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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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13/07/2010

EU rules clarified on industrial plant emissions

Clearer rules and cleaner air are among the aims of the Industrial Emissions Directive, approved by the European Parliament last week.
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12/07/2010

Shampoo plant doubles capacity with impeller mixing upgrade

By upgrading the agitator assembly in an existing two-tonne process vessel, shampoo processor Herb UK reckons it will see a return on its investment in less than eight months.
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12/07/2010

ABB completes acquisition of oil, gas and water specialist K-Tek

ABB has completed its acquisition of US-based instrumentation manufacturer K-Tek, which is now part of the Measurement Products business unit of ABB's Process Automation division.
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09/07/2010

Speedy open plant hire superstore in Edinburgh

Plant hire firm Speedy, which recently won the Hire Association of Europe's (HAE) Award for Environmental Initiatives, has opened its first Scottish Superstore in Edinburgh.
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09/07/2010

Black Sheep brewery rates Boge compressor

Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire is reporting excellent performance over a four year period from a Boge SD 40 screw compressor it installed to power a then new cask filling line.
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08/07/2010

Plants in danger of missing CRC deadlines, warns npower

Energy firm npower has issued a warning to plant managers that they risk facing financial and reputational penalties unless they act fast to meet the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) deadlines.
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07/07/2010

Wellman Robey gets Euro fighter production back on track

BAE Systems Warton plant reports exceptional service from Wellman Robey Boiler Hire Division last month, when a complete boiler house failure threatened scheduled production of Euro fighter assemblies.
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07/07/2010

Severn Trent and United Utilities extend maintenance contracts

Severn Trent Water (STW) and United Utilities, which between them supply water to more than half of England, have renewed and extended their plant maintenance contracts with Deritend.
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06/07/2010

First WEG high efficiency motors to pump bio-ethanol fuel in Belgium

The first W22 high efficiency motors supplied by WEG in Europe have been installed on a green production plant producing sustainable bio-fuels.
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06/07/2010

Jet grouting speeds difficult storm water tank construction

Geotechnical contractor Bachy Soletanche, along with the project team of Severn Trent Water, main contractor Forkers and engineer Mott MacDonald, have developed a novel solution for a storm water tank in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.
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05/07/2010

M Barnwell Services is latest SKF Seals Distributor

SKF has appointed fluid sealing products supplier M Barnwell Services as a specialist distributor for its sealing solutions.
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02/07/2010

ATEX process package solves biodiesel plant problems

Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Green Fuels is partnering with Bürkert Fluid Control Systems for its new generation of automatic biodiesel production plants.
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30/06/2010

ATEX solenoids boost safety in offshore cleaning

Ultra high pressure water jetting plant for offshore platforms is using ATEX-compliant solenoid valves so that it can be used in Zone II hazardous areas.
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29/06/2010

Achilles gives green light to Speedy rental plant

Plant equipment rental firm Speedy has received three accreditations for its work across a range of industrial sectors, via the global pre-qualification service Achilles.
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28/06/2010

Quantum helps wallpaper factory save £27,000 in energy costs

Cheshire-based wall coverings manufacturer Fine Décor reports savings of £27,000 a year in energy costs thanks to the installation of ABB variable speed drives by Quantum Controls.
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25/06/2010

Gear units improve cooling tower efficiency at Connah’s Quay

New Flender FZG gear units from Siemens Industry are proving their worth at Connah's Quay power station, E.On's largest combined cycle gas turbine power station, on Deeside.
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25/06/2010

New respirator standards demand particle loading test

All 3M's disposable particulate respirators have been recertified, and the company advises that products manufactured from 31 July this year will be marked in accordance with the EN149:2001+A1:2009 standard.
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24/06/2010

AVEVA Instrumentation reports average 30% savings

AVEVA Instrumentation says it is helping plant engineers to achieve design and material savings of 30% or more on instrumentation and controls – according to feedback from the customers.
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24/06/2010

Federal-Mogul acquires Daros Group for piston rings

Federal-Mogul has acquired the Daros Group, a privately-owned supplier of high technology piston rings for large-bore industrial generation and shipping engines.
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23/06/2010

Luton waste recycling plant got type tested control panels

Automation firm DB Controls reports that, by selecting Schneider Electric to supply all controls for a new waste recycling plant, it was able to offer a cost-effective Form 2 type-tested control panel.
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23/06/2010

Little Barford to get uprated clean air plant

RWE npower has selected GE's technology to reduce emissions, improve efficiency and extend the life of its Little Barford power station near St. Neots, Cambridgeshire.
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22/06/2010

Sinusoidal pumps solve sticky problems for Halewood drinks

Three Maso-Sine SPS4 pumps, from Watson-Marlow Pumps, have survived and successfully solved problems of cavitation and noise at beverage giant Halewood International.
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22/06/2010

First screw generator for water industry saves £127,000 a year

An unusual renewable energy system, based on an Archimedes screw an induction motor and variable speed drive, is saving Yorkshire Water more than £127,000 a year in electricity costs.
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21/06/2010

Buncefield convictions are lesson to others, warns HSE

Three firms have now been found guilty, at St Albans' Crown Court, of charges relating to the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion and fire on 11 December 2005. All now face unlimited fines.
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18/06/2010

Water treatment plant hire cuts costs for EPR

Energy Power Resources (EPR) says it saved significant cost and time, when it needed more water treatment capacity at its Elean power station, simply by renting a mobile water treatment unit from Elga Process Water.
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