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News
18/09/2014

Atlas Copco VSD compressors save 240m kWh in 20 years

Atlas Copco Compressors, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its variable speed drive (VSD) air compressor technology, claims that UK industry has saved around 240 million kWh of electricity in that time.

The figure, based on a comparison with conventional fixed speed compressors, is equivalent to taking 42,460 cars off the road, in ...
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18/09/2014

Long-distance pump

An SPX ClydeUnion Pumps advanced class boiler feed pump FK3C44 has run for ...
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17/09/2014

Wiring regulations update

The IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008, incorporating Amendment 3:2015, ...
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17/09/2014

Atlas Copco tour prize

Atlas Copco is offering young manufacturing employees the chance to win a ...
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16/09/2014

Diigital factory demonstrator

The UK's first digital factory demonstrator has been launched at the ...
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16/09/2014

RAE president elected

Professor Dame Ann Dowling has succeeded Sir John Parker as president of ...
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12/09/2014

Explosives and acetyle regs

New laws on working safely with explosives and compressed acetylene gas ...
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Features
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

The term 'hazardous areas' means different things to different people, but to engineers in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and ...
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29/08/2014

Leading statement

Maintenance safety is being sacrificed as site leaders stake all on satisfying production quotas, the WM Factory Health and Maintenance Conference heard. Max Gosney and Ian Vallely reveal the uncomfortable truth behind manufacturing's ...
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27/08/2014

How to avoid the safety catch

A forthcoming occupational health and safety management standard is set to help cut the awful toll of death and injury on Britain's factory floors, says Ian Vallely.
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27/08/2014

Chicken and egg

Plant and equipment condition monitoring systems are invaluable in any maintenance engineer's armoury. But you might need to get the basics and backup right first, suggests Brian Tinham
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