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News
24/10/2014

Profession called to action on securing the future of engineering

Professional engineering institutions (PEIs) must better represent and develop engineers, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). In its report, The Universe of Engineering, the RAE said PEIs needed to use this as a springboard to attract more people into the profession.

The UK will need more than a million new engineers and ...
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24/10/2014

Fine for pallet fall failings

The UK division of a pan-European paper company has been was fined £30,000 ...
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24/10/2014

Semta Group hails Trailblazer

Semta, the sector skills council for science, engineering and ...
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24/10/2014

Diageo sentenced

Drinks company Diageo Scotland has been fined for safety failings after ...
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24/10/2014

C&G industry skills board

City & Guilds has created an industry skills board made up of leading ...
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21/10/2014

Didcot B electrical inquiry

Last Sunday's (19 October 2014) fire at the Didcot B gas-fired power ...
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20/10/2014

Hine Renovables selects Eaton

Spanish hydraulics experts Hine Renovables has chosen hydraulic valve and ...
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Features
27/09/2014

Money for nothing

Combined heat and power is one of those rare examples of a system that breaks the rule that insists 'if something sounds too good to be true it probably is', says Ian Vallely

Would you turn your back a free payout with no strings attached? Judging by the prevailing attitude towards combined heat and power (CHP) systems, the answer is a ...
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27/09/2014

Opportunity knocks?

While the temptation is understandably to tackle energy-saving projects piecemeal on the shopfloor, taking a holistic approach will reap far bigger rewards. Brian Tinham reports
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23/09/2014

Bring Cinders to the ball

Steam generation and distribution plant still isn't getting the attention it deserves. Brian Tinham looks at what's required to bring this Cinderella to the high-efficiency ball.
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29/08/2014

Health check

Everyone involved with notified hazardous areas should be well aware of the legislation and ACOPs, and the seriousness of their duties. But part of that includes more audit than some may realise, says Brian Tinham
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