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Standards organisations agree communications co-ordination

OPC Foundation and CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) sign memorandum of understanding at Hannover Fair to coordinate communications in Machine to IT systems

The OPC Foundation pursues interoperability in industrial automation by creating and maintaining open specifications that standardize communication of acquired process data, alarm and event ...
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long-life tank solutions

With the advent of the new AMP6 TOTEX cost requirements taking precedence ...
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New Patron for SOE

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has announced that Senior ...
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Archimedes screw pumps

The enduring simplicity of the Archimedes screw pump continues to make it ...
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ATEX Directive changes

Safety company Pyroban is offering users and suppliers of explosion proof ...
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Innovative screening buckets

The Finlay Group has added a new range of innovative screening buckets to ...
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Biogas innovation

The waste water industry could move closer to its goal of energy ...
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Getting to the root

There are many tools that can be utilised to improve performance of plant, one such methodology is Root Cause Analysis. But as Mark Venables discovers it is not as widely used as many believe.

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a method of problem solving used for identifying the root causes of faults or problem. “It is a powerful improvement tool and ...
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Pressure on air performance

Ensuring that a compressed air system works proficiently and safety is vital for complying with regulations and ensuring efficient operation as Mark Venables explains
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Trip advisor

Slips, trips and falls are still the biggest cause of injuries to manufacturing employees, accounting for 30% of non-fatal accidents. From improved flooring and footwear to driving cultural change on the shopfloor, Ian Vallely looks ...
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LNG valves for the Arctic

IMI Critical Engineering has clinched several major contracts for one of the world’s largest LNG projects.
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