News

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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07/04/2010

BOCM Pauls saves £95,000 on steam traps

TLV has won a contract to provide regular steam trap surveys on all 13 BOCM Pauls animal feed processing sites throughout the UK.
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07/04/2010

Share safety alerts

All sectors of industry are being urged to share information to help prevent accidents.
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06/04/2010

Six auto de-raggers make it at Millbrook

Following trials to test claims that Mono's EZstrip pump can be de-ragged in two-and-a-half minutes and stripped down and maintained in just 30, Southern Water has installed six at its sludge treatment centre in Millbrook.
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06/04/2010

Asset tracking keeps tabs on mobile plant

Mobile plant rental firm Flannery Hire says that installing a geofence antitheft system on its excavators and telehandlers has already helped to recover one unit within a few hours.
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01/04/2010

ABN saves 30% energy costs with ABB motor drives

Animal feed manufacturer ABN reckons it has been saving more than 30% off its electrical motors energy bill since installing 33 ABB low voltage ac drives on its pig and poultry feed production plant.
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01/04/2010

Carbon Reduction Commitment applies to more plants than thought

With the mandatory Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme now live, plant managers that have so far taken no action are being urged to do so urgently.
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31/03/2010

SOE invites members to debate the general election 2010

With general election fervour heating-up across the country, SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) wants to open a debate with its members about what engineering professionals want from their political leaders.
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31/03/2010

Gas power generators take on high electricity tariffs

UK plants suffering the high costs of fixed energy tariffs levied from September 2008, could be cutting their bills in half and improving flexibility of supply.
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30/03/2010

Same day gearmotor

With UK assembly at Nord Gear's Abingdon facility for cast aluminium Nordbloc 1 series gearmotors now up and running, and the German assembly line also in full production for larger cast iron sizes, the company is now offering a same-day ...
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30/03/2010

Bearing design rev revolutionises wave power technology

Working with engineers from Pelamis wave power, Schaeffler's bearing specialists have enabled what's being hailed as a breakthrough in the design of next generation wave energy converters.
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29/03/2010

Engineering profession launches manifesto for the UK

Eight of the UK's engineering big guns have launched a call to action, in a bid to maximise the profession's impact on Britain's biggest challenges.
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27/03/2010

SOE tops engineering poll for fourth year

The SOE (Society of Operations Engineers) has registered more members at EngTech (engineering technician) than any other engineering institution for the fourth year running, according to Engineering Council year-end figures.
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24/03/2010

Turn fans down, urges GAMBICA

If just half of Britain's electric motors were slowed by 10%, the carbon emissions savings would be equivalent to 9.8 million cars every year.
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24/03/2010

IECEx approval comes to ABB motors

ABB is the first electric motor manufacturer to receive IECEx conformity, certifying that products have protection for explosive atmospheres.
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24/03/2010

Vote Manufacturing Campaign petitions Downing Street

The Vote Manufacturing Campaign, launched by Findlay Media with the support of the ERA Foundation and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has increased pace with the announcement of an online petition to 10 Downing Street.
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23/03/2010

BOHS LEV awareness

BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene) approved LEV (local exhaust ventilation) awareness courses are now being run across the UK.
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22/03/2010

Carbon capture pilot gets government support

The government is to invest £6 million in a research, development and demonstration project aimed at putting the UK ahead of the pack in carbon capture for fossil-fired power stations.
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19/03/2010

Dargavel energy from waste plant nears production

A project to convert domestic and industrial waste into energy, being commissioned at Dargavel, Dumfries, is using BOS (batch oxidation system) technology developed by Manchester-based Ascot Environmental.
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18/03/2010

Vote Manufacturing campaign issues call to arms for government action

UK Manufacturing employs 3million people directly, with 2m more providing services for manufacturing. With their families, that's 10m voters – more than enough to shape the outcome of the next election. The next government will either ...
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12/03/2010

Corporate manslaughter

A leading North West law firm is urging engineering firms to review their health and safety polices, since tough new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter offences have now come into force. Mace & Jones dispute resolution ...
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12/03/2010

Wireless technology improves efficiency at Novartis biotech plant

Easier maintenance and better control and flexibility are being reported by Novartis at its biotech production facility in Huningue, France, following installation of a wireless plant network.
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10/03/2010

Specialist training

SKF is offering training courses for production and maintenance engineers, covering machine reliability, condition monitoring, bearing applications and failure assessment, as well as best practices in lubrication, installation, precision ...
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08/03/2010

Stores savings

Sites that need to reorganise their engineering stores are being offered assistance by Eriks.
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05/03/2010

Moving vegetation for dinosaurs

'Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular' is using industrial blowers to create the lifelike inflatable greenery that grows during performances.
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25/02/2010

Waste water plant back in action after Cumbrian flood damage

In the wake of last year's floods, which left Cockermouth under eight feet of water, several United Utilities' water and wastewater treatment works were saved by swift action from ABB motor service partner, Central Electrical. Barepot and ...
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