises in engineering and machining high performance plastic parts.
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14/05/2010

Honeywell acquires Matrikon to improve industrial plant

Honeywell has signed an agreement to acquire plant operations software developer Matrikon for $142 million.
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14/05/2010

Future of measurement technology is subject to survey

HBM is giving engineers from around the world a chance to air their views on the future of measurement technology.
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14/05/2010

King’s College Hospital plugs into heat recovery

King's College Hospital Trust is to install a Flu-Ace heat recovery system on its heating and hot water system plant.
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13/05/2010

Vanadium mining pump proves its mettle

South African mining specialist Xstrata Alloys reports that its British-made peristaltic pump has proved ultra reliable on arduous duties – to the extent that its only downtime has been for hose replacement and annual plant maintenance.
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13/05/2010

Variable speed drive spins up aero test rig starter

Aero engine test rig specialist Euravia has invested in variable speed drive technology from Control Techniques for use on Pratt & Whitney PT6 jet engine starter generators.
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12/05/2010

Predictive maintenance service aims to ease load

Motor condition monitoring (MCM) specialist Artesis has launched a predictive maintenance service for plant engineers concerned about difficult expert analysis and data interpretation aspects.
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12/05/2010

Thermal imaging reveals hot air at No. 10

February's ITV's tonight programme, Money to Burn, which looked at energy wastage from No 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, harnessed Flir thermal cameras in the hands of Eriks expert Duncan Webb.
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11/05/2010

No vacancies at JCB Academy as waiting list opens

The JCB Academy has had to open a waiting list for places at its £22 million regional centre of learning, after becoming fully subscribed months ahead of its September opening.
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11/05/2010

Beware counterfeit bearings, after latest seizure

Plant engineers are being warned to watch out for counterfeit engineering spares, following a court order in France, which saw a distributor fined for selling counterfeit SKF bearings.
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10/05/2010

ENER-G pumps up sustainable heating and cooling operation

Clean energy group ENER-G has launched a Sustainable Technologies division specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps.
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10/05/2010

Amarinth opens new pump assembly and testing plant

Centrifugal pumps specialist Amarinth says it has invested in state-of-the-art assembly and test facilities to handle current orders and predicted growth.
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07/05/2010

ABB drive serves up £20,000 in savings for gluten-free baker

Improved speed control on one of its production lines is enabling The Village Bakery to save £20,000 per year at its Abenbury Way site in Wrexham, which is the most advanced gluten-free facility in Europe.
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07/05/2010

Speedy spends £500,000 on plant to scale heights

Plant and equipment rental specialist Speedy has invested more than half a million pounds in a range of low-level access equipment from specialist manufacturer, Custom Equipment.
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06/05/2010

Hima-Sella strengthens plant diagnostics at GrowHow UK

Fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK's Teesside Billingham plant is to get an upgraded ESD (emergency shutdown) system – to TÜV certified HIQuad H51qHS standards.
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06/05/2010

Environment Agency to address CRC Scheme at Facilities Show

The Facilities Show, which runs from 11to 13 May at the NEC Birmingham, has dedicated educational content to help FM managers meet the regulatory changes under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.
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05/05/2010

Disc couplings chosen for largest gas turbine plant

Bibby Turboflex HS disc couplings have been selected for operation on the largest (64MW) aero derivative gas turbine engine ever packaged.
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05/05/2010

Peristaltic pumps ordered for cobalt purification

Peristaltic pump specialist Verderflex has exported 30 VF hose pumps to Morocco for work on a cobalt refining plant, handling abrasive and highly corrosive materials.
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