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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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01/11/2009

Paper plant gets 25% air uplift

Stationery manufacturer Sinclairs says it has improved its site compressed air efficiency 25%.
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01/11/2009

Banbury betters sludge handling

Thames Water says it has improved pumping efficiency and solved downtime problems at its Banbury sewage treatment works by installing a TR Muncher from NOV Mono.
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01/11/2009

Tiny PLCs shine new light on automatic process control

The power of today's smallest PLCs has been captured by a self-taught control engineer, using them to grow cell cultures in automated bioreactors.
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01/11/2009

Insulated bearings key to higher maintenance intervals

Today's generation of trains can travel further, faster and with much longer maintenance intervals, largely as a result of developments with ac traction motors.
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01/11/2009

Eatonite laser coating breaks corrosion and hardness barriers

Eaton's Eatonite laser clad coating for piston rods is the first anti-corrosion technology to earn JIP certification, from test services firm DNV, for use on offshore platforms.
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01/11/2009

API 610 standard still forcing sub optimal pump selection on low end duties

Strict interpretation of the API 610, now ISO 13709, pump standard is restricting rated flow to a narrow band just to the left of best efficiency.
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