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News
19/12/2014

E.On’s Ratcliffe-on-Soar powers on with WEG-driven SCR

The future of E.On's Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by installing SCR (selective catalytic reduction) emission control plant, powered by eight high-efficiency WEG 4,300kW MGF710 motors equipped with variable speed drives (VSDs).

The move to cleaner running at Ratcliffe is required to comply with the Large Combustion Plant Directive ...
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19/12/2014

Aerospace firm in court

An aerospace company has been fined a total of £24,000 and ordered to pay ...
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19/12/2014

CCS fund signals development

Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS) has welcomed yesterday's (18 ...
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18/12/2014

Firm fined £180,000

Recycling company Recresco has been fined £180,000 plus £38,693 costs ...
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18/12/2014

Thermal fluid maintenance

Thermal fluid specialist Global Heat Transfer is urging plant engineers to ...
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17/12/2014

TorqStor on the rails

Ricardo has delivered the latest generation of its award-winning TorqStor ...
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17/12/2014

Check credentials: LEEA

LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) has launched a website that ...
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Features
09/12/2014

Breath of fresh fluid

What bothers engineers concerned with pneumatics can be very different to those working solely with hydraulics.

Hydraulics and pneumatics: two branches of motive power and control engineering often lumped together for their superficial similarities – in terms of technology and application – yet quite dissimilar when it comes to some of the ...
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09/12/2014

Wired for sense

Although electrochemical sensors remain the bread and butter for gas detection, alternative technologies have come a long way, with the oil and gas sector leading the charge.
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09/12/2014

How do you shape up?

A quarter of factory management teams lack a formal maintenance strategy, while a third are oblivious to the costs of downtime, according to research. Time for a wake-up call, says Max Gosney
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09/12/2014

Firing on all four?

Heat recovery should be a burning issue for engineers and managers – whether maintaining existing boiler plant or specifying new systems. Brian Tinham looks at available technologies, and what's coming
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