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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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03/01/2017

Schaeffler supports novel UK-designed marine energy device

Global automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler UK is providing invaluable engineering support to the development of a novel British-designed marine energy device that generates electricity from any form of movement.
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03/01/2017

National partnership to deliver specialist industrial water and wastewater ...

Suez has signed a National Framework Agreement with Castle Water for the delivery of specialist industrial water and wastewater services.
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03/01/2017

Smart adjustment unit boosts manual device positioning

Available in the UK from Raruk Automation, the IEF-Werner domiLINE range of standard manual adjusters is now equipped with a bus interface to complement its electronic position display.
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23/12/2016

Will collaborative consumption change manufacturing?

Everyone has at least one old piece of clothing that they can't bear to throw away. Believe it or not, the situation is similar with spare industrial parts. Manufacturers often keep a huge amount of spares, despite rarely accessing these ...
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22/12/2016

Scotland prepares for significant decommissioning opportunities

A new decommissioning action plan launched by the Scottish Government’s economic development agencies aims to support Scotland’s oil and gas sector to take advantage of the estimated £17.6 billion forecast by Oil & Gas UK to be spent on ...
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22/12/2016

Fluor to design and build $2 billion diabetes API manufacturing facility

Fluor Corporation has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and construction management contract by Novo Nordisk for its new $2 billion diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing facility in Clayton, ...
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21/12/2016

Ultra Violet considerations when specifying an enclosure

Specifying electrical enclosures for use in outdoor installations requires consideration of the possible effects of ultraviolet light, which can slowly degrade some materials. Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, looks at the ...
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21/12/2016

Drive Lines attain new quality management standard

Drive Lines Technologies has become one of the UK’s first mechanical power transmission companies to be approved to the new, revised ISO9001:2015 standard for quality management.
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20/12/2016

Honeywell and Dover Energy Automation collaborate to offer asset integrity ...

Dover to add condition monitoring and asset optimisation expertise to Honeywell’s connected plant program
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19/12/2016

Cables need to run reliably in hot and cold environments

Rigorous testing confirms real-world service life data for all chainflex cables – whether running at -40degC or +60degC
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16/12/2016

ProcessVue helps rationalise process alarms at West Burton B power station

By implementing ProcessVue alarm management software from M.A.C. Solutions at its West Burton B gas-fired power station, EDF Energy can now perform accurate process alarm analysis and has taken huge steps in rationalising and reducing ...
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15/12/2016

Carbon fibre shaft couplings simplify design

High performance carbon fibre shaft couplings from Bibby Turboflex can dramatically simplify the design, installation and maintenance of power transmission systems requiring long horizontal or vertical shafts, while also improving dynamic ...
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14/12/2016

Electrical enclosures now coming with increasing added value

In every field of endeavour people like to be treated well and get a good deal.
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13/12/2016

UK steel production to benefit from efficiency innovation

Steel production in the UK could be cheaper and more energy-efficient in the future, thanks to research at WMG, University of Warwick.
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13/12/2016

Resistor liquid cooling boosts 3.3kV medium voltage loads

Slashes resistor footprint in industrial and marine applications
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12/12/2016

ECS awarded Midlands and Anglian maintenance contract by Environment Agency

ECS Engineering Services has been awarded a mechanical and electrical maintenance framework service contract by the Environment Agency in the Midlands and Anglian regions.
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07/12/2016

Taking control of automation in the food & beverage sector

Increasing competitiveness and higher levels of regulatory compliance are placing greater demands on the food and beverage industry; improving automation levels and plant integration can address these concerns. However, with every ...
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07/12/2016

Do you repair or replace older wDo you repair or replace older water treatment ...

Andy Sheddon, of A&J Fabtech Water Division, runs through the options for water treatment equipment.
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06/12/2016

High power PCB terminal blocks range is versatile and easy to use

Meeting the need for PCB terminal blocks for use in applications requiring higher current and voltage capabilities, distributor Switchtec has introduced Euroclamp’s MV series of high power terminal blocks.
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02/12/2016

ExxonMobil launches new lubricant analysis programme

Oil analysis programme helps to maximise productivity and reduce maintenance costs through extended oil drain intervals
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01/12/2016

Industrial cameras for use in harsh environments

The GigE uEye FA camera series from industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems is designed for use in the harshest industrial environments.
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30/11/2016

Measurement case with OPC UA and cloud interface

Delphin Technology now offer a new measurement case based on the high-speed Expert Logger series with an integrated OPC UA interface.
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24/11/2016

Concerns raised over maintenance practices for high limit control valves

Maintenance of high limit control valves in the UK’s commercial buildings risk breaching health and safety guidelines, according to a leading steam engineering company.
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21/11/2016

Eaton puts energy storage at heart of product portfolio

Power management company readies itself for huge predicted growth in decentralized electricity generation
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18/11/2016

Fast cycle tank cleaning head saves water, saves money

The new Orbitor Eco from the Spray Nozzle People is a new class of tank cleaning head.
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£2bn boost for UK aerospace
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Weg acquires Watt Drive
Motors and drives specialist Weg has acquired Austrian firm Watt Drive ...