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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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19/07/2018

Sulzer moves and refurbishes 180-tonne welder for Tata Steel

The Avonmouth Service Center of Sulzer has recently completed a project for Tata Steel that required a flash butt welder that was originally located in Port Talbot, to be dismantled, refurbished, relocated and commissioned on a pickling ...
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18/07/2018

New ultrasonic leak detector launched by SKF

SKF has launched the new SKF Ultrasonic Leak Detector TKSU 10 – enabling users to find leaks from a distance and in noisy industrial environments more easily.
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18/07/2018

Eaton Hydraulics invests in a new training facility

Power management company Eaton has recently completed a major investment into its UK training centre in Havant UK.
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17/07/2018

Hoppecke batteries help Crown Paints cut greenhouse gases

Paint manufacturer Crown Paints has cut its greenhouse gas emissions significantly since installing forklift trucks (FLTs) benefiting from batteries and chargers supplied by Hoppecke Industrial Batteries.
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17/07/2018

Eisenmann to expand paint shop at BMW Group plant

International plant engineering specialist Eisenmann has been given overall responsibility for expanding the paint shop at BMW Group’s plant in Leipzig.
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16/07/2018

British Safety Council: More needs to be done to protect workers’ lives

The British Safety Council has pledged to campaign more vigorously for safe and healthy workplaces after data from the Health & Safety Executive revealed there were 144 work-related fatalities in Britain during 2017/18 – an increase from ...
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16/07/2018

Endress+Hauser launches e-Commerce platform

Endress+Hauser has revealed its e-Commerce platform.
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16/07/2018

Rotork completes automation contract to assist decarbonisation at Lynemouth

Rotork has completed a contract to supply fully automated pneumatic control systems on high capacity biomass rail freight wagons supporting the decarbonisation project at Lynemouth Power Station in Northumberland.
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13/07/2018

Call for evidence on red diesel closes this month

A call for evidence on the use of rebated gas oil (often called red diesel) by non-road mobile machinery closes this month.
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13/07/2018

A quarter of engineering graduates have regrets about their degree

Almost a quarter (23.5%) of engineering graduates have regrets about their degree, while nearly one in five (17.6%) say that their current job isn’t even related to their chosen subject, according to research by CV-Library.
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12/07/2018

JCB secures major European deal with Boels Rental

Plant and tool hire company Boels Rental has invested in a brand-new machine fleet, worth almost £21 million, from JCB.
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12/07/2018

EA: Water companies need to do more to protect the environment

Water companies need to do more to protect the environment, according to a new report.
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12/07/2018

Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research revealed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the University of Manchester (UoM) have committed to launching an Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research.
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11/07/2018

Irving uses Hydra-Slide low profile skidding system for dryer change-out

A 350-ton capacity Hydra-Slide low profile hydraulic skidding system has been used to change-out a Yankee dryer - a pressure vessel used in the production of tissue paper - at a facility in New Brunswick, eastern Canada.
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11/07/2018

SKF-Siemens partnership to improve railway reliability

A partnership agreement has been signed by SKF and Siemens that will focus on improving train operators’ asset management efficiencies.
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11/07/2018

New UTC for Doncaster

A new state-of-the art college in Doncaster will train students to become experts in engineering and digital technology to help deliver skilled workers that local businesses need.
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11/07/2018

Minimise the impact of power failures in mines

Conveyor take-up winches are essential components for the mining industry. Therefore, any malfunction or sudden stop of these utilities caused by power failure can affect the entire mining operation.
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10/07/2018

Senseye provides predictive maintenance analytics to manufacturers on Siemens’ ...

Siemens and predictive maintenance analytics provider Senseye have partnered to make Senseye’s condition monitoring and prognostic software available to manufacturers through the MindSphere Industrial Internet of Things operating system.
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10/07/2018

Work-related fatal injuries hit 144 in 2017/18

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries, showing that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers).
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10/07/2018

Protecting welders’ lungs – collaborative roadshow series launched

BOHS, The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has unveiled details of a new series of free roadshows on preventing lung disease amongst welders in manufacturing, sponsored by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work ...
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10/07/2018

Veolia shows the future for grid balancing

First Lithium Ion technology at the UK's largest high-temperature incinerator paves the way for industrial energy security
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10/07/2018

ERIKS launches remote status monitoring system

ERIKS UK & Ireland has launched a new, Industry 4.0 compatible condition monitoring system for the remote access and predictive maintenance of critical assets.
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10/07/2018

Grease filling filter for automatic lubrication systems

SKF announced the introduction of its Lincoln small grease reservoir filling filter.
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10/07/2018

Invertek drives a hole in one at Italian golf course

An Italian golf course has greater control irrigating its greens, thanks to the introduction of Invertek Drives variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, cutting water usage and reducing energy costs as a result.
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10/07/2018

It’s a woman’s world

How STEM industries can attract more females into the sector
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