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UK Treasury’s doubling of support for energy research sends positive signal ahead of Paris climate talks

Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement in this week’s Spending Review that support for the UK’s energy innovation programme “will be more than doubled”, and that international collaboration in clean energy research will be strengthened, sends a positive signal to other nations ahead of the COP21 Paris climate talks.

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Accuracy of metering pumps

Metering pumps are, in effect, high performance dosing pumps – precision ...
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New MD for SOE

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) is marking its next phase in ...
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Automation for water plant

A new framework agreement between South East Water and Mitsubishi Electric ...
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Higher resolution cameras

Fluke has introduced a high-end, higher resolution model to its latest TiS ...
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UPS for harsh environments

Eaton has launched a next generation industrial UPS designed to withstand ...
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Vibration switch

Hansford Sensors has launched a new compact vibration switch, designed to ...
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Reaping the rewards of smart data

Mark Venables investigates the growth of manufacturing execution systems and how they can turn Big Data into smart data to optimise productivity

Thirty years ago many companies still used paper or spreadsheets for the accounts, typewriters or word processors for invoices, and a card index system for inventory control. These have all but ...
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It pays to share asset care

Proactive maintenance is an increasingly popular tool for businesses, helping to militate against machinery downtime and the associated costs. But should it be outsourced to expert maintenance companies or kept in house? Mark Venables ...
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Power trip

Energy is moving rapidly up the agenda as fuel prices and environmental concerns become areas of increasing concern to factory managers. The Energy Event will offer an opportunity to discover how these issues will impact on your ...
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Thinking safety first with pro

Most people think of ATEX as an equipment standard, but it also covers the processes within any hazardous environment, says Mark Venables
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