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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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30/04/2010

Carbon Reduction commitment causing confusion

Nearly half of UK companies that should be involved in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme believe that government advice on the legislation is inadequate, and are unclear on how to forecast their CO2 emissions and purchase carbon ...
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30/04/2010

Sensor technology proves key to plant teaching

The electrical machines laboratory at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) is a better teaching resource since TorqSense non-contact torque sensors, from Sensor Technology, were fitted to five machine sets.
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30/04/2010

Spirax Sarco invests £25 million in UK factory

Steam specialist Spirax Sarco is investing close to £25 million modernising its manufacturing facilities in Cheltenham, with its Unity Project, due for completion next year.
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29/04/2010

3M support helps Young Engineer for Britain award winner

A student who turned to technology company 3M for help with his design for a solar powered bicycle has won a Young Engineer for Britain Award for Design, Innovation & Presentation.
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28/04/2010

Dual-channel transmitters cut conductivity costs for Eon

Energy giant Eon has reduced the number and cost of conductivity transmitters, thanks to installing dual channel transmitters from ABB.
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28/04/2010

Record-breaking steam car comes to Cheltenham

The team that broke the world land speed record for a steam-powered car visited Spirax Sarco in Cheltenham last Thursday (22 April 2010).
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27/04/2010

Amarinth wins $4m orders from Petrofac in the Middle East

Petrofac has ordered $4 million worth of specialist centrifugal pumps and associated equipment for the massive ASAB Full Field Development project in Abu Dhabi, from Amarinth for delivery by June.
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27/04/2010

Dairy moves into green pastures with anaerobic digester plant

Shaftesbury, Dorset-based BV Dairy is aiming to cut its carbon footprint by more than 65% by pioneering liquid anaerobic digestion (AD) technology.
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26/04/2010

Drives help power plant produce more electricity

Västerås, Sweden-based power and district heating provider Mälarenergi, says it has increased the amount of energy it can sell by 35 GWh/year, following installation of medium voltage drives.
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26/04/2010

New BS management standard guides 20% energy saving

BSi has launched a new standard to help and establish systems and processes that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
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23/04/2010

Alistair Darling takes time out to visit Schneider Electric

Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling paid a visit to Schneider Electric's manufacturing plant in Telford, on the same day Labour unveiled its manifesto for the general election.
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22/04/2010

Invensys Operations Management buys Skelta

Invensys Operations Management, the manufacturing and utilities plant systems specialist, has acquired Skelta Software, based in Bangalore, India.
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22/04/2010

Lochinvar invests in engineering staff training

Members of the technical department and warehouse teams at commercial water heaters and boilers manufacturer Lochinvar have received extra engineering training, with Midland Group Training Services.
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21/04/2010

Brammer goes on air to help build a greener Britain

Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services specialist Brammer is to feature in a TV programme aimed at highlighting the importance of environmental considerations for British business.
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21/04/2010

Take care when selecting respirators, warns Arco

Arco, one of the largest personal protective equipment firms in the UK, is urging plant engineers to ensure that they have adequate respiratory protection by supporting the 'Clean Air? Take Care!' campaign,
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20/04/2010

Emerson supports process industry’s first global wireless fieldbus standard

Following the IEC's (International Electrotechnical Commission) unanimous vote to certify WirelessHART, the process industry now has its first global standard for wireless plant measurement and control communications.
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20/04/2010

Lord Mandelson rolls up to Revolvo bearing production plant

Lord Mandelson, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS), took time off from election campaigning last week to visit bearings manufacturer Revolvo – and praised the firm for its largest single export order, of ...
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19/04/2010

Permanent magnet motor weaves magic for textiles plant

By replacing standard induction motors on its ring spinning machines with permanent WMagnet motors from Weg, Buettner, a textile manufacturer, has reduced its power consumption by 33% and increased machine utilisation by 80%.
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19/04/2010

Jungheinrich warns of importance of reporting near misses

Materials handling equipment supplier Jungheinrich is warning that forklift truck users should implement 'near miss' reporting procedures, if they want to reduce accidents on their sites.
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16/04/2010

Ultrasonics give blanket improvement at Talybont

Welsh Water's Talybont-on-Usk treatment works is reporting an improvement in measurement accuracy since installing Pulsar Process Measurement's Sludge Finder 2 sludge system.
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16/04/2010

Bargain Booze slashes stock damage costs with forklift attachment

The store chain Bargain Booze reckons it's saving thousands of pounds a year by virtually eliminating damage caused to palletised loads by forklift trucks at its national distribution centre in Crewe.
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15/04/2010

P&M Pumps secures framework deal with Southern Water

Solids pumping and mixing specialist P&M Pumps has secured a framework agreement with Southern Water to supply pumps and mixing systems.
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15/04/2010

New oil cargo vessels relies on electrical generation

Oil giant Petrobras reports success with the first of a new generation of cargo vessels, built by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore.
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15/04/2010

JCB takes new twist with Archimedes screw

A modern version of one of the world's oldest engineering wonders has just been installed at the new JCB Academy – and will be responsible for generating most of its electricity.
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14/04/2010

BOC air separation plant to get green government investment

BOC has been awarded a grant of more than £600,000, from the government's Tees Valley Investment Programme, to modernise and upgrade its facilities at Middlesbrough.
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